E-signature, mobile tools in Adobe PDF subscription service

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — Adobe is unveiling a new subscription package aimed at helping individuals and businesses manage their documents.

Among the package's features being touted by the company behind the ubiquitous PDF format: electronic-signature and mobile capabilities.

Tuesday's announcement of Acrobat DC and Adobe Document Cloud comes as people have more free and cheap options for creating their own PDF documents. Adobe says its e-signature features will, for instance, let parents easily fill out school permission slips, and small businesses will be able sign contracts without needing to print and mail documents.

New mobile apps will let people create and edit PDF documents on the go, and online storage will be available.

The new tools are expected to launch within the next month. Prices are expected to start at about $13 a month.