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PDFs are, unfortunately, a necessary evil in many of our personal and professional lives. But with modern smartphones and AI, there's no need to bust out a scanner to digitize your various documents into Adobe's much-loathed (and again, often highly necessary) Protected Document Format. Android apps now exist that accomplish this once annoying task with shocking technical competence and very little hassle, whether you're working with the document right in front of you or a photo of one you previously snapped and no longer have access to. In this post, we'll show you the best tools for getting the job done.
If you've ever needed to create a PDF on the go, then you know that there really haven't been many options for doing so in the past, but that all changes today - Adobe just released CreatePDF for Android.
Using the same PDF creation as Adobe Acrobat, this app allows you to create a PDF on any Android 2.1+ device, including Honeycomb. It uses Adobe's online service for file creation, so the process doesn't actually occur on your device - but don't worry, Adobe says that the service does not keep a copy of the original file or the PDF.
Among many other features that you would expect to see from an app like this, it also offers PDF sharing and management, so you can easily send your newly created PDF's via email or Bluetooth.