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Cisdem PDFManagerUltimate Reviews

3.2.0
01 November 2019

Read, edit, and convert PDF files.

usmaak
26 September 2018

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Non-stop crashing. Open a PDF, it crashes. Try to convert a PDF to OCR, it crashes. It pretty much does nothing but crash.
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Version 2.3.0

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usmaak
26 September 2018
Non-stop crashing. Open a PDF, it crashes. Try to convert a PDF to OCR, it crashes. It pretty much does nothing but crash.
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Version 2.3.0
neartheredrocks
24 March 2017
Without the possibility to edit (change) text directly in PDF documents this application is pretty much worthless for me. PDFpen can do this for just $5 more (and does it even better than Acrobat Pro).
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Version 2.3.0
Cheops
01 January 2016
I downloaded this app to try it when I saw it discounted - glad I didn't buy it. You can't open a pdf file with this application: the open command in the file menu is grayed out and if you do a 'Open with...' in some application like Path Finder or drag a pdf file to the application icon, you get an error saying it can't open files in the pdf format! The only way to get the file into the app is to drag it onto an open window - somewhat inconvenient, IMO. On the tool bar there are two buttons, labeled 'dro' and 'ema,' (no tool tips) which mean upload a file to DropBox and Email as an attachment, respectively (were they limited to three characters?). If you do something that produces a warning, most resulting dialogs have a single button labeled 'Yes.' In one warning dialog the warning is 'PDF isn't exists !.' For a file that you have dragged into the application, to remove it from the list, you 'Delete' it from a contextual menu, which gives the warning 'The file is to be deleted. Do you want to proceed?,' which sort of suggests that it might delete it from the file system (it doesn't); a little better wording would be in order.

I opened a couple of editable pdf tax forms from the IRS to see how it would handle them. Whereas most other pdf utilities readily allow editing in these forms, in PDFManagerUltimate I couldn't make any changes, couldn't enter any data. I opened up one pdf with two pages, deleted the second page, but it didn't give any indication of the file being dirty. When I saved it, no changes were saved. Also, when 'editing' one of these pdfs, the Page Up/Page Down and Home/End keys don't work.

Preferences... in the application menu is grayed out, so you are unable to change the behavior in any way.

All-in-all, it appears to be a pretty sloppy programming job to be asking $70 (or even half that for a promo). Oh, and the evaluation period is three days.
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Version 2.1.0
rosieee1234
22 December 2015
Not bad! I'll buy it with the 50% off discount on MU. I work with large numbers of PDFs at a time, and it provides me with all the necessary pdf tool functions, to view, organize, edit, convert, and protect PDF files. Good!
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Version 2.1.0
dn-doss
22 December 2015
That's cool! Very useful and cheap, after all it's a PDF reader, editor, converter, compressor, and more! I don't care where is the developer come from.
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Version 2.1.0
Brookhaven
19 December 2015
Just a quick comment.
The OCR engine looks very, very similar to the ABBYY Finereader app that I already use.

Attracted by the ability to convert to Pages format, I tested a couple of docs. It works, but the formatting isn't perfect by any means. I exporting a table to pages, the pages document looked fine initially. However, further examination showed the 'table' to be a series of text boxes and lines drawn around the text boxes. Very clever, but not a proper pages table. Exporting the table to Excel worked fine. (Some of the OCRed text was not very accurate but the original source document had coloured backgrounds to alternating rows so not a surprise really).

For what its worth www.cisdem.com is registered address is Qingdao, Shandong, China.
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Version 2.1.0
y-jensencharles
30 October 2014
It's cool! Really all-in-one PDF solution! With it, I can deal with most PDF issues. What impress me most is its OCR function, I can really convert scanned PDF. But the conversion quality depends on the PDF quality.
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Version 2.0.0