For some years I have been looking for an editor for my PDF collection, but so far I really haven't found the one to love. I've purchased a couple of the kind, but I get confused every time I try to use them! It is as if the authors were thinking that in order for their program to handle a Adobe product their program must also look like a Adobe product! But such interface is confusing to my micro soft brain! I've learned from childhood that an editor looks like NotePad, WordPad or Word. Period! So why the heck has the PDF business developed a quite different User's Interface?
Well, today I was informed by SnapFiles Pro that "Infix PDF Editor" was updated. I knew nothing about such program, so I read on, and was also told that the program is $99 for the Standard version and $299 for a PRO version!! I was wondering if I would bother to check out a program that I knew I cannot purchase ($99~$299 !?!), but curiosity killed the cat, didn't it, so now I am testing the bucker!
INfix does NOT look like a $100 program! My first impression was like "is that all, for $99??", because it really doesn't look like more than a WordPad. But that is exactly the very point! It is an editor that is totally familiar from the first second! If you ever have edited a Rich Text file you will immediately know how to use this editor! And this is what I love about it, it is sooo NOT confusing to me! Not because there are no features, on the contrary, INfix is VERY capable (see my second photo), but because it is well-known and all the features are hidden inside the menu, instead of the usual show-off chaos on the toolbars.
Of course my second action was to open a PDF file. I managed to open one that had a typo in the first paragraph. I placed the cursor and edited, as if I was working in WordPad. For the very first time I feel totally certain how to edit a PDF file!
Compare with a few others (http://www.iceni.com...fix3_competition.htm
):INfix: easy, capable, but expensive WordPad-like PDF editor
The homepage has a very fine series of video manuals and instructions, Click on any of the listed features
to see short Flash movies demonstrating their use.
INfix is not impressive to look at, but it really is very capable and totally easy. I am really looking forward to test it further for some time, and if I don't mind watermarks it seems I won't even have to purchase it!(?)
Did you ever use INfix??
Do you find it competitive at this asking price?