In an announcement made earlier today, Adobe has unveiled the next iteration of its Acrobat and Reader software. Along with the new desktop software comes updated mobile applications, which bring some major enhancements, like the ability to edit PDF files, modify paragraph layouts and images, as well as other objects through a newly-introduced design tool.
Adobe is also touting its new cloud applications, including EchoSign, which is the company’s very own electronic signature service. Now users can digitally sign PDF documents directly from their devices, meaning there’s no need to deal with pesky printers and fax machines. Additionally, annotation and comment support has been added. Compatibility has also served as a major focus, as Adobe has engineered the new software to allow users to fill in forms using check boxes, radio buttons and text boxes, with the ability to save these edited documents.
Unfortunately, these new features will only be available on tablets initially, though it’s entirely possible we could see them hit smartphones in the future. Adobe hasn’t provided an exact release date, though we expect to see the new software later this month. Jump past the break to read the official PR.