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PDF Extra Overview

PDF Extra Overview

Since the invention of the PDF format, its potential has increased significantly. Users needed to do more and more things with PDF files in their work. That’s how the PDF editor software products came into existence. 

PDF Extra is one of the flagship products of MobiSystems. The company has been developing productivity applications for Windows, Android and iOS for over 20 years. The reasonable price of this all-in-one professional PDF editor solution makes it a great alternative to the other PDF editors on the market.

At LicenceDeals, you can find PDF Extra 2021 perpetual licence for 1 PC and two subscription licences: PDF Extra Personal 1-year/1 PC and PDF Extra Team 1-year/6 PCs. The perpetual licence includes 5 GB free MobiDrive storage, while the subscription licences 50 GB storage per user.

PDF Extra Pros & Cons:

✔️ affordable price
✔️ extensive set for editing and organising 
✔️ reader-friendly features
✔️ easy to use
❌ missing some security features
❌ fewer Create & Convert options
❌ no Optical Character Recognition technology
❌ not available for macOS

PDF Extra Benefits

The MobiSystems editor allows you to manage your documents comparatively fast and easy. The product has a comprehensive toolset for editing and organising PDF files.

With the editing features, you can apply any changes to text, images and layouts. You can alter the structure and the design of your PDFs. That includes full-text edits, resizing and rotating local images, inserting pictures from the web and adjusting additional elements. Users can also reorganise the file structure (e.g., add, delete, reorder or extract pages) and merge files. The Labels and Bookmarks feature helps for better file navigation. 

As for converting, PDF Extra allows transforming PDFs to Word, Excel, and ePub. 

There are several ways to sign PDF documents without printing sheets of paper. You can put your signature by typing, handwriting with a drawing tool or inserting an image. PDF Extra also provides an opportunity to use fill-in forms. Along with this, users can label the document status by inserting stamps. They can attach entire files for relevance and draw shapes right on the PDF page.

PDF Extra makes it possible to work on the same document with other team members. The Annotate feature takes team collaboration to a higher level. It allows inserting comments, highlighting and colouring text and attaching snapshots of other files.

No need to say, a good PDF editor should protect files and sensitive information. The security options include passwords, encryption with digital certificates and additional authentication through timestamps.

PDF Extra takes care of the reading experience too. Readers can feel the comfort of paper books by choosing different page modes, bookmarks and printing options. 

PDF Extra is available only for PC. There are mobile apps for Android and iOS. 

There is also a free version. It includes Annotate, Fill&Sign and Read features together with 5 GB free storage in MobiDrive.

MobiSystems have a customer support and help centre. However, the help centre offers fewer learning resources than, for example, its Adobe counterpart. 

Summing up

PDF Extra lacks many of the features of the popular Adobe Pro Editor. Still, it offers a decent toolset that will do for most teams. And this - at a better price. Thus, PDF Extra may be a cost-effective alternative for individuals and small businesses. 

Another advantage is that PDF Extra is part of the Business Extra package of MobiSystems’ OfficeSuite. The package bundles it with Documents, Sheets, Slides and Mail&Calendar, providing a more feature-rich alternative to Microsoft 365 at a competitive price.

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