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Keep track of installations throughout the month/quarter.

Include divisions, subsidiaries, and peers worldwide.

Comply with legal usage obligations.

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The #1 Adobe Acrobat Alternative

Foxit is faster, smarter, and rated higher than Adobe Acrobat.

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The Foxit Advantage

Foxit is the #1 PDF alternative to Adobe for a good reason. Its PDF editor delivers premium, future-proof tools wrapped in a familiar, quickly adopted interface. Integrated eSignature decreases lag in workflows and provides signature tracking for efficient project management. Foxit offers the same functionality as Adobe Acrobat for less money and more flexibility.

The Foxit Advantage

Price Comparison

Adobe Acrobat costs up to three times more than Foxit. With so many similar functions and uses at a much lower price, it's easy to see why Foxit PDF Editor is the best Adobe Acrobat alternative. Foxit scales to meet your current and future needs since its robust PDF capabilities can be deployed to more users on the same budget. Foxit enterprise licenses provide discounts that increase with team size, so the more you grow, the more you save. On average, Foxit is 15-30% cheaper than Adobe and does not force buyers into a full creative suite.

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Features Comparison

No longer alone in the feature category, Foxit’s extensive user-preferred features rival Adobe Acrobat’s. From industry-leading AI integration to OCR capabilities, Foxit PDF Editor delivers all the tools and features to transform digital document workflows. With Foxit PDF Editor, enduring long waits to open PDFs or downloading numerous updates is a thing of the past. Foxit has no bloatware and is easy to deploy without wasting valuable computing resources.

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Create industry standard PDF files from virtually all PC applications and the clipboard

Create PDF from multiple files with different file types, scanner, blank page

One-click PDF creation from IE, Edge, Chrome, and Firefox

One-step PDF creation from Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Create tagged PDF when creating from Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Create PDFs from Microsoft® Project and Visio

Convert DWG-files into 3D PDF

Create PDF from templates

Create PDF blank portfolio, or portfolio from webpage, scanner, folders, clipboard, etc.

PDF/A, E, and X file validation

Convert PDF file to industry-standard PDF A/E/X

Convert PDF to Microsoft® Office, HTML and image formats

Convert PDF to RTF/TXT files, accessible text, and XML 1.0

Convert PDF to XPS

Save PDF to Google Drive as gDocs, gSlides, or gSheets

Export selected area to Microsoft® Office, RTF, XML and HTML formats

Append created PDF to an existing file

Paragraph editing with automatic reflow and reformat

Add and delete text, edit text (font, alignment, bullets and numbering, etc.)

Move and resize paragraphs

Link and join text

Move, resize, rotate, flip, cut/copy and paste, and delete graphic and image objects

Add graphic and image objects

Advanced editing: Add shading object, edit graphic/shading/image objects, clipping effect, convert text to path, etc

Reflow editing

Add, edit, delete and manage document hyperlinks and bookmarks, custom actions for bookmarks and hyperlinks, such as opening a file, playing a sound, going to a web page, etc.

Automatically create bookmarks from text (style/pattern)

Export and import bookmarks

Add, edit and delete Cross Reference Links

Recognize and remove web links

Add, edit, delete and manage image, drawing and multimedia annotations

Create named positions

Add a U3D or PRC 3D object

Move, delete, or resize the 3D canvas

Comment and measurement on 3D objects

Search and replace

Run spell-check on entire document and correct typos

Add, edit, delete and manage headers and footers, backgrounds, and watermarks on a single PDF file or in batch

Bates Numbering

Manage pages in a document (insert, delete, extract, move, swap, interleaving, duplicate, replace, split, rotate, resize and crop pages)

No interleaving, swap, resize

Reverse the page order in a few steps

Merge multiple files into a single PDF document

Rearrange pages based on the order of the bookmarks

Insert pages of the current PDF into other files

Define a navigational path for articles in PDF that span multiple columns and/or across several pages

PDF optimizer

Import as Layer/Merge Layers/Flatten Layers/Edit Layer Properties

Edit portfolios

Actions and Custom Commands

Accounting Calculator to quickly record calculations in a existing PDF file

Sign documents with Foxit legally-binding electronic signature service

Initiate signature request for a Foxit eSign workflow

Check document signing status in a Foxit eSign workflow

Add, manage, view and navigate document comments with familiar comment/markup tools (notes, text boxes, callouts, highlight, underline, strikeout, squiggly, typewriter, Stamps, etc. ) and drawing tools (comment tools including lines, rectangles, pencil, oval, polygon, cloud, arrow)

Initiate a Shared Review to include Foxit PDF Editor and Foxit PDF Reader users through email, a network folder, or a SharePoint workspace

Track documents that have been shared for review

Search and highlight the searched words

Only Search

Measuring tool for distance, perimeter and area measuring

Attach a file as a comment

Organize and manage a library of stamps

Import/Export comments data and summarize comments

Export highlighted text

Area highlight


Evernote Integration

Integrates with ECM systems and cloud services, including SharePoint, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, and Dropbox

Integrates with ECM systems and cloud services, including Epona DMSforLegal, ndOffice, iManage, Alfresco, ShareFile, Enterprise Connect, Worldox, eDOCS DM, Documentum, Egnyte

