Adobe and Dropbox Announce PDF Tie-up

Dropbox oct 2015Adobe and Dropbox have announced a partnership to integrate their applications and services on mobile devices, desktop, and the web for faster and more seamless access to PDF files.

The partnership will enable Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Reader users to access and take common actions on over 18bn PDF files stored in Dropbox directly from within the Adobe apps.

Dropbox users can open, edit, and save changes to PDF documents in the Adobe apps directly from the Dropbox website, iOS app, or Android app. The companies said the integration addresses a strong need, as PDF is the most common business file type in Dropbox.

“As the inventor of PDF, Adobe brings over 20 years of experience with secure digital documents,” said Kevin M. Lynch, senior vice president and general manager of Adobe Document Cloud at Adobe. “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. 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 centre of their daily lives.”

Users can add their Dropbox account in Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader on desktop from today. The iOS integrations between Acrobat Reader and Dropbox will be available in the coming months, with Android and web integrations to follow in 2016.