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Published 12/31/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

PDFescape gives users an easy way to do many things with a PDF. The application offers much more than simple PDF viewing. User scan edit PDFs and design forms, fill out forms, and more without downloading anything or being forced to include a watermark on their work. PDFescape is very easy to use and helps many users make the most out of their PDFs. Each function is performed online so all the user needs is an up to date internet browser and a connection to access PDFescape. PDFescape also includes numerous sharing features. Users can link it to their website or enable clients to fill out their PDF online and send it by email to the user. Custom versions of PDFescape can be integrated to ASP.NET as well.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

PDFescape was conceived and created by Red Software in 2007. The company motto, which reads “the color of PDF” helps explain the focus of the Red Software team. Red Software was founded in February of 2007, with PDFescape being the company’s debut application. The applications created by Red Software are intended to help individual, everyday users as well as businesses with their PDF needs.

What are the differences to other apps?

PDFescape stands out for a few reasons. The first is the number of things a user can do on the site. Users can edit, share or create forms that can be added to a website and emailed back to the user after being completed. The system is easy to use as well. The best part is that PDFescape requires no downloading or additional software. The user does it all online.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The PDFescape website users an attractive red and grey color scheme (naturally red would be worked into it given the parent company’s name). The site is very clean with no clutter and easy to locate navigational links. A new user can quickly learn how to get around on the site and begin working on a PDF within moments of arriving. Registration is optional, which is another plus for users in a hurry.

How does the registration process work?

Registration is optional on PDFescape although it is required to access advanced features. Users who wish to create an account can do so by clicking on the white “Register Now” link at the top, right hand corner of the website (in the red header). Users are asked to provide a name, email address and password. After entering the letter code to prove that the user is human, they can click the white “Create Account” button at the bottom to submit the information. The user is also advised that by submitting their registration information, they are automatically agreeing to the PDFescape terms of use and privacy policy.

What does it cost to use the application?

The price of PDFescape is another big plus for users. Given its many uses, it would seem possible that the site could charge a small fee for what it does. Red Software keeps it affordable by allowing everyone who visits the site to use all available features for free. There is no subscription payments required or other fees. Some features will require a log in, but registering is also free.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone who has to work with a PDF can really fall in love with PDFescape. The site is easy to use and capable of many things. Users who own websites or blogs and need to provide a form to users can also utilize the cost effective tools found on PDFescape.

  • Edit a PDF file online
  • Add fields to a PDF form that can be filled out
  • Add PDFs to websites with forms that can be emailed to the site owner after completion
  • Design a form to the user’s specifications
  • Access all PDFescape features without downloading and installing software

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PDFescape pricing

FREE - Permanently free version




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