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PDF is, by far, the most ubiquitous document format on the internet. Many sites, including our own, put white papers on the internet in Portable Document Format. Unfortunately viewing some of these documents requires downloading hundreds of pages and if you do not have Foxit or Adobe Reader, you've got to go download that too. Granted, in this day-and-age, that's highly unlikely.
Wouldn't it be amazing if there was a website that let me view PDFs in a no-download-required viewer? It would be even better if it let me change the links to the PDFs on my site so that my customers didn't have to download the PDFs either. Oh, and if that's not asking enough, it would be awesome if I had a bookmarklet that would make all PDFs open in that viewer by default at the click of a button.
Well, looks like all those prayers have been answered today!Introducing ThinDoc: a Zero Footprint Full Screen PDF Viewer.
Note from authors:
Hello! It's been six years since our 31 Apps marathon. Since then, we have stopped hosting some of the apps like the ThinDoc PDF viewer. However, if you're a developer and would like to be able to make your own, similar applications (PDF & TIFF viewing and annotations controls) for .NET or Java, please contact us. email@example.com We'd love to help you out.
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