In efforts to boost its Acrobat Document Cloud service, Adobe has announced that they have integrated support for DropBox. This would allow users to sign documents in the cloud and save the signed documents in cloud storage from within the E-signing application.
E-signing documents is one of the natural benefits of the cloud computing platform. When businesses are able to truly go paperless, not only do they help the environment and save on costs, businesses get the documents they need in a timely manner.
Some analysts are describing this new partnership as a “One-Two Punch” for the Document Cloud offering. As of now, users can only use the DropBox functionality from a desktop or laptop. Adobe mentions that they will soon be implementing mobile support so the Document Cloud, making it easier than ever to truly run a paperless office.
“Ultimately, we want you to be able to work with any kind of file easily, from viewing to editing to sharing,” says Thomas Hansen, the global vice president of sales at DropBox
“Our collaboration with Adobe, the inventor of the PDF, is the next step in this process.”
One of the big upsides to using Document Cloud is that you don’t have to have a paid account to begin doing small edits to PDFs. If you’d like the full suite of PDF editing tools, you’d then have to sign up for a Document Cloud account.
However, if you are only needing to make edits such as highlighting, annotating and inserting text comments, you can make these changes and save the documents directly to your DropBox account making the file accessible from anywhere.
Adobe says that the mobile app that will provide access to DropBox files will release sometime in early 2016. IOS versions may come sooner, notes Adobe.