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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 February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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