Adobe updates Reader mobile app with e-signatures

Adobe Reader users can now use the app to sign, send and manage documents from both the desktop and mobile versions of the program.

The mobile version of Adobe Reader might be much more enticing to business users on-the-go now that the app has been updated with a free e-signature feature.

Adobe Reader users can now use the app to sign, send and manage documents from both the desktop and mobile versions of the program. This is made possible with further integration of Adobe EchoSign, which enables users to be able to draw their signatures with their fingertips and send off the documents securely.

Furthermore, users now have the option of real-time visibility into the signature process and status of contracts, letting them know if their signed documents have been received.

Additionally, the latest release of Adobe Reader allows users to comment on PDF files as well as fill out forms-capable PDF files. This includes being able to add sticky notes anywhere on a PDF file, as well as use annotation tools such as highlight, strikethrough and underline.

Kevin M. Lynch, senior vice president and general manager of Adobe Acrobat and Document Services, declared on the official Adobe Acrobat blog that this is a "milestone" for the platform as it gives users "greater assurance and control over the management of all signed documents."

In addition to the updated Adobe Reader mobile app, the desktop version has also been upgraded to allow users to electronically sign documents from within Adobe Reader (thanks to Adobe EchoSign) without having to scan and insert a handwritten signature.

Both the Android and iOS versions of Adobe Reader are available to download now. For a closer look at the updated mobile Adobe Reader app, check out the promo video below:

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