PDFescape Desktop Now Available for Windows PCs

Today Red Software is excited to announce the release of PDFescape Premium & PDFescape Ultimate subscription plans, as well as PDFescape Desktop, which brings the familiar features & simplicity of PDFescape online to Windows® desktops with several new advanced PDF editing features.

Free trial subscriptions of PDFescape Premium & PDFescape Ultimate are available now, providing premium PDF editing online plus PDFescape Desktop for PCs for advanced PDF editing. With plans starting from just $2.99 per month, PDFescape continues to offer a powerful yet easy to use “escape” from expensive alternative PDF editors.

Whats new - PDFescape Desktop

PDFescape.com will always be available for editing PDFs online, and PDFescape Desktop now provides additional PDF editing functionality beyond the features available online. PDFescape Desktop provides all of the professional PDF editing tools necessary to fully edit PDFs, with features like full text & image editing, new annotation tools, advanced PDF forms functionality, PDF merging, PDF creation from any file, PDF conversion to text & image formats, and much more.

To read more about the new features available in PDFescape Desktop, please click here.

PDFescape Publishing

By combining the power of online PDF editing, a publishing platform, and desktop software, PDFescape is able to offer advanced functionality not found in other solutions. PDFescape Ultimate offers everything available in PDFescape Premium (including PDFescape Desktop) - plus a powerful PDF publishing tool that makes it easy to distribute PDF documents with a simple link. Recipients can view the shared document or fill out a PDF form directly in their web browser with no software to install.

Click here to read more about the publishing options available in the PDFescape Ultimate plan.

Professional PDF Editing

With in-line text and image editing, PDFescape Desktop gives users a much needed solution to the common task of modifying text in PDF documents. Other text editing features include tools to highlight, cross-out, and underline existing text. PDFescape is a great option for offices going paperless, with tools to scan to PDF, create fillable PDF forms, and publish PDFs online. PDFescape Desktop even makes it easy to fill out PDF forms, and place wet ink signatures with the Easy Sign tool - no printing required.

Additional annotation tools include text typewriter, shapes and sticky notes for collaboration. Images, stamps, & watermarks can be added to documents, as well as freehand drawings directly on PDFs. Bookmarks and hyperlinks can be inserted for navigation, and bates stamping can be used to add page numbers or headers and footers for a professional polish. Create PDFs from any existing file, or convert PDFs to text and image formats. Combining documents is made easy with PDF merging, with additional PDF assembly functionality to extract, delete, rotate, crop and rearrange pages.

PDFescape Desktop offers advanced PDF security functionality usually only available in expensive PDF software. Features like password protection with up to 256 bit banking grade encryption, & digital certificate security provide peace of mind when handling with sensitive PDFs.


Getting Started


With no long term contracts & plans starting at just $2.99 per month, its easy to see why PDFescape is a true "escape" from other PDF editors.

Signup here start your free trial today, or contact PDFescape support if you have any questions about the new PDFescape Premium or PDFescape Ultimate plans.

RAD PDF 2.28 Released

Red Software is excited to release version 2.28 of the ASP.NET PDF editor and viewer, RAD PDF. This update includes basic support for PDF form field submit buttons, simplified object duplication, and other improvements.

In the RAD PDF GUI, users can now click form field reset and submit buttons. When clicked, PdfButtonFields detected to be submit buttons (IsSubmit is true) will save the loaded document along with its field data, passing a special save type to your ASP.NET web application for processing. Additionally, buttons with a reset form action are now detected and will reset a form to its default values when clicked.

The PdfWebControl's object right click dialog now includes a "Duplicate" option allowing users to easily create identical form fields or other objects.

This update also includes several logging improvements and bug fixes.

This version is available free of charge to all Red Software customers with an active RAD PDF Maintenance Plan.

Release Notes

RAD PDF Service Update 2.27.5 Released

Today, Red Software releases version 2.27.5, a service update to its ASP.NET PDF editor, RAD PDF. This release provides a number of bug fixes for RAD PDF.

Most importly, this update includes a number of security improvements and text extraction improvements.

This version is available free of charge to all Red Software customers with an active RAD PDF Maintenance Plan.

Release Notes

RAD PDF 2.27 Released

Red Software is proud to announce version 2.27 of RAD PDF, the ASP.NET PDF form filler, PDF editor, and PDF reader. This update focuses on PDF form filling improvements, particularly the use of non-ASCII characters. Now, with the optional use of CMap resources, RAD PDF can more accurately output form field values even when the specific font isn't fully available (which is often the case when CJK characters are used).

Along with these new Unicode features, this release includes some hashing performance improvements and other optimizations.

This release also includes several bug fixes.

This version is available free of charge to all Red Software customers with an active Maintenance Plan.

Release Notes

RAD PDF 2.26 Released

2014 has seen a number of significant updates to RAD PDF, our ASP.NET PDF editor, form filler and viewer. This December here at Red Software we're excited to announce the release of version 2.26.

With this update users can now easily upload files using drag and drop when appending or adding an image. RAD PDF automatically detects whether or not the client browser supports drag and drop, only showing this modern browser feature to clients which support it. Modern browsers will also see information about the upload progress (and how much longer RAD PDF expects it will need).

We've also improved the way in which large files are handled by RAD PDF. Reducing RAD PDF's memory footprint, these internal improvements will improve performance especially on servers with limited memory resources. We've added settings like the new MessageDataSizeThreshold property to allow these improvements to be tweaked when necessary.

Version 2.26 also includes an improved DocumentKey generation scheme. While the existing keys are strong, we've made them a little stronger without performance impact.

This release also includes several bug fixes.

This version is available free of charge to all Red Software customers with an active Maintenance Plan.

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