Adobe Reader Windows 8 app updated with new name

In December, Adobe released its free Adobe Reader app for Windows 8 and RT devices for reading PDF documents. The app has since become one of the most downloaded apps in the Windows Store and is now currently the fifth most popular free app for Microsoft's new operating systems.

This week, Adobe released a new version of the app in the Windows Store that also changes its name to Adobe Reader Touch. While no reason was given for the name change, we suspect that Adobe wanted to alter the name so it was labeled differently than the standard Adobe Reader software, which is also listed in the Windows Store as a desktop app.

The new version has a couple of other changes, including some improvements for mouse users for zooming into documents, as well as adding a way to view Sticky Note annotations.

As we have noted before, Microsoft has put in support for reading PDF files with its own in-house Reader app in Windows 8. However, judging on how popular the Adobe Reader Touch app is in terms of its download position in the Windows Store, it seems like many Windows 8 users prefer to access Adobe's own app instead of Microsoft's Reader software.

Source: Windows Store | Image via Adobe

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