Welcome to Docudesk Labs
Over the years Docudesk has created some exciting technology. To provide a mechanism to share our innovations and contribute to the open source community we have created Docudesk Labs. Our hope is that both developers and technologists find Docudesk Labs a valuable resource for finding sample code, application previews, and insight into our development environment and technical direction.
Direct download link, XPI install file for Firefox 3.0+:
If you find the extension useful, please visit this URL and sign up for a free Mozilla developer account, download the plugin and write a nice review:
Feature/benefit list of PDFVue for Firefox and the PDFVue.com site:
The benefits of the PDFVue plugin include:
- Free and no registration required!
- Rendering PDF’s on our servers means your computer is kept safe.
- We take care of updates automatically – so you don’t have to worry about it.
- Unlike other PDF plugins that can freeze your browser with large PDF’s, with PDFVue, you don’t have to wait for the entire PDF to load – you can start viewing immediately.
- PDFVue keeps you safe by catching all PDF’s – even if you open the PDF in a new tab, type in the URL directly, or if it is re-directed from a site such as TinyURL.
- PDFVue isn’t just a viewer – you can markup and annotate any PDF you view, and save a local copy for yourself.
- The PDFVue plugin is fully compatible with other firefox PDF plugins – and it is easily toggled on or off.
- PDFvue retains hyperlinks within the PDF’s, and will not interrupt save-as dialogues or right-click menu options if you are trying to save the PDF to your computer.
The Docudesk team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first Beta release for PDFVue.com. This release marks Docudesk’s first initiative in delivering an online application to help users view, edit and share PDFs. In the following weeks, PDFVue developers will be adding features and fixing issues you submit at a rapid pace, so please test out PDFVue and give us your feature requests and bugs.
The PDFVue Beta allows you to read, comment, annotate, and share PDFs as well as create PDF forms. These features alone provide users with a great alternative to buying expensive client software. Forms creation is another highly sought after feature available in PDFVue. Everything that is needed for adding form fields to PDFs is included in PDFVue. By selecting the forms tab, users are presented with the various input elements required for creating customized PDF Forms. During the Beta period while we tune the network and applications performance PDFVue will be available for free with no usage limatations.
Also available as a complement to the PDFVue Beta, is deskPDF Professional with Beta PDFVue OnRamp. PDFVue Onramp provides a simple way to automatically upload documents of any type onto PDFVue. AutoCAD, Photoshop, Word, Excel or documents from any ”printable” application can be uploaded to PDFVue with PDFVue OnRamp. PDFVue OnRamp also includes built-in scanning for bringing scanned documents directly online for sharing, adding form fields, or comments.
Get deskPDF with PDFVue OnRamp here.
The feedback from your unique applications and requirements are what will make PDFVue the best online PDF application. We welcome any and all feedback, ideas, and feature requests.
We are proud to announce the availability of the deskUNPDF 2 technology previews. These are pre-release versions of deskUNPDF 2 Professional and deskUNPDF for Mac.
This preview includes the new OpenDocument (OpenOffice.org Write, Google Docs, KOffice, odt) and the Sony Reader BBeB (lrf) output formats as well as Word97-2003 rtf/doc and text. Under OS X deskUNPDF installs a new PDF workflow, effectively creating a print driver for the supported output formats. The Windows version contains a trial version of deskPDF Professional which allows for the same functionality.
Windows 98/Me/2K/XP/Vista: deskUNPDFPro-TechPrev.exe
The deskUNPDF LRF Renderer Technology Preview allows Sony Reader users on Windows or Mac OS X to create reflowable eBook content printer output or existing PDFs. This is a major breakthrough because the native support for PDF content on the reader makes it incredibly hard to read the text of a normal letter-sized PDF page. The deskUNPDF LRF Renderer can produce BBeB Book content with structured text that is easily resizable, for easy of viewing on the Reader.
The OpenDocument format provides a great alternative to proprietary office application files. For anyone wishing to have easy access to word processing, spreadsheet, or graphics applications supporting this new format, there are a variety of free options. Most of these programs have the ability to create PDF output as a finished product, but often times it would be useful to convert a PDF file for editing.
For users of compatible programs -- including KOffice, OpenOffice.org (OOo), StarOffice, and even Google Docs -- the deskUNPDF OpenDocument Renderer can be used to create OpenDocument .ODT files from standard PDFs. These are fully-editable, native documents.