FlexPaper is now FlowPaper (& version 2.4.8 release notes)!

Sunday 7th August 2016

Auckland based digital software publisher provider, Devaldi has undergone a product brand review and introduces FlowPaper (formerly FlexPaper/FlexPaperViewer) today.

The new product brand identity reflects Devaldi’s commitment to provide the best digital reading experience. FlowPaper is the next generation desktop and server based publisher for the web. It transforms your static PDF’s into editable digital publications that adapts to the device, a true HTML5 viewer using true web fonts. Always delivering crisp sharp text and imagery with a minimum loading time. Compare us and experience the difference!

When FlexPaper was launched about six years ago, Adobe Flash was the standard for viewing PDFs on the web and after its launch, FlexPaper quickly became one of the most used document viewer applications on the web. Our Zine viewer has been much appreciated by our customers along with our Classic viewer. But much has changed during these years  and the step away from Flash and towards HTML5 ended the relevance for FlexPaper in its original form.

FlowPaper is built to make the most out of your static digital content in HTML5 format. This includes a range of publishing options and FlowPaper lets you publish your content the way you want it. FlowPaper includes our well-known Zine publisher, the new Elements format and our Reflow viewer. The variety is set to meet your needs.

We’re also pleased to release our updated version of our publisher this week.

Changes in this release:

  • Fixed an issue related to IE8 not loading some FlexPaper Elements Publications
  • Upgraded to Electron 1.2.5 (Desktop Publisher)
  • Improved accuracy in clipping of text (Elements)
  • Its now possible to track Elements publications using Google Analytics just as with Zine (Elements)
  • The Zine toolbar now floats on top of the publication giving greater reading area than before (Zine)
  • Improved EPUB3 support (for readers such as Adobe Digital Editions) (Desktop Publisher)
  • Changed the way annotations are added to the DOM so that rotation of annotations are improved (Classic)
  • Its now possible to set a custom cover image for EPUB publications (Desktop Publisher)
  • Its now possible to set ISBN for EPUB publications (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue where two fold publications would show the incorrect number of pages in the editing section of the publisher (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue where links placed on two fold publications would be misplaced when zooming in and then out (Zine, Desktop Publisher)
  • Improved text clipping accuracy for Elements (Desktop Publisher)
  • Improved navigation panels margins slightly for iPhone 5 (Zine)
  • Embedded default color profile for OSX for improved color accuracy (Zine, Desktop Publisher)
  • Implemented partial navigation drag for Elements, slide (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue where setting a higher Max Zoom Factor than 500% would cause the viewer to initialize incorrectly (Zine)
  • Fixed an issue where the MixedMode parameter wasn’t being passed on properly when using FullScreenAsMaxWindow (Zine)
  • The TOC editor is now available for Elements (static layout) (Desktop Publisher)
  • Clarified the TouchInitViewMode for Zine. Setting this to ‘Portrait’ when using Zine will result in a forced single page mode. (Zine)
  • Changed default view mode to slide for phone style touch devices (Elements)
  • Performed a number of optimizations for Chrome 52 (Elements)
  • Improved text accuracy for Elements by improved handling of negative movements in text fragments (Elements)
  • Improved support for two fold publications where links were not being adjusted properly in Elements publications (Elements)
  • Added hover link color to links in FlexPaper Elements and pulse-in effect (Elements)
  • Reduced file size of FlexPaper Zine by excluding some previously included image resources (Zine)
  • It is now possible to select local MP4 and WEBM files for self hosted videos and distribute them together with both Zine and Elements (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue related to starting on specific pages in smaller sized devices for Elements which caused incorrect page to show up initially (Elements)
  • Fixed an issue related to resizing the Elements viewer causing some pages to go blank for specific scenarios (Elements)