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Young NZ entrepreneurs launch cloud-based editing app

Young NZ entrepreneurs launch cloud-based editing app


Auckland-based young entrepreneurs, Alliv Samson (25), Hengjie Wang (23) and Jordan Thoms (21) today announce the debut of their new cloud-based editing app, Notable PDF; a multi-facet PDF viewer and annotation tool set to revolutionise the formatting and exporting technology currently available to journalists, schooling systems and small businesses alike.

Notable PDF features an abundance of standard editing tools used daily by writers, which significantly decrease the time spent on back-to-back email threads and written notes.

"There is simply the need in the market for this app. Notable PDF transforms traditional PDFs into interactive documents to make any writer's life less complicated", says co-founder, Alliv Samson.

The easy-to-use app makes interaction easier, faster and less complex, directly sharing annotations and key feedback on the PDF document. With text highlighting, addition and copy/paste functions, visual cues are easily recognised and added, meaning less time for editing and more for productive writing.

"We have two problems that Notable PDF has helped us solve - firstly, the lack of good cloud-based PDF viewers and annotation tools for browsers, and secondly, the app shortage for Chromebooks users. Many US schools have introduced Chromebooks to their curriculum, while often teaching with PDF documents. Notable PDF allows the students and teachers to make time-saving changes to work produced", she says.

Easily accessible for freelance contributors, edited documents can then be shared via Notable PDF's links to Google Drive, Dropbox or Box. And while the app works perfectly with any computer, its PDF viewer is enabled with deep Chrome OS integration to keep things running smoothly.

Originally released to market in June 2014, Notable PDF is already showing signs of success, with over 20,000 organic users to buy within 2 months of the launch date. With 80% of users based in the US, and the user database rapidly expanding to almost double each month, this Kiwi trio is aiming for worldwide success. They are backed by NZ investment companies, Flying Kiwis and Hopscale and have a set of un-named "angel" investors supporting the growth of this practical and revolutionary tool.

"In today's working pace, it's all about optimising your time. Notable PDF means time and energy isn't wasted on sourcing email threads and disjointed client interaction, but rather increasing productivity with colourful, interactive and collaborative PDFs, set to make working life just that little bit easier", says Samson.

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