PDF editing software

2018. Adobe makes it easier to share and edit PDFs in Acrobat DC

Adobe unveiled an all-new version of Acrobat DC that makes it easier for people to create, share, and interact with PDFs across devices. The update is built around a central document hub that includes files saved to the Adobe Cloud across several different apps. Acrobat Pro is also coming to Android and iOS for the first time. The experience is nearly identical to the desktop version of the app, with support for swapping images, updating text, and formatting the document. Adobe Scan is also getting a small update for scanning and analyzing business cards. Now, users can translate the cards into new languages and export the translation to their contacts (as a virtual contact file, or vCard).

2016. Adobe’s Acrobat Reader app now allows to use any cloud storage

With a new version of its Acrobat Reader app for iOS you’ll now be able to select, open and save your PDFs in iCloud Drive, OneDrive, Box or Google Drive, in addition to the app’s native integration with Dropbox. These new storage options are available from the iOS Document Picker. Prior to this update, users could only pull documents from Dropbox, Adobe Document Cloud, email, web or other apps that supported the “share” function. In order to take advantage of the added functionality, users will need to install the cloud storage app they want to use with Acrobat Reader, then tap on the “Location Chooser” option and “More Locations…”. Here, you’ll find the cloud storage app or apps you want to add to Reader. You can also toggle these storage services on or off from the settings, or rearrange the order they appear in within the list.

2016. Foxit wants to create Internet of Documents

Foxit wants to push the PDF format into the digital world with the release of its new ConnectedPDF application that is going to create a new "Internet of Documents" by embedding identity and intelligence into the PDF. Developed as an extension to the PDF format, ConnectedPDF (cPDF) offers extensive functionality delivered through the cloud, including document locating and tracking, file update notification, shared and synchronized reviews, remote file protection, data collection and more. In fact it brings to the table functionality that is normally only available with more sophisticated document management system implementations.

2016. Nuance releases new version of its PDF alternative

Nuance launched PDF 2 - an upgrade of its PDF application, that aims to make it easier for business to use PDF’s in enterprise workflows and across enterprise apps. This new version of the Nuance PDF application improves usability, compatibility and security. It is addressing growing adoption of Windows 10 and the use of convertible laptop devices such as the Microsoft Surface. Nuance Power PDF 2 leverages both Windows 10 and hybrid devices to provide customers a new way to interact with their documents. It also provides tools to annotate, mark up, sign, secure, redact and compress PDFs, and create and work with PDF forms, making it easy to edit and publish PDF files or convert files from Word to PDF and from PDF to Word.

2015. Dropbox allows to edit PDF files on the go

Dropbox users are now able to edit, annotate or comment their PDF files stored in Dropbox, or even electronically sign a PDF using the Acrobat Reader app,  while using iOS applications. Support for Android is set to arrive in the near future. This improved support for working with the popular file format comes on the heels of Dropbox’s partnership with Adobe, announced last month, which included Dropbox’s integration into Adobe’s Document Cloud, among other things. Before today, Adobe and Dropbox had already rolled out support for working with PDFs from the Adobe app on the desktop. That is, in addition to opening and viewing files, any edits you made to your files would automatically be saved to your Dropbox when complete.