Adobe-ios-logoRecently, Adobe announced the release of Adobe Reader app that allows users to take advantage of all the software’s features available on desktop and laptops.

Anuj Gupta, the Adobe project manager, promises to the users “Now you can quickly and efficiently view the widest range of PDF file type — including PDF Portfolios, password-protected PDF documents, and Adobe LiveCycle rights-managed PDF files. Now available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Adobe Reader offers fast, high-quality interaction with PDF”.

What Adobe Pdf Reader Offers on iOS Platform


Adobe Reader for iOS will allow the management of PDF documents on Apple devices. Once the application is installed, PDF files can be opened from emails, web or any other application that supports “Open in…” and all the well-known features are available. Users can access, share and handle with greater ease large documents, like portfolios, as well as copy-paste segments from PDF files.

A new feature integrated into Adobe Reader app allows users to access PDF files protected by Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management, but in order for this to function properly it requires Network communication to validate user credentials.

AirPrint will also allow the PDF documents to be printed wirelessly.


Search text, use of bookmarks to jump to a specific section, annotations known as Sticky Notes, zoom in images or text, navigation via thumbnails and all the other features that iOS fans enjoyed so far on desktops and laptops become available. The new app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad, as it requires iOS 4.2.5 or later.

Already accessible for free download in iTunes, Adobe Reader is available in English, Chinese (simplified as well as traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.

On the Android platform, Adobe Reader was released in May 2010 and it was downloaded for free more than 250,000 times so far. Now the Adobe is releasing the 10.1 version to keep the two apps similar.

When it comes to other Adobe product, Flash, Apple is not so interested, to say the least. Some might still remember that Adobe and Apple had some disputes over iOS. The use of Flash on Apple devices is generally discouraged after this software was accused of causing crashes on Macs. iPads are also not Flash compatible and the quarrel was fuelled once more. Now, with the release of Adobe Reader, finally, analysts comment that maybe the war is over.

Download Adobe Reader for iOS from Apple App Store.

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