05 sep 2023
Everyone is surely familiar with PDF and what the abbreviation stands for— ”portable document format”. However, as amazing as PDFs are in terms of universality, sizewise they might not always be as portable as the name suggests. In fact, the largest PDF file on record contained 10,000 pages—imagine needing to share or transfer that! Most of the documents we share aren’t nearly as long but even a two-pages-long document can be several megabytes in size if it contains high-resolution images. With the new iScanner feature, our users no longer need to worry about the size of the documents they share—here’s how to share a PDF as a link for free from a mobile device (and no, you don’t need an Acrobat subscription).
As far as file sharing goes, the statement only becomes true if you add enough caring into the mix, meaning if you’re being thoughtful. Quite often, people share large files via messengers without much consideration, which might not do their recipients a favor. What if they are using a limited data plan or are abroad at the moment? It’s always better to check with the person first or adopt a habit of sharing your files via a link to be on the safe side. Your recipient will then be given a choice to download the file at their convenience which will be much appreciated. That’s why it might be worthwhile to learn how to share a PDF as a link.
On the receiving side, the flow will depend on whether the person has the iScanner app on their device or not.
Why learn how to share a PDF as a link? File sharing via a link has several major benefits:
However, they will have way more options than download and print if they install iScanner—share a referral link with them and get yourself free premium access.
Whether you’re sending an offer or sharing a piece of your content with a prospect, you could definitely make use of watermarks. It’s a super easy and free tool to protect your content and raise brand awareness in one go—here’s a short guide on how to make a watermark in the app. It doesn’t cost you anything, can be done in a few taps, and might save you loads of trouble.
Have you changed your mind after sharing a PDF as a link with somebody? No worries, It happens to everyone! You can take the access away just as easily as you gave it to them.
First, open the file in question and tap the Share button. You will see this switcher underneath the thumbnail that reads Link access—simply tap on it, and the file will no longer be accessible via the link you shared. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that if they download it before you disable the access, they’ll still have a copy.