Scan to create new PDF

Scan to insert into existing PDF

Convert scanned/image-based PDFs to searchable or editable documents

OCR parts of the scanned page

Find OCR suspects and mark them as Not Text or edit the recognition results in batch

No in batch

Scan presets

Scan to Save Multiple Files

Form field recognition and form designer assistant (text fields, buttons, drop-down lists, check boxes, radio buttons, barcode, date, image and digital signature fields)

Fill in and save forms, including XFA form

Digitally sign Acro forms and XFA forms

Page template

Edit static XFA form

Import/Export form data, reset form fields

Combine form data (in pdf, ppdf, fdf, xfdf and xml format) to a CSV file

JavaScript support

Intelligently detect the area to be filled in flat form

Auto-completion support

Removes undesired information from your document before publishing, like metadata, comments, hidden data from previous saves, hidden layers, overlapping objects, and more

Add, edit, delete and manage password/certification secure encryption and permission controls to PDF files

Quick PDF Sign using your handwritten signature or an image of your signatures

Style customization for ink signatures

Place ink signature on multiple pages in the same position

Send, sign and save PDF documents using DocuSign, the industry's most widely used eSignature solution

Add, edit, delete and manage security policies

Add, edit, delete and manage digital signatures to PDF files

Customize the logo of digital signature

Place digital signature on multiple files in batch

Add trusted time stamps to digital signatures or documents

Support the verification of the European Union Trusted List digital signatures

Certify document and set permitted actions after certifying

Permanently remove content from documents using redaction

Customize a profile that specifies the text strings you want to search and redact

AI-Based Redaction

Mark partial words for redactions after search

Use the Whiteout feature to apply redaction with one-click to simply and securely erase any content to white background

RMS redaction in Microsoft® Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Microsoft® Active Directory Rights Management Services Decryption

Microsoft® Active Directory Rights Management Services Encryption on a single file or in batch

Insert dynamic security watermarks in AD RMS protected files

Log the usage of RMS secured document such as opening, printing, editingh

Classify and protect with labels in Microsoft® Azure Information Protection (AIP)

Microsoft® Windows Information Protection (WIP) Support

Safe mode to control unauthorized actions and data transmissions

Multi-tab viewing PDF documents

View and navigate page thumbnails, bookmarks

Reflow view

Ruler, Guides, Grids to help positioning objects in the PDF

Text viewer, Magnifier

Line Weights and Toggle Ruler to help viewing PDF

Only Line Weights

Read out loud

Side-by-side document comparisons

View documents in Horizontal or Vertical tab groups

View and do more with PDF portfolios

Display PRC type of 3D documents

Search including bookmarks and comments

Search only in bookmark

Search in all opened PDFs

Allows the Windows indexing service and other Windows search technologies to index PDF filest

Create and search a full-text index

Print PDF documents and forms

Print pages from selected bookmark(s)

Print with comments for efficient review

Touch screen support

Allows users to create new tabs or customize current tabs in a ribbon based toolbar

Chat with AI

Chat about document (analyse the document)

Translate the text/document

Summarize the text & document

Smart PDF Commands

Enhance writing of the text

Define and clarify the text

Fix spelling & grammar of the text

Foxit AI Chatbot (Support Center)

Accessibility full check and check report

Fix failed parts after accessibility check

Touch up reading order to add and edit tag

Autotag document and tag report

Customize Skin styles

Ribbon Customization

Preferences Search

Security and Compliance

Foxit is committed to complying with industry-accepted best practices, standards, and regulations. If security is a concern, Foxit's Adobe Acrobat alternative offers better protection against security vulnerabilities. Foxit’s PDF Editor+ is the only Adobe Acrobat alternative that integrates with Microsoft® Active Directory Rights Management Services and Azure Active Directory Rights Management.

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Foxit PDF Editor+ is better reviewed across all user categories according to the G2 crowd when compared to Adobe Acrobat. Users frequently celebrate that Foxit does not regularly raise prices when considering it as an Adobe Acrobat alternative. Users also praise how Foxit is easier to set up, easier to use, and often voted a better partner to do business with – all of which contribute to Foxit users generally being more satisfied than with Adobe Acrobat.

Apr 24, 2024

“As easy as Adobe”

Feb 28, 2024

“Excellent alternative to Adobe”

Oct 18, 2023

“Better and more affordable than Adobe”

Apr 01, 2024

“Amazing Replacement for Adobe”

Apr 01, 2024

“Best Alternative for Adobe Pro”


Foxit offers the same features at a lower cost for a better value. On average, Foxit requires 7% fewer clicks to complete tasks than Adobe. That means everything from adding comments and making edits to converting files is faster with Foxit. Switching to Foxit is easy because, unlike Adobe, Foxit licenses aren’t tied to an individual, and through the admin console, provisioning licenses is fast and easy.

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Switching is easy

When it comes to choosing Foxit, we make change management easy. Admins can quickly manage users and licenses with the admin console; Foxit also provides ongoing support and training tutorials. Foxit helps keep your tech stack consolidated by integrating with Microsoft 365 and Google ecosystems. Users and admins benefit from the simplicity of how Foxit fits into their preferred workflows. These native integrations combined with Foxit’s user-friendly ribbon-style interface make for little to no learning curve during adoption. Everyone will be a Foxit PDF pro in no time. Discover for yourself if Foxit is the right fit for your business. Call or click to request a quote.