Adobe’s official ‘Adobe Reader’ app finds home on iOS

Adobe has finally released Adobe Reader for iOS, an app that has was first introduced to Android phones nearly a year and a half ago. But as the saying goes, better late than never. As the name suggests, it’s predominantly a PDF reader without all the thrills; you won’t have the boat load of features that’s found in other apps, namely Goodreader and PDF Expert (both of which I use extensively). What is unique to Adobe’s app is its ability to open and view password protected PDF files, access Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management files, as well as encrypted PDFs, up to AES256. If you are already using some of the more robust PDF readers/annotators out there, you’ll probably want to skip Adobe Reader, but for Free, it may still be worth checking out.

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Adobe Reader is the free global standard for reliably viewing and sharing PDF documents across platfoms and devices. Easily and efficiently access the widest range of PDF file types—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.

View PDF files
• Quickly open PDF files from email , the Web or any application that supports “Open In…”
• View PDF Portfolios, PDF Packages, annotations and drawing markups
• Read text annotations such as Sticky Notes

Access encrypted PDF files
• Open and view password-protected PDF files
• Access files secured by Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management, which helps protect sensitive documents
• Supports the highest grade of PDF encryption, up to AES256

Interact with PDF files
• Search text to find specific information
• Use bookmarks to jump directly to a section in your PDF file
• Select single page or continuous scroll modes
• Easily zoom in on text or images for a closer view
• Quickly navigate through large files using thumbnails
• Select and copy text from a PDF file to the clipboard

Print and share files
• Print wirelessly with AirPrint
• Share PDF files with other applications using “Open In…”
• Email PDF documents as attachments

Available languages
English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Czech, Polish and Turkish

Adobe Reader for iOS is a free app

By downloading you agree to the Terms of Use at

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