When comparing Foxit PhantomPDF Editor vs Nuance Power PDF Advanced, the Slant community recommends Foxit PhantomPDF Editor for most people. In the question“What are the best PDF editors?” Foxit PhantomPDF Editor is ranked 1st while Nuance Power PDF Advanced is ranked 16th.
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Pro Fast and lightweight
Pro Reasonable OCR capabilities
While PhatomPDF's OCR capabilities are not as powerful as those found in some competing products, it will get the job done as long as the layout elements are basic and the text has no particularly odd fonts.
Pro Clean, easy to navigate user interface
PhantomPDF has a ribbon-like interface that allows keeping it clean and intuitive.
Pro Author of a document can allow others to leave comments
Through a feature called Shared Review, the author can share a document with others for them to leave comments. Once enabled for sharing through SharePoint, network folder or e-mail, the document can be accessed with Foxit Reader, MobilePDF Business and PhantomPDF Business.
Pro Supports password and certificate protection and DocuSign signatures
Pro Offers a 30-day trial
Pro Can directly convert Outlook e-mails to PDFs
Single messages, conversations and folders can be converted.
Pro Search allows for patterns
A typical search will allow you to find only the things that you know exist in a document. In comparison, pattern search enables you to find things that match certain criteria. For example, you can search for a SSN without knowing the actual SSN.
Pro Built-in speech to text conversion
Instead of typing, you can dictate the PDF.
Pro LexisNexis Casemap integration
Pro Supports bates-stamping and bates-numbering
Pro Comprehensive annotation tools
Pro Interface will be familiar to MS Office users
The editor uses a Microsoft Ribbon interface that's used throughout Windows and other Microsoft products.
Con Not the best for this price
Con Plugins are 32-bit only and don't work with 64-bit MS Office
Plugins for Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint that allow simplified PDF creation are only available for the 32-bit versions.
Con Somewhat pricey
A single license costs $149.99.