Productivity software review

Wondershare PDFelement 6 Pro is a powerful PDF editing software for Windows that lets you add text, graphics, digital signatures, etc, and more to your PDF documents.

As a happy user of Wondershare PDFelement 6 Pro I’ve had the opportunity to try the new updated version of this powerful PDF editing software, now available as free upgrade for existing users.

Wondershare PDFelement is a powerful PDF editing software both for Mac and Windows that lets you add text, graphics, digital signatures, etc., and more to your PDF documents.

PDFelement is not the only PDF editor software: several good competitors are on the market, including the most famous, Adobe Acrobat DC, which is oldest and the most expensive.

Wondershare is a dynamic international software company which is devoted to providing leading PC (Mac and Windows) applications and Internet applications in the industry for worldwide users. It’s a respectable mid-size enterprise, with an important R&D center in Shenzhen, Beijing and Hangzhou, with over 70% R&D personnel on its staff team. Wondershare is not comparable to the giant Adobe Corporation, but its products – many direct competitors to the correspondent Adobe applications (pdf editor, multimedia authoring and video editing/converting) – have the same if not better performance at a price which is often a tenth of Adobe.

One of these is PDFelement pro, which offers the same functionalities of Adobe Acrobat with a better learning curve and several interesting options.

The approach of Wondershare to pdf file editing/manipukation is to treat pdf files like Microsoft Word documents. In fact, PDFelement Pro comes with a variety of options that allows you to edit PDF files, with the same approach and functionalities specific to MS Word. The software can perform numerous operations such as creating, opening, annotating, editing, organizing, sharing and protecting PDF files with a few clicks.

The latest version of the PDFelement 7 Pro comes from a long line of well-known PDF editor programs. Wondershare continuously stresses that this version will make editing PDFs as easy as editing Word files thus making user immediately productive since most of them are already familiar with Microsoft Office. This version has been extensively tested by a number of beta-testers, with the aim to have a stable product since the first release and to reduce the number of updates due to late-discovered bugs.

Installation

Like most other apps and software from Wondershare, you can download the setup file from their official website. Users can either choose to try the software first or straight out purchase the full version. Once downloaded, you can simply start installing PDFelement 7 Pro. The whole set up takes only a few minutes and there is no need to click endless pop ups like some other programs. The entire process is very simple, smooth and takes very less time. In case you’re a registered user of version 6, under specific circumstances you are eligible for a free upgrade.

Interface

The interface is clean and amazingly intuitive. Big buttons are assembled in a clean and clear cut lay out. Once inside the software, it feels very much like the Windows 10 user interface, to be honest. When you use the software on a Windows 10 PC, the software looks like an extended UI of the OS itself and that is quite impressive. Unfortunately, this is not true for the Mac OS. The interface is the same of the Windows version, so it does not always follow the Mac OSX philosophy. Wondershare promised to work on it, and I’m sure the next update will address this (minor) issue.

Unique Features

1.     New form recognition allows you to turn any office application created non-fillable form into an editable PDF with a single click.

2.     Ready to use PDF templates allows you to quickly attach the template you like for creating your PDFs.

3.     Edit forms faster and make any fields fillable by adding buttons, check boxes, text fields etc.

4.     Intelligent paragraph recognition technology allows you to add more text to your files without ruining the page layout.

5.     Free text from scans and photos and convert it into editable, searchable and selectable forms by using the Optical Character Recognition feature.

6.     Automatic spelling correction.

 

Final Verdict

PDFelement succeeds in several areas with its fluid UI and easy to use editing features. Not only is this PDF editing software extremely easy to use, it is also highly accurate. While certain small flaws such as tiny inconsistencies from using the OCR features do exist, the Pros of the software severely overweigh its Cons.