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