Official Adobe Reader for iOS Devices Launched

Productivity and multimedia software maker Adobe Systems Inc. has unveiled the first ever official Adobe Reader for the iOS platform, the company announced.

With this new offering from the U.S based software giant, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad users will be able to use the massively popular PDF reader for reading and interacting with a wide range of PDF documents right on their iOS powered gadgets.

The overall look and the feel of the new app will be the same as its desktop versions. Previously, iOS users could read attached PDF files using the Safari browser.

The app hit the iTunes Store on Monday, and it is being offered by the company as a free download. Users can also read password protected PDF files in addition to standard PDF files.

The app, however, can’t edit or modify PDF files on its own, just like the desktop version of the Adobe Reader. But, it comes with the ability to bookmark pages, built-in search features, copy pasting texts and other standard functionalities.

Another key advantage that the product brings along with it is its ability to allow readers read documents which are protected using the LiveCycle rights management.