PDFpenPro Compare

PDFpenPro Compare

Everything PDFpen can do and more!

Compare

"Its abilities compare well with Acrobat Pro, and yet PDFpen comes in at roughly a tenth of the cost."
- Macworld, 4 mice

  PDFpen 
7
PDFpenPro 
7
Acrobat 
Pro 11
Preview 
8
Price $74.95 $124.95 $449 Incl. w/
OS X
System requirements 10.10 10.10 10.6.8  

Text and Images

       
Add text Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark -
Run Optical character recognition (OCR) Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark -
Preview the OCR text layer Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark -
Edit the OCR text layer - Checkmark Checkmark -
Add images, including scanned signatures Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Redact, erase and replace text Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark -
Move, resize, copy, and delete images in original PDF Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark -
Make image background transparent Checkmark Checkmark - -
Deskew pages and images Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark -
Selectively resample images to reduce file size Checkmark Checkmark partial partial
Draw ellipses and rectangles Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Draw freeform scribbles, polygons, and rounded rectangles Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark -
Create & edit dashed borders, lines, and arrowheads Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Library to store frequently-used text, images, scribbles, and signatures which can sync between Mac, iPad and iPhone with iCloud** Checkmark Checkmark - partial

Forms

       
Create cross-platform PDF forms - Checkmark Checkmark -
Insert advanced form features: pop-up menus, buttons, interactive signature fields - Checkmark Checkmark -
Submit form data Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark -
Create active form fields in a non-interactive form - Checkmark Checkmark -

Mark-up

       
Add notes, comments, and freeform highlights Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark*
Add underscore and strikethrough Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Add and edit hyperlinks Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Built-in proofreading marks and stamps library Checkmark Checkmark - -

Document Editing, Printing, Security

Insert, remove, and reorder pages Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Save PDFs directly to Evernote Checkmark Checkmark    
Table of contents creation - Checkmark Checkmark -
Selective printing of comments Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark partial
Print form fields only for printing on preprinted forms Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark -
Comment modification history - - Checkmark -
Document identity services - - Checkmark -
Edit document permissions - Checkmark Checkmark -
Import Microsoft Word documents Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark -
Export a PDF to Microsoft Word format Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark -
Export a PDF to Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and PDF/A format - Checkmark Checkmark -
Import HTML website - Checkmark Checkmark -
PDF document compression - - Checkmark -
Save with 256-bit AES encryption Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark -
Multimedia preview: video, audio, 3D - - Checkmark -
Scripting live calculation, document actions - - Checkmark -
AppleScriptable, Java Scriptable Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark -
iCloud and iCloud Drive support Checkmark** Checkmark** - Checkmark
  * Preview can create notes, but not comments.
** Apple restricts iCloud access to applications purchased through the Mac App Store
 
Available for Download on the App Store

System Requirements:

PDFpen 7 and PDFpenPro 7 require a Mac running OS X 10.10 or later. For previous versions see our downloads page.