Reader Plus Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Reader Plus

Browser-based PDF viewing and editing software

3.0/5 (1 review)

Reader Plus overview

What is Reader Plus?

Reader Plus is a web-based PDF viewer and editor which allows users to access PDF documents from any web browser and annotate, manipulate, and collaborate on files. No external applications or plug-ins are required with content rendered securely behind organizational firewalls.

Reader Plus supports all web browsers, allowing users to access, edit, and fill forms in PDFs from anywhere. Users can add a range of annotations, including highlights, text, shapes, lines, and sticky notes, and add, remove, or re-order document pages. Document metadata can also be added or updated. Form fields can be pre-populated with data, and users can also set rules to enforce data entry in required fields.

Access to documents through Reader Plus can be controlled with user permissions to restrict or allow editing, downloading, and printing of documents. Documents can also be secured with password protection. Reader Plus allows users to save their in-progress work and return at a later time to finalize their edits. Data from form fields can be retrieved and stored centrally. The API enables customization of the Reader Plus UI, including the integration of custom buttons and disabling of features.


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Free trial
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Business size



United States, Canada

Supported languages

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Reader Plus reviews

Very good

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Daniel Levie

Slow reader

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-02-01
Review Source: Capterra

To be fair, this software was made to be aethetically pleasing and it is.

There were crashes and glitches I reported. A shame because it is a beautiful program. Hopefully they can fix the glitch

Response from ActivePDF

Hi Daniel,
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

We continue to improve and upgrade our products based on the feedback given by users, such as yours.

Thank you for your valuable feedback.

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Reader Plus pricing

Starting from
Pricing options
Free trial
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Perpetual licence pricing starts at $2399.
Contact ActivePDF for details of royalty-free pricing.

Reader Plus features

Access Control
Permission Management

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Third Party Integration (220 other apps)
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Additional information for Reader Plus

Key features of Reader Plus

  • PDF reader
  • Annotations
  • Encryption
  • Optimized rendering
  • Required fields
  • Page addition, removal & reordering
  • Field data retrieval
  • Work-in-progress saving
  • User permissions control
  • Document metadata management
  • Field pre-population
  • Password protection
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A range of annotations, including text, highlights, shapes, lines, and sticky notes, can be added to PDFs.

Users can add, remove, and re-order document pages, and add or update metadata.

Through the API, custom buttons can be created to extend UI capabilities, and users can also disable certain features.

Fields can be pre-populated with data, and Reader Plus also supports enforcement of data entry in required fields.

User permissions can be managed to control editing, downloading, printing, and more.