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3 PDF editors that will meet your business needs

3 PDF editors that will meet your business needs

Everyone has experienced one time or another when you wanted to edit a PDF file and tried opening the same with a few different tools online after a quick search and were unable to change a single character! Finding the right program to do your job fast and for free seems to be a hard thing to come by these days, leaving users with the error ‘unsupported file format’ warning.

If you can relate to this situation – don’t worry! I have found the three best PDF editors online that will meet your personal and business needs. There’re a lot of PDF editors available on the web. To be in this top 3, they need features that make them stand out as the best. You can use this article as a reference to select a PDF editor that meets your required needs.

Here are my top PDF editors (in no particular order) that will help you edit PDF files in a seamless way.

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1. Wondershare PDFelement

Wondershare is a renowned company in the world of desktop tools. They have video editors, presentation makers, and a few other tools under their roof. PDFelement is yet another useful tool for them. You can’t merely grade Wondershare PDFelement as a PDF editor only. It is a complete set of PDF tools, I should say. You can create, convert and edit PDF, edit OCR scanned files, and deal with forms (with fields) on PDF as well.

When you open a PDF file with this tool, you get an MS Word-like interface. Selecting a particular text allows you to change it in any way possible. You can edit, change the font style, color, size and even drag the same to a position where you think it suits the best. A typical PDF editor can’t edit scanned PDF files. PDFelement excels in that department as well. One can edit OCR scanned PDF in twenty different languages. But you have to make it editable, first (using PDFelement itself).

What if you want to create a PDF file? PDFelement sports a one-click creation feature. Drag any file (image, webpage, txt, MS Word or anything) you want to create a PDF from, into the interface of the software or the desktop icon of PDFelement. You will soon be able to edit the file and save it as PDF. In the same way, you can convert different file types to PDF and vice versa.

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The software is available for both Windows and Mac as well. Being a paid tool, PDFelement needs you to pay an amount of $69.95 (for the basic version) to get your hands on it. You can make use of the trial period to try it, though.

2. Foxit PhantomPDF

You might have heard of Foxit Reader. PhantomPDF comes from the very same company. If you are a person who loves the simple interface, PhantomPDF has got everything to entice you up. The software is not dedicated to editing PDF only. Just like the previous one I have shared, PhantomPDF is an ultimate toolbox, with which you can create, edit and convert PDF documents.

Let’s take PDF creation first. Once you install Phantom PDF on your computer, it integrates itself with MS Word, Outlook and your browsers (Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer). Whenever you want to create PDF from any of those applications, the outcome stays only a single click away. You can also create PDFs from more than hundred popular file formats.

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PhantomPDF is a full-fledged editor. Apart from offering a mere way to edit the text blocks, it gives you abilities to join, link and split them. The option to resize text provides you with an extra feature to alter the layout. You can insert pictures and videos without fumbling much. PhantomPDF also helps you edit existing objects in a PDF document (adding shades, changing layout properties, etc.).

Portable Document Format aka PDF is widely used for business purposes so sometimes you have to share files with your colleagues. This tool makes your life easier by giving you a seamless integration with popular cloud storage services. The OCR file support is one feature I found most useful. You can make such files editable with the help of PhantomPDF. And, encrypting the document is also possible. Unlike PDFelement, this one works by a monthly subscription.

3. Nitro Pro PDF Editor

Nitro Pro PDF Editor has made it easy to edit PDF files. Once you install the software on your computer, you can edit any PDF file simply by opening it. You know how difficult it is to make corrections to a PDF document. If you have Nitro Pro PDF Editor, you can edit, replace, add or delete texts and images on any PDF file without even thinking about the difficulty.

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Similar to those two given above, this one also excels in almost everything related to PDFs. You can combine two files with ease, export PDFs to any format you like and make an OCR file editable.

The digital signature feature is also available for copyrighting your documents. The cloud connectivity is another worth mentioning feature of Nitro Pro PDF Editor. To make collaboration easier, you can open documents directly from cloud storage services like Google Drive and Dropbox. You can convert PDFs to other file formats and vice versa using this software as well. They have priced the product at $159.99. Unlike the Foxit PhantomPDF, you don’t have to keep on paying a fixed monthly amount to use it forever.

Now that you’ve read about these three PDF editors you are armed with the knowledge you need to select the one that best works for you. All three are competing inch by inch to be the best. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a top shelf PDF editor, but still get the quality they offer, I recommend going with PhantomPDF as it comes with a very low monthly subscription rate. But again, you can avoid a monthly payment by going with either PDFelement or Nitro Pro PDF Editors.

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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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