Adobe slightly warms to Apple again with iOS Reader app

Summary:Adobe is releasing a mobile app for one of its former foes that is boasted to make reading and interacting with files easier than ever.

Adobe and Apple have had their very publicly-known differences in the past, and the source for those disputes have mainly been over iOS.

Adobe is warming up to iOS again ever-so-slightly with its new Reader for iOS app. Compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, many of the functions available on the desktop version is seen here, making mobile devices even more productive.

Users will be able to open and view PDF files from email, browsers, or any application that supports "Open In..." Additionally, iOS users can access encrypted PDF files (up to AES256) and those secured by Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management.

Other nitty gritty features include being able read text annotations (Sticky Notes), using bookmarks to jump to a section in a PDF, and search the text for specific information.

Taking advantage of the touch screen and iOS itself, the Adobe Reader app lets users zoom in on text and images for a closer view, as well as print wirelessly with AirPrint.

The Adobe Reader for iOS app is free and available to download from iTunes immediately. Adobe is also releasing Adobe Reader for Android 10.1 today.

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Topics: Enterprise Software

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