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Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Adobe Acrobat Reader is a great companion app to Adobe Acrobat for your computer. Using the subscription Adobe Document Cloud service, you can synchronize your documents between your computer and your iOS device. This allows you to make annotations, read documents and keep up with your PDFs quite easily.

The latest update includes the following:

• Enjoy improved performance with text markup tools.
• Easily fill and sign any form on your iPhone by connecting to the free Adobe Fill & Sign app from the Tool Switcher.
• Fixed crashing issue when clearing list of recent files.
• Bug fixes.

The app allows you to scan in documents, receipts, whiteboards, forms and more.

You can read and mark up PDFs without the paid subscription service.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader for iOS

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Adobe for iOS has been updated. The PDF reader is a powerful app that allows you to view, annotate, edit and organize your PDF files. You can access various online storage locations like DropBox, iCloud Drive and more.

You can even open a PDF from Mail. Tap on the attachment then tap on the share icon. Choose “Copy to Adobe Acrobat Reader.” The PDF will now be available to you to read.

Navigating the Tools

On the top left of the Adobe screen, you can tap the home button to reveal various tools including Viewer, Comment, Create PDF, Edit PDF, Export PDF, and Fill & Sign.

Adobe Reader Tools

The tool used to view the PDF is the Viewer. The right hand side has a page number slider to allow you to see which page you are on. Tap and hold the number to move through the PDF pages. At the bottom are various to allow you to control the look of the PDF, comment, search, send and see bookmarks.

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Tap on the tool on the bottom far left. Can set the viewing mode to continuous, single page or reading mode. The Night Mode will reverse the image to make the white black for easier night time reading.

Adobe Commenting Tools

Tap on the commenting tools button to the right of the reading tool to add comment bubbles, highlighting, cross through text, add text, pencil and create signature. To close the tools, tap on Done at the top left of the screen or Undo to undo the markup.

Tap on the magnifying glass to search for text in searchable PDFs.

Tap on the Share button to share the file, share a link, save the document, print, etc.

Tap the bottom on the far right to see the book marks, if any in the PDF.


Explore all the possibilities with Adobe’s Reader app to open, read and mark up PDFs.



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Adobe Reader iPad Pro Update

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Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free app for viewing, annotating and signing PDFs. The latest update now optimizes it for the iPad Pro’s big display.

The improvements include:

Added support for iOS 9 Split View and Slide Over:
Multitask with two apps open side-by-side.

Expanded support for Dropbox:
Save files directly to Dropbox with the new “Save to…” menu item.

Decreased app file size.

• Drawing performance with Apple Pencil.
• Intermittent VoiceOver crashes.
• Issue when viewing documents containing some Asian fonts.
• Sporadic crashes when editing documents.

If you have the subscription to Acrobat Pro, you can view and sync PDFs you have been working with from your computer or other iOS device.

You can learn more about the Adobe Pro DC subscription from Adobe’s site.


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Adobe Voice – Show Your Story App

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Adobe has created a free new app for iPads to allow you to create animated videos “in minutes.”

Adobe Voice – Show Your Story does not involve “filming” but rather talking and telling your story. You then pick from over 25,000 images to show your ideas. The app then automatically adds cinematic motion and a soundtrack.

Adobe describes the app as follows:

• Fun, fast and super simple.
• Touch to record your voice, one line at a time.
• Voice automatically adds the perfect soundtrack. Play it back and hear yourself sound amazing.

• Pick from the stunning collection of over 25,000 icons and millions of images, or use your own.
• Choose a custom look with one tap: beautiful fonts, colors, and motion make every element memorable.

• Voice automatically adds cinema-quality animation so your story looks incredible. Effortlessly.
• Share your video on Facebook, Twitter, email, or your own web page for anyone to watch, on any device.

This app is currently available in English-only.

Click to learn more about the app and watch the app in action.


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Updates for 1Password and Adobe Ideas

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1Password is an app that does more than store and create strong passwords, it also can automatically enter your user name and password into the web page you visit.

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You can sync your database of passwords, credit cards, bank accounts, etc. between devices as well.

Version 4.2 added or improved the following:


* Added Go and Fill bookmarks in 1Browser on iPad.
* Added the ability to use Strong Password Generator in 1Browser on iPad.
* Added the ability to auto-submit on login filling.
* Added fill animations to make it easy (and fun) to see where fields are filled.
* Added Copy to Clipboard in the Share menu to copy the current URL to the clipboard.
* Closing the last tab will now direct you back to vault mode.

1Browser Settings

* Added 1Browser settings menu.
* Added the ability to adjust auto-submit and fill-animation defaults.
* Added the ability to clear the Web Data (eg. Cookies) from 1Browser.


* Added the ability to share items through Messages or email.
* Shared items include a special ‘Add to 1Password’ link which allows you to directly add them to 1Password.


* Added the ability to expand search results across all fields.
* Search results now includes the primary URL of the item.


* 1PasswordAnywhere (1Password.html) will now display custom fields.
* 1Password will prompt to open in the web view when launching 1Password with a URL in your clipboard.
* Improved translations and the addition of Greek.
* Improvements to Dropbox syncing.
* Many bug fixes and improvements.

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Adobe Ideas lets you draw freeform vector illustrations on your iPad.

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It was just updated to version 2.6.1 and is free.

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Adobe Ideas Free

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Adobe Ideas, a universal app, has become a free app. This app allows you to create freeform vector illustrations on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

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With the free creative cloud account, you get 2GB of storage. You can purchase additional space as an in app purchase.

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The app has the following features:

• Customize the toolbar with your favorite brushes (NEW)
• Kuler sync (NEW)
• Color theme extraction (NEW)
• Simple vector-based drawing tools
• Use Adobe Ideas on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini**
• Apply color quickly with the Paint Bucket tool
• Eyedropper tool to easily pick up, compare, and match colors from your photo or drawing
• Choose colors using HSB and RGB color pickers
• Drag and drop to save your own color themes
• Use up to 10 drawing layers plus a photo layer for each sketch
• Refine your vector sketch with the Eraser tool
• 50-level undo/redo
• Huge virtual canvas

Work with precision and control
• Increased accuracy of strokes (NEW)
• New shortcuts for color selection, clearing layers and regions, and undo/redo in full screen mode (NEW)
• Multiple drawing tools, including pencil, pen, paintbrush, and marker tools
• Duplicate layers to quickly make a copy of their content
• Merge two layers to reduce the number of layers in your artwork
• Tap to flip layer horizontally or vertically
• Smoothly pan around your canvas, without making marks, using your finger or a stylus
• Move, rotate, and scale individual layers for precise positioning
• Zoom without jaggies or big pixels

Refine and share your ideas easily
• Instant sharing to Facebook and Twitter (NEW)
• Copy and paste artwork into other applications (NEW)
• Sync your artwork to Adobe Creative Cloud to easily access for further refinement using Adobe Illustrator CS6*
• Export artwork as a PDF email attachment, or add it to your iOS photo album as a JPEG file
• Display ideas on an external display (requires adapter)

In-App Purchase; Auto-Renewable Subscription: Creative Cloud Storage (20 GB)
With the free Creative Cloud Account you get 2GB of Creative Cloud Storage, but with an optional In App purchase subscription of 20GB, you can upgrade that to a total of 22GB of storage.
• Creative Cloud Storage purchase is a monthly subscription for an additional 20GB monthly storage on Creative Cloud.
• Creative Cloud Storage (20GB) Subscription is $1.99 US Dollars per month.
– Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
– Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
– Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
– Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase
– No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
– Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.
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**iOS 5.1 or higher required