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How Does Power PDF Compare to Foxit PDF Editor?

Faster to learn, easier to use, and built with the future of the format in mind. Power PDF measures up.

Kofax Power PDF. The Alternative to Foxit PDF Editor

With more than 20 years of proven quality and reliability behind it, Kofax Power PDF is the top choice compared to brands like Foxit and Adobe.
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What Can Power PDF Do?

Unlock powerful functionality that saves your business time and money while making critical daily tasks easier.


New Fuzzy Search functionality that returns more near-matches for your search terms

Use Looks Like Search™ to identify preset or user-defined alphanumeric strings, such as SSNs that need redaction
Instantly navigate to found text in a document and begin editing



An instantly recognizable user interface that feels familiar from the first time you launch Power PDF

Features built for business workflows like automated batching, watch folders and integrated e-signatures with Kofax SignDoc
A native Android and iOS mobile app for in-depth PDF functionality in your pocket



Support for Microsoft ADRMS, standard PDF password encryption, certificates and more

Built-in protection against malicious PDFs that can carry ransomware and viruses
Integration with Microsoft Information Protection architecture for finely-detailed security controls



Real-time same-document collaboration on-network or via private webserver

Tools for editing, managing document order, merging and more
Powerful, easy-to-use tools including search and redact


Conversions & Scanning

Integrated connections to Microsoft Office for PDF creation and conversion

Support for conversion to and from PDF, including new support for PDF A/4 conversion for long-term archival purposes
Best-in-industry Kofax OCR to create full-text documents from every scanned page

Kofax Power PDF Advanced 5 vs. Foxit PDF Editor Pro 11

Foxit PDF Editor Pro 11 Kofax Power PDF Advanced 5
Microsoft Office-style ribbon user interface to minimize learning curve and maximize productivity
Compatible with Microsoft Windows 8.1, 10, 11
Compatible with Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019
Integrated create and convert add-ons for Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook and Internet Explorer No PDF conversion
PDF Create add-ons in Firefox and Chrome
PDF/A compliance checking for PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2, PDF/A-3 and PDF/A-4 levels as well as the PDF/E, PDF/X, PDF UA and PDF sub-standards No PDF/A-4
PDF Creation    
Batch create PDF from multiple files and file types
Create a single PDF document by merging multiple files
One-click professional scanning with auto find-and-mark technology
Create PDF-MRC high compression color PDF image files (up to eight times smaller)
Create Assistant desktop utility
PDF Security and Signing    
Insert pre-made and custom watermarks at creation
Add passwords with 128-bit and 256-bit AES secure encryption and permission controls to PDF files
Microsoft Crypto API/third-party digital signature compatibility
View protected PDF files and apply protection to PDF documents using Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management and AIP Services
Apply redaction text properties including color, redaction codes and custom overlay text
Organize and manage a library of digital signatures and security profiles
Use Kofax SignDoc to sign and send PDF or to sign PDF with a signing pad or image file
Organize and manage a library of PDF security envelopes
PDF Conversion    
Conversion to Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Batch conversion of PDF files to target formats Only searchable PDF
Superior conversion accuracy with OCR engine to searchable PDF Other OCR Superior with OmniPage
OCR conversion of a select area to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, for scanned PDF files as well as text- based PDF files Text-based only
PDF Editing and Assembly    
Batch process multiple documents at a time with varied commands (insert, extract and delete pages, apply watermarks and stamps, search and redact, remove elements and print) No Search and Redact
Assemble documents in document assembly view (insert, extract, replace, delete, split, renumber, manage headers/footers, drag and drop pages)
Sequencer option to remove blank pages
Add macros for Page #, Author, Title, Subject, Date and advanced formatting and page positioning with Bates stamping Only Bates #, Date, File Name
PDF Review and Collaboration    
Collaboratively create, edit and review documents in real-time with users on the same LAN
Comment and markup with familiar tools (notes, text boxes, typewriter, callouts, high-light, text underline, cross-out, stamps, line, arrow, rectangle, pencil, oval, polygon and cloud)
Perform Fuzzy Search to find “likely” as well as exact match
Perform intelligent Looks Like Search™ to quickly find content, like phone numbers, email addresses and Social Security numbers, via an alphanumeric pattern rather than exact text. Choose from predefined patterns or create your own patterns. No Custom Pattern
Compare documents side-by-side (PDF-to-PDF and PDF-to-Word) PDF to PDF only
Send a PDF file to a fax machine via email

See how Power PDF Advanced stacks up against Foxit PDF Editor Pro COMPARE DETAILS

*This comparison chart is not an exhaustive list of all features and functions of each product listed. It is merely an indication of the minimum features and functions for comparison purposes. Foxit products may contain additional features and functions not listed.

Power PDF Makes Collaboration Easier and Safer Than Foxit

PDF collaboration is often a challenge. Version control can be difficult and it slows down turnaround times. Power PDF features innovative technology and fresh upgrades that open the door for business users to collaborate on PDF commenting and editing in real time.

  • Collaborative work on PDFs lets multiple knowledge workers build better documents, but security can be a concern, especially in today’s environment of digital threats. Foxit PDF Editor uses Connected PDF, which provides for collaboration but uses a third-party cloud server to host documents and connections.
  • Power PDF offers LAN-based collaboration, allowing businesses to maintain stricter security over collaboration on sensitive documents.
  • New in Power PDF Advanced 5, you can take PDFs into the cloud without relying on a third party. Self-host a server that other users connect to for collaborative PDF editing sessions with the Collaboration Server. Now employees inside the office, at home or anywhere on the go can securely work together in an environment entirely under the company’s oversight.

Highly cost-effective and available for a one-time licensing fee, Power PDF provides your business with a complete suite of PDF editing features. But more than just a PDF editor, it fosters faster, easier collaboration across your business. See how it stacks up when you explore your free trial version today.

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Power PDF Advanced Beats Foxit PDF

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