Devaldi

FlowPaper


5 / 5
2 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Creative industries, web designers, web publishers


Average Ratings

2 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $95.00/one-time
  • Pricing Details
    Full pricing details available at https://flowpaper.com/download/
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Devaldi
  • flowpaper.com/
  • New Zealand

About FlowPaper

Lets you bring your PDF documents to the web in a friendly and beautiful way while enhancing collaboration.


FlowPaper Features

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Document Archiving
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Retention
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Recovery
  • File Type Conversion
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Version Control

FlowPaper Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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We use Flowpaper to protect sensitive documents from being copied, while sharing with intended users

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a flexible piece of software. It can be used as a publishing tool to share PDF documents with optional printing, downloading, and full search indexing. It can also be used in a more restrictive way since the viewer can be customized with only the tools you need.

We use this as the secure viewer for an online document library. By customizing the viewer we restrict printing and download access and force the documents to be rendered using streaming files. This prevents the documents from arriving on end user hard drives in any usable format, but allows the documents to be viewed in the browser window with 100% fidelity.

This is a custom scenario, but several years ago this was the only secure viewer we could find that didn't break the bank.

Cons: There is a steep learning curve and a lot of post purchase programming and customization to make this work. Flowpaper provides some working examples to base your environment on, but it is still a lot of custom programming to integrate.

Overall: Secure document viewing for end users.

Protecting a very large online library for theft.

Very favorable pricing for what this software accomplishes.

The best way to convert PDFs to HTML5

Nov 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The final result of the conversion is suburb. The pro version has all the extras like links, shares, zoom. The quality of the pages was excellent but the pages still opened immediately. I was worried when I saw the final zipped file size, but it was really fast to load.

The publication I publish is high quality, and I expected the online version to be useful but not perhaps at the same level. The book is displayed just like the actual magazine, and it offers the PDF for download for clients to print out.

I found it easy to load my own branding and colours. You can save your document as a template, making it quicker to do future issues with consistency.

Cons: The most irritating problem might have been short term and has now been solved - every time I opened the software I had to enter my license number. Eventually I kept the license number in a text file on my desktop.

I also found that although I had a template, it did not remember several items of my personal branding - my logo etc. I had to remember to enter these every time. The branding is a pro feature, and perhaps it wasn't included on the saved versions by mistake. I also found the branding a bit limiting - just one size logo. After publishing, I added my own CSS to improve some things.

When I tried to use the version that reflows text on pages for cell phones (it was a document with a lot of text), I couldn't get it to work smoothly. Perhaps it was the fault of the PDF.

Overall: The Flowpaper licence is quite expensive for just one website domain. The site I publish on owns three domains all pointing to the same website. Because the user could be coming in from any domain, I am not 100% sure that everyone who visits the site can actually have access to the magazine. Luckily they are generous with the free version that allows for smaller documents, as I could not afford this for ALL my clients who want visual PDFs shown online.