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MacRumors
Oct 17, 2011, 12:39 PM
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Adobe has released a PDF reader (http://blogs.adobe.com/acrobat/2011/10/adobe-reader-ios.html) for iOS that is compatible with password locked PDF's and supports files secured by the company's Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management, a DRM scheme that is Adobe offers to enterprise clients. Our sister site AppShopper has more (http://appshopper.com/blog/2011/10/17/adobe-reader-debuts-for-the-iphone-and-ipad/) on Adobe Reader:
Adobe is a little late to the game with an app for the digital document standard it created in the early 90?s since dedicated PDF-viewing apps, like GoodReader (http://appshopper.com/productivity/goodreader-tablet-edition), ReaddleDocs (http://appshopper.com/business/readdledocs-for-ipad) and others, have been available in the App Store for some time. However, it appears to be the only PDF-viewer currently in the App Store that supports files secured by Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management, a DRM protection scheme that's part of a suite of enterprise-level products and services offered by the software company.Adobe has a number of apps available on the App Store, including Photoshop companion apps Eazel, Nav, and Lava (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/10/adobe-releases-ipad-companion-apps-for-photoshop-eazel-nav-color-lava/) on the iPad, and Photoshop Elements 9 Editor (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/20/adobe-enters-the-mac-app-store-with-photoshop-elements-9-editor/) on the Mac App Store.

Adobe Reader is a free download (http://appshopper.com/business/adobe-reader) for iPhone and iPad from the App Store. [Direct link (http://itunes.apple.com/app/adobe-reader/id469337564?mt=8)]

Article Link: Adobe Reader Reads Password and LiveCycle-Locked PDF's on iOS (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/17/adobe-reader-reads-password-and-livecycle-locked-pdfs-on-ios/)



guzhogi
Oct 17, 2011, 12:49 PM
Anyone know if this is the same DRM scheme they use in their Digital Editions program? I have a few books (certification guides) that are DRM'ed that I'd like to read on my iPad.

iPad 3
Oct 17, 2011, 12:51 PM
Anyone know if this is the same DRM scheme they use in their Digital Editions program? I have a few books (certification guides) that are DRM'ed that I'd like to read on my iPad.

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guzhogi
Oct 17, 2011, 01:00 PM
Just tried: nope.

Domina
Oct 17, 2011, 01:17 PM
Try the Bluefire Reader iPad app it'll read DRM-locked Digital Editions books (you have to authorise the app with the name/password that Digital Editions uses, it doesn't break DRM).

nutmac
Oct 17, 2011, 01:24 PM
I would like to see the following in future updates:

Add annotations, drawings
Filling out forms, signing document, and save
Organize documents into folders and/or add tags

guzhogi
Oct 17, 2011, 01:36 PM
Try the Bluefire Reader iPad app it'll read DRM-locked Digital Editions books (you have to authorise the app with the name/password that Digital Editions uses, it doesn't break DRM).

Yup, that opens them, thanks!

I would like to see the following in future updates:

Add annotations, drawings
Filling out forms, signing document, and save
Organize documents into folders and/or add tags


I'd like the annotations as well as organizing documents options. As all of the books I have with in the Digital Editions format are technical manuals/certification guides, i'd like to highlight sections, make notes in the margins, etc. I can get the books in physical form, but some of them are over 1,000 pages long and several inches thick so they'd take up a bunch of physical space.

Megakazbek
Oct 17, 2011, 02:12 PM
OMG, finally, a pdf app that's actually usable on iPhone because of proper continuous view...
I am amazed how we couldn't get that primitive feature for years, which rendered all the other pdf readers basically worthless.

soundsgoodtome
Oct 17, 2011, 03:49 PM
Adobe has released a PDF reader (http://blogs.adobe.com/acrobat/2011/10/adobe-reader-ios.html) for iOS that is compatible with password locked PDF's

With all due respect, it's PDFs, not PDF's. Apostrophes should never be used for plurals. :-)

Glideslope
Oct 17, 2011, 04:37 PM
With all due respect, it's PDFs, not PDF's. Apostrophes should never be used for plurals. :-)

Perhaps they were addressing the PDF's Algorithms? :apple:

isoMorpheus
Oct 18, 2011, 04:19 AM
With all due respect, it's PDFs, not PDF's. Apostrophes should never be used for plurals. :-)

This is not the New York Times, nobody cares about proper punctuation.

nangariel
Oct 18, 2011, 06:32 AM
With all due respect, it's PDFs, not PDF's. Apostrophes should never be used for plurals. :-)

Not true. It's acceptable to use apostrophes with abbreviations according to some style guides (eg. The NYT Manual of Style and Usage).

AmpSkillz
Oct 18, 2011, 07:31 AM
looks like a decent reader

hopefully Adobe continues to add features, like filling out forms or signing a document

dakwar
Oct 18, 2011, 08:34 AM
With all due respect, it's PDFs, not PDF's. Apostrophes should never be used for plurals. :-)

I'm with you on this. It drives me crazy to see an apostrophe used so often in the wrong manner.

Not true. It's acceptable to use apostrophes with abbreviations according to some style guides (eg. The NYT Manual of Style and Usage).

Sadly this is true as even the style guides disagree on this one. However, The Associated Press Stylebook is the more commonly used format, at least for punctuations, so there is hope.

soundsgoodtome
Oct 18, 2011, 09:09 PM
This is not the New York Times, nobody cares about proper punctuation.

No one except educated people.

BergerFan
Nov 1, 2011, 07:55 AM
"Lets eat grandma!" vs "Lets eat, grandma!"

Remember: Grammar saves lives: