today we have added the possibility for our users to login to View Docs Online with their Facebook account. What is the benefit? If you upload documents while you are logged in, then you will be able to see all of them in a dedicated section called “My documents”: to see this section you need to click on the link “My docs” present in the homepage. For more details have a look here.
Please note that the login is an optional step: you can still use View Docs Online as an anonymous guest.
today we have replaced Google Friend Connect with Facebook Connect on our site: what does this mean and why did we do that?
Starting today, to be able to write comments on a document it is not needed anymore to login with Google Friend Connect: now it is possible to write comments anonymously or logging in with your Facebook account.
The other benefit of using Facebook Connect is the fact that View Docs Online becomes more social: you can decide to posts your comments to your Facebook profile and doing this you will spread the word about View Docs Online to all your friends.
We are confident that Facebook Connect will bring more value to View Docs Online! Let us know your opinion.
Many many users reported us the problem that they were not able to delete the documents once uploaded to View Docs Online. This was causing our users to contact us privately in order to remove their documents.
We are happy to announce that starting from now, our users have finally the opportunity to delete the documents they upload to View Docs Online: this is as easy as doing click on the “Delete” button that appears in the header of the viewer page.
Please keep in mind that the “Delete” button appears only for the documents you upload: this is to be sure that nobody else can delete the documents you uploaded.
A small technical note: to implement this delete feature we decided to use the browser cookies in order to avoid to introduce a mandatory registration step. This choice was made because we are well aware that our users like using View Docs Online without having to register.
We would like to get feedback from you regarding this new feature: don’t hesitate, leave a comment.
in the last period we have seen a great increase of visitors on View Docs Online and we are delighted to see that many people use our service to quickly view, comment and share several types of documents.
To help our users to publish documents directly on their websites, we have just added the possibility to embed documents using iframes; all is needed to do is to click on the “Embed” button and copy the first section of the tooltip into a webpage.
The document will be displayed in the webpage without any kind of advertisement: we hope you will like this new opportunity, give it a try!
Today we have added a feature requested by many of our users: the ability to write comments on each document you see thanks to View Docs Online. Together with a comment you can also give a rating to express your opinion. You can see an example here.
This addition lets you share your opinion on documents with other readers; are there other social gadgets you would like to be able to use on View Docs Online? Let us know leaving a comment to this post.
here is the big news I was mentioning in the last post: we are happy to announce that View Docs Online has been included into the famous Firefox addon “Open IT Online” (downloaded more than 1 million of times).
Thanks to Open IT Online 2.5, Firefox users will be able to use View Docs Online in a more integrated way: read the news.
We are just one month after the lunch of View Docs Online and we have already had many articles from different sites on different countries…it’s amazing how fast news get spread around the globe. A google search on “view docs online” gives almost 10 thousands results.
Soon there will be a great news for all our users…stay tuned
Hey all, we are happy to announce that View Docs Online is finally available to all of you: try it out and let us know your feedback!
To view a document in your computer, you just need to visit View Docs Online homepage, click on “Browse…” to choose the document and then click on “View Document”. That’s it!
If you just want to try it out, you can use the “URL” tab: an existing url is prefilled and hence you just need to click on “View Document”. Feel free to enter a different url if you want to view another document that is on the net.
If you like View Docs Online, don’t forget to spread the word about it in blogs, forums, etc.