Adobe's Document Cloud Boosted By Dropbox Partnership; eSign Also Improved


Users who want an easier access to their PDF files in the cloud will now be able to do so following the recent partnership between Adobe and Dropbox.

Starting today, new features brought by the partnership will begin to roll out to PC users while iOS users should be able to enjoy the new functionalities later this year. Android users are also getting the rollout although they have to wait until next year.

Acrobat Reader users as well as those who are using Adobe Acrobat DC will now be able to access their PDF files that are stored on their Dropbox account directly from the apps. Whatever changes are made to the files, whether these changes are done on the web, at the desktop or in the Acrobat mobile apps, users are assured that their files are synced back automatically to Dropbox. The same collaborative editing feature is available to PDF files that are stored on Dropbox.

"The requirements of our customers have constantly evolved over time; today, mobile has become the rule and people expect to complete work quickly and simply wherever and whenever they need," said Kevin M. Lynch, senior vice president and general manager of Adobe Document Cloud. "Our work with Dropbox, as our first file sync and share partner, will help Adobe Document Cloud customers and people around the world be more productive with the documents at the center of their daily lives."

For PC users, the updated versions of Acrobat Reader and Adobe Acrobat will allow its users to sign in through their Dropbox account. This means that they will be able to search for and open Dropbox-stored PDF files within the Adobe landscape.

The same above-mentioned functionality extends to iOS users who, in this case, will be accessing their PDF files from Dropbox using the Acrobat Reader mobile app.

Another update brought by the collaboration involves the eSign for Document Cloud which is designed to make electronic signing of documents a whole lot simpler. Some of the impressive features brought by the update include a visually available drag-and-drop workflow designer, the more advanced digital signatures, the so-called Enterprise Mobility Management and Signature Capture and mobile signature syncing.

"Companies are in the midst of massive digital transformation, with a relentless push to streamline all business processes," said Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president and general manager of Digital Media, Adobe. "New e-sign capabilities in Adobe Document Cloud, including digital signatures and breakthrough mobile functionality, will bring a new level of efficiency to core business processes by eliminating the time lag and cumbersome paperwork associated with securing ink signatures." 

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