You may not know that Adobe Document Cloud not only includes Adobe Acrobat DC, but also suite of mobile apps such as Adobe Sign and Adobe Scan — a scanner app with free OCR and scan to PDF features.
Adobe integrated Adobe Sign and Adobe Marketing Cloud into Adobe Document Cloud last year to eliminate the cost and frustration of manual, paper-based enrollment processes. Adobe Sign now features a modern mobile experience for today’s on-the-go workers, and reduces the time to collect and route digital signatures. Adobe Document Cloud is also integrated with Box, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive, making it easier to securely store, access and work on PDF files from anywhere.
And this year, Adobe has added Adobe Scan — a scanner app that turns your phone or tablet into a smart scanning tool, making it easy to create digital documents from anywhere.
Adobe Scan to PDF packs free OCR, Adobe Document Cloud storage
To use Adobe Scan, just hold your device over whatever you want to scan — forms, pictures, notes, receipts, business cards —even whiteboard discussions. Adobe’s advanced ‘scan to PDF’ image processing technology automatically finds the edges of your document, then captures and cleans the image transforming it into a clear Adobe PDF with text you can reuse. You can also re-name your scan, add a photo, reorder pages, crop, rotate or enhance it.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in a scanner app is nothing new, but other apps typically require a subscription or paid upgrade for the technology. Adobe Scan offers completely free OCR, converting printed text to digital text in seconds. What was once just a scanned image is now a versatile Adobe PDF you can search, highlight, mark-up, comment on and share.
Adobe Scan is also optimized for capturing multi-page documents without sacrificing quality. Other free apps limit the number of pages you can scan or they watermark the images. Adobe Scan is different.
Scans are stored in Adobe Document Cloud so they’re always available to edit, search and share from both your desktop and mobile devices. Acrobat DC subscribers can do even more with Adobe Scan including edit and organize documents, collect signatures and take advantage of new mobile features in Adobe Sign to digitally sign and send documents from any device.
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Recent Adobe innovations
Adobe regularly conducts studies to better understand how its products can help meet the needs of the modern workforce. For example, Adobe’s recent “Work in Progress” report found 81 percent of workers say access to state-of-the-art technology is most important to them at work, outranking office setting and amenities.
Adobe has also hosted Think Tanks in the U.S. and Europe on The Future of Work, bringing together thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds, geographies and organizations to discuss what the future holds for the workforce. The team also encourages ongoing innovation and tinkering among its engineers and developers by allowing them to work on a number of blue-sky innovations such as a virtual reality PDF experience.
Adobe’s dedication to enhancing its customer experience led to the roll out of new data centers, which meet the EU’s most stringent legal requirements. Adobe has also organized the Cloud Signature Consortium, a group comprised of industry and academic organizations committed to building an open standard for cloud-based digital signatures across mobile and web — aligning with the new European Union signature regulation (eIDAS), to make digital signatures mainstream.
2017 Mobile Star Awards Official Nominee:
Document Manager & Scanner App — Adobe Scan
Mobile Business Innovator — Adobe Document Cloud
2016 Mobile Star Awards Winner:
Design or Image Editing Mobile App — Adobe Comp CC
2014-15 Mobile Star Awards Winner:
Design or Photography Mobile App — Adobe Shape & Adobe Brush
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