Portable Document Format or PDF is a very popular format that makes documents to share with others extremely easy. It is popular because, it keeps the original layout of the document when converting from other formats. Once the document is created, you can only open, print, copy text from or interact with, but you cannot edit it. Of course, you can edit the original document and make it PDF format again. However, doing this is a problematic solution. Adobe Acrobat Professional allows you to edit PDF files, but the price is an issue. So many people do not have a choice. There are many other PDF editors available that can do the editing and more with less cost. One of them is Nuance’s PDF Converter for Mac that costs $99.99. It shares the same technology as Smile Software’s PDFPen Pro.
On a Mac, you can edit little things like PDF page copying with Apple’s inbuilt Preview app. With a PDF editor does more than that. You can edit pages, add or replace texts, and create interactive forms via FormTyper feature and a lot more with this app. With this app, you can scan printed papers and convert them into text documents with OCR technology borrowed from OmniPage, the market leader in OCR technology that is a very essential feature on a PDF editor. It also takes advantage of Bates Numbering options to format user-specified prefix, digit count, and starting numbers. It also includes support for letters and Roman numerals. It also has other advanced features such as table content creator, interactive form creator, and can make PDF documents directly from website. The app can send PDF documents to Evernote app so that you can access it anywhere, which is a plus and it can send them via email too. It depends on it’s own cloud storage solution called PaperPort Anywhere to sync documents rather than Apple iCloud service. However, it could have been better if it offered iCloud integration. Its competitors are offering iCloud integration. It has another shortcoming that, it cannot do spell check on the documents.
The Nuance PDF Converter can convert PDF documents to many other formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that are compatible with Apple iWork, RTF and Corel WordPerfect. It can also convert PDF documents into PDF/A format so that it can be archived for long term. It provides adequate security to protect your document so that you have piece of mind. You can secure your document with 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption.
It can do many things as a PDF editor with much less cost than the market leader Adobe Acrobat that costs $449. Its main competitor is PDFPen Pro, which costs same at $99.99, but it offers many other features such as iCloud integration. It also has an iOS version of the app, so that you can sync it with the desktop version. The PDFPen has another version without the Pro tag that costs $60, and offers few less features than its big brother. In order to compete in the market, the PDF Converter has to offer some more features so that it can attract everybody.
The Nuance PDF Converter requires a Mac with Intel processor, 100 MB disk space and compatible with Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8).