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Organizing pdf and chm documents has never been so easy!

PDF Explorer is a PDF and CHM file management software.
It allows the effortless indexation of our PDF and CHM documents in a database using several metadata fields, such as:

  • The system file specific fields: filename, file size and file date.
  • The standard metadata fields: title, subject, author, creator, producer, creation date, modification date and number of pages.
  • And as much as 100 custom fields to enter custom metadata.

With PDF Explorer we can easily index our entire collection of documents, spread by several disks, network places and also within ZIP, RAR, 7Zip and ACE compressed archives.

We can then search for the files using boolean expressions and full text search, view them, extract images, extract text, apply batch functions, and more.

PDF Explorer can also read out loud the documents text so we can relax our eyes, or create wav or mp3 audio files we can listen later.

PDF Explorer also includes a Web Server, providing remote access to some of the program functionalities using a simple web browser. We can leave the server running at home and access to our PDFs collection from work office, or vice versa. We can also construct, with this functionality, a server-client schema at our office LAN.


Key Features

Web interface

The web interface functionality provide remote access to some of the PDF Explorer features. The access client can be as simple as a web browser, or any other tool/technology that is able to use the provided web interface REST API.

  • Access office documents collection from home, or vice-versa.
  • Create a Server-Client structure at the office LAN, where client PCs can search and access documents at the server.
  • The server has extended functionality, and can be used to implement a local web server, with support for PHP or any other compatible server-side scripting language

Two screenshots of the basic html client:

DBSearch mode screenshotdbsearch mode screenshot

Try it now!
Web interface demo site

This PDF Explorer, with enabled web interface, is running at a normal office PC connected to the Internet with a normal ADSL Internet connection, like the one we all use to connect to the Internet from home.

With the provided Web Interface REST API, it's also possible to develop advanced clients, such as the javascript based, with full source code available, provided as a test bed for this API. More information at this forum topic.

System Requirements

Microsoft© Windows, 32 or 64 bit.
(95/98/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8)

Any suggestions feedback and comments are welcome, and won't be ignored.

A 30 days Trial version is available from the downloads page.

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