What is ConnectedPDF?
ConnectedPDF is a disruptive technology that brings new levels of accountability, collaboration, and productivity to the creation, sharing, and tracking of PDF documents worldwide. ConnectedPDF creates a more productive and secure environment by embedding identity and intelligence into PDF documents for the first time.
Is ConnectedPDF a new product?
Yes and no. ConnectedPDF is a breakthrough technology and not a product by itself. The core of ConnectedPDF is a set of cloud services hosted at connectedPDF.com. Applications that support ConnectedPDF, such as Foxit Reader 8.0 and Foxit PhantomPDF 8.0, are called ConnectedApps.
What are the benefits of ConnectedPDF?
ConnectedPDF enables a wide range of cloud-delivered capabilities, including document locating and tracking, versioning, file update notifications, shared and synchronized reviews, remote file protection, data collection, and much more. ConnectedPDF is simple to use and delivers capabilities never available without the use of costly, complex, kludgy enterprise document management systems. Best of all, it is available at no charge.
How does ConnectedPDF work?
A ConnectedPDF (cPDF) file is a regular PDF file with an embedded unique identification code. Office documents and legacy PDFs can be converted into cPDFs with a simple click using a cPDF-enabled application or service, such as Foxit’s applications and web services. The file is then registered in the cPDF cloud, which stores metadata to manage the document, including its ConnectedID, version information, view and change history, reviews, mark-ups, people connected to the document, related files, and location.
Are legacy PDFs compatible with ConnectedPDFs?
Legacy PDF applications can display cPDFs as ordinary PDFs, although a message will guide users, if they choose, to a ConnectedAPP for more functionality. The cPDF can also be locked, with rights limited to specific users. Individuals without viewing or editing rights can request them at any time and those rights can be granted or rescinded in real time. If the document is protected or being tracked, the recipient will get a message that cPDF must be opened by a ConnectedApp. They will get links to the ConnectedPDF web site, where they can view the file online, or download free or advanced software that provides access.
How do I create a ConnectedPDF?
There are a variety of ways to create cPDFs, all of which are easy. First, you can create a cPDF from an old-fashioned PDF file, or you can create it from a Microsoft Office document or a graphical image file. You can use free web utilities on the ConnectedPDF.com website, and you can use a ConnectedApp, such as Foxit PhantomPDF 8.0, Foxit Reader and Foxit MobilePDF on Android and iOS.
Can a ConnectedPDF document be converted back to a standard PDF?
Yes, and it's easy. Simply download the Convert cPDF to PDF tool from here
and follow its on-screen instructions to complete the conversion.
What does it cost to create and manage ConnectedPDF documents?
Nothing. You can create cPDFs using free web tools or the free Foxit Reader (version 8.0, or newer). You can also manage your connected documents using free web services. Mid-range and power users should consider Foxit PhantomPDF 8.0 because, although it costs money, it has many additional, powerful features.
How secure are ConnectedPDFs?
ConnectedPDF was built from the ground up to connect people working together, with tracking, protection, auto-updating, group review and mark-up, and other capabilities. As a result, initiators are fully in control; recipients are fully informed; and sensitive documents are fully protected. Document-related work is done with unprecedented control and efficiency.
What standards apply to ConnectedPDF?
ConnectedPDF was developed as an extension to the ubiquitous ISO Standard PDF format.
Is there anything else like ConnectedPDF on the market?
No. This is the first time that document tracking intelligence is distributed to individual documents and not performed by a monolithic, expensive, non-intuitive system.