Application Development: Adobe Reader Now Allows Electronic Signatures From iOS, Android

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-04-12 Print this article Print
Adobe Reader Bookmarks for Quick Navigation

Adobe Reader Bookmarks for Quick Navigation

Bookmarks let users jump directly to a section in a PDF file. They can Search text to find specific information or quickly navigate through large files using thumbnails. Clicking on hyperlinks internal to the document or to the Web brings users directly to that page.
As more and more business is being conducted on the go and on mobile devices, Adobe has released an update to its Adobe Reader mobile application to make it easier than ever for businesses to sign electronic documents on the go. Through integration between Adobe Reader and Adobe EchoSign eSignature service, users can gain real-time visibility into the signature process and status of contracts. This gives users the assurance that their signed documents have been received, and can be easily organized and managed. With the update, users can now electronically sign documents on their Apple iOS or Android mobile devices without having to leave Adobe Reader. Users can now simply draw their signature with their finger and can also send documents to be signed using the Adobe EchoSign service. The update also adds new capabilities that give users the ability to annotate and comment on PDF files, as well as fill out forms-capable PDF files. These new capabilities complement the wide range of features already available in Adobe Reader for mobile—including viewing PDF Portfolios, password-protected PDF documents and Adobe LiveCycle rights-managed PDF files; and opening and viewing PDF files from email, on the Web or from any application that supports the "Open In" function. The highly intuitive user interface provides an efficient PDF viewing experience regardless of the device.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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