The license is perpetual and is inclusive of one year of free maintenance, entitling you to all major/minor updates during the maintenance period. Should you decide not to renew your maintenance when it expires, your license remains valid and grants you the right to use any version that was released during your valid maintenance period - indefinitely.
We at Tracker Software Products/PDF-XChange Co. are excited to announce the release of Version 9 of the PDF-XChange product line on January 14th, 2021. A range of new features, improvements and bug fixes have been added in this major release of our products. Whether you are a home user or small business looking for an easy-to-use, affordable PDF editor, or a mid-sized to global business looking for an intelligent, robust PDF solution to streamline productivity and automate workflow - there has never been a better time to harness the power of the PDF-XChange family of products:
PDF-XChange PROis the ultimate PDF solution. It's a bundle package that combines the three best-selling applications thatTracker Softwareproduces:
PDF-XChange Editor Plusis a hugely dynamic and fully-customizable PDF application. Create, view,edit, annotate, OCR* and sign PDF files – and that’s just the beginning. If you work with PDF then this fully-customizable product will optimize your work process to levels that no other product can achieve. Create PDF files from scanned documents, images, text files, Markdown files and much more. Open, edit and convert Microsoft Officedocuments.* Avail of over thirty tools to assist in the creation of document comments, annotations, links and fillable forms. These tools make editing PDFs a finely-tuned, precise process that produces documentation and image files of the highest quality. Our user-friendly functionality is diverse enough to meet the needs of all practitioners from novices to professionals.**
PDF-Toolsis a worldwide leader in the creation and manipulation of PDF and image files. Highly user-friendly, it can be used to convert files of almost any format to/from PDF. Avail of sixty-eight built-in standard tools, as well as functionality to clone and edit these tools and their variables as you desire. Use theActions Libraryto fully customize your tools and theTool Actions Sequenceto determine the order in which they perform operations. Combine seventy-five available actions to create your own tools - out of billions of possibilities. PDF-Toolsis compatible with large PDF files and can also handle a huge number of files simultaneously –batch conversionis its strength.
PDF-XChange Standard Printeris Tracker Software’sbest-selling virtual printer- the ultimate application for the creation and virtual printing of industry-standard PDF files. It’s compatible with files from almost allWindowsapplications, such asWord, ExcelandAutoCAD,and features an optimized engine for superb conversion of images and image-based text characters. The files it creates are surprisingly small, given their quality – allowing for faster uploads/downloads, a reduction in storage space and increased data retention - even at high levels of compression. PDF-XChange Standardalso featuresMS Office integration,which provides extra functionality such as adding clickable tables of contents and embedded URL support that facilitates the creation of external links.
What do you get when you combine three applications of such functionality and potential into one package? The answer is simple: unbeatable power at an unbeatable price. See below for further information on the features and functionality of each product.
*The OCR process identifies text in documents and uses it to create an invisible text layer that is placed on top of the existing text.
**Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text.
The Enhanced OCR plugin is now available as an optional extra in PDF-XChange PRO. It is more accurate, dynamic and faster than the default OCR engine, and contains a range of extra features. Further information on this plugin is available here.
New and Updated Enhanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Plugin– in version 8.0.333.0 (released April 4th, 2019) we added the optional'Enhanced OCR'plugin for users who needed to convert image-based content into editable text - and wanted to avail of better quality and more dynamic OCR functionality in comparison to that offered by the free, default OCR functionality included in our FREE software. We initially selected theLeadtoolsOCR SDK and language sets in order to create theEnhanced OCR plugin, and for many users it performed very well. However, with a limitation of approximately 50 different language packs and restrictions and limitations with some non-English languages, it was found to be of limited value to a significant proportion of our client base.
Therefore, inVersion 9we decided to replace theLeadToolsOCR SDK with the industry-leading OCR library fromABBYY Software. The new OCR recognition is greatly improved and displays a significantly higher level of accuracy for many document types and language sets. Users from eastern Europe and elsewhere who had experienced issues with OCR on Cyrillic text will see significant improvements. Additionally,ABBYY’sOCR SDK extends the number of languages supported from less than 50 to over 150, including ‘RTL’ (right-to-left reading) languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.
Please note that the existing model of purchasing the Enhanced OCR functionality as an optional plugin will cease on release of version 9, and this plugin will no longer be available as a separate item in PDF-XChange Editor or PDF-Tools. The new Enhanced OCR feature set will instead be included in PDF-XChange Editor Plus and the PDF-XChange Pro bundle. Customers with active product maintenance who purchased the V8 Enhanced OCR plugin will receive a free upgrade to the either the V9 Editor Plus or V9 PRO bundle, in order to ensure they have continued access to the features that were available to them before the V9 release.
Reviews - PDF-XChange
Our Viewer and PDF-XChange software are receiving some excellent independent reviews and comments - not that we are resting on our laurels - development to improve and refine continues at a brisk pace !
Here are just a few of the reviews and blogs being posted about the new PDF-XChange Viewer that 1000's every day are downloading and using in place of Adobe's own Acrobat Reader !!!