HoGo has many powerful tools for you to easily protect, send, and manage PDF documents. Following is a summary of the various features of HoGo as well as system and other requirements.

File Formats Supported PDF, Microsoft Word (docx), Microsoft Excel (xlsx), PowerPoint (pptx)
Note: The PDF must not be password protected, and may not contain any layers. Supported versions of Microsoft Office are  2010, 2013 and 2016 for Windows Vista, Windows7, Windows8/8.1, and Windows10
Note: The PDF must not be password protected, and may not contain any layers.
Maximum File Size 50 MB
Protection HoGo uses advanced IRM (information rights management) technology so that files protected with HoGo cannot be re-transmitted or shared. All documents in HoGo are encrypted, and HoGo disables most screen capture tools when a protected document is being viewed using either the browser, HoGo Viewer, or Microsoft Office. For Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents, copy and paste from protected files is disabled.
System Requirements (Sending)


Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer9 and newer, Safari

Browser Add-on:

Adobe Flash Player

Operating Systems:

Windows Vista, 7, and 8/8.1

System Requirements (Viewing)


Online View in Browser
PC - Firefox   Mac - Safari
With Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader

HoGo Viewer
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, and Windows10 (Adobe Reader required)
iOS4.3 and up
Android 4.4 and up

Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat DC
Windows and Mac only

Microsoft Word and Excel Files

Microsoft Word 2010, 2013, 2016
Microsoft Excel 2010, 2013, 2016
HoGo Add-in for Microsoft Office
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows7, Windows8, Windows10

Microsoft Powerpoint Files

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, 2013, 2016
HoGo Add-in for Microsoft Office
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows7, Windows8, Windows10

Sending You can send up to 100 documents to 500 recipients at once.
Sending Modes

The deafult sending method will create a link to a download page from where your protected files can be downloaded. The system allows you to automatically send a notification E-mail to your recipients with the link.

You can also specify the following options for PDF files:

View in HoGo Viewer only - does not allow viewing online or using Adobe Reader

View online only - does not allow downloading of the file

Settable Permissions
  •  Printing allowed / not allowed
  •  Editing allowed / not allowed (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint only)
  •  Expiry date (for documents and Web Links)
  •  Download allowed / not allowed (Web Links only)
  •  Number of local copies (the default value of 2, allows recipients to download the document to 2 devices; for example a PC and iPad. Applies to downloadable documents only)
  •  Password (Web Links)
  • MyDocuments

The MyDocuments feature allows you to manage documents which you have uploaded to HoGo.

  • Change document title, description, and thumbnail
  • Delete document
  • View document history
  • View / edit document details

Additionally, the Dashboard feature gives you a view of who has opened your documents how many times, on what platforms, and where.

History HoGo keeps a log of your activities with helpful filters and search tools so you can find the information you want easily.
Package Detail A “package” is created when you send one or more documents to one or more recipients. By accessing the package detail for any transmission, you can add or delete documents and recipients, change permissions, or even take documents away from certain recipients. This powerful feature gives you complete control over your sent documents.
Tracking See who has downloaded your files, and who has opened them, and when
Address Book HoGo remembers who you sent documents to, by saving them in your Address Book. You can also load contacts from a standard .csv file or import contacts from .
Billing and Payment

HoGo uses a points system where each document transmission, one document sent to one recipient, costs one point.

Each month you receive 5 free points. If you need more, you can purchase points using American Express, Mastercard, or Visa as well as Paypal.