|08-07-2013, 01:50 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Too many to count here.
Adobe Reader 11 for iOS lets you convert PDFs, if you pay for it
If you're an avid users of Adobe's Creative Suite, you're probably already familiar with their recent shift to making software available on a subscription basis. Love it or hate it, it seems the dawn of software as a subscription is now upon us. With the release of the Adobe Reader 11 update, iPad and iPhone users can now take advantage of Adobe's CreatePDF and ExportPDF cloud services - but only after making the required in-app purchase.
So what's new in 11?
CreatePDF is priced at $19.99 per year, while ExportPDF (which includes CreatePDF) is priced at $89.99 per year. Well... nobody said these services would come cheap.
Last edited by Nate the great; 08-07-2013 at 04:25 PM.
|08-07-2013, 02:03 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Chemnitz, Germany
Device: Kobo Glo
Create a file: 20 bucks. Save the file: 90 bucks. What a nice gesture from Adobe.
|08-07-2013, 02:20 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2003
|08-08-2013, 03:06 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Everman, Texas
Device: Apple things, Kindle Voyage, Fire HD 6, Fire TV, Amazon Echo
I think the idiots at Adobe are starting to feel the pinch from a huge amount of backlash over the CC (Creative Cloud) pricing system. I received an invitation via email yesterday to participate in a survey about their CC. I took the survey and from the way the questions were worded I got the feeling they are having second thoughts. They ask at one point if I would subscribe to CC if they dropped the price from $20/month to $10/month. I told them I won't pay for a subscription at any cost. As far as the CC apps, there are alternatives though not as good as Adobe's apps, at least on the Mac OS X platform. As far as PDF creation, there are plenty of alternatives and most are better than Adobe's apps. I look forward to seeing Adobe getting bought out by a better software company some day.
|08-08-2013, 04:09 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern California
Device: Kindle Voyage
So far I only need to create PDF's from Windows OS machines. MS Word has its own PDF export built in now. Free PDF995 works for the rest of what I need to do.
Adobe Acrobat had a lot more control over the output (e.g. optimizing file size is easier in Acrobat) but I just don't need the bells and whistles.
In the past I used ScanSoft's paid PDF editing software (now Nuance). Adobe's prices are too high. They have competition.
|08-17-2013, 07:02 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2, iPhone, Kindle Fire HD 6
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