Muhimbi’s PDF Editor for SharePoint vs. Adobe

When it comes to opening, viewing, and editing PDF documents in SharePoint, Muhimbi offers the most secure and robust solution. See how Muhimbi PDF Editor for SharePoint stacks up against Adobe.

What Makes Muhimbi’s PDF Editor for SharePoint the Best Adobe Alternative?

More Features

More Features

Edit text, add annotations, create PDF forms, redact sensitive information, and more.



Your documents stay in SharePoint and aren’t sent to a third-party server to be processed.

Flexible Deployment Options

Flexible Deployment Options

Integrate with SharePoint Online or deploy in SharePoint on-premises.

File Support and Customization

File Support and Customization

Supports opening and editing PDF documents and TIFF, PNG, and JPG images in SharePoint. Easily integrate our PDF Editor, or leverage our SharePoint SDK to build a custom solution.

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Here’s how Muhimbi customers rate our service on Trustpilot, Microsoft AppSource, and Gartner Peer Insights.



69 reviews

Microsoft AppSource


30 reviews

Gartner Peer Insights


27 reviews

Ken T

Using Muhimbi for several projects. From the tools our team evaluated, Muhimbi provides the most accurate rendering and flexible attachment processing.

Michael Dockray

Great support to resolve our problem watermarking documents in Power Automate. Solved the issue and gave valuable insights into best practices.

Andrew Wilkie

We've used Muhimbi for 8 years in tandem with Nintex Workflow. The technical support is top notch, quick to respond and eager to assist.

Arren Quigle

As a new user I ran into a technical issue. Yash assisted via chat and screen share to solve it in 2 minutes. It was a user error.


Complex scenario to connect 2 K2 servers to 1 SharePoint instance. Support was very responsive over several deeply technical sessions.

Mikael Råstock

A fantastic product. Watermarking approved documents, merging documents, archiving as pdf/a. Premium support instantly from their helpdesk.

Jari Nguyen

We are really happy to recommend Muhimbi as it reduced development time, and costs to convert email into PDF directly from Microsoft Flow.

Rich Piazza

Yash was very helpful in the whole process from proof of concept to production. Available and willing to work with my team!!!!

Sonia Bilodeau

The call back is quick, and the service is efficient. I felt confident. Thank you!

Jesus Martinez

Had no experience, but a sales engineer listened to our requirements and provided a working solution. Implementation was extraordinarily easy!

Rick Backus

Problem solved in 18 minutes. Yash was very helpful with both support and explaining pricing.

l. Berzan

Excellent product, excellent support with a really quick resolution!

Work with PDFs inside SharePoint

Cover every step of your PDF workflow with an all-in-one toolkit for SharePoint. From editing, annotating, and merging PDFs, to redacting sensitive information, form filling and form creation, and eSigning documents — Muhimbi saves you time and money. Make last-minute changes and work with real-time data without needing to leave SharePoint.

Muhimbi PDF EditorAdobe DC
Text Editing
Edit text like in Word
Add text. It isn’t possible to edit existing text.
About 30 different annotations
Text and area redaction
Not Included
Form FillingIncluded
Form Creator ToolIncludedNot Included
Electronic SignaturesIncluded
Not available by default. This requires a separate add-on.
Measuring Tools
Distance, perimeter, rectangle, ellipse, and polygon area
Not Included
Document Editor
Move, copy, rotate, crop, delete, and add new pages
Locked (premium only) and limited
Combine Files
Import PDF files
Locked (premium only)
SDK UpgradeIncludedNot Included
Concurrency Handling
When User B saves the document, they’re given the option to reload the changes of User A, but it’ll retain the changes that User B made — so the changes for both User A and User B are merged.
When User B saves the document, they’re given the option to either save a copy of their existing changes or discard their changes and load changes from User A only.
Password-Protection HandlingIncludedIncluded

Keep Your Documents and Data Secure in SharePoint

Muhimbi’s PDF Editor uses client-side technology to process documents in SharePoint. This means your documents are opened, viewed, and edited directly in SharePoint and never sent to a third-party server for processing. With Adobe, your documents are sent from SharePoint to the Adobe Document Cloud servers to be processed.

Deploy with Ease

Deploy PDF Editor on SharePoint Online in three different ways — through a file handler, the web part, or an extension. PDF Editor for SharePoint On-Premises covers all different license types and SharePoint editions (2013–2019 and SE).

Muhimbi PDF EditorAdobe DC
Document SecurityIncludedIncluded
Hosting Control
Choice of self-hosted vs. PSPDFKit hosted
Online only — hosted by Acrobat
Multiple SPO Deployments
Site-level and rapid deployment; supports external users
One deployment (tenant-wide deployment)
  • Doesn’t support external users
  • Cannot restrict to specific sites

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