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Does Adobe’s new Document cloud worth it?

Adobe's new Document Cloud is appealing everyone fill out the paper forms, into the enterprise verticals and print designers, these products still fill a variety of different needs.

Now the Adobe has broken out its Acrobat product line into two different tracks:

  1. Perpetual License-It really corresponds with what people think of as software you buy.
  2. Continuous License-It applies to different subscriptions which are priced as follows:
    • Acrobat DC Pro subscription: $180 annually (which comes out to $15/month) or $25/month.
    • Acrobat DC Standard subscription: $156 annually (which works out to $13/month) or $23/month.
    • Acrobat DC Pro perpetual: $450 ($200 upgrade).
    • Acrobat DC Standard perpetual: $300 ($140 upgrade).
    • Adobe Reader and Fill & Sign are free.
    • Full Creative Cloud subscribers get Document Cloud gratis.
All of the above-mentioned Adobe’s versions are present on A to z Files website. One can easily download from there. Each subscription level comes with 20GB of storage; like Creative Cloud, there's currently no storage upgrade option. It's on the roadmap, though. One of the best parts of the new add-in thing is that it’s useful without requiring a subscription.

With this app, available on Android and iOS, you can take a picture of a print form or open existing PDF forms. When you launch the app, you're presented with a big icon that prompts you select a form to fill out; your choices are from a file, from the Web, from camera roll or take a picture. When you take a picture, it processes the image and gives you the option to auto enhance as well as continue taking photos for multipage forms.

Similarly, when you are ready to sign for the first time, you tap the pen icon and a big dialog pops up for you to create a signature or initials using your finger or a stylus. There is a sort-of autofill option as well. You enter all your personal information, as well as any other information you want to create a field for, and while filling in you can just tap it and have it fill.

The new version of Reader is basically stripped-down Acrobat DC that only lets you view and comment unless you're a subscriber, though it never ceases to taunt you with the capabilities you don't have access to.

Acrobat DC for the iPhone and Android is a scaled-down version of the desktop apps, and lets you access capabilities depending upon your subscription level. Upgrade features include creating PDFs from other document types. It sends it up to the cloud for processing, saves it there, and notifies you when it’s done. You can also edit PDFs -- rearrange pages, edit text, move or delete blocks.
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