Adobe is porting the Adobe Reader software experience over to Apple mobile devices Monday with the release of Adobe Reader for iOS.
Adobe Reader for iOS will enable users to view, access, interact with, share and print PDF files wirelessly (via AirPrint) from their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
“Now you can quickly and efficiently view the widest range of PDF file type — including PDF Portfolios, password-protected PDF documents and Adobe LiveCycle rights-managed PDF files,” explains Anuj Gupta, Adobe project manager.
Once installed, you can use the app [iTunes link] to open PDF files from any other application, including email, that supports the “Open In … ” action. You also can read text annotations, search text, zoom in on text or images, navigate large documents via thumbnails and copy text to the clipboard.
This marks Adobe’s first official version of Reader for iOS devices. The app works with iOS 4.2.5 and later versions. Adobe Reader for Android was released in May 2010. The company is releasing version 10.1 Monday to keep the two apps on par with each other.