You may have noticed some information on our website and in your personal account about a new PassportPDF plan available for customers with licenses under an active maintenance plan.
Today we’re going to explain what it is all about 😊
First things first:
What is PassportPDF?
PassportPDF is our next generation online unified APIs & APPS resolving any document processing challenges.
This modern cloud infrastructure offers:
- freemium microservices
- productivity-oriented solutions in many fields such as compression, conversion, OCR, content protection, digital signature, data compliance, and more…
- unified APIs working on any platform, on any client, from any programming language
It’s also a totally different licensing that is now available: SaaS with a per-usage basis.
1. REST APIs for any development
PassportPDF API provides a variety of intuitive REST APIs that expose advanced imaging and recognition functionality to any network-enabled application.
As it is cross-platform, you can use PassportPDF API to build Windows, macOS, Linux, but also web, Android, and iOS applications.
2. Desktop and online productivity apps
The desktop apps for document management are open source and include the following productivity solutions:
- PDF Reducer Cloud for Windows
- MRC Compressor for Windows
- PDF OCR Cloud for Windows
You’ve probably recognized the widgets from our AvePDF web app on many of our pages as they illustrate the GdPicture.NET various engines in live-action.
You can share AvePDF with your friends, clients… it’s free! You can also embed each widget on your website to help your users compress a file before sending it, for instance.
What is the PassportPDF Plan?
If you have an active subscription to an Annual Maintenance Plan, you get PassportPDF credits every month to explore and use PassportPDF services.
When you activate your PassportPDF Plan, you create a new PassportPDF account, where you can start using your credits right away with no additional cost.
The amount of credits that you receive depends on the type of GdPicture Annual Maintenance Plan you have.
When you reach the monthly cap for your credits, your PassportPDF services will stop until your next monthly credits are added unless you choose to remove the spending cap by acquiring additional credits.
What are the different PassportPDF Plans available?
Below is the chart with the different PassportPDF Plans and their corresponding GdPicture Maintenance Plan subscriptions.
Please note that for now, one PassportPDF Plans is granted per company (not per user).
|Plan||Credits||USD per month||Included with|
|Free||2,000||0||Free for all|
|Starter||6,000||29||GdPicture.NET Document Viewer SDK Annual Maintenance Plan subscription|
|Professional||15,000||59||GdPicture.NET Document Imaging SDK Annual Maintenance Plan subscription|
|Business||45,000||129||GdPicture.NET Document Imaging SDK Ultimate Annual Maintenance Plan subscription|
How to activate your PassportPDF Plan?
To activate your PassportPDF Plan, you need to create a new PassportPDF account.
To create your account, please go to https://passportpdf.com/.
Click on the Signup button to start the login process.
When logged in, you will find on the landing page, a section that prompts you to enter your subscription code. Once the code is validated by the system, you will be able to start to use your credits.
How to make sure my maintenance plan is active?
You can view your purchase history, your license keys, and the status of your maintenance in your Personal Account. If you haven’t activated it yet, please register here.
My license isn’t under an annual maintenance plan; how do I subscribe?
An active maintenance plan is required to install, use, or distribute the SDK. It also gives you access to upgrades and technical support. It is granted with the purchase for 12 months. The extended maintenance gives you the possibility of renewing the maintenance beyond the initial period at the discounted price of 40% of the SRP instead of the standard 75%.