PDFelement – Edit & Scan PDF 4+

Edit,annotate and convert PDF

Wondershare Technology Group Co.,LTD

    • 4.5 • 2.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



PDFelement is a powerful PDF editor, which allows you to read, edit, scan, annotate, convert, sign, merge, encrypt, and print PDF documents. Using PDFelement, you will become a real PDF expert.

**AI Mode**
• AI commands: Text Shortcut, Translate, Ask PDF, Summarize, Explain
• AI Chat Bar

**Edit PDFs**
• Edit text, images, and links in PDFs to fix a typo or add a paragraph.
• Change font attributes (type, size, style, alignment).
• Insert, update, or remove custom watermarks and backgrounds.

**Markup & Annotate PDFs**
• Add comment, sticky note, text box, text call-out, stamps, add/edit links, freehand drawing on PDFs.
• Highlight, underline or strikethrough text.
• Create and manage the library of prebuilt.

**Fill Forms&eSign**
• Fill PDF forms like invoices, contracts, tax returns, etc.
• Access to a collection of prebuilt, customizable fillable PDF forms.
• Create fillable PDF Forms from interactive field objects, such as buttons, checkboxes, radio buttons, list boxes, and drop-down lists.
• Support adding digital signatures to PDF forms.
• Support the creation of exclusive electronic signatures/eSign.

**OCR - Convert Scanned PDFs to Word**
• OCR (Optical Character Recognition)enables you to edit and convert characters in scanned PDF files or pictures.
• Supports recognition of 29 languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, etc.

**Convert PDF - PDF to Word, Word to PDF, JPG to PDF, PDF to JPG**
•Supports the following output formats: Word, Excel, PPT, and image formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx, .jpg, .png, .gif, .epub, .html, .text, .rtf).
• Maintain text, images, graphs, fonts, and embedded elements from the original layout after conversion.

**View and Print PDFs**
• View PDFs in different sizes and modes like single page view/two-page view/two pages scrolling, etc.
• Search to find text fast in your PDF documents.
• Compare the differences between two PDF documents.
• Print PDF documents directly from your device.

**Create PDFs**
• Supports input format: pdf/html/webarchive/rtf/txt/jpeg/jpg/png/gif.

**Organize PDFs**
• Manage pages of PDFs (reorganize, insert, extract, rotate, and delete PDF pages).

**Secure & Share PDFs**
• Set a password to protect PDFs from being opened by unauthorized users.
• Apply for permissions. Restrict users' access to PDF printing, copying, editing, and extracting by setting permissions for your PDF documents.
• Save and share your files to popular cloud storage that is compatible with your operating system.
• Redact sensitive text and images in your PDFs.

**Merge PDFs**
• Combine different format files into a new PDF.

• Support PDF/A as an available output format with ISO Standard for long-term archiving.

**Batch PDF**
• Create/convert/compress/print PDF in batch.
• Add backgrounds, watermarks, bates numbering, headers, and footers to PDF in batches.
• Crop PDF pages in batches.

It also includes the ability to unlock the PDFelement trial limits via an In-App Purchase, including:
• No trial watermark is added when saving or printing.
• No page count limit for PDF conversion.
• Support of the OCR function.
Need HELP? Let us know; we are here to help!
Email: support@wondershare.com
Support Center: https://www.wondershare.com/company/contact-us.html
Forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pdfelement/
Official Website: https://pdf.wondershare.com/pdfelement-mac.html
Facebook: @PDFelement
Terms of Use: https://pdf.wondershare.cn/privacy.html
EULA: https://pdf.wondershare.cn/end-user-license-agreement.html

If you think this app is helpful and like it, we'd appreciate it if you added your positive review to the App Store. Thank you for using PDFelement!

What’s New

Version 10.1.5

1. Support the streaming mode of AI Sidebar, Proofread PDF and Translate PDF;
2. Support the provision of matching function operation guides and convenient entrances in the AI Sidebar;
3. Support PDF AI-Written Detect, which can quickly recognize whether your document is written by AI or not;
4. Support setting the Default Zoom for opening documents in Preferences;
5. Support setting in Preferences to open the last closed document on startup;
6. Upgraded the visual effect of Online Support in the menu bar;
7. Updated the IOS app recommendation on the top bar of the product.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Manawalk8r ,

A Cute and useful tool.

I find this app very useful when wanting to edit a document in a PDF format. I can edit the text, use nifty tools, and mark up the document with little side notes. Although some downsides make the app a bit confusing a first, they are pretty trivial. For example, the ORC text recognition tool took about 2-3 minutes to load/read the document (which is most likely due to the amount of text the tool has to recognize). Another trivial problem was that when I was inserting text into the document, I noticed I wasn’t able to click the font type, located at the very top of the page until I clicked the T+ icon. It took me like 5 clicks on the font toolbar to recognize this solution. Also, a popup appeared every time I used an application on the left side-bar that promoted becoming a premium member. I found this a tad annoying. Other than the things I stated, I loved the app; it came in handy.

Spectrum Technology ,

Solves my modern PDF verson ancient but lasts forever HP 1320 printer problem

I love my HP 1320 printer because it is incredably durable. 500,000 pages amd still working as good as new. Except when certain PDFs are printed, and the printer criver demands that the printer do something that it can't do, such as "set color space". then the printer stalls. This program can deal with this and several other problems; if necessary, this program will print incompatable pages (necessarily slowly (such as those with certain graphs and images) as bit maps. My problems are solved. I haven't tested its PDF editing abilities because I don't need that capability. Yes, this program is smart enough to print non-offending pages as fast as Preview, and automatically does what is necessary to enable my oldie but goodie HP 1320 to print all the previous no-nos. I wish that I could buy a permanant license (as I did for Adobe Photosho CS6) rather than subscribe, because I will NOT subscribe to software. Just call me an old fogey... Hey, I learned to program an IGM 650 in assembly language in 1958 at the tender age of 14, and was writing AI software in LISP in 1960 on a vacuum tube IBM 709 in 1960. Yep, I'm an old fogey.

cdinca ,

Limited Abilty to MAKE Fillable Forms

I needed a make a fillable PDF for an organization as a volunteer so I didn't want to spend a ton of money. I bought the Pro version for 3 months ($30 - on my computer only, their website does not recognize me). I have been able to make a very basic fillable form for my organization.

However, the program pretends that it can make the form limit chosen text fields to certain contstraints like "phone number" or even just number. But it doesn't work outside of its own app. Letters can go in "number only" fields, etc. Also it pretends that it can do simple calculations like adding and multiplying which would have been very helpful. Again, it only works in its own app, not when the pdf is shared online which is the whole point. Same with buttons... These shouldn't even be options if they don't really work!

So, YES, it did help me make a fillable form and I am happy about that. But I wasted time trying to make the extra features work that would have made the whole experience for people using the form much better. Very frustrating. I could have done just that with a $5 program that I also bought.

Developer Response ,

Hi, we want to sincerely apologize for your bad experience with PDFelement. However, we'd like to learn more about your situation and what exactly happened. We want to make things right. Please email us at customer_service@wondershare.com, and we will get back to you promptly. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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