Editing software was something we were comparing as well and found it was subtantially the same. Our needs are pretty basic: editing minor typos, updating the date on a letter or fax cover sort of things. We found that Foxit meets our needs. The OCR is consistently accurate, and the automatic font is always a perfect match (even for fancy or unusual fonts). I would add that the comment functions (highlight, notes, shapes, etc.) also work as well as Adobe.
A few areas where I like Foxit better than Adobe:
a) Organizing documents (moving pages, extracting pages, merging PDF, and such) has not only the same great drag and drop functionality as Adobe, but it’s also done from the sidebar, which means you can still see the full size pages in the main window. In Adobe, going to the Organize menu made all the pages into thumbnails and would sometimes make it challenging to reorder pages if they all looked very similar at 10% or 20%.
b) Electronic signature are where a client signs on a tablet directly in the PDF instead of on a printed page, as opposed to a digital signature where the signature is usually done via email and a whole digital certificate gets attached to the PDF). I sign most of our firm’s letters and forms using electronic signature. In Foxit, electronic signature get actually embedded in the document with Foxit, whereas they could be moved around and copied after the fact in Adobe unless you took the extra step to flatten the document.