Adobe Reader Now Available for iOS – Do We Need it At This Point?


 Adobe Reader iOS

Adobe has just released a version of their popular reader for iOS. While the PDF format is great, and entirely necessary for distributing and sharing files with others, we’re not sure that we need the reader for iOS at this point.

iOS has been around for quite a while already, and plenty of capable apps have already made their way to the app store. Even iBooks, which is part of iOS at this point, stores and reads PDF files, and does a good job of it.


Still, we suppose that it may be suited for someone out there. We don’t know everyone’s needs, but maybe what doesn’t work for us works for someone else. Here are some of the features as listed on the App Store:

View PDF files
• Quickly open PDF files from email , the Web or any application that supports “Open In…”
• View PDF Portfolios, PDF Packages, annotations and drawing markups
• Read text annotations such as Sticky Notes



Access encrypted PDF files
• Open and view password-protected PDF files
• Access files secured by Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management, which helps protect sensitive documents
• Supports the highest grade of PDF encryption, up to AES256

Interact with PDF files
• Search text to find specific information
• Use bookmarks to jump directly to a section in your PDF file
• Select single page or continuous scroll modes
• Easily zoom in on text or images for a closer view
• Quickly navigate through large files using thumbnails
• Select and copy text from a PDF file to the clipboard

Print and share files
• Print wirelessly with AirPrint
• Share PDF files with other applications using “Open In…”
• Email PDF documents as attachments

Available languages
English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Czech, Polish and Turkish









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