Adobe Releases PDF Reader Application for iOS

Adobe and Apple don’t always see eye-to-eye. And the Cupertino company’s continuous omission of Adobe’s Flash technology from its iOS platform certainly hasn’t helped matters. But regardless of their history, the two remain frenemies.

In fact, Adobe just pushed out a version of its popular Reader application for the iOS platform. It allows you to view and interact with several types of PDF files including those protected by encryption and Adobe’s LiveCycle Rights Management…

Here’s Adobe Reader’s App Store description:

“Adobe Reader is the free global standard for reliably viewing and sharing PDF documents across platforms and devices. Easily and efficiently access the widest range of PDF file types —including PDF Portfolios, password-protected PDF documents and Adobe LiveCycle rights-managed PDF files. Now available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Adobe Reader offers fast, high-quality interaction with PDF.”

Obviously, there are already several third party applications that read PDF documents available for iOS. Apple’s own iBooks actually handles them quite well. But for the folks who deal with encrypted PDF files, this seems like a decent option.

Adobe Reader is available in the App Store for both the iPhone and the iPad, for free.