Adobe, the California-based software giant, has released a major update to its Adobe Reader iOS app that first debuted in October. Version 10.2.0 of Adobe Reader gets several new features, including the ability to mark up PDF files with virtual sticky notes, freehand drawing and highlighting, strikethrough and underlining tools plus the ability to complete PDF forms.
The full list of what’s new in this version is as follows:
- Easily mark up PDF content with sticky notes, the freehand drawing tool or the highlight, strikethrough, and underline tools
- Add comments anywhere in your PDF file with sticky notes
- Fill out PDF forms
- Use the new Ink Signature tool to sign any PDF document using your finger
- Send PDF files to others for electronic signing using Adobe EchoSign
- Performance and Memory fixes for new iPad
While this isn’t an earth-shatteringly exciting update (no offense to the iOS developers at Adobe), Adobe is finally offering some features here that other apps in the App Store have offered for a while, and usually not for free. It’s nice to see the creator of the PDF standard itself expand the functionality of its iOS app. Adobe has posted more details about the new features on its blog here.
Version 10.2.0 of Adobe Reader hit the App Store yesterday and is compatible with the iPhone 3GS and higher, the 3rd-generation iPod touch and higher and all iPad models. The app requires iOS 4.2.5 or higher.