This month, Adobe unveiled a new Adobe Acrobat DC with a central document hub and connected mobile apps that reimagine the way people create, share and interact with PDFs across devices.
According to Adobe, innovations include a new service for streamlined document reviews, touch-enabled editing on tablets and new Adobe Sensei-powered functionality that puts artificial intelligence to work for users of Adobe Scan and Acrobat DC, automating repetitive tasks and saving time.
Acrobat DC works via a monthly subscription – around 17 euros. Acrobat DC and Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers can now send documents for signature with Adobe Sign built into the apps they use every day.
Adobe says that more than 200 billion PDFs were opened in Adobe products last year alone, communicating information from contracts, textbooks, financial statements and creative designs to everything in between.
“Adobe Acrobat DC is the gold standard for today’s mobile and connected workforce. With this powerful release, we’ve created a modern PDF platform that enables people to scan, sign, edit, share and review content quickly and easily wherever work takes them.”Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Media, Adobe
New PDF Share and Review Services
Adobe is changing the content review process with new services in Acrobat DC that are designed to share documents and collect feedback between any number of reviewers, across any device.
Now users can share a PDF and keep track of who has seen it or circulate content with any number of reviewers and set automatic reminders to keep approvals on schedule. Reviewers can comment and resolve feedback within the PDF itself, eliminating countless emails.
Acrobat DC Home View redesigned
Acrobat DC Home View Home view was redesigned across the Acrobat DC desktop app, Acrobat Reader mobile app and the all-new Adobe Document Cloud web app acts as a central hub for all PDF activity, providing a single view into status updates on incoming and outgoing tasks, like documents that have been shared with you for review or that need a signature.
Scan to Digital, Edit on Tablets and Sign from anywhere
All-new mobile PDF experiences were improved with the new versions of the Acrobat Reader mobile app and Adobe Scan. Now users can get more done with PDFs when working on mobile, including full editing on tablets and e-signatures built into Acrobat DC. Here the possibilities:
- Scan Business Cards in Multiple Languages: Use Adobe Scan to quickly turn business cards into mobile contacts in five new languages – French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Adobe Sensei recognizes contact information – like name, email and phone number – and scans multiple business cards at once, creating new contacts in your smartphone or tablet.
- Recognize and Fill Forms: Take advantage of form field recognition, powered by Adobe Sensei, in Acrobat DC desktop, Acrobat Reader mobile, and the Document Cloud web app to fill out and sign forms faster. Adobe Sensei analyzes documents to recognize the field type, size and position so that users can just tap and type content without having to change tools manually or align text in field boxes.
- Edit on Tablets with Touch-Enabled PDF: Acrobat Pro DC mobile users can now edit PDFs from their iOS or Android tablets with the same powerful functionality that they have on their desktops. Users can change text, format, and edit, or add, rotate and resize images within a PDF all with the touch of a finger.
- Sign from Anywhere: Adobe Sign is built directly into the new Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader, including a completely redesigned and simplified way to send documents for signature in Acrobat DC. And using Acrobat Reader, hundreds of millions of people can now electronically sign PDFs no matter which surface they are working on.
New Adobe Acrobat DC tools and services are available now with a subscription to Acrobat DC.