Category Archives: Apps


Dropbox

New Dropbox update allows for in-app PDF signing on iOS devices

If you’ve found it frustrating that you can’t sign a PDF “in-app” whilst using Dropbox, you’re sure to be pleased with the new update released for iOS users. Aimed at boosting mobile productivity for those who need to work on the move, the new update allows PDF users to sign where needed digitally and then re-save (either as a copy or to the original). Users can also edit other fields, adding text to appropriate fields and save to the file.

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File Sharing & Collaboration with GroupMe

If you’re a user of Microsoft’s chat app GroupMe, you’ll no doubt be pleased with the new update to allow file sharing of up to 50MB (per file). With the ability to share from a multitude of local or cloud storage locations including OneDrive, GoogleDrive, DropBox and Amazon Drive, this brings GroupMe higher into the league to compete with established networking apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

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Kindle 50MB Limit Exceeded

How to Overcome the 50MB “Send to Kindle” File Size Limit

Do you find yourself frustrated by the 50MB limit imposed by Amazon when trying to send large documents to your Kindle wirelessly? If you use it for reading eBooks and files then you may find yourself victim to this limit more often than you’d like, but there is a way around it that doesn’t involve plugging into your computer and transferring via USB cable (not always practical on the move and defeats the purpose of a wireless e-reader!)

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Avenza Maps

PDF Maps App renamed to Avenza Maps

We’ve written about the PDF Maps app available from Avenza Systems previously, and the latest update from the company is one that aims to define their status in the marketplace as a leader in the Maps marketplace. The app has now been rebranded from PDF Maps to Avenza Map, and comes complete with a refreshed icon and website that caters more to both commercial and personal users.

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WhatsApp Adds Functionality to Send & Receive PDF Files

If you’re an iOS WhatsApp user you’ll be pleased to know you can finally send and receive PDF files after update 2.12.15 was rolled out on March 6th. This service works with files that are both saved locally or stored in the cloud, and also enables permission for file sharing of photos and videos of cloud based content. Android users have been able to do this for a while, so iOS users will be no doubt pleased to catch up.

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Avenza PDF Maps

Avenza PDF Maps launches Affiliate Program

2015 was a big year for Avenza Maps and 2016 looks set on the same path, as the company have launched their PDF Maps Retail Affiliate program. Aimed at monetising map purchases for map publishers and travel themed retailers, the program will use affiliate links and QR codes to earn the affiliate in question a share of the revenue on each purchase made.

The program is free to join and has no ongoing fees or setup costs, with the ability for existing vendors of the Avenza PDF Maps to opt in also and earn additional commission.

The launch of this program will help to raise brand awareness of Avenza PDF Maps and, with the inclusion of new maps in the software, this is hopefully set to be a success for the company!


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Send PDF files on Windows Phones using Hike Messenger

If you use Hike on your Windows Phone then you’ll be interested to know that a major update has been rolled out in Beta that has seen the messaging service undergo a major design and functionality change. The official release notes for the update state that Hike has been practically rewritten from scratch (17,378 lines of code to date) and users will notice a big difference as soon as they log on after updating. A brand new interface has been introduced, pushing simpler and easier navigation for users, as well as a wide range of features including 10 new chat themes, enhanced group admin settings and the option to mute group chats (which can also now have up to 500 members).

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Dropbox

Dropbox iOS app update allows users to save PDF version of a website directly from Safari

Dropbox is hugely popular with users around the world and the latest update to the official iOS app has been met with wide approval since its release on 2nd November. Focused largely on improving the user interface, one of the biggest additions to Version 4.1 is the ability to now save versions of websites from Safari as PDF files directly into the Dropbox app.

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Avenza PDF Maps

Avenza Systems release PDF Maps app 2.6

If you’re in need of a PDF Maps app, look no further than the latest release of PDF Maps 2.6 for iOS from Avenza Systems. Avenza, suppliers of cartography and mapping software, released the new update on August 26th to include Map Bundles, localization for German, Japanese, Chinese and Russian users and improved OpenStreetMap search results.

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Apps on Mobile

Top Free PDF Apps for Mobile Users

If you spend a lot of time on your mobile or tablet browsing the web, then this post is going to be right up your street! A lot of companies have created mobile friendly versions of their websites (especially since Google’s Mobile Friendly update last April) and as such, have made sure that any corresponding PDF documents online can be read and accessed by users.

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