Adobe online PDF tools tap into Google’s .new internet addresses

Adobe Acrobat icon and logo

Illustration by Stephen Shankland/CNET

Since 2018, Google has let you type, and into your browser address bar to fire up a blank document for G Suite’s Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets. Now there’s a new option using the same approach from Adobe:

Adobe invented the Portable Document Format standard, which is now widely used for digital documents like bank statements, congressional testimony, lawsuits and owner’s manuals. The website, launched Thursday, offers quick access to an Adobe online drag-and-drop tool to turn an image file or a Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint document into a PDF you can download.

Several related new services from Adobe include to create a PDF form that can be digitally signed; specifically for converting JPG, PNG or BMP images to PDF; and

They all exemplify new ideas made possible by the expansion of internet address domains beyond familiar ones like .com, .edu and .net. Google is a big fan of this top-level domain expansion, using .google for its own websites and others like .dev for developer-focused sites.

Other .new users include Spotify with, Stripe with and eBay with

Adobe’s tools are free to use once each per day. If you want more, Adobe offers premium options through its Creative Cloud and Document Cloud subscriptions.

Source Article