PDF Market/Industry Revenue and Growth Statistics (2024)

Key PDF Market/Industry user stats. Includes data on market share, products, and more.
Last updated on:
December 29, 2023
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PDF Market/Industry Overview (About)

Are you having trouble looking for the best PDF software for you? Then look no further, this information might help you. In this section, we will be talking about the best PDF Software/Products, the most budget-friendly ones, the easiest ones to use, and more.

Most popular companies whose main products are PDF software

These are the most popular companies whose main products are PDF software. The list is not in any particular order.

Sources: ABBYY, Adobe, Apowersoft, DocsCorp, Foxit, Kofax, PDF-Technologies, RedSoftware, Tracker Software, Wondershare, Icecream Apps, pdfforge, pdfFiller, Smallpdf

Global PDF Editors Market Share

An estimation by a research study stated that by 2025, the Global PDF Editor Market Share will rise up to $2.94 billion with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.68%.

Source: Research and Markets, GlobalNewsWire

What is the best PDF Editor Software/Product?

The best PDF Editor software at the time is definitely Adobe Acrobat based on the customer’s satisfaction and the product’s market presence.

Source: G2

Best Budget-Friendly PDF Editor Software/Products Under $15

If you are a student or a small business owner, then the best budget-friendly PDF Editor Software or Product would probably be Smallpdf, it starts with a free subscription per month. The main selling point of Smallpdf is that it removes unnecessary extra features and focuses more on customer experience. Aside from Smallpdf, there are others that might suit your needs.

Source: G2

Easiest PDF Editor Software/Products to use

According to G2, the easiest PDF Editor product to use would be pdfFiller with an average usability score of 9.3. Following closely would be Foxit PDF Editor with 8.9 usability score.

Source: G2

How many PDF documents are created each year?

According to Adobe’s 2021 annual report, there are trillions of PDF documents created each year. We don’t have the official exact number for the recent years. However, in 2015, Phil Ydens, Fellow and VP of Adobe Document Cloud, estimated that there were 2.5 trillion PDF documents created each year.

Source: PDFA, Adobe

How many types of PDFs are there?

Did you know that there are more types of PDFs than the ones you are familiar with? Yes, there are a total of 6 different types of PDFS according to International Standards Organizations (ISO). Some PDFs are designed to be stored for a long time while other types have improved features on certain sections over the others. Let’s have a look.

Source: Ink It

Best PDF Readers for Android 2024

According to TechRadar, these are the best PDF readers for Android in 2023.

Source: Tech Radar

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About the author

Ch Daniel is the co-founder of SignHouse and chairman of the CH Group. Daniel is leading the development of SignHouse's product, as well as strategising how else the company can reach its main mission: empowering 100M+ to use the world's most efficient document organisational tools.