WPS PDF VS Adobe Acrobat | Insights and Facts

July 31, 2023 3.4K views

Editing and reading PDFs is nowadays a must have task for every office worker. For this you will be wondering about the best one. WPS PDF and Adobe Acrobat both are similar in using and handling PDFs. But there are few things due to which users prefer WPS PDF over Adobe Acrobat. One of them is money. Adobe Acrobat charges you a heavy amount of money in return for using its premium PDF editing features but WPS PDF is the most cheaper editor in the market so far. This blog will illustrate both PDF editors so you can pick the better one according to your need.



WPS PDF helps people read, edit and convert PDF files offline (Through WPS PDF app) and online (PDF Extension) easily. If you like to read, edit, compress and convert PDF files offline and online, this tool can provide many useful functions to do so. Through WPS PDF, you'll get a better experience to edit files online and offline. The Premium version of WPS PDF provides you with a free trial for the experience, a 7-day free trial with PDF Tools lets you experience the whole feature for free.

Positive Aspects of WPS PDF

  1. Merge or combine multiple files into one or vice versa, as you want.

  2. Split one PDF file into many or one page into independent files.

  3. Convert your PDF files to Word documents accurately.

  4. Convert PDF files to Excel formats or Spreadsheets.

  5. Convert your PDF files to PowerPoint formats and vice versa.

  6. Convert each PDF page into a picture or a picture to PDF using OCR.

  7. Arrange, add, crop and delete PDF pages.

  8. Reduce file size without compromising the PDF quality.

  9. Convert PDFs to make DOC and DOCX files easy to read and edit.

  10. Convert PDFs to make Excel or spreadsheets easy to read and edit.

  11. Convert PDFs to make PowerPoint easy to view and edit.

  12. Encrypt your PDF files by adding signature and password.

  13. Free to download and use.


  1. Not all features are free, there are some premium features that require subscription. However, you can do the regular edition for free.

  2. Disgusting in-app ads.

Adobe Acrobat


Adobe Acrobat is easy to use and a powerful PDF reader and editor with ability to password protect the documents. It is used widely for automated fillable PDF forms..Also it offers a standard feature of text search. Many reviewers / users recommend this app for mobiles as phones generally don't come with a pdf application.

Positive Aspects of Adobe Acrobat

  1. Allows you to make PDFs from different sources such as multiple existing PDF files, Images, and screen captures.

  2. Manipulate the PDF files into Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other editable formats.

  3. Add and modify text, images and objects.

  4. Crop, split and merge pages, highlight, annotate, and add markups.

  5. OCR technology that makes imaged based files editable.

  6. Fill out PDF forms by adding texts.

  7. Add signatures to certify a certain file.


  1. The app logging out of every week or two looks a little annoying to sign back in to it every time.

  2. Uploading a PDF form locally through the library to in the app, there are no options to rename or move the file from one folder to another.

  3. Heavy on wallet.

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