Adobe Acrobat DC

PDF editing with e-signatures and document review tools

About Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC is PDF editing software that can be used to create, convert and share PDF documents. It can convert documents in Microsoft Office formats to PDFs, and vice versa. Adobe Acrobat DC offers tools for remote collaboration, such as commenting, progress tracking, e-signatures, and more. PDFs can be viewed, annotated, and signed using the free Acrobat Reader mobile app.

To prevent the unauthorized access of sensitive PDFs, users can password-protect files on Adobe Acrobat DC. Editing features include reorder, rotate, crop, and delete pages within PDFs. Using OCR, Adobe Acrobat DC can instantly extract text from scanned documents to make them editable and searchable. Users can send PDFs to multiple people for viewing or to collect comments. Additionally, to streamline the document review process, a side-by-side comparison and filtering tool can highlight differences between two PDF versions.

Pricing starting from:

US$12.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Dutch, English, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish, Ukrainian, pt-br, zh-hant

Pricing starting from:

US$12.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC

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Features

Total features of Adobe Acrobat DC: 21

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Annotations
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Convert to PDF
  • Delete Pages
  • Document Capture
  • Document Conversion
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Conversion
  • Forms Management
  • Image Editing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Rearrange Pages
  • Rotate Pages
  • Side-by-Side Comparison
  • Text Editing
  • Text Extraction
  • Version Control

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(183)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Julian S.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

El mejor software de edición de pdf

Reviewed on 6/12/2021

Acrobat aporta ventajas en el trabajo colectivo de la compañía en el manejo de archivos donde cada...

Acrobat aporta ventajas en el trabajo colectivo de la compañía en el manejo de archivos donde cada usuario puede dejar cometarios y hacer ediciones directamente, ahora el equipo de trabajo realiza todo en menos tiempo gracias a que se trabaja bajo el mismo archivo.

Pros

Me gusto mucho la versión profesional se pueden editar todo tipo de archivos en PDF, no es necesario usar un programa de edición de diseño gráfico, además se puede agregar firma digital e innumerables funciones de edición de textos en formato PDF.

Cons

Los archivos muchas veces tienen problemas técnicos y a veces se dificulta la edicion de los textos.

Aaron P.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Powerful PDF editing, but very expensive

Reviewed on 22/11/2021

Editing/annotating PDF's is a vital need for many individuals and especially businesses. While...

Editing/annotating PDF's is a vital need for many individuals and especially businesses. While Acrobat DC is a great tool, its price can be quite prohibitive. As such, while using Acrobat DC is in and of itself a good experience, when taking into consideration its price, Acrobat DC ends up as a subpar experience.

Pros

Adobe Acrobat DC is an incredibly powerful PDF editor, supporting pretty much every feature you can imagine when it comes to PDF editing. These features include basic tools, such as deleting/adding/reordering pages, and adding annotations to more advanced functions such as editing existing text, deleting elements on the page, and creating fillable forms. Fillable forms in particular is a very powerful tool, with Acrobat attempting to automatically detect form fields within a PDF. In addition, Acrobat DC supports digital signatures.

allowing you to edit vast majorities of a PDF including existing text. You can create fillable forms from an existing PDF that does not have fillable forms.

Cons

The main downside to Acrobat DC is its price - $15/month in perpetuity. For a program that is designed to do one thing (and it does that one thing quite well), $15/month is quite expensive. Furthermore, Acrobat DC's interface is extremely dense and can be hard to navigate. Finally, creating fillable forms can be a lesson in frustration when Acrobat's auto form detection fails.r

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Reasons for Switching to Adobe Acrobat DC

Acrobat DC IS NOT my PDF editor of choice. For Mac users, Readdle PDF Expert is a fantastic option, supporting nearly everything Acrobat DC can do (outside of creating fillable forms) at a significantly lower price ($100 for a lifetime license).
Mark T.
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

adobe acrobat dc SUCKS.... and the support system is the worst.

Reviewed on 9/12/2021

Terrible. Atrocious.

Terrible. Atrocious.

Pros

nothing absolutely nothing. definitely not the tool or the support

Cons

I was told this program had the best digital signature tools. I started a free trial to test it. Free trial did not work for digital signature... Adobe then told me I had to set up a different trial.... This fixed nothing. So the problem was sent to some other department . A day later they emailed me that it could not be fixed. I go on line to cancel the trial. Remove the application ... and now all my pdf files are gone. Every damn one of them. Every receipt. Every file.. Every form... gone. Every file I click on just says "File cant be found " And when I call adobe to get them back I get told they wont talk to me unless I start a new trial.
Time for a law suit.

Robert R.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Feature rich but more expensive than most small/med businesses need

Reviewed on 9/11/2021

Overall Acrobat has been a solid product. Users are familiar with the product, the menu is...

Overall Acrobat has been a solid product. Users are familiar with the product, the menu is intuitive and the product is solid. The only issue I have is the monthly costs when comparing to user needs. The old 'Standard' and 'Pro' licensing created a lower cost effective option but this doesn't present an option anymore.

Pros

Acrobat DC is feature rich with functions like secure digital signature. It is the standard product for PDF management.

Cons

The subscription model can be more costly if the user isn't a heavy PDF editor. If the user needs only basic PDF function I would look for another product.

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Reasons for Switching to Adobe Acrobat DC

The suite of Acrobat products made it easier to have a single monthly subscription with the additional Adobe products we subscribe to.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Find that go-to pdf reader

Reviewed on 25/11/2021

I'm very sensible to light themed programs due to a visual condition, being able to modify settings...

I'm very sensible to light themed programs due to a visual condition, being able to modify settings and preferences to create a darker theme made me extremely happy, i was able to rely on this software to read several hours a day without eye strain.

Pros

I believe that adobe has at least to huge strengths, the first one is the user experience, i find really comfortable to use the program, scroll down progressively and even find words, highlight text or fit in different ways the pages. What's more, this software comes with great document management and security, since it provides encryption and passwords for files and various formats at the same time.

Cons

Document editing on Adobe feels limited, signatures and fillings could be improved since the free version is kind of limited.

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Adobe Acrobat DC FAQs

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Adobe Acrobat DC offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$12.99/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Acrobat Standard DC: $12.99/month (Windows only) Acrobat Pro DC: $14.99/month (Windows and Mac) Acrobat DC for teams: $15.70/month/license (Windows and Mac) Acrobat DC for enterprise: Contact Adobe for custom pricing. Creative Cloud All Apps for students & teachers: $19.99/month (Windows and Mac) Plans require an annual commitment.

Adobe Acrobat DC has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Adobe Acrobat DC supports the following languages:

Arabic, Dutch, English, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish, Ukrainian, pt-br, zh-hant

Adobe Acrobat DC supports the following devices:

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Adobe Acrobat DC offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk

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