Adobe is upgrading its productivity tools with the launch of the Adobe Document Cloud. Based on a monthly subscription, the productivity suite will include a range of apps that extend its capabilities, letting users sign electronically, storing documents on the cloud and password-protecting files.
The Adobe Document Cloud combine features from different productivity suites such as the imaging tools from Photoshop and Adobe’s eSign technology. Adobe DC lets users edit PDFs as well as handily snapping a photo, then converting it into an editable PDF. Editable in the sense that users can modify or adjust both text and image that are in the PDF. Adobe’s EchoSign has also made its way into Document Cloud, allowing users to easily fill up forms or place their signature in it.
There are also a number of mobile apps that will be launched to extend the capabilities of Document Cloud to mobile devices. The apps include Acrobat Mobile Link as well as Fill and Sign. Acrobat Mobile lets users pick up right where they left off as it synchronises all the user’s signatures, forms, and settings to other Document Cloud-connected devices. On the other hand, Fill and Sign is a free app that lets users take a photo of a document , in turn letting them add text or signatures to the document.
In terms of pricing, existing Creative Cloud and Marketing Cloud subscribers will receive Document Cloud as an additional feature in the plan. Those who are interested in only the Document Cloud feature can opt for the standalone version. Available on both iOS and Android, it costs $14.99 (about RM55) a month for a Pro account which gives users full access to all features and $12.99 for the standard account (about RM47). Adobe has also stated they will release bulk pricing for large enterprises. Existing Acrobat subscribers will be the first to get these productivity suites when it is released within the next four weeks.