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Xodo Announces World's First Free Real-time PDF Collaboration Service

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Xodo Connect is the first free service to let groups view, annotate and discuss PDFs at the same time from web browsers on all devices, mobile or desktop, with no downloads or installs required.

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VANCOUVER, BC, July 10, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Xodo Technologies Inc., the Vancouver-based team behind the highly rated mobile PDF viewer and annotator, Xodo, today officially introduced real-time, browser-based PDF collaboration with its newest service, Xodo Connect. The highlight of Xodo 2.0, Xodo Connect is the first completely free service of its kind, allowing an unlimited number of users to work together on any PDF from both mobile and desktop devices without awkward attachments, downloads, or installs. Invited collaborators can view, annotate, mark up, and discuss a document at the same time from their web browsers.

Recognized as the standard document format in many industries, PDFs make up almost 80% of all non-HTML documents on the web today. With the demand for online PDF collaboration increasing, particularly among students and professionals, Xodo's new offering aims to make the experience as friendly and flexible as possible. By delivering fast, clear, and reliable processing of even the most complex PDF files for convenient web-based interaction, Xodo Connect solves many common problems, including long, confusing email threads, conflicting file versions, and misplaced notes.

Users start a Connection by opening a PDF and sending email invitations to clients, colleagues, or classmates via Xodo's in-app Connect tool. Invitees do not need the mobile app and are not required to download, install, or sign up for anything - the web link in the invitation launches the file through Xodo's browser-based app. When online, users are able to:

- View - High quality vector rendering and viewing with display modes including single, continuous, facing, and cover; users can also rotate (desktop only) and zoom

- Browse - Navigate by thumbnail layout, bookmark outline, annotation outline, or text search

- Annotate - Highlight, underline, strikeout, draw shapes (lines, rectangles, circles, polygons), draw freehand, insert callouts, or attach sticky notes

- Interact - See who's online, chat directly with other users, add comments to others' annotations, and subscribe to receive new activity notifications

- Download PDFs with all annotations embedded

"Universal document access is critical to effective collaboration," said Ivan Nincic, CTO of Xodo Technologies. "By offering full PDF viewing and annotation functionality to anyone with a web browser, we believe Xodo Connect will make it easier for people to work together on PDFs no matter where they are. This fits perfectly with our vision of reimagining how the world works with documents."

To find out more about Xodo Connect or to download the Xodo mobile app for iOS, Android, or Windows 8 devices, please visit http://www.xodo.com.

About Xodo Technologies Inc.

Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF viewer and annotator. And it's 100% free.

Powerful, fast, and optimized for all phones and tablets, Xodo's mobile app makes it easy to access, mark up, sort, share, sync, and manage even the most complex PDF documents. Or take your PDF beyond the app with Xodo Connect and collaborate with clients, colleagues, or classmates in real-time from any web browser - no signups or installs required. Whether you want to highlight class notes, alter a recipe, adapt blueprints, revise and sign contracts, fill in forms, or just read a good book, Xodo simplifies your life.

Xodo | Transforming how the world works with PDFs

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Xodo Technologies Inc.
780 Beatty Street, Suite 301
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 2M1
Tel: 1-604-730-8989
Fax: 1-604-676-2477
http://www.xodo.com/

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