Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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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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4.6 /5
(10,311)
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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Khan Md Mohaiuminul Islam
Khan Md Mohaiuminul Islam
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

User friendly with large pdf file, easy to handle

Reviewed on 25/10/2020

I have been using several pdf readers for a couple of years, when it comes to open a large file I...

I have been using several pdf readers for a couple of years, when it comes to open a large file I never have seen any other option then adobe acrobat reader. At first, it takes time to open, it’s not an ideal part for me, but when it runs I can not complain about its service. The interface of this software is user friendly, I can find every in my hand when I use it. In the past, when I work for too long, I forgot to save my works, sometimes software crashes. So my advice to save your work-time to time, unless you may lose some of your work.

Pros

Though it takes some time to start in the first place, it can open both large and small files at ease, I can easily operate it not like other pdf readers. Zoom feature is user-friendly and it’s too easy for me to operate. Text editing is another thing I often use to edit my documents. In large file, page rotation is taking very low time in acrobat reader, I mean I can do this in no time. Just like other pdf readers, I can use pdf exporting, margin, editing, organizing, etc with minimum effort.

Cons

Waiting-part! When I open a small or large file it takes too much time to open, they need to make it quick. When I work for too long sometimes it crushes also.

Alternatives Considered

Soda PDF and Nitro

Reasons for Choosing Adobe Acrobat Reader

In my experience, Foxit reader is good for small and medium file use, but when it comes to the large file I cannot able to use this software, sometimes I lose my data due to a crash. Zoom option is not enough user friendly for me.

Switched From

Foxit PDF Reader

Reasons for Switching to Adobe Acrobat Reader

I was using this software for a long time, so its interface is comfortable for me to work, I know where I can find my tools, another thing is its premium price I thing is less than others
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.

Alternatives Considered

Tungsten Power PDF

Switched From

Tungsten Power PDF

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.
Sam
Sam
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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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.

Justin
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Good Document Editing Tool - But Not Necessary

Reviewed on 26/03/2024

The program is ok, but not necessary for those that edit and merge documents infrequently. I...

The program is ok, but not necessary for those that edit and merge documents infrequently. I generally prefer to use the free options that are available.

Pros

Abode Acrobat Reader is a good tool for opening and editing pdfs. It is easy to install and easy to use. I use it frequently for e-signatures and to merge pdfs.

Cons

If you don't use this type of program frequently, there are free options that can handle most of the functions that Adobe Acrobat Reader offers. For those with limited needs, Adobe Acrobat Reader is probably not necessary.

Alternatives Considered

Lumin PDF
Lauren
Lauren
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Juggling The Act

Reviewed on 09/04/2020

I believe this application has a lot to offer and has the potential to reach even further. I...

I believe this application has a lot to offer and has the potential to reach even further. I appreciate its flexibility as a design software and as a business product.

Pros

The one thing I love most about Acrobat Reader DC is its velocity and functionality in editing PDF layouts. Most designers don't realize the importance of having the tools necessary to alter the appearance and elements within the Photo Document. ARDC gives us the opportunity to see the layout as it is and provides the user with the chance to take it even further in design elements, measurements, and color structure.

Cons

I do wish that the snapping to grid and movement of the PDF elements would be more smooth in terms of placing them in new parts of the document.

Alternatives Considered

DocFly

Reasons for Switching to Adobe Acrobat Reader

I think using the software first, before its counterparts, had a lot to do with the experience. But I did manage to test out the alternatives. And I've found that Acrobat Reader DC gives me the best professional and creative experience.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader FAQs

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Adobe Acrobat Reader offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 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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