Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Cloud-based PDF reader for viewing and editing PDF documents

About Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a cloud-based software designed to help businesses view, sign, and annotate PDF documents from desktops, browsers, or mobile devices. Using the fill & sign tool, administrators can automatically detect multiple fields across forms, add texts, symbols, or signatures, and store them in Adobe Document Cloud for future reference.

Using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, enterprises can create customizable forms by adding various elements such as drop-down lists, barcodes, digital signature fields, list boxes, and more. Managers can utilize the drag-and-drop interface to add Adobe Sign fields in PDF documents and send completed forms to specific recipients via emails or internal servers such as SharePoint or network folders. The software also helps users integrate JavaScript language with multiple documents, enabling them to configure forms and connect it with several databases via Open Database Connection (ODBC).

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC allows businesses to edit PDF documents by highlighting, striking off, or underlining specific texts and adding comments or notes in the source file. Administrators can also convert and export PDF files in various formats including Word, Excel, or rich text format (RTF).


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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(10,290)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Nicholas
Nicholas
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

They Invented The Portable Document Format, their software is still the best

Reviewed on 05/11/2020

I love Adobe, I trust Adobe with my most important work on a daily basis. They provide limitless...

I love Adobe, I trust Adobe with my most important work on a daily basis. They provide limitless tutorials and have a rich community forum of users, and though the creative cloud review is for another day, Adobe has gathered together a very unique and interesting mix of users over the expanse of their products, and its fun to try some of the non-document products as well, an opportunity available to most if not all Acrobat subscribers.

Pros

I use Acrobat Pro DC, and the functionality (i.e. what you can do with the software) far surpasses any competitor's product. The ease with which you can rearrange pages in a document, convert to word, rich text, excel, and other formats , sign and obtain signatures, apply security features like password protection, digital signatures, encryption and the like are robust feature-sets. If you use this product for business purposes, they are indispensable. If you have a voluminous collection of documents, you will be amazed at the capabilities of the "indexing" feature which automatically processes your documents and creates a searchable, indexed document in which you can, for example, find each and every instance of the use of a particular word across numerous documents spanning thousands of pages. I have used other products, often I am offered other products "free" and none of them hold a candle to the original.

Cons

I have to have a lot of windows open with Adobe so I can view numerous documents side-by-side across two 27" monitors. Adobe uses a lot of computing resources and can slow down significantly. Given I have 32 GB of RAM, a 6 core 3.85 gigahertz processor and 4gb of dedicated VRAM I think the slowing down is a lack of efficiency in the code.

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Reasons for Switching to Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe is a more full, user friendly experience, and it can do WAY more with PDFs than Nuance's product.
Charles Boampong
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Best PDF Reader

Reviewed on 07/11/2023

So far, it's the best PDF reader and editor that I have ever used so I simply love it.

So far, it's the best PDF reader and editor that I have ever used so I simply love it.

Pros

It's so cool to open different files in different tabs making it easy to navigate between files

Cons

I haven't observed one yet since it's able it helps me to manage all my files so far. Maybe one would say it doesn't support editing of complex images, but that's not one of my worries.

Sam
Sam
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Widely Used but Otherwise not Very Functional

Reviewed on 22/02/2018

It is handy to view PDFs I download from other sources, but it's just a viewer unless you want to...

It is handy to view PDFs I download from other sources, but it's just a viewer unless you want to pay a ridiculous amount of money.

Pros

I do appreciate that we have a widely-used way to view uneditable documents, and PDFs render like an image, so your formatting doesn't change (like it does with Word docs, etc., depending on the device you're viewing/editing them on).

I also appreciate the form features, so clients can fill out certain fields created in the document and enter a signature. It's also super helpful for showing layering and bleeds for marketing materials and business cards.

Some of the more advanced, premium features are nice too, though you've got to have a big bank account if you want to use them (more about that in Cons).

Cons

There's very little you can do without paying for it. Sometimes I want to combine documents, particularly when I scan them to my computer and the printer every now and then doesn't want to send a huge file, so I have to split it up into 2 scans. If it's for my business, it's just slightly embarrassing and unprofessional to have to send a single document in 2 parts. Spending money just for Adobe Pro seems a little crazy to me. I don't use it for signing/sending often, so I can't justify the ongoing cost. It would be different if I could just purchase the software, but Adobe has gone to subscriptions now, which just don't work for me.

Mohamed
Mohamed
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  • Industry: Computer Hardware
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I am really like Adobe Acrobat Reader

Reviewed on 19/12/2023

It is one of the best programs I use. I really like this program. It saves me time and effort.

It is one of the best programs I use. I really like this program. It saves me time and effort.

Pros

I love how easily I can save and create documentation for our weekly meetings. I can quickly convert our meeting notes and graphics.
Customer service is great too; very helpful.
It's very user-friendly, the navigation is clearly tabbed, and it's easy to use. Electronic signatures make it easy to sign documents, and when finished, the PDF document can be attached and emailed.

Cons

Restarting my computer may cause me to lose open documents.
Editing a document can sometimes be difficult if the edit boxes are not aligned correctly.
It consumes a lot of RAM, has no free option, and is difficult to handle PDF text because they are treated as images.

Balabadhruni
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Pros and Cons

Reviewed on 04/11/2023

Pros

1)It is very useful as it helps lots of students for educational purposes.
2)It can be used for both mobile and we applications.
3)It can do document organization easily.

Cons

1)Need to reduce the cost of subscription.
2)Should add more features to the free version as it helps to grow their installations.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Adobe Acrobat Reader offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1.95/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Acrobat Reader DC is available for free.

Adobe Acrobat Reader has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Adobe Acrobat Reader supports the following languages:

English

Adobe Acrobat Reader supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Adobe Acrobat Reader integrates with the following applications:

Box, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, Microsoft SharePoint, OneDrive

Adobe Acrobat Reader offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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