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FormAPI vs wkhtmltopdf: What are the differences?

Developers describe FormAPI as "An API for filling out and signing PDFs". FormAPI is a service that makes it easy to generate PDFs by posting data to an API. You can upload PDF templates and configure form fields in our web-based template editor. You can also generate PDFs by filling in an online form. On the other hand, wkhtmltopdf is detailed as "Convert HTML to PDF using Webkit (QtWebKit)". wkhtmltopdf and wkhtmltoimage are command line tools to render HTML into PDF and various image formats using the QT Webkit rendering engine. These run entirely "headless" and do not require a display or display service.

FormAPI and wkhtmltopdf can be categorized as "File Conversion" tools.

wkhtmltopdf is an open source tool with 8.39K GitHub stars and 1.17K GitHub forks. Here's a link to wkhtmltopdf's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is DocSpring?

DocSpring is a service that makes it easy to generate PDFs by posting data to an API. You can upload PDF templates and configure form fields in our web-based template editor. You can also generate PDFs by filling in an online form.

What is wkhtmltopdf?

wkhtmltopdf and wkhtmltoimage are command line tools to render HTML into PDF and various image formats using the QT Webkit rendering engine. These run entirely "headless" and do not require a display or display service.

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