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Foxit PhantomPDF Business 6: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Thursday, April 25, 2013

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers PDF software with functions many law firms require (see article below), a cloud dictation workflow system with support for digital recorders and smartphone apps, an encryption utility for Dropbox and other cloud storage services, and a web application for streamlining the recruiting process. Don't miss the next issue.


Disruptive products usually begin modestly. In the software world, they often cost nothing. Then — bam — they eventually provide robust features while keeping their price low (albeit no longer free). This scenario plays out repeatedly in the hyper competitive world of PDF software thanks to Adobe's decision to make PDF an open standard.

Foxit PhantomPDF Business 6 … in One Sentence

Launched last month, Foxit PhantomPDF Business 6 is PDF software.

The Killer Feature

Foxit originally launched a free PDF viewer, which still exists and is also now at version 6 (Foxit Reader). However, the new version of Foxit PhantomPDF Business offers many "professional" features law firms need.

Chief among these is the ability to create PDF documents, including with one click directly from Microsoft Office. You can also use Foxit PhantomPDF Business for scanning paper documents into searchable PDF documents thanks to the built-in OCR technology. The software also offers batch processing and drag-and-drop PDF creation. It supports all PDF variations, including PDF/A, which some courts require.

Other Notable Features

Foxit PhantomPDF Business also provides editing tools that go beyond minor touch-ups. You can edit entire paragraphs with your document layout reflowing automatically. You can also insert and edit images, change headers and footers, and even adjust the margins and other page layout properties.

You'll also find commenting and drawing tools, including the ability to track who made which annotations when multiple people review a document. Foxit PhantomPDF Business integrates with Evernote and SharePoint, but perhaps more importantly it enables you to email a document directly from the application.

Other features include organizational tools for moving and removing pages, changing page numbering, etc. Bates stamping, watermarks, document comparison, full-text searching, form creation and filling, digital signatures, and document security settings (including password protection).

What Else Should You Know?

Foxit PhantomPDF Business runs on Windows XP and later (including Windows 8), and integrates with Microsoft Office 2003 and later. It costs $129 with volume discounts available. If you don't need some of the professional features, the Standard version costs $89. Learn more about Foxit PhantomPDF Business 6.

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