Pros / With a clean interface and numerous support options, this software was the easiest to learn and use in our review.

Cons / This optical character recognition software does not have 3D correction tools to improve accuracy rates.

 Verdict / PDFelement’s in-application support makes it easy for beginners to use, while its high accuracy and many conversion tools make it versatile enough for advanced users as well.

Editor's Note: PDFelement 6 is now available. Clicking the Buy button will take you to this version for purchase. The manufacturer lists the new version as offering the following features: enhanced editing capabilities; new form receognition capabilities and an updated interface. We will evaluate, rank and review PDFelement 6 when we next update the OCR Software reviews.

Wondershare’s PDFelement is OCR software for Mac, Windows and iOS devices. This software can be downloaded on multiple platforms so you can access it at any time. Not only is it easy to use, but it also consistently produced accurate conversions of paper documents in our tests.

Between PDFelement’s setup wizard and other support options, we found that it was the easiest program to use in our review. Not only does the software have a clean, easy-to-navigate interface, but there is also a user manual in the application. You can download the software on Windows and Mac computers, as well as iOS devices, making it one of the most versatile programs.

During our tests, we found that when we converted paper documents to either word documents or PDF format, the tables, images, symbols and text were consistently accurate. The program recognizes over 23 languages, so it is a good option for companies that do international business. The OCR program retains the original document’s layout, fonts and tables. We did find a few inconsistencies with spacing on the tables, which resulted in a lower accuracy score.

The software does not have image editing tools to fix warped images. You can convert scanned files, digital documents and even pictures from your mobile device. PDFelement integrates with several cloud storage services, Microsoft Office applications, HTML and eBooks. The software features batch OCR so you can convert several documents at once, as well as multipage recognition for your larger projects.

Wondershare has strong customer support. You can access the user manual directly in the optical character recognition software. Also, the product’s website has tutorials and videos, as well as a knowledgebase with frequently asked questions. If you need additional help, you can contact customer support by phone or email.

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  • Usability
  • Text Accuracy
  • Languages Recognized
  1. A score that reflects how easy the software was to install and use.
    Higher is Better
  2. 5  PDFelement
    100.0 %
  3. 91.0 %
  4. 83.0 %
  5. 66.0 %
  6. Category Average
    76.3 %


PDFelement is a high-performing optical character recognition tool. It is both easy to use and highly accurate. You can access the software on several desktop and mobile devices, which makes it a convenient and a good option for companies that need to convert paper documents to an electronic format.

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Specifications and Benchmarks

Help & Support

Videos or Tutorials
User Guide or Manual
Forum, FAQs or Knowledgebase

Supported Configurations

Application for PC
Application for Mac


Mobile App
Integrates with Cloud Storage
Integrates with MS Office Applications
Integrates with HTML
Saves into eBook Format

Performance & Editing

Text Accuracy
Languages Recognized
Retains Layout of Original
Retains Fonts of Original
Retains Tables from Original
Deskew Image
3D Correction

Scanning Capabilities

Converts Digital Documents
Converts Mobile Device Images
OCRs Scanned Documents
Batch OCR
Multi-Page Document Recognition


PC Single User Price
Mac Single User Price