PDFShift

Convert any HTML to PDF with a single POST request.

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#3 Product of the WeekSeptember 11, 2018
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Convert any HTML documents to high-fidelity PDF online with PDFShift's lightning-fast and powerful API.

Reviews

  • 973876
    MichaelFor the total good.
    Pros: 

    Easy

    Cons: 

    No cons

    Great api responds

    Michael has used this product for one week.
  • 1420191
    Fencing SydneyColorbond Fencer in Sydney
    Pros: 

    Fast

    Cons: 

    No Cons

    Great product, Recommend using.

    Fencing Sydney has used this product for one month.

Discussion

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CyrilMaker@cx42net · PDFShift.io - Transferslot - ImprovMX
Hi everyone! Really excited to be here today! I’ve been building stuff for the web and when I started charging for it, I found out that generating an invoice in PDF was a pain in the … well, it was not that easy. I used to work with libraries but they were always missing a few things and took some server resources that could have been better used to serve my visitors. That’s why I came up with the idea of PDFSHift. I know I’m not the first - and certainly not the last - but after looking at the alternatives online, I thought that the current offer was out of date and a new, more up-to-date, services, could be useful. I focus a lot of efforts on offering a great customer service, ready to help anyone to make their PDF awesome and I already received a few great feedbacks from my users :) I’m here all day to answer all your comments and question, and happy to chat!
@cx42net Congrats :) Didn't had the time yet to build, what i've planned. But will do soon and then use your great product :)
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CyrilMaker@cx42net · PDFShift.io - Transferslot - ImprovMX
@softcreatr Thank you! :) Take your time, and you know you can reach out if you need help!
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David Polberger@davidpolberger · Maker of Calcapp
@cx42net Hi Cyril, PDFShift looks nice. We're considering moving away from our home-grown solution (which uses the Flying Saucer XHTML renderer in conjunction with a PDF back end: https://github.com/flyingsaucerp...). However, Google introduced headless Chrome support in Cloud Functions and App Engine less than a month ago (https://cloud.google.com/blog/pr...). How does Google's offering compare to PDFShift in terms of pricing, availability, customizability and rendering fidelity? (If you're also using Chrome or Chromium, rendering should be identical.)
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CyrilMaker@cx42net · PDFShift.io - Transferslot - ImprovMX
@davidpolberger Hi David, that's an awesome question! I was working on PDFShift when I saw the release and was a bit stressed when I learned about it. But I tested it, and I understood we aren't in the same market: Google AppEngine is a IaaS and as such, it's much harder to setup a system to convert HTML to PDF using their tool. It's not the direct aim, and it will require a bit of work. With PDFShift, you just have to make POST call to make it work, so there's less work involved :) Also, after testing it, I realized it's awfully slow, at least for now (I hope they'll improve it. If it becomes really efficient, I might switch the backend to their). It took 20s to convert the front page of ProductHunt :/
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Dan Dan@tostartafire · Web Dev.
FYI on Chrome 69 / Mac, the product hunt bar overlaps the logo and the main nav, the close button is not clickable. See screenshot.
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CyrilMaker@cx42net · PDFShift.io - Transferslot - ImprovMX
@tostartafire Nice catch! It's fixed :)
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Henning Lokus@leanderb · E-VANCE
Great idea with the "Get more free conversions"...! (https://pdfshift.io/increase)
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CyrilMaker@cx42net · PDFShift.io - Transferslot - ImprovMX
@leanderb ;) Thanks! A few people are actually using them but I think they aren't enough put in front, I need to work on that!
Cedric Amaya@cedricamaya · maker · open sourcerer · coffee lover
Super neat product, will definitely be trying this out! Btw @cx42net, looks like there's some `z-index` issues with your ProductHunt banner on the homepage (Firefox 62.0, macOS 10.13.6).
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CyrilMaker@cx42net · PDFShift.io - Transferslot - ImprovMX
@cedricamaya Oh yes! I was so excited to release it that I didn't scoll.. It's fixed now :)
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CyrilMaker@cx42net · PDFShift.io - Transferslot - ImprovMX
@cedricamaya By the way, if you need any help while setting up PDFShift, you can always reach me out, I'll be happy to help; one of the core motivation of PDFShift is to provide an awesome customer experience ;)
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Arsen Hakobian@arsen_hakobian · Advertising Coordinator
I need this!
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CyrilMaker@cx42net · PDFShift.io - Transferslot - ImprovMX
@arsen_hakobian Good thing we offer it then :) If you need any help, feel free to reach out!