In May, Nordic River united productivity and collaboration with the release of the web-based version of TextFlow. This month, Nordic River has made its TextFlow Application Programming Interface (API) available.
Currently in beta, the API is designed to let developers integrate TextFlow into third-party solutions. TextFlow, known for its ability to let users compare, recombine and merge multiple versions of a document, is a collaboration tool that defies boundaries, letting users work how they want, when then want.
Focused on giving users more options for collaboration and comparison, Nordic River has also launched CompareMyDocs.com, a free document comparison web service, which makes it easier to review document versions simultaneously, rapidly producing a final draft.
CompareMyDocs.com is a fully functional document comparison service where users can compare, reorganize and even merge multiple copies of a document with no sign-up or registration requirements. It allows up to six documents for comparison, accepting and/or rejecting proposed changes and saving a final draft back to the desktop as a .doc, .docx or HTML file.
This is a good example for showing how to transfer MS Word documents in and out of TextFlow.
The new site is the first showcase of the TextFlow API, aiming to demonstrate how developers can extend existing third-party solutions with visual version management.
The beta TextFlow API is available free of charge on a per-request basis for both individual developers and organizations, with a commercial deployment requiring an OEM or channel partner agreement.