Acrobat Pro DC: Adobe’s PDF software is still the one to beat

A feature-packed solution for professionals

Since its development back in the 1990s, the PDF has gone on to become the industry standard for documents. The file’s ability to work across all platforms has seen it become a ubiquitous format, and Adobe’s software remains the most popular choice for viewing, editing, and sharing PDFs.

The latest Acrobat Pro DC suite brings a slew of benefits and features that allow you to create and edit your PDFs, export to Office formats, read your documents across multiple devices, sync and store them in the cloud, sign the PDFs with ease, and much more.

Adobe Acrobat Tablet

One the best elements of the digital age is less reliance on paper. We all know what it’s like having to wait for a form to arrive in the post so we can sign it and send it back. Some companies let you print the documents out at home, but that still requires using snail mail once they’re signed. Collecting physical signatures is said to add 3.1 days to a process, yet just 18 percent of North American businesses use e-signatures, and over 60 percent are unaware of this solution.

Adobe Sign

Adobe’s Fill & Sign feature takes the physical element out of paperwork: you can use the iOS or Android app to add your signature to a PDF with a finger, or just type your name using a desktop keyboard and it will be turned into a handwritten format, which is then stored and ready for use on any PDF.

You can even convert a photo of a form into a signable PDF. The tool can also be used to request signatures—recipients don’t need to purchase anything or sign up to use it—and form deliveries are tracked.

Adobe Tablet

In today’s connected society, it’s important to be able to read and edit your work on the go. That’s where Adobe’s Document Cloud comes in, letting you access all your PDFs from your smartphone or from any computer using a web browser. Collaboration is also made simple, with recipients receiving links to PDFs that they can open, view, and comment on, all without needed to sign in or install software.

Acrobat Pro DC’s latest update brings with it a revamped UI that makes accessing the plethora of tools on offer very simple…Read more

Adobe unveils handy capture mode in its Scan app

Adobe Acrobat Scan app

There’s going to be some rejoicing for marketers on the move, as Adobe has unveiled a new feature in its Adobe Scan app, enabling users to toggle between a variety of capture modes to ensure that documents, forms, whiteboards, and business cards are captured picture-perfectly as PDFs.

The new feature enables users to select modes by swiping left or right. Once captured, Adobe Scan uses Adobe Sensei AI to intelligently identify and sharpen printed or handwritten text while removing elements such as glare and shadows. Users can then store and share these PDFs, fill and sign them in Acrobat Reader mobile, as well as pull contact details directly from business cards into their phone’s contacts.

The app has amassed nearly 30 million downloads and 140 million scans.

Together with Acrobat Reader mobile – a free PDF reader built by Adobe that works with Adobe Scan and is packed with essential PDF tools – users can work on-the-go as if they were in the office.

The app has also added the ability to automatically search digital documents instead of flipping through stacks of paper, filling and signing forms with a few taps, and annotating and sharing trackable PDFs – all possible via a mobile device…read more

PDF Reader Pro – View, Annotate, Form Filler review: A lightweight Windows app for basic editing needs

This freebie makes it easy to edit, annotate, and share documents, but it lacks advanced functions.

Adobe PDF Reader Pro

PDF Reader Pro – View, Annotate, Form Filler tells you everything you need to know  about it right there in its name. This free, lightweight Windows app provides a basic set of tools for working with Adobe Acrobat documents in an unintimidating interface.

PDF Reader Pro eschews the Office-style interface you see in a lot of PDF editors. Instead, a row of icons above the document pane provides access to editing functions. Another set down the left side lets you view the current document as thumbnails, change the display, or print.

The editing functions are pretty basic. You can add, highlight, underline, and strikethrough text; make freehand markups; add notes, hyperlinks, and stamps; and bookmark pages. A three-dot menu at the end of the top toolbar holds the file info, save, and share buttons. With the last, you can share a PDF via Dropbox, Email, Skype, Twitter, and other apps. A link is included to add more options from Microsoft Store.

PDF Reader Pro makes editing text simple and intuitive.

The straightforward interface makes editing docs quick and easy. To add text, for example, you just click the text icon, which opens a drop-down menu where you can select your font style, color, and size. Then you just place the cursor where you want it and type away. Adding a stamp is as simple as choosing one of the 14 offered, then clicking on the page where you want it to appear.

Clicking the BOTA button from the left-side toolbar allows you to view any of the bookmarks, outlines, thumbnails, and annotations associated with the current document by toggling through a smaller sub-toolbar. From here you can jump to specific bookmarks, sections, chapters, or pages within a document and quickly scroll through text revisions and comments.

PDF Reader Pro also supports PDF forms, allowing you to fill in interactive fields such as check and text boxes. You can sign documents and open password-protected files, as well…read more