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This article was published on March 19, 2015

    PandaDoc makes it easier for developers to integrate its PDF alternative into web apps

    PandaDoc makes it easier for developers to integrate its PDF alternative into web apps
    Owen Williams
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    Owen Williams

    Former TNW employee

    Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

    PandaDoc, the company that makes it easy to sign and annotate documents online, has today released a new API and a Javascript SDK to make it easier to deal with PDF documents on the Web.

    Building custom PDF handling code is expensive and complicated, so PandaDoc is trying to make it straightforward to use its alternative to PDFs in any web application.

    The new API makes it easy to integrate PandaDoc’s tools right into existing applications. Developers can create an overlay that allows users to upload a document easily, or annotate one directly adding text or a signature with little hassle thanks to PandaDoc’s tools.

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    PandaDoc has customers, like TaskRabbit, already using the new tools to allow their “rabbits” (people who perform tasks) to fill in forms directly on their service without the need for a desktop app.

    Developers can start integrating PandaDoc into their Web apps today using its RESTful API.

    ➤ PandaDoc API