Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Cloud-based PDF reader for viewing and editing PDF documents

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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Overview

What is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

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).

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

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Free
Value for money

Acrobat Reader DC is available for free.


Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Features

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Supported Languages
English

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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Reviews

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Reviews

Overall rating
4.6
/
5
Excellent
6392

Very good
2293

Average
401

Poor
37

Terrible
11

Value for Money
4.4
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.3
95% recommended this app
Joshua K.

Highest Quality PDF Software, But Pricey!

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.


Jerry P.

Adobe Acrobat may be the Standard for PDF usage

Adobe Acrobat has been the leading PDF application for as long as i can remember,support has always been very difficult and vague and has been a challenge to overcome throughout the years. As the years went by we have become less dependent on support because of the internet forums.


Candace E.

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a great document editing tool!

The benefits of utilizing Adobe Acrobat Reader DC application include being able to operate across hardware such as Windows 10 or Mac Sierra. Other benefits include interfacing of other software applications such as Microsoft One Drive or DropBox. Additional benefits include being able to utilize Adobe Acrobat Reader DC conveniently with the Adobe Scan mobile application uploading files as well as transferring to electronic files. Moreover, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC benefits consist of creating standard PDF files. Overall, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a great tool that assist with the collaboration of data amongst colleagues.


Khan md mohaiuminul islam S.

User friendly with large pdf file, easy to handle

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.


Nicholas L.

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

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.


Joshua K.
Industry: Retail
Company size: Self Employed

Highest Quality PDF Software, But Pricey!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 25/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Jerry P.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Adobe Acrobat may be the Standard for PDF usage

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 1/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Adobe Acrobat has been the leading PDF application for as long as i can remember,support has always been very difficult and vague and has been a challenge to overcome throughout the years. As the years went by we have become less dependent on support because of the internet forums.

Pros

i like that the product is free, easy to access from a deployment standpoint. There are many features to choose from if you you use the adobe creative cloud. You can take your pdf documents where ever you have internet access.The ability to zoom and customize the toolbar is much better than in the past.

Cons

I dont like the fact that many of the features must be obtained by having an creative cloud account that is active. There are many other PDF programs out there like Nitro,SourceForge that have many available features that are free, Adobe Acrobat should follow the example of these other pdf apps. I also do not like the GUI of Reader, it is too busy with options and makes a novice and even an advanced user very frustrated with features that arent readily available without using the paid for Software as a Service.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Candace E.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a great document editing tool!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 7/4/2018
Review Source: Capterra

The benefits of utilizing Adobe Acrobat Reader DC application include being able to operate across hardware such as Windows 10 or Mac Sierra. Other benefits include interfacing of other software applications such as Microsoft One Drive or DropBox. Additional benefits include being able to utilize Adobe Acrobat Reader DC conveniently with the Adobe Scan mobile application uploading files as well as transferring to electronic files. Moreover, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC benefits consist of creating standard PDF files. Overall, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a great tool that assist with the collaboration of data amongst colleagues.

Pros

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC offers document management with various tools and options. With options to comment on documents, electronically sign a document, or organize pages, document management is made simple with a downloadable software application. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a windows application that allows users to add text to PDF file type documents. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a great tool to collaborate with colleagues creating manuals, booklets, or pamphlets. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC gives users the ability to add hyperlinks to documents and add various special characters to authorize documents for human resources personnel.

Cons

Limited options may vary depending on the type of subscription of the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC registered user. Limited organizational tools are available depending on the subscription type of the end user. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC connects other accounts to access files. Combine files is not available with the basic account type. The action wizard nor send for comments is available with a standard subscription, which limits the options for editing documentation.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Khan md mohaiuminul islam S.
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 201-500 Employees

User friendly with large pdf file, easy to handle

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 25/10/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Nicholas L.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: Self Employed

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 5/11/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.8/10
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Pricing

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Pricing

Starting from
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Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Acrobat Reader DC is available for free.

Acrobat Reader DC is available for free.

Value for Money
4.4/5
Based on 9,134 user ratings
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Features

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customisable Branding
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.4/5
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Additional information for Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Additional information for Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Key features of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

  • Digital Signature
  • Indexing
  • Multi-Language

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC FAQs

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Adobe Acrobat Reader DC offer?

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free

Free Trial: Not Available

Acrobat Reader DC is available for free.

Q. What are the main features of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC offers the following features:

  • Digital Signature
  • Indexing
  • Multi-Language

Q. Who are the typical users of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Adobe Acrobat Reader DC support?

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Adobe Acrobat Reader DC offer?

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC has the following pricing plans:

Free

Q. Does Adobe Acrobat Reader DC support mobile devices?

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Adobe Acrobat Reader DC integrate with?

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC integrates with the following applications:

Box, Dropbox Business, EKR ORCHESTRA, Google Drive, JustFOIA, Kibo eCommerce, LEAP, Prevail, WorkOtter, eTEAM

Q. What level of support does Adobe Acrobat Reader DC offer?

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base