Adobe introduces Adobe Reader for iOS


This week Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) launched the Adobe Reader for iOS. Prior to this release, it was possible to read PDFs on your iPhone or iPad using tools like iBooks, but this gives you the ability to open .pdf files in Adobe Reader in any email or application that supports 'Open in..." functionality. And it also enables you to do some things you couldn't do for the most part with other PDF-reader tools.

One of the advantages of using this tool over iBooks or another reader tool is the ability to read sticky notes left by other users, as well as the ability to copy and paste text from the PDF document (although this is possible with other iOS PDF-reading tools, too).

Adobe also gives users access to some advanced functionality not otherwise available including the ability to read Adobe Packages with multiple content types and drawing mark-ups. In addition, you can open encrypted PDF files and Adobe LiveCycle documents, use search features to find text within a PDF, take advantage of bookmarks to jump to a specific area within the text, view the entire document in single page view and more.

It also utilizes Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) AirPrint to print the PDF to a supported AirPrint printer. 

Adobe announced it was releasing the PDF Reader for Android smartphones and tablets, as well. The iOS app is available now in the Apple App Store.

For more information including a full list of features:
- see the Adobe blog post

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