PDFs can be really stressful to read on smaller screens, and that’s something Adobe intends to sort out now that more and more people are relying on digital services for their work and personal lives. Today, the software company has unveiled its multi-year effort o bring Adobe Sensei -powered features to its PDF reader, starting with Liquid mode.
When you activate Liquid ode at the top of a button in Adobe Acrobat Reader, Sensei uses AI and machine learning in the background to identify the parts of a PDF document. It will make headings larger, for example, and make sure the text is readable on a smaller screen without having to zoom in.
According to the company, it conducted a study showing that 45% of Americans stopped reading or didn’t even try consuming lengthy and wordy documents on mobile. However, 72% said they’d work more on phones if it were easier to read on them.
At the moment, Liquid Mode is available in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader app for iOS and Android. It will also work on Chromebooks that support the Google Play Store and will eventually be available on desktops and browsers.