Adobe lifts sheet on Dropbox-style doc sharing cloud
Pretty cheap too (if you've got an Acrobat subscription)
Adobe has unveiled a Dropbox and Box-esque document sharing and collaboration cloud that plugs into Microsoft Office 365.
Adobe Document Cloud will let you create, edit and sign documents electronically through a mobile- and touch-enabled interface, built using its software.
Adobe reckoned its new cloud, the firm’s third after Creative and Marketing Cloud, will let you work with its PDF format anywhere.
The new service will work with Microsoft Office documents, web pages, PDFs, scanned images and photos. It has connectors to Microsoft’s Office 365 and Dynamics CRM suite, Salesforce, Ariba and others.
Also, Adobe claimed 10 (unnamed) ISVs have embedded Document Cloud’s e-sign service into their own offerings. It’ll sync with Adobe’s Creative Cloud; users of this service will get Document Cloud with their Creative Cloud membership.
Document Cloud will comprise Acrobat DC with a touch-based interface and use Photoshop to convert paper documents to digital format for manipulation. An eSign Service is provided in the form of the renamed Adobe EchoSign – also part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud.
Acrobat Mobile and Fill and Sign let you create and edit documents from a mobile device.
There’s document tracking, too, with Adobe’s Send and Track. Users will need to create an online profile and personal document hub, with the service charged both via subscription and a per perpetual license.
The service, due in the next month, will be priced $14.99 with an Acrobat subscription. Other pricing has yet to be announced. ®