Bluebeam Transforms Tablet PDF Functionality with New Revu iPad App
The iconic software program moves to an app for the rest of us.
Pasadena, CA (June 29, 2012)
Today at the Bluebeam eXtreme Conference in Los Angeles, Bluebeam announced the launch of its new Revu iPad app. With a tap and a swipe, the app facilitates digital workflow productivity by enabling users to access, navigate and annotate PDF files on the go. With Revu iPad, comments and annotations display clearly and accurately so nothing is missed, reducing the ping pong effect of ambiguous communications. A leading developer of PDF-based workflow solutions for the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry, Revu iPad officially expands Bluebeam's award-winning platform solution, Revu for Windows, for use in other industries. Versatile from its inception, Revu for Windows is already successfully used in accounting, aerospace, and education to streamline daily tasks and improve productivity. Revu for iPad establishes creative use of PDF technology for digital workflows not previously possible or imagined.
"Bluebeam Revu iPad removes current barriers to productivity, and enables technical and mobile professionals to work without limits," said Richard Lee, President and CEO at Bluebeam. "We are excited to see Revu iPad unlock new possibilities across multiple industries and disciplines. We are finally putting the iPad to work."
Bluebeam Revu for iPad features customizable clouds, highlights, text and other annotations so consumers can markup PDFs with ease, as well as save them for reuse across sessions. Sharing feedback or trying to decipher edits - while wasting precious time, budget and paper - is no longer an issue with Revu for iPad. Bluebeam's new app shatters these archaic limitations.
More than a PDF viewer, Revu digitizes workflows by empowering consumers to:
- Access, edit and collaborate on the go, in remote locations, on or off the cloud.
- Quickly navigate through multi-page PDFs using thumbnails and bookmarks.
- Easily add customizable markups (texts, pen marks, highlights, etc.) on PDFs and save them for future use in Revu's exclusive Tool Chest™.
- Insert images as an attachment or directly to the PDF using the built-in iPad camera and photo library.
- Track all document feedback via the integrated Markups list, which records every annotation including the annotation author, date and time.
- Sync and open files stored in the cloud using iTunes, Dropbox, Box and WebDav.
- Remove, sync or move files to custom Categories in the included File Access tab so they can be located and opened later with just a tap.
In addition, Revu easily works with Bluebeam's cloud offering, Bluebeam Studio™, taking collaboration up a notch by allowing users to add markups to the same PDF, together in real time or separately on their own time, from anywhere with an Internet connection. Users can chat while working, and track or filter all session activity in the record, which links back the PDFs.
While Revu iPad has an impressive lineup of features and functionality, Bluebeam is continuing to push the limits of how users will collaborate on the go with its app. "Revu iPad is bringing some of Revu's most popular PDF markup and collaboration features from the desktop to the iPad, but we are not done yet," added Lee. "In the coming months, Revu iPad will evolve to include even more functionality - enabling truly digital, mobile workflows and proving that anything is possible with Bluebeam."
Revu iPad is the company's second app offering. Vu iPad, Bluebeam's free PDF viewer, launched earlier this year. Revu iPad will be available on Apple's App Store for $9.99 beginning in July.
Revu iPad was revealed at Bluebeam's eXtreme Conference at the GRAMMY Museum at LA Live. Bluebeam products are sold direct and through a global network of authorized resellers. For more information, visit www.bluebeam.com.
About Bluebeam, Inc.
Not your typical software company, Bluebeam makes smart, simple solutions for paperless workflows based on the PDF format. Founded in 2002 in Pasadena, California, Bluebeam's award-winning PDF creation, markup and collaboration solutions are used today by the world's top architectural, engineering and construction firms, as well as government agencies, accountants and even attorneys, as an intuitive, easy-to-use, PDF-based software solution for dramatically improved workflow and more sustainable, paperless operations. Bluebeam supports customers in more than 60 countries directly through its Account Services team in addition to an extensive reseller network. For more information, visit www.bluebeam.com.