File conversion and PDF Management using ApyHub API

The most common format for document viewing and collaboration is the PDF. In this blog we discuss how developers can manipulate PDF docs through APIs.
File conversion and PDF Management using ApyHub API
Niels van Rikxoort
Last updated on October 06, 2022
Individuals as well as organizations working collaboratively, need sophisticated documentation management platforms. When it comes to documents, the most common format, usually followed as the global standard for document viewing and collaboration, is the PDF.
When building applications, adding a PDF management component is quite common. At the same time, seamlessly incorporating a PDF management component into an application can become challenging. The main reason is that such a component would have to offer all the features of a standard PDF application. Another core challenge would be to offer further features that make documents safe to read and consume over the cloud.
That’s where ApyHub can help. ApyHub provides a host of APIs that let developers quickly build a PDF management component without having to write excessive lines of code. These APIs provide a strong and secure interface that can easily be implemented into the application - no matter the techstack being used!
At a high level, the ApyHub PDF Management Utility Service lets developers:
  • Convert any document to a PDF
  • Watermark PDFs
  • Archive PDFs to a secure zip file

Creating PDFs on-the-fly

With our highly responsive APIs, users have the flexibility to create a conversion platform without having to focus on developer and server management.
ApyHub provides the flexibility to generate professional-looking PDFs from a host of document formats such as (but not limited to):
  • Images
  • Presentations
  • Spreadsheets
  • Complete websites (through URL)
  • Webpages
  • Word documents
For users needing to instantly generate a PDF document without losing quality or resolution, the PDF Converter API by ApyHub comes in handy. It is also helpful for converting multiple images to PDF easily, without having to use additional tools.

Watermarking PDF Files for Copyright Protection

Organizations handling sensitive data and IP-protected data need to ensure their documents are safe and free from infringement. PDFs can be easily infringed upon and may lose their IP protection. Watermarking PDFs makes them safe and secure from any devious duplication.
AnyHub’s watermarking API lets developers add watermarks to PDFs or images dynamically. Additionally, they can customize the size, position, opacity, margin, and rotation of the watermark. Typical use cases include watermarking images and PDFs with the company logo.

Archiving PDFs

Many businesses have use cases that require archiving or extracting multiple files dynamically. In most cases, these are documents that need to be archived or extracted on-demand. This is done for easier document management and document storage.
ApyHub’s archive management Utility Service APIs lets developers archive or extract multiple files to and from ZIP files programmatically. The API conversion service allows developers to manage any number of files without having to write the code; instead, they can incorporate this feature into the application to ensure that their users are able to upload archive files. This reduces the response time of the application (as the bandwidth reduces manifold) resulting in happier end users.

Why ApyHub’s PDF Management Components

There are however, a myriad of PDF converters and even utility service options out there, why choose ApyHub? Overall, ApyHub utility APIs are rigid and robust to ensure maximum availability and performance. The biggest differentiating factor in this case, is that ApyHub is able to offer multiple endpoints instead of one; rather than requiring one specific input and output, ApyHub offers flexibility to developers to consume the service in any way they prefer.
We mean it when we say we’re truly aiming to build a developer-friendly platform!
Experience it for yourself :)
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