Tim Sullivan on the ActivePDF acquisition

Building quality digital document solutions for your high-volume PDF needs has always been the cornerstone of ActivePDF's mission statement. Which is why I am proud to announce that PDFTron has acquired ActivePDF and will be integrating us into their document technology platform.

To learn more about how our partnership with PDFTron will benefit you, your business, and your clients, please take a look at the resources below. You'll find a message from the ActivePDF team, the official press release, and a webinar invitation from PDFTron. Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey!


2020 has been a wild ride.

This year has been filled with so many changes. We hope you and yours have been well during these trying times. Amidst all the chaos, we'd like to share some very exciting news with you:

ActivePDF is being acquired by PDFTron!



Here at ActivePDF, we started with just four lines of code and a vision of helping you complete your digital transformation journey as quickly and easily as possible. Our commitment to writing software and APIs that think and grow with your business has allowed us to achieve 30,000 successful PDF API and paperless automation deployments with our major partners and clients.



We care a lot about helping businesses handle documents efficiently, and we have done our best to provide you with the best digital transformation solutions for your enterprise applications and critical business processes. This is why after 20 years and 1 billion PDF files, we're making our next big move in the PDF software industry to accomplish a bigger vision – one that we can better achieve by uniting with PDFTron.



This partnership highlights and promotes the strengths between our two companies. With ActivePDF's high-volume document automation SDKs and APIs for developers and PDFTron's client-side technology and document SDKs, we are creating an end-to-end document technology platform to expedite our vision of changing the way the world works with documents.



We wouldn't have made it this far without you, and we'd like to extend a special thanks to all of our users who have supported, advised, given priceless feedback, and allowed us to build better software. While we'll be working on new things with PDFTron, ActivePDF will remain available to you for products and support.



Your satisfaction is still our number one priority, and we look forward to continuing a great relationship with you. ActivePDF will still provide the same great products and service you've enjoyed for decades, but now with a larger range of resources available to you.



We've had an amazing journey so far and can't thank you enough. We appreciate your patience as we navigate our way through this transitionary time. We look forward to enjoying the next chapter of our story with you!


Hot Off the Press: ActivePDF is Acquired by PDFTron, Creating New Future of PDF Technologies

Top PDF Technologies Providers Combine to Create a Powerful Presence in Digital Transformation Solutions

Laguna Niguel, Calif. (July 1, 2020) 


ActivePDF, the leading provider of enterprise PDF automation tools and professional PDF software solutions, has announced that the company has been acquired by PDFTron System Inc., a global leader and innovator of document processing technology.

Over the last two decades, ActivePDF has developed award-winning PDF developer tools for enterprise-wide automation, including document conversion, modification, compression, OCR, redaction, and more. Recently ActivePDF released DocSpace, a new on-demand PDF batch processing and automation tool that runs on both Windows desktops and servers, evolving the capabilities of PDF technology.

“Over the past 20 years, ActivePDF has established award-winning dependable, secure, and easy-to-use PDF tools and software applications,” says Tim Sullivan, ActivePDF Founder and CEO. “The natural next step for ActivePDF is to join forces with a PDF technologies company that matches our expertise, commitment, and core values, while bringing in valuable solutions that compliment the powerful PDF automation we provide. PDFTron is a company that mirrors our attributes, while offering unique aspects and opportunities. I’m excited for this next chapter in the ActivePDF story and can’t wait to take on the world with innovative digital transformation tools.”

As the recipient of numerous tech awards for innovation in PDF developer tools, ActivePDF is also an established thought leader within the industry, as well as an active participant in community involvement with local charities. Over the past 11 years, ActivePDF has been named amongst the Best Places to Work by Orange County Business Journal.

While now a PDFTron company, ActivePDF will retain their presence in Southern California, fulfilling commitments to the brand by continuing to provide world class enterprise-wide PDF solutions.

"ActivePDF is an extraordinary company with an amazing team and products," said Catherine Andersz, PDFTron co-founder and CEO. "Combining PDFTron's market-leading client-side technology and document SDKs with ActivePDF's high-volume document automation and no-code/low-code developer solutions will create an end-to-end document technology platform expediting our vision of changing the way the world works with documents."

To learn more about ActivePDF and their complete suite of enterprise-wide PDF tools and solutions, visit ActivePDF.com.



Developers, Product Managers, CIOs, and CTOs partner with ActivePDF to embed digital transformation and powerful PDF tools into their enterprise applications that reliably scale for millions of users. Originally known for providing low-code .NET PDF SDKs that create, convert, modify, and view files, ActivePDF has naturally evolved over the years to further provide OCR data capture and intelligent workflow automation solutions within existing business processes. While represented amongst 40% of Fortune 500 companies, the full suite of ActivePDF technologies are currently deployed in industries such as Banking, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Legal, Manufacturing, Utilities, and more. Explore everything PDF, visit ActivePDF.com.



Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, PDFTron is a premier global provider of high-performance document processing technology serving hundreds of customers across a broad spectrum of industries. PDFTron's market-leading SDK drives digital transformation and powers next generation software applications with dynamic document viewing, annotation, processing, and conversion capabilities, as well as advanced features such as document understanding, data extraction, and redaction. PDFTron technology supports all major platforms and dozens of unique file types, including support for PDF, MS Office, and CAD formats. For more information, visit www.pdftron.com. For more information on XODO, visit www.xodo.com.


View the Official Press Release.


PDFTron Webinar

Watch PDFTron's demo covering:

Overview of PDFTron's history & technology 
WebViewer demo
Native Toolkit overview 
PDFTron & ActivePDF moving forward 
Questions and answers


Watch the Webinar


Solution Engineer – PDFTron

See how PDFTron's SDK works and get your questions answered

To help you learn about PDFTron and ActivePDF's partnership, watch the webinar below to give you a quick overview of PDFTron’s history and technology. They also dive into a demo of PDFTron’s WebViewer, their pure JavaScript document viewer that enables you to view, annotate, collaborate, and much more. Next you will learn about their native toolkits and get an overview of how PDFTron and ActivePDF will be moving forward in the future. You'll also find that many of your questions pop-up along the way.


Watch the Webinar


Solution Engineer – PDFTron


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