Take a minute to think about the way you currently store and access your important PDF files. Maybe you’ve got an external hard drive that you carry around with you, or maybe you email documents to yourself and call that “cloud storage”. Maybe you just store them locally and hope your computer doesn’t crash. In any case, Acrobat.com and Adobe Reader can help you do better: any PDF document you’ve uploaded to Acrobat.com can be opened with Adobe Reader on your laptop, desktop, even your smartphone or tablet with the Adobe Reader mobile app. That means instant access across all your devices. Doesn’t that sound easier than scrolling through your inbox looking for a specific attachment? Yes, we think so too. Read on for details.
By now, you probably know that when you’ve got any file open in Reader, you can upload it to Acrobat.com just by clicking the “Upload” icon in the toolbar.
The Tools pane will open up and you can watch the upload’s progress. But maybe you didn’t know that you can also access those uploaded files (and all your other Acrobat.com files) from that same Tools pane: in the “Store Files” panel, notice the link marked “Open Acrobat.com Files”. If you’re signed in, you can click that link to pull up a window with all of the files you’ve stored in the cloud.
You can even sort them or filter them if you need help finding a specific document:
- Use the Search bar in the upper left to find a particular document by title or keyword; just start typing and the relevant documents will appear.
- In the upper right, click the menu icon for viewing options. You can sort according to name, date, size, or format, and can filter out visible documents according to one or more of those same attributes.
Once you start using Acrobat.com to store and access your files, we think you’ll get used to this method of cloud storage pretty quickly – especially because you won’t even have to open a browser to access the cloud.