Adobe announced integration of its EchoSign eSignature services with its Adobe Reader platform.
has announced that it is making eSignatures available to hundreds of millions
of Adobe Reader
greater flexibility for signing, sending and managing documents, whether from a
desktop or an iOS or Android mobile device.
Adobe announced integration between Adobe Reader and the Adobe EchoSign
service, where users can gain real-time visibility into the signature process
and status of contracts. The integration also ensures that end users get the
assurance that their signed documents have been received, and can be easily
organized and managed.
The days of printing, signing and faxing back signed
documents are numbered. With Adobe Reader and EchoSign, were making it easy
for anyone to send important contracts to customers so that they can quickly
and easily sign and send them electronically and get the deal done faster,
said Kevin Lynch, senior vice president and general manager of Acrobat and
Document Services at Adobe, in a statement.
Weve tightened the integration between Adobe Reader and
Adobe EchoSign eSignature service, so you and your customers can gain real-time
visibility into the signature process and status of contractsgiving you
greater assurance and control over the management of all signed documents,
Lynch said in a blog post
. Weve also streamlined the desktop
experience and added features that give you more choice and greater
Adobe Reader X (version 10.1.3) for desktop offers new
signature functionality with Adobe EchoSign that lets users choose how they
want to electronically sign a document, either by drawing their signature or by
adding a typed or cursive signature. Also available is the latest version of
Adobe Reader for mobile, which now lets users electronically sign a document by
simply drawing their signature, making it easy to conduct business while on the
Adobes new capabilities for smartphones, tablets and
desktops include the Ink Signature Tool, with which users can electronically
sign a document by hand-drawing their signature with their finger on a touch screen.
And the new Send for Signature capability lets users connect to Adobe EchoSign
to get others to sign documents electronically, enabling senders to track and manage
the status of documents online. In addition, signed contracts are archived in
the cloud, making it easy for users to retrieve documents from anywhere, at any
time, via a Web browser.
Adobe Reader for mobile also has new features that let
people interact with PDF documents directly from their iOS or Android devices.
can choose the Highlight, Strikethrough or Underline
annotation tools, and drag over any text to easily mark up text.
can add Sticky Notes anywhere on a PDF document. Just choose the Note
tool, tap and add the comment.
FillUsers can fill out simple PDF forms, save them and forward them on to
These new capabilities complement the wide range of features
already available in Adobe Reader for mobileincluding 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 intuitive user interface
provides an efficient PDF viewing experience regardless of the device.