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DeskPDF Studio X

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 53 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    139,096
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 12, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-day trial); $79.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    361.95KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    935
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #23 in PDF Software

Editors' Review

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Billed as "the ultimate paperless solution," Docudesk's deskPDF Studio X is aimed squarely at Adobe Acrobat. Studio X can create PDFs from any application, edit the text and images in any PDF, and convert PDFs to Word, Excel, HTML, and other document types. It can sign, stamp, and add freehand and freetext markup as well as letterheads, watermarks, and other custom touches to your documents. Features like PDFzen integration allows one-click Cloud storage and easy publishing and sharing of documents online via social media, e-mail, and fax, while 256-bit encryption, digital IDs, and other strong security measures keep you and your data safe. Studio X is free to try for 10 days and retails for a nickel less than $60 -- much less than a new copy of Acrobat. Studio X v5.0 works in Windows XP to 8 and features a newly-redesigned interface among other additions and improvements.

Installing deskPDF Studio X involves several options, including making it your default PDF viewer and installing deskPDF MSOffice Integration. The program's redesigned user interface resembles the look of the latest Office apps, including an attractive take on Office's Ribbon toolbar. This efficient arrangement opens a full-length toolbar of specialized tools and options whenever you click one of Studio X's 11 tabs (including the Help menu and Activate Trial button). Studio X also follows Office's lead with File and Home tabs for opening and editing documents. Studio X handled every task with ease in our tests, though we really only scratched the surface of this powerful toolkit's capabilities. Some notables: The Compact PDF tool lets you shrink documents to optimal size with wizard-like efficiency, OCR scanning is easy, and PDFzen really does upload documents with a single click.

We've used Acrobat as well as every kind of PDF freeware, and deskPDF Studio X impressed us with two facts: 1) While free tools can do a lot, there's no substitute for a competent, full-featured PDF solution; and 2) Software that meets these criteria doesn't have to be expensive. While Studio X probably can't replace Acrobat in every situation or environment, it belongs on top of the short list of affordable alternatives.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of deskPDF Studio X 5.0.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Ran out of memory with a 25MB file"

July 29, 2015  |  By saschaayad

 |  Version: DeskPDF Studio X 5.1

Pros

Not sure. I never got to work with my first file because the program crashed

Cons

Ran out of memory with 25 MB file.

Summary

You get what you pay for. And it seems $80 is not enough for decent PDF software

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1 stars

"Absolutely Terrible"

July 28, 2015

 |  Version: DeskPDF Studio X 5.1

Pros

There were rare occasions where it seemed like everything worked smoothly.

Cons

Lots of glitches. Crashed often. Style edits to form fields and check boxes refused to save. No way to group multiple form fields and edit simultaneously. Screen would occasionally black out when zoomed in.

Summary

By using this program I wasted 8 hours of my time trying to turn a 3 page document into a digital form that can be typed into. I actually had to reload the second page (the most complex of the three) and start over when deleted fields kept reappearing in the saved and printed versions. I ended up running the incomplete job through Nitro Pro 10 and fixed everything in less than 20 minutes.

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2 stars

"Trail is not a trial"

March 23, 2015  |  By lobo012847

 |  Version: DeskPDF Studio X 5.1

Pros

I downloaded this to convert PDF files to WORD. If it worked I may have purchased it..
However the trial is only to convert TO p
PDF files not to convert PDF to Word. So totally useless to me!

Cons

Trial is not usable to convert PDF to WORD!!

Summary

Not worth my time!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1
General:
  • Redesigned, easy to use interface
  • In-line text & image editing
  • Improved performance
Markup:
  • Easy Sign signature tool
  • Stamps & Watermarks
  • Page numbering & bates stamping
  • Insert Shapes
  • Highlight, cross out & underline text
  • Improved freetext & freehand drawing
PDF Assembly:
  • Simplified PDF creation from over 300 file types and conversion of PDF to .doc, .xls, html, .txt, .xml, .jpg, .tiff & .png
  • Page Extraction
  • Insert & import pages / simplified document merging
  • Compact PDF (reduce file size)
  • Page cropping
  • Adjust page size on the fly
  • Batch PDF creation from images
Security:
  • Digital Shredder w/ 7 pass DOD compliant wipe
  • Digital IDs & Trusted Contacts
  • Up to 256 bit banking grade encryption
  • Digital Certificate Security
Collaboration:
  • Form editing - create fillable form fields
  • File attachments
  • Improved tools for bookmarking & hyperlinks
  • Comments view for collaboration with other users
Paperless:
  • Scanning Integration
  • Search OCR - search text in scanned documents
  • Integration w/ PDFzen: publish PDFs online & share w/ others for free
General
Publisher Docudesk
Publisher web site http://www.docudesk.com
Release Date March 10, 2015
Date Added March 12, 2015
Version 5.1
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 361.95KB
File Name deskPDFStudio-X-WebInstaller_7101.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 139,096
Downloads Last Week 935
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial
Price $79.95

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