Adobe Acrobat DC Gives Small Businesses the Ability to Share and Edit PDFs

Adobe Acrobat DC Lets You to Rethink What's Possible with a PDF

The all-new Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) Acrobat DC has been designed with a central document hub and connected mobile apps to make PDFs accessible and shareable across devices and platforms.

Users can now create, share and interact with PDFs. Documents can be reviewed and revised with touch-enabled editing on mobile devices and Adobe Sensei AI integration automates repetitive tasks to save time.

One of the benefits of using Portable Document Format (PDF) for small businesses is it can be accessed independent of software, hardware, or operating system. As an open standard maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), PDF is a reliable format for presenting and exchanging documents.

Adobe invented the PDF in 1991 and it has been implementing the latest technologies in the format for the past 25+ years. The new features in Adobe Acrobat DC take into account today’s mobile and connected workforce.

Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president, and general manager, Digital Media, Adobe, explained these very features in the press release. Lamkin said, “With this powerful release, we’ve created a modern PDF platform that enables people to scan, sign, edit, share and review content quickly and easily wherever work takes them.”

The New Adobe Acrobat DC

The new share and review service will allow you to share your documents and gather feedbacks from reviewers across any device.

From now on, your PDF files will no longer be a static document. Not only will you be able to keep track of any number of reviewers and set automatic reminders to keep approvals on schedule, your audience can also interact with the PDFs.

They can comment and get resolved feedback within the PDF. This means not having to go back and forth with other communication apps/or emails.

When it comes to editing, Adobe says you can edit PDFs from your Android or iOS tablets with the same functionality as on your desktops.


The scanning capability has been improved with an all-new Acrobat Reader mobile app and Adobe Scan. When you are working on your mobile device, you can now scan business cards in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish in addition to English.

When you are scanning business cards, for example, Adobe Sensei recognizes contact information and creates new contacts in your smartphone or tablet, even with multiple cards at the same time.

If the document is a form which needs to be filled out, Sensei analyzes it and recognizes the field type, size, and position. All you have to do is tap and type the content without having to change tools manually or align text in field boxes.

After you fill out the form and you are ready to sign the document, Adobe Sign allows you to sign from anywhere because it is built into the new Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader.

Adobe Acrobat DC Lets You to Rethink What's Possible with a PDF

You can start using the new tools on the new Adobe Acrobat DC now with a subscription to Acrobat DC. If you subscribe to the All Apps plan of Adobe Creative Cloud you automatically get Adobe Acrobat DC.

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Michael Guta Michael Guta is the Assistant Editor at Small Business Trends and currently manages its East African editorial team. Michael brings with him many years of content experience in the digital ecosystem covering a wide range of industries. He holds a B.S. in Information Communication Technology, with an emphasis in Technology Management.

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  1. Hi
    There is no doubt that PDF is a reliable format for exchanging and presenting documents. PDF is very useful for businesses whether it is small or big. Here, happy to know about Adobe’s Acrobat DC where we can create, edit and share PDFs.

    Thanks for sharing this informative post with us.

    Have a good day.

  2. This is interesting. I think it is in line with the no-paper policy that most businesses implement.