Users with an iPhone or iPad can now easily edit pdf files on their devices. Dropbox has announced that its integration with Adobe’s tool is now live on Apple’s mobile platform, and users can now open a pdf file in Dropbox, and tap the Edit button to make changes to the document file.
Prior to the update, users were required to export a file, then open it on a pdf app such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, make the changes and upload it back to the cloud storage service replacing the older copy. With the new update, users will be able to open a pdf file stored in Dropbox, see an Edit button, leave comments, put a digital signature, annotate using Adobe’s app and automatically have the changes and document updated in Dropbox.
“With the latest versions of the Dropbox and Acrobat Reader iOS apps, you’ll be able to annotate and comment on pdfs stored in Dropbox, right from your iPhone or iPad,” the company wrote in a blogpost. “Just open a pdf from the Dropbox app and tap the Edit icon, then edit or electronically sign the PDF in the Acrobat Acrobat Reader app. All your changes will save back to Dropbox, so you and any collaborators will have the latest version.”
The move comes a month after Dropbox partnered with Adobe and announced a similar integration into Adobe’s Document Cloud for the desktop platform. The cloud storage giant says that it will rollout this feature to Android early next year. Once a pure consumer-centric cloud storage provider, Dropbox has been looking into new areas to expand its services. The company recently announced Paper, aGoogle Docs competitor offering rich media embeds, mentions, and more.