Question:I am trying to build a web app that can view and annotate PDF files in a browser without flash player installed (like an iPad). Are there any free or cheap components that render a PDF in html, JS and canvas? Thanks! Is there a demo on VeryPDF?
Answer: Now there is no component on VeryPDF for building web application that can view and annotate PDF files in a browser but we have developed an application which is cloud based web application. Maybe you can check the online demo, if you need and feel it is good, we can customize one component for you further developing. The software is named VeryPDF Annotator Cloud API (Online PDF Annotation Cloud API), which is HTML 5 based, you can annotate PDF on iPad easily without flash player installed. And this is free online tool, if you just need to annotate PDF, this application is totally free for you. Please check more information of this software on homepage, in the following part, let us check how to use this software.
Step 1. Go to website of Free Online Document Annotator
- This application is website based and it supports most of the browsers, so you can open it at any computer system and any kind of browser.
- When you open it then you will see the following snapshot. All the detail steps have been marked on website.
Step 2. View PDF and Annotate PDF in browser.
- Please click button Browser to upload local PDF file which you need to view and annotate to website. This software also allows you annotate online PDF by entering its URL.
- If you have API code, please input. If you do not have, please click button Annotate Now then you will enter another tab where you can annotate PDF easily.
- Here you can add comment by three methods, add text comment by clicking button Text, draw lines, highlight text and strikeout text on added PDF file. By those tools, I feel you can annotate PDF perfectly.
- When you finish annotating, please click button Save to save those annotation as a new PDF.
- When you save it then you will enter another tab with new URL link, by which you can download the annotated PDF easily.
By this software, we can view and annotate PDF in iPad without any problem. If you have any good suggestion, please contact us then we will improve it according to your need.