New VirtualViewer HTML5 Release Enhances Security & Collaboration (9/16/15)

Waltham, MA (September 16, 2015) - Snowbound Software, the market leader in document viewing technology, today announced the release of VirtualViewer® HTML5 v.4.1 for Java, the latest version of its award-winning browser-based document viewer. Version 4.1 introduces major enhancements designed to boost security and increase productivity, including advanced redaction capabilities, document notes, user preferences, and continuous scrolling.

  • Redactions
    Snowbound's redaction enhancements streamline workflow while also ensuring sensitive data such as social security numbers and credit card information remains secure. The viewer now provides users with multiple options for making redactions. Users can manually redact any region, highlight a specific selection of text, or search for a specific term. Once the sensitive information has been identified and marked for redaction, the user can then export a redacted version of the document, which is saved back to the document repository. 
  • Document Notes
    Users can add document notes to any document in order to maintain an active dialog and conversation within a specific document with other users. The notes are associated with the entire document (and not with specific pages) so collaborators can quickly review notes and action items.
  • User Preferences
    A new framework for viewer preferences allows users to customize VirtualViewer directly to their unique needs by concealing or displaying specific tools and functions. By hiding unused options, the user enjoys a cleaner interface with only the required functions taking up valuable screen real estate. The ability to determine default settings associated with annotations can expedite a workflow process and reduce processing errors.

The latest version of the viewer also introduces continuous scrolling, enabling users to move from one page to the next in a more fluid and natural manner without having to make any additional clicks. This significantly simplifies document review so users can maintain an efficient workflow.

Snowbound's VirtualViewer HTML5 document viewer is a pure HTML document viewing solution enabling file retrieval through a universal web application. It does not require any client-side installation or plug-ins such as Flash, Adobe, or Office. VirtualViewer HTML5 works with any standard browser, provides on-the-go mobile document viewing, and delivers flexible cross-platform support. It is available for both Java and .NET.

"This release of VirtualViewer adds a tremendous set of features that reflect the growing needs of our customers," said Snowbound's Product Manager, Jeff Kurson. "We anticipate this version will greatly enhance the workflow efficiency for many organizations in the banking, financial, insurance, medical records and shipping industries."

"As interest increases for HTML5 viewers that reduce platform requirements and make document review possible on a broader range of devices, customer demand for greater functionality and configurability has also grown stronger," said Simon Wieczner, President and CEO of Snowbound Software. "This new version of VirtualViewer HTML5 has been engineered to satisfy those pressing needs."

Pricing and Availability
VirtualViewer HTML5 4.1 will be shipping in October. Click here to join our waitlist and automatically receive version 4.1 for Java when it becomes available in October. Please visit Snowbound at or give us a call (617-607-2010) for more details.