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Javelin PDF readers provide all the core functionality needed for viewing standard PDF files and PDF files encrypted using our free Drumlin Publisher software (.drmz and .drmx files). These readers support internal and external hyperlinks, contents/navigation trees, a range of page display formats, plus document text searching and simple markup. Encrypted files are protected against content copying and onwards distribution. They may also have restrictions applied such as whether printing is permitted and whether they expire at some point and can no longer be viewed. The Properties facility in the Javelin readers provides details of these Digital Rights Management (DRM) settings.

Javelin and JavelinPro for Windows

All our Windows software products are digitally signed (with a Globalsign certificate) and have been checked to ensure they are virus free. Norton Antivirus users - if your antivirus software will not accept a download from us or deletes it/places it in quarantine, we are certain that this is a false positive. Please report this to Symantec as an error. To resolve this please either turn off the offending behaviour in Norton's software (Insight and/or SONAR) or recover the quarantined file from within Norton Antivirus, or use another antivirus product like AVG!

  • Javelin for MS Windows (JW) - Win 7 and later : DOWNLOAD - download and run javelinsetup.exe (Windows RT and full touch screen usage is not supported)
  • JavelinPro for MS Windows (JWPro) - Win 7 and later : DOWNLOAD - Corporate/Pro edition users only - download and run javelinprosetup.exe (Windows RT and full touch screen usage is not supported). JWPro is functionally the same as JW but includes user registration and license-based document enabling in addition to online authorization code-based permissioning
  • Javelin for MS Windows (JW) - XP and earlier: DOWNLOAD - download and run javelinsetup-xp.exe (Windows RT and full touch screen usage is not supported)

Javelin for Apple Mac OSX

IMPORTANT - If the document you need to use permits printing, please use the downloadable dmg file use the link below for the Mac reader, as the version on the AppStore does not allow printing at present!

  • Javelin for Apple Mac OSX 10.6 and later: Javelin for Mac OSX 10.7 and later is available as a free app from the Mac OSX App Store - on the Mac use the App Store facility and search for "JavelinM" and download.
  • For OSX 10.6 and immediate downloads of Javelin for 10.7 and later as a .dmg file, please use the links below

Javelin for Android (including Kindle Fire and shortly, Chromebooks - see Google Chromium for release dates)

  • Javelin for Android OS 4 and later is available as a Free App on the Google Play App Store. For direct installation of the previous version (1.00.054) for Kindle Fire etc. please click here

Javelin for iOS (iPAD and iPhone)

  • Javelin for Apple iPAD and iPhone is available as a free app from the iTunes App Store - on the iPAD/iPhone use the App Store facility and search for "Javelin reader" and download

Note: Javelin readers for iOS, OSX and Android are all available via the default App Stores for these operating systems. Availability is at the discretion of the App Store provider, this being Apple and Google for these three operating systems

Javelin PDF Readers

More Details and Additional Download Options

Our Javelin PDF readers for desktops, laptops and mobile devices are very fast, small, secure and fully-functional PDF readers. To download the free Javelin PDF reader simply click on the link provided below for your computer or mobile device. The Windows version is provided as an installation program - run this by double-clicking the file, ignore any warning messages, and follow the on-screen instructions. When finished Javelin will be available ready for use, and a link to Javelin will be added to your Desktop for future use. By default Javelin for Windows is placed in the directory c:\program files\javelin. Release notes for Windows and Mac versions are provided on the Release notes page

Having downloaded the Javelin reader for PC or Mac, simply run Javelin and select the File menu, Open option, to open and read a standard PDF file or a secured PDF file (a DRMZ or DRMX file). DRMZ and DRMX files will prompt you for an authorization code - copy the code you have been sent by email and paste it into the field. Press OK and wait for this to be checked over the internet. The file will then be displayed. You only need to do this the first time you access the file. For mobile devices (iPADs/iPhones, Android devices) see below for details. Sample files for testing the process with a PC or Mac are provided here. Mobile versions of Javelin include test files built-in to the app.

