PROS / This PDF converter supports numerous file formats, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, text, ePub, even HTML.
CONS / If you need OCR technology to convert a scanned image, you must purchase that separately.
VERDICT / iSkysoft has the basic editing tools you need to convert PDFs; however, it is more difficult to use and lacks the advanced features the top-rated software programs on our list have.
iSkysoft's PDF editor has all the necessary tools to edit and convert documents to PDF format. You can purchase the program for either Mac or Windows computers. The program comes as a download, so you can only access the software on the computer it is downloaded to.
iSkysoft's program was slightly more difficult to use than the best PDF converters on our list. While the program has a clean interface and we were able to locate all the necessary tools, it does not feature a setup wizard. A wizard would be helpful because the icons for the program's tools aren't very clear at first glance. You have to hover over each tool to find out what its function is. Despite this drawback, the software was easy to navigate regardless.
Like most PDF editors, this program has a batch converter that allows you to convert large numbers of documents at once. If you need optical character recognition (OCR) technology to convert images to PDFs, you must purchase and install iSkysoft's OCR plug-in separately. When converting files to a different format, the software recognizes up to 23 languages, which is particularly helpful for international businesses.
If you collaborate with other individuals or work teams on PDFs, iSkysoft has a redaction tool to black out content and protect sensitive information. It also integrates to several cloud services, including Dropbox, Google Drive and Evernote. With this feature, multiple users can access the documents.
iSkysoft's conversion tool supports a variety of file formats. You can convert PDFs to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ePub, HTML or text files, making it one of the more versatile programs on our list. You also can optimize PDFs for the web.
While iSkysoft PDF Editor has the standard tools needed to convert docs to PDFs, it lacks some features that would improve its usability. For instance, the program does not allow you to drag and drop pages from one spot to another so you change the order of your PDF. You also cannot compare versions of the same document pre and post conversion, nor can you optimize PDFs for mobile devices.
iSkysoft features several support options, which you'll find both in the application and on its website. You can access the user guide, tutorials and frequently asked questions on its website. If you need direct assistance, you can use an email form on their website or contact the company through Twitter.
iSkysoft PDF Editor serves as a basic PDF converter. While its conversion tool supports multiple file formats, making it a versatile software, it lacks a built-in OCR tool. Instead, you must purchase it separately.