Why You Need a PDF Comparison Tool

A PDF comparison tool gives you a quick visual look at differences between documents, and can also provide a line-by-line change log to help you see exactly what's changed.

July 2, 2022
A PDF comparison tool allows you to quickly scan files for possible changes.

PDF format is used to share contracts, invoices, and legal forms. You might use it to send in a manuscript, or when writing up a list of by-laws for your local golfing club. It is the format of choice when sending an article you don’t want tampered with— but, unfortunately, PDFs can be changed.

If you suspect unwanted changes in a PDF you’re about to sign on to, how do you locate them? The easiest way is a PDF comparison tool. Once you find out how effortless it is to find the difference between two PDFS, you’ll be making use of this free software all the time - comparing – versions of a document has never been more straightforward!

Why You Need a PDF Comparison Tool

Here’s why you need a PDF comparison tool:

Save Time

If you’ve ever opened two PDF files side by side in the PDF reader to manually scroll through and compare them, then you know what a time-consuming and tedious task this is. This is one of the most inefficient ways to compare PDF documents but one of the most common because people just don’t realise that there is a better way of doing it.

Reduce Costs

If you often find yourself completing manual document comparisons, the time it takes adds up. If you’re paying someone to do it for you, you're going to be that much poorer!  By eliminating this task, both you and your staff will be able to spend your time on more value-adding activities for the business.

Make Your Job Easier

Whether it’s confirming that a supplier has sent through the signed contract with the original wording or figuring out how a proposal has changed between the first draft and now, having a PDF comparison tool on hand will change the way you do your job for the better. Ultimately, the ability to perform a comparison between Microsoft Office and PDF files makes your job easier.


What’s The Best PDF Comparison Tool On The Market?

Draftable’s PDF comparison tool is the best PDF comparison tool on the market. It offers the ability to compare files for free online to see any differences with the Draftable Online feature.

There are no hoops to jump through, and you don’t need to be a PDF expert to use it. Simply drag and drop your files, click ‘Compare’, and the tool makes it obvious what the differences are between the original file and the updated version. This software works on both PDFs and Word documents, and you can even compare different file types against each other. It’s the only document comparison software you’ll ever need!

Do you need something a little more heavyweight than an online tool? You can connect the Draftable API directly to your other software so your staff can head to one central location to store and compare files. Our clients often integrate the comparison API tool with their CRM, ERP, or document management software. It uses REST API so that it can be configured to work with as many other software products as possible, and libraries are available for all common languages. When your staff open their files, they can also have the option to select the documents, click compare, and view results without leaving the software they are already familiar with.

If you are interested in learning more about Draftable, one of our incredible team members would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Get in touch with us today!

Document Comparison Solutions

Draftable Compare desktop.

Draftable Online

Our intuitive and reliable comparisons, right here in your browser.
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Draftable Compare desktop.

Draftable Desktop

Compare documents with ease, from the privacy of your computer.
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Draftable API

Integrate our powerful comparison technologies into your app.
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