Able2Extract Pro 12 Review: An Affordable, Feature-Rich PDF Suite

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Dealing with electronic documents has become an everyday routine ever since computers became a common household item. That’s why one of the first tasks for every new computer user is to install several software tools for creating and editing various file formats.

There are a lot of well-known solutions for text documents, spreadsheet files, and images. Some examples include Microsoft Office and Adobe’s suite of programs. Users can opt for ‘industry standard’ tools or go for a completely free option based on their specific needs.

As you already know, most popular software tools come with many (advanced) features, good customer support, and a hefty price tag. On the other hand, free solutions are often unreliable, lack features, and sometimes even serve your annoying ads.

However, it’s wrong to assume that you have to choose between paying big bucks and hampering your productivity. There’s always a golden middle – a perfect compromise between what you give and what you get in return. You need to dig a little deeper.

The same is true for the Portable Document Format, aka PDF.

So, to save you time and effort, we’ve decided to do the hard work ourselves when it comes to one of the most popular file formats for sharing and archiving documents. What we found is an all-in-one PDF solution called Able2Extract Professional 12.

Unlike many other competitors, you can get a lifetime license for Able2Extract with a one-time payment of $149.95. It’s important to point out that there are no in-app purchases, meaning that you’ll get all the features without any restrictions whatsoever. Furthermore, this is a cross-platform tool that you can install on Windows, Mac, and Linux powered computers. If you decide to change OS, you won’t have to worry about compatibility at all.

In the remainder of the article, we’ll present you with features of a program that we believe strikes the perfect balance between affordability and usability.

Create PDF

With Able2Extract, you can create PDF from virtually any printable file formats. Turn your Word or image files into PDF for easy sharing, knowing that the receiver will be able to view it on a smartphone, tablet, or PC running on any operating system.

During the PDF creation process, you can secure them with password-protection and set various permissions to allow or disallow:

  • Printing
  • Copying content
  • Adding comments
  • Filling in forms
  • Modifying and assembling the document
Create Secure PDF
Create Secure PDF

Able2Extract also lets you add meta-information (such as title, author, subject, and keywords), compress images and text for decreasing the size of the file (easier sharing), embed fonts, and retain hyperlinks, bookmarks, and comments from the source document.

Convert PDF

You can use Able2Extract to convert any digital format that can be printed to PDF, making document management a lot easier:

  • Extract PDF content to Word files for easy editing
  • Convert PDF tables to Excel spreadsheets with great precision thanks to the Custom PDF to Excel feature where you can fine-tune your output before conversion
  • Get editable PowerPoint slides with the PDF to PowerPoint feature.
  • Architectural and engineering professionals can easily use Able2Extract to convert PDF to DWG and DXF.
  • Apply image-specific settings for PDF to JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, and GIF conversions with Able2Extract’s PDF to Image feature
  • Convert PDF to OpenOffice and LibreOffice formats

On top of this, Able2Extract comes with an OCR engine included for converting scanned PDFs, as well as a Batch conversion feature for converting whole folders of PDFs in a matter of seconds.

Edit PDF

Editing PDFs isn’t by any means an easy task. Yet, with Able2Extract at your disposal, you’ll have the ability to perform any essential edits to your PDFs:

  • Edit PDF text on the spot, without converting the file (add, delete, and rotate text, change font and color)
  • Annotate PDF with Sticky notes, Stamp, Watermark, and more
  • Redact sensitive information
  • Legal and medical professionals will appreciate the Add Bates numbering feature to index lengthy PDF files
  • Add bitmap images and vector shapes to your documents

Apart from editing PDF content itself, you can also edit PDF pages by inserting blank pages, splitting and merging PDFs, deleting, resizing, rotating, and moving individual pages inside the document.

Working Able2Extract
Working Able2Extract

Create, Fill In, and Edit PDF Forms

The ability to create, fill in, and edit PDF forms is one of the newest features released in version 12 of Able2Extract Pro.

You can now fill in PDF forms, submit them right from your computer without the hassle to print, fill in manually, and scan them for submission via email. If you want to collect important data from your business partners and customers in the most efficient manner, you can use Able2Extract to create and edit PDF forms with checkboxes, radio buttons, list boxes, etc.

Final Words

Even though there’s a lot of competition in the PDF software tools field, we think that Able2Extract is one of the most balanced products on the market with over 250,000 users and 15 years’ worth of development, great customer support, and a reasonable price.

Able2Extract Pro 12 will definitely make dealing with PDFs a lot easier and boost productivity in various areas of your personal and professional life. Considering that you can try all the features for free, download the 7-day trial version here and decide if it’s worth investing in.

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