Global PDF Editor Industry to 2025


DUBLIN, July 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The “Global PDF Publisher Market (2020-2025) by Type, Operation, Subscription, Deployment, End User, Geography, Competitive Analysis and Impact of Covid-19 with Ansoff Analysis” report was added to offer.

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The global PDF editor market is estimated at $ 1.94 billion in 2020 and should reach $ 2.94 billion by 2025, with a CAGR of 8.68%.

Market dynamics

Key factors such as the growing demand for online tools and applications and the growing need to improve business documents have driven the growth of the PDF editing software market. Likewise, the increase in digital signature and cloud-based applications offer growth opportunities to the market. However, factors such as data security concerns and difficulty in creating media rich PDF files are likely to restrain the market growth. In addition, the presence of open source applications is seen as the main challenge in the market.

Market segmentation

The global PDF editor market is further segmented on the basis of type, operation, subscription, deployment, end user, and geography.

By type, the market is categorized into software and services. Of the two, the software segment holds the highest market share.

By Operation, the market is categorized as Compress & OCR, Convert to PDF, Convert from PDF, Signature & Security, Split & Merge, and View & Edit. Among all, the signature and security segment holds the highest market share.

By Subscription, the market is classified into annual and monthly. Of the two, the annual subscription segment holds the highest market share.

By deployment, the market is categorized as on premise and web based. Of the two, the web segment is estimated to have the highest market share.

By end user, the market is categorized as the PDF editing software market studied by corporate users, education, government, legal departments and administrators, and personal users. Among all, business users have the highest market share.

By geography, North America is expected to dominate the market.

Recent developments

1. iSkysoft released FilmoraPro video editing software for professional editing and highly personalized content creation. – January 17, 2020
2. Foxit Software released its first pdf editing solution, PhantomPDF Mac, for macOS. The editor provides various editing features like inserting, merging and separating pdf files. Aug 21, 2018

Company Profiles

Some of the companies covered in this report are ABBYY, Adobe Inc., airSlate Inc., Apowersoft Ltd., DocsCorp, Foxit Software, Inc., iSkysoft, JotForm, KOFAX INC., Nitro Software, Inc., PDF Technologies, Inc.,, Red Software, Tracker Software Products Ltd and Wondershare Technology Co., Ltd, etc.

Competitive quadrant

The report includes Competitive Quadrant, a proprietary tool to analyze and assess the position of companies based on their Industry Position Score and Market Performance Score. The tool uses various factors to categorize players into four categories. Some of these factors taken into account for the analysis are financial performance over the past 3 years, growth strategies, innovation score, new product launches, investments, market share growth, etc.

Why buy this report?

  • The report offers a comprehensive assessment of the global PDF editor market. The report includes in-depth qualitative analysis, verifiable data from authentic sources, and market size projections. Projections are calculated using proven research methodologies.

  • The report has been compiled through extensive primary and secondary research. The main research is carried out through interviews, surveys and observations of renowned personnel in the industry.

  • The report includes in-depth market analysis using Porter’s 5 Force Model and Ansoff Matrix. The impact of Covid-19 on the market is also presented in the report.

  • The report also contains competitive analysis using the Competitive Quadrant, the analyst’s proprietary competitive positioning tool.

Main topics covered:

1 Description of the report

2 Research methodology

3 Executive summary

4 Market overview
4.1 Presentation
4.2 Market dynamics
4.2.1 Drivers Growth of online tools and applications Growing demand for improved business documents Growing adoption of mobile applications
4.2.2 Constraints Difficulties in creating media rich PDF files Data security issues Compatibility issues with the website
4.2.3 Opportunities Emergence of the electronic signature in the PDF editor Growth of cloud-based applications
4.2.4 Challenges Presence of Open Source solutions
4.3 Trends

5 Market analysis
5.1 Porter’s five forces analysis
5.2 Impact of COVID-19
5.3 Ansoff matrix analysis

6 Global PDF Editing Software Market, By Type
6.1 Presentation
6.2 Resolution
6.3 Services

7 Global PDF Editing Software Market, By Operation
7.1 Presentation
7.2 Compression and OCR
7.3 Compress and OCR
7.4 Convert from PDF
7.5 Signature and security
7.6 Split and merge
7.7 View and edit

8 Global PDF Editing Software Market, By Subscription
8.1 Presentation
8.2 Annual
8.3 Monthly

9 Global PDF Editing Software Market, By Deployment
9.1 Presentation
9.2 On site
9.3 Web-based

10 Global PDF Editing Software Market, By End User
10.1 Presentation
10.2 Corporate users
10.3 Education
10.4 Government
10.5 Legal and administrator
10.6 Personal use

11 Global PDF Editing Software Market, By Geography
11.1 Presentation
11.2 North America
11.2.1 United States
11.2.2 Canada
11.2.3 Mexico
11.3 South America
11.3.1 Brazil
11.3.2 Argentina
11.4 Europe
11.4.1 United Kingdom
11.4.2 France
11.4.3 Germany
11.4.4 Italy
11.4.5 Spain
11.4.6 Remainder of Europe
11.5 Asia Pacific
11.5.1 China
11.5.2 Japan
11.5.3 India
11.5.4 Indonesia
11.5.5 Malaysia
11.5.6 South Korea
11.5.7 Australia
11.5.8 Russia
11.5.9 Rest of APAC
11.6 Rest of the world
11.6.1 Qatar
11.6.2 Saudi Arabia
11.6.3 South Africa
11.6.4 United Arab Emirates
11.6.5 Latin America

12 Competitive landscape
12.1 Competitive quadrant
12.2 Market share analysis
12.3 Competitive scenario
12.3.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
12.3.2 Agreement, collaborations and partnerships
12.3.3 New product launches and improvements
12.3.4 Investments and financing

13 company profiles
13.1 ABBYY
13.2 Adobe Inc.
13.3 AirSlate Inc.
13.4 Apowersoft Ltd.
13.5 DocsCorp
13.6 Foxit Software, Inc.
13.7 iSkysoft
13.8 JotForm
13.9 KOFAX INC. (Lexmark International, Inc)
13.10 Nitro Software, Inc.
13.11 PDF Technologies, Inc.
13.13 Red software
13.14 Tracker Software Products Ltd
13.15 Wondershare Technology Co., Ltd
13.16 Ice cream applications
13.17 Microsoft
13.18 Pdfforge
13.19 PDF Fill

14 Annex

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