Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Adobe Reader mobile adds some great new features

Adobe Reader for mobile has an update with some great new features. The new version for iOS and Android lets you sign PDF documents electronically, as well as annotate, comment, and fill out forms. The interface is also updated. You can electronically sign a document by simply drawing your signature with your finger on a touchscreen.

These updates add features that make it easier to go paperless. Signing forms electronically means no more print, scan, email and with the annotation and commenting features, teachers could have students turn in work in PDF form and then comment on it. PDF files are a great way to share files, so this makes them even more useful. Students can create electronic portfolios using Adobe's Digital Schools Collection (exporting as a PDF file) and then the PDF file can be viewed, annotated, and commented on using the mobile device. I can review and comment on their portfolios anywhere.

When you install the app (or update yours) it will open with a PDF document that will walk you through some of the new features and how to use the app.

I'm very excited to be able to do so much more electronically and with my mobile device.

Official Adobe Acrobat Blog:
Adobe Reader Mobile Page:


Adobe Acrobat Reader for Android

PDF - interesting infographic and lots of resources for using PDF Files
Android for Education Resources - apps, tips, resources, and more

Adobe Digital School Collection addresses 21st Century Skills for students


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