We recently released our first Windows 8 Tablet version of Adobe Reader.
This is very exciting for us because it is not just the first version of Reader for this new OS, but also the first Adobe app designed for Windows 8! This version of Reader is based on the same Tablet and Smartphone Reader that we already have on iOS, Android, Playbook and Windows Phone. It doesn’t yet have all of the features that those others have, but they are certainly on the way. We’re starting with the basic PDF Reading features, and we’ll be working hard to catch up to match what we’ve got on iOS and Android as we continue to improve our Mobile Reader.
We support both ARM Tablets like the interesting new Surface RT, as well as Intel devices running Windows 8, including the upcoming Surface Pro as well as all of the desktop and laptop computers coming out now.
On to a quick tour of some features and screen shots!
Windows 8 Native App
The application is completely redesigned to be a native Windows 8-style UI, with the clean toolbar design that can be swiped up from the bottom, and the charms bar that can be swiped in from the right that should be familiar with all Windows 8-style apps.
For navigation, we support touch gestures for zoom and pan, as you’d expect, and have also added a semantic zoom to let you jump between pages, replacing the “page scrubber” that we had on the other platforms.This is a really great Windows 8 metaphor that I like the more every time I use it. This is something that is unique to our Windows 8 app.
To find your content quickly in a document, we have support for Find and Bookmarks. We also support links, both the internal kind that are used in table of contents, as well as linking out to a web page.
But wait, there’s more!
The story doesn’t end here. We also support opening password-protected PDF, selecting and copying text, and a few other small niceties, and the team is already working on adding some more features that we’ll have available early in 2013. We want to make sure that we make what you want, so Let us know what you want to see the most by visiting our forum and posting your wishes there: http://forums.adobe.com/community/adobe_reader_forums/metro.