Adobe may know how to make terrific software, but it also knows how to milk its users for every penny it can get. The latest example of that comes with a new Adobe Reader 11 update for iOS that adds some nifty PDF conversion features—which you’ll have to pay yearly to enjoy.
With Adobe Reader 11, Adobe brings CreatePDF and ExportPDF to iOS. These two services allow you to do all kinds of things with your PDF documents, such as exporting them into different formats for use in Word or Excel, and creating PDFs from image files.
But it’s unlikely you’ll ever use them, because they cost a small fortune. CreatePDF is priced at $19.99 per year, while ExportPDF is priced at $89.99 per year—both are available through in-app purchases. They’re not part of the same package, so if you want them both, you’ll pay nearly $110 per year for them.
That’s extortionate for what these services deliver (not a lot)—especially when you consider there are plenty of other iOS apps out there that can do these things for you at a fraction of the cost. In fact, you’ll even find free apps that will do these things for you.
Reader 11 can be downloaded from the App Store now, but unless you’re crazy and have money to burn, it only includes bug fixes and security updates.
Source: App Store