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Adobe Acrobat DC

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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Acrobat DC

As a document reader and file export software it hits the marks that are necessary to make the software useful in a business environment. It is also helpful to get an entire team on a license of adobe without the need to break the bank on full license structures for everyone that might not use the entirety of the paid version of the software. Less useful are the document manipulation and search functions available to the free DC version of the software package. Full Adobe likely has all the bells and whistles, but it would be nice to have some of the functionality in the freeware software.
Jonathan Kweder, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

I think most of the reasoning was just provided on the previous pros and cons questions. On-Screen Takeoff (OST) is well suited for doing either quick takeoffs or getting into an elaborate, detailed takeoff. All though the viewing tools are quick and easy, I would still very much prefer using BlueBeam for looking through an overall set of drawings. With all of the hyperlink and bookmark functions of BlueBeam, OST doesn't compare and I rarely use OST unless I'm actually doing a takeoff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
6.6
Plan distribution & viewing
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
8.9
Plan markups & sharing
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
8.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
5.1
Photo documentation
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
1.2
Jobsite reports
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
Document sharing
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
6.8
RFI tools
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
7.5
Collaboration & approvals
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
4.0
As-built drawings
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
6.3
Mobile app
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0

Estimating

Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
7.4
Takeoff tools
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
9.6
Job costing
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
8.0
Cost databases
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
6.0
Cost calculator
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
7.1
Bid creation
Adobe Acrobat DC
On-Screen Takeoff
6.1

Pros

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Adobe Acrobat works particularly well with opening documents quickly and not having compatibility issues with various sources of documents.
  • Also, if you do not need some of the more advanced features that the more expensive professional version provides, there are free or less expensive versions that better suit your needs. that flexibility is welcome
  • The UI of zooming into documents that might have smaller font or unclear information is very helpful, and generally, anyone can sit down and figure out how to work the program with very little training. It's very intuitive.
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

  • The biggest thing for me is that it is so easy to use, which allows it to be used widely throughout our organization without a lot of intense training.
  • Another great thing is that it does not matter how big or little the scope of the take off may be, it works just as well for a whole 12 story building take off as it does for a stretch of sidewalk.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Adobe Acrobat DC has a learning curve when it comes to working with the software. The program takes some getting used to but overall is not bad.
  • One thing that can get very frustrating is if you are editing a document, you have to click a separate function to "add text" then back to the edit to continue making additional edits. This can get very tedious to switch back and forth constantly.
  • There seem to be unnecessary extra movements that need to be made when editing something, if you want to insert an image it is another function, add text its another function. This can just be time consuming and irritating.
Kelsey Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

  • It would be nice if you could select an object that occurs on multiple sheets, copy, and paste it into change orders or alternates.
  • If you could search for where a certain condition is being used (which sheet) and go directly to that page or pages, that would be cool.
Kyle Montague | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've been in IT for 30 years and this product has stood the test of time and continues to function efficiently.
Jerome Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 7.4
Based on 7 answers
Every time I think of something I need to accomplish, whether it be creating a form that has fillable boxes, or converting one type of file to another, Adobe Acrobat can perform that function, and with a minimum of research necessary on deciphering how to accomplish the task. Just having features but being too hard to use can sink a program, and luckily this program is easy but capable.
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 6.4
Based on 5 answers
Overall, Adobe Acrobat DC performs at an acceptable rate. The software takes some time to load, but nothing that is unreasonable when launching a document. The program responds at a reasonable speed and performs well when operating tasks. It takes time for it to evaluate a document when you request to edit the document, but that is understandable considering it is identifying words and such in the document.
Kelsey Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 8.6
Based on 50 answers
I have never needed the assistance of Adobe support because of the ease of use. I would not be able to accurately rate the customer support at this time. Because of the increased billing requirements now taking place with subscription based services, I could only hope they would have tier-1 support for all users.
Nick Darnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

On-Screen Takeoff 8.7
Based on 6 answers
The On-Screen Takeoff support staff has helped several coworkers and myself on a wide array of issues. They are typically fast in their response time and willing to help no matter the issue. During one call in particular, I was able to get my issue resolved and even learned a feature of the product that I didn't previously know about. A++ rating!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Works well with JamF and SmartDeploy. These are our Enterprise imaging solutions for Mac's and PC's. The Enterprise installer is required when pushing out this app.
Jerome Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Acrobat DC

We tried Flip PDF Pro for Mac, but the software didn't have the accessibility features we need. Plus, most of our web agents across campus are working on PCs, so it didn't make sense to use software they wouldn't have access to use. Adobe Acrobat DC was a great universal solution that fit our needs
Charley Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

Being able to train individuals in a single afternoon on the program and trusting them to get you something usable as soon as possible is quite invaluable. It is also something that I feel is unique to this program. It is just easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • This product is a lifesaver in the business world. Support was a little spotty when the program was first implemented but once setup was complete it has been a breeze to use.
  • Adobe Acrobat it's a perfect tool for reading and editing PDFs. I've done much more faster reports based on the summaries of the pdfs by searching the right words, doing partial screenshots, etc. I've created, filled, signed and sent forms easily
  • To save time, create professional looking documents, the ability to protect documents for clients. I have realized that this program has eliminated the headache of switching back and forth between Word documents and new PDFs by having the ability to edit and enhance all in one program
Odalys Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

  • The software has more than paid for itself because the company has been able to save lots of money when awarding to subs since it is easy to verify quantities to qualify their bids.
  • Less of a chance of under-ordering products since the visible audit trail improves accuracy. Also you spend less since you aren't ordering more than you should be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Acrobat DC

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

On-Screen Takeoff

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Acrobat DC
9.0
On-Screen Takeoff
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Acrobat DC
10.0
On-Screen Takeoff

Usability

Adobe Acrobat DC
7.4
On-Screen Takeoff

Performance

Adobe Acrobat DC
6.4
On-Screen Takeoff

Support Rating

Adobe Acrobat DC
8.6
On-Screen Takeoff
8.7

Implementation Rating

Adobe Acrobat DC
9.0
On-Screen Takeoff

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