Organizations that produce and work with PDF files stand to benefit from a new partnership between document management powerhouses Adobe and Dropbox.
The companies recently announced the integration of Dropbox with Adobe applications Acrobat Document Cloud and Acrobat Reader. Acrobat desktop users can now access, directly from the app, PDF documents stored in Dropbox, a leading file sharing and cloud storage service. Dropbox says their service hosts over 18 billion PDF files.
Likewise, Dropbox users will soon be able to open and edit PDF files directly from the Dropbox website or mobile apps. The iOS integration is expected to be made available in a few months, and Android and web integrations are planned for launch in 2016.
Adobe and Dropbox officials said their aim is to offer simple, seamless access to documents across all platforms: desktop, web and mobile.
“The requirements of our customers have constantly evolved over time; today, mobile has become the rule and people expect to complete work quickly and simply wherever and whenever they need,” said Kevin M. Lynch, senior vice president and general manager of Adobe Document Cloud at Adobe. “Our work with Dropbox, as our first file sync-and-share partner, will help Adobe Document Cloud customers and people around the world be more productive with the documents at the center of their daily lives.”
When the rollout of the integration is complete, Adobe and Dropbox said customers will be able to:
• Use the free Acrobat Reader mobile app or desktop Acrobat DC on desktop, to view and take action on PDF files stored in
Dropbox Basic, Pro and Dropbox for Business accounts, with changes automatically saved to Dropbox.
• Open a PDF file from the Dropbox website, iPhone or iPad app, and edit with Acrobat DC on desktop or Acrobat Reader mobile
while on-the-go. Acrobat DC users will have a full range of options when working with PDF files, including text editing, page
organization and the ability to convert documents to their original format.
• Ensure that all document changes, whether made on desktop apps, web apps or mobile devices, are always synced in Dropbox.
To learn more, visit http://www.adobe.com/go/dropbox
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