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Lumin vs Foxit


Luke Houghton


May 27, 2024



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a pink arm and an orange arm (pink being Lumin and orange being Foxit) arm wrestle

Need a Google-integrated PDF editor that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Foxit PDF editor is a good option. So is Lumin. Which one should you choose?

Table of Contents

  • 1. Can I edit PDFs on Foxit?

  • 2. Is Foxit secure?

  • 3. Do Foxit and Lumin integrate with Google Drive?

  • 4. Do I need to download Foxit or Lumin?

  • 5. Which is cheaper?

  • 6. Who’s the winner?

  • 1. Can I edit PDFs on Foxit?
  • 2. Is Foxit secure?
  • 3. Do Foxit and Lumin integrate with Google Drive?
  • 4. Do I need to download Foxit or Lumin?
  • 5. Which is cheaper?
  • 6. Who’s the winner?

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the rumble in the jungle – where the jungle is a digital document arena and the fighters are the most cutting-edge PDF editors available today. 

In one corner we have the shining light of PDF progress, Lumin, and in the other we have the cunning and sly Foxit PDF editor.  

We’ve pitted these two eSignature solutions against each other to see who will come out on top. 

Will Lumin illuminate the path as the ultimate PDF tool, or will Foxit outfox the competition with its cunning features? Let’s get ready to rumble!

Can I edit PDFs on Foxit?

Many folks mistakenly assume that Foxit is just a PDF reader. While this may have been true in the early days, Foxit now has a separate PDF editor and eSign tool under its belt. 

Now let's put our fighters’ features head to head.

Lumin stands toe-to-toe with Foxit, matching its capabilities. Both contenders excel in:

  • PDF viewing and reading
  • PDF editing 
  • integrating with your favorite apps (such as Google Drive)
  • PDF eSignatures
  • creating fillable forms
  • PDF annotation and collaboration  

Where Lumin truly shines is in the realm of convenience. Lumin includes both a PDF editor and eSignature tools in one app. Foxit divides these features between two separate apps, which means two subscriptions and switching between them to complete tasks. 

Not ideal if you’re pounding the canvas trying to get work done quickly and efficiently. 

Is Foxit secure?

Foxit reported a low blow in 2021 when a bug allowed hackers to run malware on users' computers. This bug has since been fixed but it raised serious concerns about the safety of users’ data on PDF editors.

Lumin has a state-of-the-art security system, ensuring users' data is protected with top-tier certifications and technical security features. When it comes to safeguarding user data, Lumin takes things seriously.

Do Foxit and Lumin integrate with Google Drive?

Yes, both Foxit and Lumin integrate with Google Drive.

Why is this important? Well, this allows your documents to be accessible anytime, anywhere, with just a few clicks. This not only simplifies collaboration but also enhances security by storing your documents off-site.

How do our fighters weigh up when integrating with Google Drive?

While both Foxit and Lumin pack a punch with their integration with Google Drive, Lumin takes it a step further with its auto-sync feature. Lumin automatically updates your documents across devices, ensuring you're always in sync and ready to go.

In this bout of integration abilities, Lumin has taken the upper hand. 

Do I need to download Foxit or Lumin?

If you're in Foxit’s corner then yes, downloading is the name of the game. 

If you opt for Lumin, you can dodge the download as the PDF editor is accessible from your web browser. In saying that, Lumin also offers both downloadable desktop and mobile apps for your convenience. 

Which is cheaper?

To get both PDF editing and eSignature capabilities for Foxit, you will have to pay for two separate apps: Foxit PDF Editor and Foxit eSign

Lumin’s free plan includes a PDF editor and eSignature tool, and allows you to edit and send 3 documents for free per month. Foxit eSign has a free trial allowing 5 signatures but only lasts for 14 days.

For the ringside business owners:

Foxit’s eSign Pro and PDF Editor Suite Pro tools cost a total of $400 per year which allows unlimited use of the PDF editor tool and the ability to sign 50 documents annually.  

Lumin’s Business plan provides 200 documents/month at $199 per month, plus added document editing features like template creation and the redact tool. The number of users is not limited on any Lumin plan, making it a great choice for medium to large businesses.

Who’s the winner?

So there you have it. The PDF editor battle of the century. Will the youthful Lumin or the sly Foxit take the win?

While both contenders have come out fighting, it's the determination and innovation of Lumin that have captured our heart – and those of 90 million other users. 

Who’s your pick? 

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