Last month, we were thrilled to announce a partnership with Dropbox focused on simplifying the way people and organizations work together with documents across the web, desktops and, importantly, mobile devices. It’s part of our larger mission to modernize how people get work done with documents across devices; for us, that includes a commitment to ongoing innovation in Acrobat and Acrobat Reader.
The goal of our first file sync and share partnership is all about helping you be more productive and providing the means to work the way you want with PDF documents at home, in the office and on-the-go.
We immediately started delivering on the partnership by rolling out integration to our Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader desktop apps. And the early feedback has been fantastic—we couldn’t be happier it’s helping make your day-to-day work and life just a bit easier.
Today is arguably an even more important milestone in the integration the Adobe and Dropbox teams have built across our apps, because it speaks directly to the way more and more of us live our lives and work these days. Of course, that’s on-the-move and on mobile devices.
Run, Don’t Walk
I’m excited to report that starting now, you can download or update your Acrobat Reader mobile app on iPhone and iPad to take advantage of the new integration with Dropbox. And Dropbox has updated its iOS app, too, so you can enjoy the same benefits of Acrobat Reader starting from the Dropbox app.
After you update or install Acrobat Reader, it’s as simple as choosing to add your Dropbox Basic, Pro or Dropbox Business account. Once that connection is made, you’ll have access to all the files stored in your Dropbox account, directly from Acrobat Reader.
On the Dropbox side, once you update or install the Dropbox app, you’ll be prompted to do more with your PDF documents. With a tap, you can then launch Acrobat Reader from Dropbox to view and take action on files.
Edit, Sync, Share, and Collaborate
Once you’re all set, I encourage you to jump in and start putting the integration to work.
You can electronically sign, highlight, annotate, or add comments to PDF files in Acrobat Reader mobile, and your changes will be automatically saved back to Dropbox. It’s then simple to share the updated documents with your friends or colleagues using a Dropbox link or shared folder. And you can count on the fact that files will always be synced in Dropbox, whether you’re on your iPhone or iPad, on dropbox.com, or at your computer. It’s that easy.
More to Come
With over 18 billion PDF files stored in Dropbox, the Adobe and Dropbox teams want to ensure we make it as quick and easy as possible for you to access documents, regardless of the device. To that end, we’re continuing to work hard on making the integration available to you on Android devices and also via the Dropbox website. Those integrations will follow in 2016; we promise to pass the word along once you can take advantage of them, too.