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Adobe Reader now available for iOS

Adobe announced the availability today of Adobe Reader for iOS devices. Free to download from the iTunes App Store, it offers many of the features of the desktop version.

Need to read PDFs on the go? Adobe announced the availability today of Adobe Reader for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Adobe Reader for iOS
When you search for a word, Adobe Reader highlights it in the document. Hitting the arrows moves on to the next usage. Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET

Adobe says that the app works just like the desktop version, letting you read and interact with the widest variety of PDF files on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

You'll be able to open PDF files from the mail app, the Web, and any app that supports the "Open In..." option. You'll be able to access ePortfolio (PDF Portfolios), PDF Packages, annotations, and drawing markups. You'll also be able to open and view encrypted PDF files and access files secured by Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management.

For getting around within PDF files, the app lets you search text for specific words, create bookmarks to jump to the information you want quickly, or you can scan through large files by browsing thumbnails of the document.

Adobe Reader for iOS also supports AirPrint so you can create a hard copy on the go, or you can quickly e-mail a PDF document as an attachment.

With auto-scrolling, the capability to view documents as a continuous page, and controls optimized for the touch screen on any iOS device, the official full-featured app is now available for those who need to view PDF documents regularly on the go.