PDFelement Review – Is it the best PDF toolkit?

If you are someone who plays with PDF files regularly, then you know how hard is it to edit, modify, and even creating PDF files. There are tons of software available to do the task. Often times, we might want to install multiple software to get the job done. This is where all in one PDF toolkits like PDFelement comes into play.

I used PDFelement myself for some time now and the features that are in the offer are amazing. You get everything that you will ever need to work with a PDF file. Starting from making basic and complex editing to PDF conversion, this software got you covered.

In this article, you will find all the features and main highlights of PDFelement and how it will help you in your day-to-day life.

What is PDFelement?

For starters, PDFelement is a cross-platform software that is capable of editing, converting, signing, locking, etc. There are tons of features like the option to edit PDF files like a Word document, supports OCR, sign PDFs, create password-protected PDF files, and lot more. It is available for both Windows as well as Mac.

PDFelement Features

Let’s go through some main features of PDFelement and what makes it special. As I mentioned earlier, there are tons of features in this. We will take a look at some important features in the offer.

Editing Simplicity

Editing PDF files in PDFelemt is super simple. The PDF editor available in this software lets you edit files like editing a Word file. You can easily add content, remove, modify, add annotations, add images, crop, label change background color, and lot more.

edit pdf files

After opening the editor, you will be presented with a toolbar on the left side of the screen. Pick the required tool, select the element from the PDF file, and start editing as usual.

You could easily add annotations and note to document as well.

Convert PDF Files

Let’s say you want to convert a PDF file into a different format, you are not required to search for other software, PDFelement got you covered. The conversion feature in PDFelement lets you convert PDF files into formats like Word, Excel, HTML, RTF, EPUB, TXT, and even HTML.

convert PDF files

There might be cases when people don’t accept PDF files. In this situation, you will need to convert the document into Word file, which is used by a lot of people. Well, you can do that easily in a single click with the help of PDFelement.

Create Forms

Creating Forms has never been this easy. The form control options in PDFelement lets you create forms or even digitally sign them. There might be a situation where you need to sign a PDF document and then sent it back. In this case, the majority of people go ahead and print the PDF file then sign it, scan it, make it a PDF file, and then sent it back. This is such a long process.

But when it comes to the case of PDFelement, you could digitally sign the document and sent it back. So easy.

Password Protect PDFs

This is not a fancy feature. A lot of PDF software has this feature. This will let you easily set a password for PDF files. For starters, every time you try to open the PDF file, you will be asked to type in the password. Only if you enter the password correctly, you will be able to view it.

PDFelement and PDFelement Pro

There are two versions of PDFelement in offer. The first one is the regular version and the second one is the Pro version with much more advanced features and options.

Going through this table will give you a much more in depth information about the same.

Features like OCR, Automatic form recognition, Form data extraction, redaction, etc are only available in PDFelement Pro.

ocr feature in pdfelement


As mentioned earlier, PDFelement is available for both Windows as well as macOS. When it comes to Windows, it supports all major versions including Windows 10, Windows 8, and even Windows 7.

Price and Trial

PDFelement and PDFelement Pro come with free trial on both Windows as well as macOS. The trial version only comes with a limited set of features to simply test the software. You need to purchase the software in order to unlock the full potential.

  • PDFelement – $69/year
  • PDFelement Pro – $79/year
  • PDFelement Pro for Team – $109/year

The best option will be to go with the PDFelement Pro version as it comes with tons of features for an increase of just $10.

If you are a Student or Teacher then you will get Education and Student Discount benefits.

Get PDFelement

Download PDFelement from the official website.

PDFelement for Windows || PDFelement for macOS

In short, PDFelement is a great tool for people who work with PDF files regularly, If you are a casual user, who don’t use PDF files much but occasionally use them like once or twice in a year, then Free version will suffice the need.

Astro K Joseph
I am Astro and here at IPEE World I write about various Technology content including News, Guides, and Reviews