All our software products have been checked to ensure they are virus free. Norton Antivirus users - if your antivirus software will not accept a download from us or deletes it/places it in quarantine, we are certain that this is a false positive. Please report this to Symantec as an error. To resolve this please either turn off the offending behaviour in Norton's software (Insight and/or SONAR) or recover the quarantined file from within Norton Antivirus, or use another antivirus product like AVG!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you wish to use Javelin on a PC or Mac connected to a large corporate network please check the following notes and if necessary, pleaseemail usfor assistance: (i) We recommend that the following link is added to your corporate proxy server list in order to enable access to our DRM web service: https://www.drumlinsecurity.co.uk/Service.asmx - a simple way of checking is to test asample file (e.g. testfonts.drmz) to see if this procedure is OK; (ii) for one off usage consider authorizing the file on a mobile device or laptop off site, where the corporate network restrictions do not apply; (iii) The Corporate/Pro edition of Javelin (JavelinPro) does not require access to this facility (see further, below) so please ask us about this service if you are unsure.

Javelin for Microsoft Windows - Language variant kits

Users with Chinese versions of Windows: You may experience problems authorizing files using Javelin for Windows. If you do, then a temporary solution for any cases like this is as follows: In your Windows system, use the Control Panel, Region settings to change the Windows settings to English temporarily. Run Javelin and authorize the file. Revert to Chinese again and it will continue to work OK.

Javelin for Mac OSX (OSX 10.6 and later)

Javelin for Mac OSX 10.7 and later is available as a free download from the Mac OSX App Store. Alternatively please see below for direct installation from this website

  • : Javelin for Mac OSX (OSX 10.7 to 10.11) - dmg file (download, double-click to open and enable - drag to your Applications folder or Desktop to keep a copy conveniently to hand). NOTE 1: Javelin is not supported for Mac OSX 10.5 or earlier. NOTE 2: Users of OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later may get a warning message from Apple when trying to use Javelin - you can overcome this by holding the Ctrl key down when you click on the Javelin app icon the first time, or by opening Javelin the first time via the FINDER - locate the Javelin app and then press the Control (Ctrl) key and click the Javelin app icon and chose open. You may also wish to see this articlewhich explains why this occurs and how to deal with it or turn it off permanently. If you have a problem downloading DRMX or DRMZ files from the Internet using Safari, run Javelin, select the File menu, Downloads option and enter (or drag in) the web address of the file to download. If your file permits printing and the print functionality does not allow you to print, please try a different make of printer, and if all else fails, email us with a copy of your log file (accessed via the File menu).
  • : Javelin for Mac OSX (OSX 10.6 users) - dmg file (download, double-click to open and enable). NOTE 1: Javelin is not supported for Mac OSX 10.5 or earlier. NOTE 2: Users of OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later may get a warning message from Apple when trying to use Javelin - you can overcome this by holding the Ctrl key down when you click on the Javelin app icon the first time, or by opening Javelin the first time via the FINDER - locate the Javelin app and then press the Control (Ctrl) key and click the Javelin app icon and chose open. You may also wish to see this articlewhich explains why this occurs and how to deal with it or turn it off permenantly. If you have a problem downloading DRMX or DRMZ files from the Internet using Safari, run Javelin, select the File menu, Downloads option and enter (or drag in) the web address of the file to download. If your file permits printing and the print functionality does not allow you to print, please try a different make of printer, and if all else fails, email us with a copy of your log file (accessed via the File menu).

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you wish to use Javelin on a PC or Mac connected to a large corporate network please read the following notes and pleaseemail us if ncessary before ordering. We recommend that the following link is added to your corporate proxy server list in order to enable access to our DRM web service: https://www.drumlinsecurity.co.uk/Service.asmx - a simple way of checking is to test asample fileto see if this procedure is OK - if not, please contact us for further assistance. The Corporate/Pro edition of Javelin (JavelinPro, see below) does not require access to this facility and is a superset of the functionality of the standard edition of Javelin for Windows - please ask us about this service if you are unsure.

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