We’ve reviewed some PDF editing products before and we loved most of them. In this review, we are going to take a look at iSkysoft’s solution for pdf editing, named iSkysoft PDF Editor.
Let’s get started with this review and test out the product.
What does iSkysoft have to say about their own product
iSkysoft PDF Editor bestows you full control over your PDF files. You can conduct everything from simple tasks like inserting, deleting, rotating, cropping, splitting, extracting to adding watermarks, background changing and freely using them inside of your document.
Text editing options have been optimized turning your working environment inside the application into an actual professional text editor minus the well-known hassles. Join, move, link or split blocks of text to achieve more advanced text editing capabilities. No need worry about the layout.
We can be quite simply about the features of iSkysoft PDF editor. It has it all. You can combine word documents into one big pdf. You can create image books by selecting images and combining them into a PDF.
There isn’t really much you can’t do with the tool. You can of course simply open and read PDF files but you can also open pdf files which are scanned and use OCR technology to make the text editable again.
While it might not be a feature that you often use at home many cooperation’s use things like combine pdfs to make executive summaries and such. It can be quite useful to combine all your pdfs into one pdf so you don’t have to switch documents when searching for some information. However, I do believe that this is not something that most home users would use but it’s still worth mentioning it.
You can also create PDF forms in the tool with many possibilities like text fields, check boxes, radio buttons, combo boxes, list boxes, buttons and signature fields. This could especially be handy if you want to make digital invitations, surveys and such. Lovely for small business owners and home users.
The program is by using a style which most people are familiar with easy to learn. It uses a sort of Office 2013-2016 style which is lovely to see and surely increases the usability of the program for non-novice computer users and makes the design very intuitive.
What I didn’t understand is that the top bar shows all the options all the time. Why would they show you editorial functions when you’re in the main menu. Take a look below and you’ll understand what I mean.
In general, I loved the user design and would score it a 8 out of 10. It could use some improvement but’s it’s not bad at all.
Ease of Use
Installing the program needed just a press of a button and it was done. Lovely no stupid license screens all simply integrated into one screen.
Most features in the program are documented quite good and the explanation is simply and straight to the point. We do however find it annoying that most things redirects you to the website of the product like the FAQ and such. What makes it even worse is the outdated FAQ on the website. The screenshots are from a previous version and do not match the current version. This could be very confusing for people who rarely use computers and need things instructed as precisely as possible.
Connecting to the web to get some help with the program is a bit annoying and the outdated screenshots in the help pages should really be fixed. That being said the program is very easy to use and an 8.5 out of 10 is well deserved for this tool its ease of use.
Overall I loved the program. It looked a bit like a PDF editor I reviewed before and I’m happy to say I enjoyed using this program the same way as I enjoyed that tool. It’s powerful, has a lot of features, the design is intuitive by using the office style and the ease of use of this program makes it useable for non-novice computer users.
Overall I would score this program an 8.5 out of 10. A 9 for features, 8 for design and 8.5 for ease of use. I would highly recommend you try out the trial of the product here. Are you a Mac user? Then they also have a mac version but we did not review this one.