Free online – collaborate, share, comment & review documents using any Browser

Free web-based app for sharing & reviewing documents online, using any browser, no Flash or plugin required with Crocodoc

Here is a free online tool that lets you share and review documents (PDF files, web pages, MS Word, PowerPoint) online using just your web-browser. There is no need to download anything to begin sharing and reviewing with others. You are also not required to register to utilize the app features and thus, any collaborators can access and edit without the need to register. Simply upload your desired document(s) and then you can begin sharing and editing with others by providing the unique URL for your document(s). This application offers various editing and commenting features that include highlighting, strikeout, underline, insert comment, change color text and more. You and your collaborators  can download and save a copy of the original or edited version in a PDF format.

The app has a very simple and user-friendly (ad-free) interface that quickly uploads and displays your documents for editing and collaboration. Although you can use the app without registering, you can create an account for free.  Your free account offers you the ability to upload lager files (20MB and above) and the ability to store, keep track of and delete any of your uploaded documents. You can also select to upload multiple documents and place them in a Shared folder and select to share the entire folder or individual documents. Within the Share folder option, you can also select to grant others the access to only view or edit and markup and even upload more files to your share folder to improve the project collaboration. All files are stored securely and encrypted and you have the ability to password protect your documents for enhanced security.

Review of Basic App Features:

  • View PDFs, Office Docs, & Images Documents in your web-browser
  • No Flash or plug-ins required
  • Add comments, markup, highlights, drawings, & more to documents & images
  • Share with as many collaborators as desired (in real-time)
  • Embed documents on your website or blog
  • Upload via email or from app website
  • Share individual documents or many docs within a folder

Summary Review and Grade

  • No Registration Required (Can register for Free account)
  • No Downloads
  • No Installation Required
  • Works on All Web-browsers
  • No Technical Experience Necessary
  • Works Cross-platform – on all computer platforms – (Linux, Macs, Windows)
  • Secured platform offering data encryption & password protection

A great and simple app for collaborating with team members online (in real-time) as there is no need to register for accounts, download any applications, or requirements for Flash or plug-ins. You can maximize some of the enhanced features (larger uploads, multiple files, shared folder, etc) by registering for a free account. We would like to see more file options (particularly spreadsheets) but this apps offers a clean ad-free display to help get more colleagues input during your next project.

To give it a try, visit the Crocodoc Home Page

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About Benjamin A. Wilcox
Exploring and reviewing innovative initiatives that lead to quality outcomes and sustainable results. Expertise in integrating operational business strategy and improving processes with an emphasis on performance and quality outcomes; delivering enhanced customer service through the use and exploration of emerging technologies.

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