Google Drive for iPad/iPhone has the built-in PDF preview capability. You can simply tap a PDF document to open and view it inside the Google Drive app. However, please note that Google Drive's PDF preview does not fully support comments/annotations and forms fields.
To open a PDF document in Acrobat Reader for iOS (going from Google Drive to Acrobat Reader for iOS)
- In the Google Drive app on your iPad, tap a PDF document to open it in the previewer.
- Tap the Overflow menu icon in the upper-right corner.
- Select "Send a copy" from the menu.
- Tap "Open in".
- Tap "Copy to Adobe Acrobat".
Your PDF document will be opened in Acrobat Reader for iOS.
Does it work for you? Please let us know if you have further questions.
This "send a copy" feature is not available on my windows PC running Google Chrome. Will Adobe build out a Google App, like DocHub has? My team uses Google Drive often and we currently have dual subscriptions with both DocHub and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Would prefer to just utilize Adobe in the capacity in which we use DocHub across my sales team so we do not need to have 2 paid PDF edit and esign platforms. Only reason we are holding onto Adobe at the moment is due to the API for contract signatures in our proprietary platform. Give us a google App before Doc Hub gives us an API please.
Ideally, it would be great to add Google Drive as a storage account, much like we currently can for Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, and SharePoint Site.
FYI, there are other PDF read/annotate solutions that do this (some even offer collation features). I would prefer to use a solution from Adobe, whom I trust, but I can only do that if you actually have a decently workable solution.
Same here. Why does Acrobat Reader offer connections to Box, Dropbox, etc, but not Google Drive ??
Acrobat Reader for iPhone and iPad supports Google Drive via Apple's Document Picker now.
To add Google Drive as a storage option
- Install the Google Drive app on your iPhone/iPad.
- Launch the Google Drive app and sign in.
- Launch Acrobat Reader.
- Open the Location Chooser by tapping the blue text in the top bar.
- Tap "More Locations..."
- Tap More.
- Enable Google Drive.
- Tap Done.
- Tap Google Drive.
Now you can open the documents stored on Google Drive in Acrobat Reader.
Hope this helps.
Google Drive is showing up in Acrobat Reader on my iPad, but not my iPhone. Would be nice to have the feature on both devices....
Would you please make sure that the Google Drive app is installed on your iPhone?
The feature is supported on both iPhone and iPad.
P.S. The screenshots above were taken from an iPhone.
When is it possible to open directly form Google Drive (same as Dropbox)?