Today, we are excited to introduce version 8.1.1 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK, including a brand new Smart Pen tool, PDF to Word conversion, and a new way to create shape annotations with a single tap.

This blog post will go through major changes of 8.1.1. Head over to our changelog for the full list.

linkSmart Pen Tool

We've added a brand new tool to the PDFTron Tools library that streamlines the note-taking experience, making note-taking workflows a breeze. Users can now create their text markups and ink annotations on documents seamlessly without switching tools.

linkConvert PDF to Word

We've also added support for PDF to Word conversion in a brand new SDK package called PDFTron Actions. This feature uses easyPDF's Cloud Rest API for PDF to Word conversion and supports PDF to HTML conversion as well! You can then power a workflow using the conversion API and have users access the converted documents in a single stylish interface equipped with features to view, save and share.

Find the integration guides here to get started.

We will continue developing the PDFTron Android Actions package with additional modular features, so be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to keep updated!

linkSingle Tap Shape Annotation Creation

Next, with this release, we also made it so users can create shape annotations, like lines, rectangles, ovals, rulers, and rectangular measurements, with just a single tap. Single tap provides more accuracy and precision when adding shape annotations of a specific size. Thus, users will find it even easier to annotate their documents, ensuring a better user experience and user satisfaction.

Single tap shape creation can be enabled in the ToolManager, which can be customized as described in this guide.

linkAnd more...

Check out the live demo for all of the above features here: showcase.

And for a full list of changes, check out the changelog for PDFTron 8.1.1 for Android.

We hope you are as excited as we are about these new additions! We have many more new features planned for the coming weeks and months.

So stay tuned... And in the meantime, don't hesitate to contact us with any questions, feedback, or suggestions for what we should build next.