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Prevent download of pdf, word docs, ppts, excel & media files

Drag & Drop file to share pdf online without downloading through a online viewer. Works the same to make word document read only and other formats including excel files, ppts, images & video files.

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Best tool for view only file sharing for all types of files

This tool first converts .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx, .txt etc... in pdf like formats and then uses its online viewer to disable download and only support view access of files. The tool also works for images, videos & more...

To prevent download of pdf

This tool can truly make view only pdfs by creating an online viewable link that opens the pdf in browser without download option. Thus you can share pdf online without downloading option.

How to make word document read only

Ever wondered how to make a word doc read only an share online using link. The best way is to render a pdf version of the doc in browser and share with download disabled. This tool does exactly that.

To create truly read only excel files

View only excel files are great for sharing reports that cannot be manipulated. By using excel online viewer provided by microsoft and disabling the option to download the excel file, this tool can serve read only excel files with ease.

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How to prevent PDF from being downloaded for free -

The following steps explain how to share pdf without downloading option, however the tool works exactly the same way to make word documents read only and excel, powerpoint as well -

  1. Upload your pdf file in the upload area above
  2. The tool will create a link to view your file in browser
  3. Open link in browser. There is no option to download


File Security, Interactivity, Analytics & Automation

CloudFiles lets you mirror your existing files from Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, Sharepoint or local directory. It then lets you add security, interactivity, analyitcs & automations to make these files smarter.

  1. Connect any cloud storage or upload from local directory
  2. Disable downloads, add password, set expiry or require email
  3. Collect opens, downloads, pagewise analytics and other details...
  4. Get notification on file views. Automate using various integration options...

Why view only pdfs are better for sharing?

By sharing a PDF as a non-downloadable link (or any other file for that matter), you retain ownership of your document. This enables various security, analytics & actionability benefits.

Prevents Unauthorized Access

Changing the link settings changes the file behavior. Replacing content & revoking access can be done even after sending.

Modification and piracy control

Unintended distribution can be stopped at any time. Watermarking features can further dissuade illegal distribution.

Analytics & Interactivity

Adding widgets such as chat for interacting with viewers, running automations when files are viewed and many more features can be added.

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