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Adobe announces Dropbox PDF integration deal, updates to Acrobat DC & eSign platforms

Adobe on Tuesday made a series of Document Cloud announcements, most significantly revealing a partnership with Dropbox that will improve PDF integration between the companies' products.

Users of Adobe Acrobat or Reader should now be able to directly access and edit PDFs stored in Dropbox, with saved changes syncing automatically. Dropbox users, meanwhile, can jump into Adobe apps from Dropbox's apps and services.

Adobe noted that Dropbox is its "first file sync and share partner" for Document Cloud, suggesting that other deals are forthcoming.

The company's primary Document Cloud app, Acrobat DC, has been updated with features like tabbed viewing and new camera-to-PDF conversion options. These should come to subscribers on a "rolling basis," Adobe said.

eSign services have meanwhile gained a new tool for creating signature workflows, and support for building apps to automate business tasks, like taking on new hires.

They now also comply with tougher signing rules in the European Union, and the company is even launching datacenters in Germany and Ireland by the end of 2015. An updated enterprise mobile app, lastly, can be managed through various third-party tools, and allows workers to take a photo of their signature once and then reuse it to sign future documents.