Adobe and Dropbox have entered into a partnership that aims to enable people and organisations with greater flexibility to work the way they want with documents at home, in the office or on-the-go.
The partnership sees both companies integrating their applications and services on mobile devices, desktop, and the Web for faster and more seamless access to all of the mission-critical content stored as PDF files.
The new integration will help users of Adobe and Dropbox products to access and share files quickly, edit and collaborate more simply, and sync documents everywhere.
With this partnership, customers of Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Reader can access and take common actions on PDF files stored in Dropbox directly from within the Adobe apps. As for Dropbox users, they can open, edit, and save changes to PDF documents in the Adobe apps directly from the Dropbox website, iOS app, or Android app.
Adobe Document Cloud senior vice-president and general manager, Kevin Lynch, said the integration addresses a strong need, as PDF is the most common business file type in Dropbox.
“The requirements of our customers have constantly evolved over time; today, mobile has become the rule and people expect to complete work quickly and simply wherever and whenever they need.
“Our work with Dropbox, as our first file sync and share partner, will help Adobe Document Cloud customers and people around the world be more productive with the documents at the center of their daily lives,” he said.
Dropbox chief operating officer, Dennis Woodside, claimed Dropbox’s goal is to simplify the way people work together.
“We provide a collaboration platform for the creative and entrepreneurial user. They want to edit PDF files on-the-go, gather feedback from their team—even collect signatures for a contract—on any device. Partnering with Adobe helps our users work better together,” Woodside added.
Users worldwide can add their Dropbox account in Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader on desktop. The iOS integrations between Acrobat Reader and Dropbox will be available in the coming months, with Android and Web integrations to follow in 2016.