Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


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.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Half Full: Dairy Payouts Steady, Cash Will Be Tight

Industry body DairyNZ is advising farmers to focus on strong cashflow management as they look ahead to the 2015-16 season following Fonterra's half-year results announcement today. More>>

ALSO:

First Union: Cotton On Plans To Use “Tea Break” Law

“The Prime Minister reassured New Zealanders that ‘post the passing of this law, will you all of a sudden find thousands of workers who are denied having a tea break? The answer is absolutely not’... Cotton On is proposing to remove tea and meal breaks for workers in its safety sensitive distribution centre. How long before other major chains try and follow suit?” More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ-Korea FTA Signed Amid Spying, Lost Sovereignty Claims

A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea has been signed in Seoul by Prime Minister John Key and the Korean president, Park Geun-hye. More>>

ALSO:

PM Visit: NZ And Viet Nam Agree Ambitious Trade Target

New Zealand and Viet Nam have agreed an ambitious target of doubling two-way goods and service trade to around $2.2 billion by 2020, Prime Minister John Key has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Economy Grows 0.8% In Fourth Quarter

The New Zealand economy expanded in the fourth quarter as tourists drove growth in retailing and accommodation, and property sales increased demand for real estate services. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: RBNZ’s Wheeler Keeps OCR On Hold, No Rate Hikes Ahead

The Reserve Bank has removed the prospect of future interest rate hikes from its forecast horizon as a strong kiwi dollar and cheap oil hold down inflation, and the central bank ponders whether to lower its assessment of where “neutral” interest rates should be. The kiwi dollar gained. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news