Insights

INSIGHTS  |  Company • Culture • Remote Work

Bonding in Budapest: A Celebration of Our Collective Journey

A look back at our recent retreat in Hungary and the balance of work and fun with colleagues.

INSIGHTS  |  Insights

Construction Software: Add Form-Filling Features for a Digital Revolution

How adding digital form-filling features to construction software can save time, streamline processes, and increase accuracy.

INSIGHTS  |  CEO Insights

The Evolution of the Document: Fusing the Old with the New

PSPDFKit CEO Jonathan Rhyne shares his take on the evolution of documents.

INSIGHTS  |  CEO Insights

The Disappearing Act of File Types: A Shift in Digital Expectations

PSPDFKit CEO Jonathan Rhyne shares his insight into the future of document file types.

INSIGHTS  |  Company • Products • PDF

PDF SDK: Build vs. Buy

A guide to evaluating buying or building options for adding in-app PDF features.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Productivity

Sonus Vox

A comparison of different microphone categories.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Insights

Unleashing the Beta Beast: Introducing the Mind-Reading Q&A Tool

An OpenAI-based Q&A tool that answers your questions about PSPDFKit.

INSIGHTS  |  PDF • Web • JavaScript • PDF Viewer

The Six Best Javascript PDF Viewers

Learn how to evaluate and select the best PDF JavaScript viewer for your use case.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Tips

Navigating Remote Onboarding: A Software Developer's Perspective

An in-depth look at onboarding as a software developer, including tips and tricks to make it easier.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Insights

How a Tech Writer Tried to Build a Chatbot with OpenAI and Lived to Tell the Tale

My week with OpenAI, or how I learned to stop worrying and love ChatGPT

INSIGHTS  |  Company • Culture • Remote Work

My Second PSPDFKit Retreat: From a Bootstrapped Startup, to a Company of 100+

A recap of our most recent retreat and a comparison to my first PSPDFKit retreat.

INSIGHTS  |  Insights

Leveling Up My Manager Skills

An overview of my journey to becoming a better manager.

INSIGHTS  |  Tips • Productivity

Productivity Tips When Switching from a PC to a Mac

Improving productivity when switching from a PC to a Mac.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work

The Case for Ad Hoc Engineer 1:1s with Newcomers

Or, the unspoken challenges of onboarding engineers in 2020 and beyond.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Productivity

While We Work: How We Stay Productive

Some people at PSPDFKit share their tips for being productive.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work

How We Forge Togetherness

As a remote-first company, we fully understand that to work well together, we have to create connections and understand each other.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Productivity • Insights

Where We Work

A blog post showing a glimpse of where our people work.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Insights

Our Journey toward Using More Inclusive Language at PSPDFKit

A blog post about why and how we are trying to use more inclusive language.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Productivity

Sponsoring CocoaPods

PSPDFKit is sponsoring the costs of hosting the CocoaPods CND.

INSIGHTS  |  Remote Work • Productivity

Useful Mac Apps for Remote Workers

Reduce the friction of working remotely!

INSIGHTS  |  Remote Work • Productivity

Communication Is Key in a Remote World

Working remotely does not mean working in isolation! Maintaining effective communication means increased productivity and happier teammates.

INSIGHTS  |  Remote Work • Productivity • Tips

9 Tips to Help You Work Effectively from Home

This article describes some strategies first-time remote workers should follow to get the most out of working from home. This is part two of four of our remote work series.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Productivity • Tips

Remote Work: How to Overcome Common Struggles of Working from Home

This article describes some struggles first-time remote workers may face and provides some strategies to help overcome them. This is part one of four of our remote work series.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Support • Insights

Becoming a Better Engineer by Doing Support

How being on support duty helps me improve as an engineer, and why I think everyone should try it.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Insights • Tips

From Zero to Hero: How I Got a Full-Time Job in Tech

A political scientist turned web engineer describes her journey of transformation. She also reveals a few aspects that can make or break an internship in tech (and in general).

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Insights

How We Work at PSPDFKit

A post about how we work at PSPDFKit.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Productivity • Insights

Remote Work: What I've Learned from a Decade as a Remote Software Engineer

Sharing a few tips and things I've learned from my 10 years working as a remote software engineer.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work

How PSPDFKit Succeeds at Being a Remote Company

How a culture of trust, flexibility, discipline, and camaraderie helps us succeed.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture

My First PSPDFKit Retreat

A freelancer is invited to her first PSPDFKit retreat. In this blog post, she shares her experience.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Productivity

Eight Hours: Sleep

Can't concentrate during the day? Sleep may be the key to ensuring you do.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Productivity

Eight Hours: Recreation

Focus on making the most of life outside your work in an effort to improve your working life.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Productivity

Eight Hours: Work

Do we spend our working hours efficiently, or can we optimize the way we work?

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Productivity

A Modern Approach to Work: Pursuing Mindfulness, Purpose, and Efficiency

Your work life extends beyond the eight hours a day you spend working. This series explores the division of time over 24 hours and how the way we spend that time can affect our workday and vice versa.

INSIGHTS  |  Remote Work • Productivity

Music for Concentration

We cover how music can help you get in that all-important and elusive state of flow.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work

Effective Remote Communication

Communication is hard — especially for remote companies. Here's how we organize communication at PSPDFKit.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Insights

Swift by Sundell Podcast with Peter Steinberger

On July 19, our CEO, Peter Steinberger, was interviewed by John Sundell on his Swift by Sundell podcast.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Tips

How to Use Slack and Not Go Bananas

Slack is both amazing and awful. At a time when many companies quit Slack, we refined our processes to make it work well for us.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work

4 Steps to a Successful Company Retreat

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Insights

Women in Software Development? YES PLEASE!

We celebrate International Women's Day at PSPDFKit!

INSIGHTS  |  Productivity

Useful Tools to Share & Organize Work Between Developers and Designers

The software and services PSPDFKit uses for design work

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Insights

What Cultural Diversity Means to Us

Our execution of cultural diversity

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Tips

Making the Most of Remote Work

At PSPDFKit, we strive to hire the best people for the job, regardless of where they are in the world. Here, I want to share how I’ve been making the most of remote work.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work • Tips

Hiring a distributed team

Who you hire can have a dramatic effect on your team’s culture, company’s productivity and, overall, is the most influential factor in determining the success or failure of a company. Over the past six years at PSPDFKit, we’ve slowly learned what’s important, what works, and what doesn’t work, at least for us.

INSIGHTS  |  Culture • Remote Work

The Importance of Retreats for a Remote Company