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Crocodoc is looking to take a big chunk out of Adobe's market share with an HTML5 viewing and annotation system for PDFs and Office documents that eliminates plug-ins or vulnerable software. "I think we beat Adobe to the punch," CEO Ryan Damico told The Register. "We're taken a file format that they've created that's now an …


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  1. ScissorHands

    Even more fudging of "HTML5"

    An "HTML5" viewer that needs platform-specific apps? Doesn't that kind of make everything a bit moot?

  2. TeeCee Gold badge

    " would get rid of the threats that Adobe's code has been coming under."

    Yeah, 'cos nobody's ever found a way of pwning a system via a browser, have they?

  3. Irongut

    eliminates plug-ins or vulnerable software?

    Sounds to me like you still need Reader for pdfs not stored in their cloud so it hardly eliminates it does it?

    1. Brewster's Angle Grinder Silver badge

      Re: eliminates plug-ins or vulnerable software?

      And for attachments to emails...

  4. Crisp

    Clicked on this article expecting a CrocoDuck story

    I would have liked a Crocoduck story.

  5. Forget It

    Do Crocs eat foxes too?

    FoxIt PDF reader is now up to scratch replacing Adobe Bloat Reader - at least on Windows

    1. Def Silver badge


      While I admit to using it from time to time myself, I wouldn't call Fox-It Reader 'up to scratch'. While it may not be as bloated at Adobe Reader, it has an equally irritating and annoying feature set (why oh why can't it just remember the default view I want) and the displayed quality of the documents is far inferior to Adobe Reader.

      To be honest, I'm half tempted to write my own competing product. Only half tempted, because obviously there's no money to be made in releasing free software when you're an independent developer, and I really have enough to be getting on with.

      1. Anonymous Dutch Coward

        Re: Fox-it

        Sumatrapdf... not as bloated as Fox-It ;)

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          PDFXchange Viewer for me

          Lots of features, without every seeming as bloated as Adobr Reader

    2. Tom yng Nghymru


      I have to use some fairly complicated PDF forms and whilst Foxit is good, it falls down sometimes when dealing with these forms which leaves me no choice but to use Acrobat Reader for those forms. Not sure if that is the fault of Foxit or the way the forms have been created, but either way I have use those forms so whose to blame is irrelevant.

  6. tommydokc

    PDFXchange Viewer for me 2

    I used to use Foxit but discovered the much better PDFXchange. Been using it for several yrs now. hands down the best IMHO.

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