Adobe Acrobat has been around since the 90s, and its PDF format went on to become the standard way of exchanging documents over the web. Eventually Adobe made the file type open source and competitors began to bring their own innovations to the table, but the company's software remains the most widely adopted way to interact with PDFs.
Last month Adobe announced that it would soon launch Document Cloud, a cross-platform solution that expands to mobile devices some of the features previously only found on desktop clients. The most immediate drastic change for Android users, however, is the new interface,
Reader's Acrobat DC's first truly major redesign since 2010.
Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud still lets you view your locally saved PDFs, but it continues to charge you for just about everything else. The ability to export a PDF costs $1.99 a month. Creating PDFs goes for $9.99. To do everything, the app prompts you to get a full Pro Document Cloud subscription for $24.99.
Adobe is also pushing a feature called Mobile Link that makes files accessible across devices.
Document Cloud joins Creative Cloud in Adobe's effort to save your documents on its servers and access them across devices. Remote access and subscriptions will continue to be a growing part of Adobe products for the foreseeable future.
Adobe Reader is now Adobe Acrobat DC. The most reliable PDF viewer for mobile, with added functionality to help you work on the go.
- Easily accomplish frequent tasks from the new Tools menu
- View recent files across computers and devices with Mobile Link
- Use free Adobe Fill & Sign to fill, sign, and send forms on Android 5
- Organize pages: reorder, rotate, and delete pages in PDF files
- Undo and redo changes including highlights, comments, and organize pages
- Adobe blog