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
(10 266)
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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Joshua
Joshua
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Highest Quality PDF Software, But Pricey!

Reviewed on 2019/12/25

I have been using Acrobat for years now. There are many uses for the software and it's hands down...

I have been using Acrobat for years now. There are many uses for the software and it's hands down the best on the market. I've tried other PDF software, but they no where near compare to Acrobat in terms of functionality nor quality. I use it for everything from printing thermal shipping labels, editing PDFs, scanning documents and converting to OCR, and signing documents. The possibilities really are endless.

Pros

My absolute most favorite thing about Adobe Acrobat is the OCR scan function. I use my desktop scanner to scan in documents and the OCR function is able to accurately convert the document into readable, searchable, and editable text. I scan probably 2,000 pages of documents every month, so this definitely comes in handy when I want to go back later and find a particular document by searching for a couple keywords or particular content. Another one of my favorite things is the ability to edit any PDF. I can remove text/images, combine documents, sign pages, etc.

Cons

I have the professional version of Acrobat, so it does get a bit pricey. Adobe now gives you access to the software by charging a flat monthly or annual rate for a 1-year license. Previously, you could just buy the software outright. The only benefit to paying for an annual license is that you never have to worry about the software being outdated or bug-ridden. With Acrobat being the best PDF software on the market, I sort of see the cost-factor as something that's practically inevitable.

Alternatives Considered

Readdle PDF Expert

Reasons for Switching to Adobe Acrobat Reader

PDF Expert, as far as I know, does not have OCR capabilities. Plus, the cost of PDF Expert is only half that of Acrobat and I felt more comfortable with Acrobat as I had used it previously and feel that the Adobe brand is top-of-the-line.
Vijendr
Vijendr
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Industry leader in managing PDF files.

Reviewed on 2023/01/30

Adobe Acrobat Reader is widely used software worldwide. Being a market leader, it has all the...

Adobe Acrobat Reader is widely used software worldwide. Being a market leader, it has all the important features required for day-to-day office work related to documents. My experience with this software is very good. It helps me to edit my documents and helps me print them in best possible format.

Pros

The stability of this software is unmatched. It never crashed in my computer system, even though I worked on large files. It keeps all the formatting of my documents intact. It helps printing my documents as created.

Cons

It doesn't work as per my requirements when I try to edit a scanned document in it. I can not edit scanned documents properly. It should have separate functionality for scanned documents.

Janosch
Janosch
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Best solution for some scenarios, rather cumbersome for others

Reviewed on 2019/05/12

Being in a tight spot whenever you want to do specialized or edge case PDF work, this is the...

Being in a tight spot whenever you want to do specialized or edge case PDF work, this is the solution. The chances are very high, you will find a solution for pdf based complex business matters within this Piece of PDF Software. I keep it at hand at all ties, although only on desktop machines. More lightweight readers are better for reading, this is more like a specialized business tool...and a very effective one at that.

Pros

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a perfect tools for complex tasks regarding PDFs. Be it the delivery of encapsulated, encrypted sensible data or the plot of large scale images on regular office paper it excells. This is kind of a typical aspect of Adobe products: It is a perfect, cutting edge tool for professional and specific case work. Really thee is no better. Want to Plot a A0 floorplan on multiple sheets of A4 Paper - this is the tool. Want to send over acquisition financial data that is highly sensitive. Go with this product.

Cons

Like many Adobe Products, this one suffers from the same issue: Perfect tool for specialized tasks rather disappointing regarding simple easy things. The Reader is massive in scales of memory usage and harddisk space ... especially on limited, lightweight devices and if you just want to read PDFs its overkill. Also, Annotations work better with other products, as better means more hasselfree and comfortable.

Melanie
Melanie
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  • Industry: Construction
  • 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 10.0 /10

Great and affordable!!!

Reviewed on 2023/11/06

A great program that gives you all that you need to work with PDF files

A great program that gives you all that you need to work with PDF files

Pros

This is a must have for very business. Features are plentiful, I never have to use another program.

Cons

Nothing. This works for all my needs and more

Abrar
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

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Reviewed on 2023/06/21

Good and useful

Good and useful

Pros

Easy to use and flexible , It retains information well and has a high capacity for many lectures and articles

Cons

Some of the services in the application require a monthly subscription, and this price may not be affordable for everyone

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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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