Chrome 86 was a fairly massive update, with support for the Native File System API, various interface improvements, and new experiments to try out. Almost exactly one month later, Chrome 87 is starting to roll out to desktop and mobile platforms. There are more than a few exciting changes in store, so let's dive in!
Chrome 86 was a fairly massive update, with support for the Native File System API, various interface improvements, and new experiments to try out. Just a week later, Chrome 87 has now entered the Beta Channel. There's a new PDF viewer, performance improvements for sites using cookies, and much more.
Files by Google made its debut a couple of years back, and Google has slowly been adding features to it. The latest additions in v1.0.33 include a PDF viewer and the ability to adjust playback speed for videos.
The ability to fill in certain PDFs (example) on Chrome OS or in the desktop version of the browser is certainly handy, but it's surprisingly hard to save edited files with the built-in PDF viewer. Once you're done entering information into a form or annotating something, you'd think the download button would output a version with your changes intact, but you'd be wrong. Thankfully, Google is going to correct this.
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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.
Dark mode has finally started to take root recently, with popular apps WhatsApp and OneDrive joining the roster this month. Now Adobe is jumping on the bandwagon too, adding dark mode support to Acrobat Reader. With over half a billion downloads, this should please a lot of users who don't like having their corneas burnt to a crisp during the night.
If you've ever had to view PDF documents, there's a good chance you're already very familiar with Adobe's Acrobat Reader. After starting off on Windows and Mac platforms back in the 1990s, Acrobat Reader arrived on Android devices in 2010. Even after the arrival of plenty of competing options, Acrobat Reader has managed to remain popular and has now hit a milestone of over 500 million installs on the Play Store.
Adobe Acrobat proudly holds the title of the most popular PDF reader out there, but its app for Android phones missed full-fledged editing options until recently for some reason. The software giant pushed an update to version 19.8 this week trying to address this shortcoming, but the implementation won’t be appreciated by all. These PDF editing features will only be available to users willing to pay Adobe a monthly fee that can set you back $120 each year.
You're out and about and you've just been emailed a contract you've been waiting for. All you need to do is fill it out and send it back. The problem is that the file is in PDF, meaning you'll be mucking around with different apps and maybe even a purchase or two to get a simple job done. Well, Google Drive is about to save G Suite users some of that hassle as it will now allow you to fill out structured PDFs on either Android or iOS.
Printing webpages and confirmation emails used to be common back in the days, especially to keep a copy of your booking when traveling. However, as mobile devices are much more popular, most people now carry an electronic version of these documents. In the meantime, browsing websites on a phone is also more frequent, but there are times when you need to save a page as a PDF file. Unfortunately, and quite surprisingly, Chrome doesn't allow you to do this natively, but Opera's latest version adds support for it, making it easier to store or share documents.