Knowledgebase: PDFescape
What is PDFescape Premium?
Posted by Chris Truxaw, Last modified by Chris (Staff) on 01 May 2015 05:00 PM

PDFescape Premium is an optional pay upgrade available to all users of PDFescape.

Currently, PDFescape Premium members receive:

  • An ad-free workspace (more pleasant experience and larger).
  • Store files for 30 days instead of 7 days.
  • Store up to 100 files instead of only 10.
  • Open files up to 20 MB each instead of 10 MB.
  • Open files with up to 500 pages instead of 100 pages.
  • Future, to-be-announced perks.

The PDF editor tools (e.g. add text, add form fields, etc) available are the same for Premium and regular members.

New features for all members will be announced at

For users not wishing to upgrade, PDFescape is still a 100% free service with no watermarks and no gotchas. First and foremost, we are committing to offering a free, quality service for all users of PDFescape.

More information about PDFescape Premium can be found at

Comments (19)
25 April 2012 03:11 AM
You should add the ability to keep PDFs hosted forever for premium accounts.
Chris Deyerling
12 July 2013 11:35 AM
Do you have the capability to keep pdfs forever?
Red Software
12 July 2013 10:26 PM
Unfortunately, we do not offer an option to keep PDF files on our servers for an indefinite period of time. To keep your files stored in PDFescape longest, we recommend upgrading to our Premium membership. With this membership, files can be stored for 30 days without use.
Bob Mac
30 November 2013 03:35 PM
I have read your response about not having the ability for indefinite storage of pdfs; however, to limit server overload, perhaps you could offer the ability to choose a certain number ( a limited number) of pdfs that they can store for a bit longer for premium users. You offer a superb service, but there are indeed times that I wish that I could access one or two pdfs that have since expired.
Red Software
02 December 2013 02:17 PM
Hi Bob. Thanks for your complements and suggestion. We don't have plans for such a feature at this time, but I will be sure to add it to our feature request list for evaluation to see if this is something we can accommodate in the future. Thanks for choosing PDFescape!
09 January 2014 08:19 AM
Does your system send an email just before the 7/30 day expiration of pdf files to alert the user before they get deleted by the system?
Red Software
09 January 2014 04:31 PM
Sorry, but PDFescape does not contain such a feature at this time.
09 January 2014 08:24 AM
Also, can you make a large pop-up box when a user saves a document to REMIND the user that the document will self-delete after 30 days? I partially complete forms and wait to print them until needed - a self-delete pop-up will remind me to print them before they self-delete.
Tony Fortunato
01 March 2014 03:06 PM
THe " ad free" feature, does that mean that you can see a full page of the document at 100 % since there is no ad on the right side of the screen?
Red Software
01 March 2014 05:46 PM
Yes Tony. When using PDFescape Premium, you will no longer see an ad on the right hand side and you will have additional space on your screen to edit your PDF document.
29 April 2014 08:21 AM
I agree with most of the other commenters. The only thing that I don't like about this service is the lack of ability to store a few pdf files for longer than 30 days. For Premium users, that should be an option. You could even offer a "Publish" style upgrade feature, where you allow credits to be purchased that will allow files to be stored for an additional year or two. $1 - $5 per credit. I created a form that I would like to be able to edit as my needs change, but at this point, it looks like I'll have to keep starting over if I don't edit it within 30 days.
John Graves
11 December 2014 10:39 AM
I want to create a PDF name and address form using PDFescape and then put that form on my website. When the end user finishes filling out the form I want them to be able to Save, Print & Email this form

Once the document is finished in PDFescape, how can I add the following buttons at the bottom of the document?

These will be for the end user after they are finished filling out the document:

Print - This should bring up the Windows Print Dialog Box so end user can print document on their computer
Save - This should allow the end user to save the document on their computer
Email - This should popup a email dialog box so the end user can email the filled out form to a pre-set email address (me)

Is this possible?
Red Software
11 December 2014 04:28 PM
Hi John,

Sorry, but we don't offer exactly that with our PDFescape offering. But you can do something similar using our PDFescape publishing, see:
Brian Bradburn
14 August 2015 08:08 AM
Is there a way to prevent the reset button from printing when you print the document?
Red Software
19 August 2015 08:51 AM
Hi Brian, I'm sorry, but we don't offer a way to control visibility on printing at this time.
02 September 2015 09:27 AM
Hi! Does the Premium version allow the use of carriage returns in the Form Fields? I cannot add it in the normal version.
Thank you.
Red Software
03 September 2015 12:29 PM
You don't need a Premium membership to create multilined text form fields. Simply right click the field and to change its properties.
Steve McGovern
03 September 2015 05:17 AM
I really need to edit existing text in PDF files sent to me. What do I need to do to achieve this please?
Red Software
03 September 2015 12:30 PM
I'm sorry, but we don't offer a way to edit existing text in the content layer at this time. You will need to use the whiteout tool to hide it and the text tool to add new text.