Pre-Purchase Insights: Everything you need to know before you buy.
By Laura Massingham | 2023 Oct 11
Process inefficiency from constant toggling between applications is top of mind for business leaders as everyone tries to do more with less. In fact, a recent Asana report found leaders use 10 apps a day on average, hurting focus and productivity. At Apryse, we support developers by providing the tools to enable complete workflows within a single app. We continuously add use cases to WebViewer with the goals of increasing in-app time and boosting user productivity.
With WebViewer 10.4, we added PDF Portfolio creation and screenshot capturing - bringing traditionally external tasks into one smooth, browser-based workflow. Additionally, the new snipping tool lets users annotate and share screenshots without switching apps.
Let's explore how these capabilities can benefit your web application or simplify document workflows.
A PDF portfolio bundles together various file types - Word docs, Excel sheets, PowerPoint slides, images, CAD files and more into a single PDF container. The individual files retain their original formats for easy access and editing in compatible applications such as Microsoft Office or AutoCAD. While portfolios are a great solution to many use cases, they cannot be edited and manipulated without another application, making them inaccessible to many users.
While many web browsers do not support viewing and editing of PDF portfolios, the Apryse WebViewer does. We are proud that not only does it offer the ability to view, edit, and manipulate PDF files and related content to meet multiple document processing use cases, it also allows users to open supported files (Office, PDF, image) in a new tab from a portfolio.
Portfolios provide an efficient way to organize related documents and assets for:
The new snipping tool allows users to capture any portion of a document open in WebViewer including text, images, and annotations. The snipped content can then be copied and pasted to other applications and saved as an image.
The Snipping Tool Being Selected Via the Edit Toolbar
Even though there are multiple snipping tools on the market including Microsoft Snipping Tool and Apple Preview, our clients have been asking for a way to embed this capability into WebViewer rather than risk having screenshots floating around on users' desktops and hard drives. The convenience of capturing screenshots in one place encourages extended, active usage in end-user applications and enhanced productivity.
Users can review and capture key information from documents without leaving the application. Use cases include:
When you are ready to start incorporating these tools quickly and easily into your WebViewer application, please visit our related developer blogs: PDF portfolios how-to blog and the snipping tool how-to blog
As always, we welcome your feedback and feature requests! Feel free to reach out to our team on Discord for support and to learn more. We look forward to seeing what you build with the new WebViewer.
Director of Product Marketing
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