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iSkysoft PDF Converter Review

The Good: It allows one to create and safeguard PDF files with passwords and permissions.

The Bad: Supports fewer languages than other OCR products we have reviewed here.

The Verdict: It is an advanced OCR program that will please those who want something more challenging than the Adobe Acrobat.

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What makes iSkysoft good OCR Software?

The iSkysoft PDF Converter is a product of the iSkysoft Studio. It is a company that has been running since 2004. It was begun by young computer geeks who now pride themselves in making world-class multimedia software applications for Mac and Windows platforms.  Since 2007 the team has greatly expanded its product line to include the PDF Editors and converters in addition to other products like Software for iPad and iPhone, Video coverters and so on.

OCR Performance

The iSkysoft PDF Converter is a savior for many graphic designers and other technical experts who would rather drop the Adobe Acrobat. It is a perfect substitute for Adobe particularly with regards to the PDF conversion task.  The product is aimed at individuals and businesses that want more accurate and professional-looking documents.

It is awesome OCR software that can be added to your designer tools collection any day. Featuring a competitive price, the iSkysoft PDF Converter is cheaper than Omnipage. It is more affordable yet very significant. If you want to convert PDFs to MS Word, MS Excel, ePub ebook formats, text, and image, consider this program. This is one of the best OCR programs we have found for beginners and other experts who dislike Adobe Acrobat for whatever reason. 

The thing we found incredibly brilliant and newsworthy is the fact that the iSkysoft PDF Converter is able to convert scanned PDF files into editable and searchable PDF documents. How does it do this? It has a special plugin that facilitates this type of conversion. We do seriously see this as a tool that can be used to enhance a home user or a business user’s performance and overall productivity.


  • Export files –The iSkysoft OCR program will allow you to easily convert file formats such as the MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel into PDF. Unlike the Wondershare PDF Converter Pro, the iSkysoft PDF Converter will let you reverse the conversion process. In short, you will be able to change PDF files back to MS file formats.  What is even more exciting is the fact that you can lock your newly converted PDFs with a password. As if this is not enough, you will as well place restrictions on those who can view, modify or copy your files.  This comes as a great relief for business owners that want to keep some of their data files away from prying eyes.
  • Retains original appearance – One thing that we liked the iSkysoft PDF Converter for is the fact that it did not alter the original layout of our documents. All elements in the PDF file are simply replicated in the new document but never changed. Amazingly, it transferred all images, tables, graphs, pictures, text fonts/sizes and overall formatting as it were in our original document. We felt like we were viewing the same file we had prior to conversion only that now it was readable, editable and easy to store.
  • Partial and Batch processing – Just like the Wondershare PDF Converter Pro that could convert 200 PDF documents at once, the iSkysoft PDF Converter is no exemption.  If you want to merge an assortment of PDF pages, you simply have to specify which ones. Moreover we were able to mix many different PDFs into a single batch or simply compiling documents of varied types into a single PDF file.
  • Specify formatting options – When you want to convert a batch of PDFs, simply specify the formatting options for each file.
  • Convert Password locked files - With the iSkysoft PDF converter, we can guarantee that any password-locked file can be unlocked and converted.  But you should have the password to open and convert encrypted PDF files with, unfortunately.
  • Convert scanned PDFs – This will be easy when using the pro version of the OCR software. It will convert scanned PDF files into ePUB, plain text, text-based Word, HTML, rich text or PowerPoint functions.
  • Multi-lingual – It supports only seventeen languages which is not the case with all the other versions we have described above. Some of these languages include Spanish, German, French, English, Italian and Russian among others.


Because the iSkysoft PDF Converter is based on modern technologies for Optical Character Recognition, we believe you will be happy with it. Needless to mention, this OCR is easy to use even if one is just a beginner. We love it!

Customer Support and Help

If you need more information about this product, you can visit the official website. They have published adequate online tutorials, Frequently Asked Questions and they have promised consistent email customer help and support services.

System requirements

Mac and Windows platforms are supported.

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