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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC is necessary and well suited for professionals who receive multiple PDFs from various sources, and need a program to view those. Depending on the version, the option to redact info and covert non-PDFs to PDFs is also very necessary. Less appropriate situations for needing this program would be graphic designers, as photoshop would have similar capabilities. having the capabilities of photoshop as an expectation and then opening up adobe acrobat usually leads to disappointment at Adobe's limitations.
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Smallpdf

For the conversion of Office Package files this software is one of the best available in the market. I mostly use its PDF compression feature to reduce the size of my PDF files to send them easily over email. This software is well suited for protecting important files by a strong password. With this software users can lock their files with a password.
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Pros

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Security - whilst no security measures are without their weaknesses, the protection of our documents and web assets afforded by Acrobat DC does allow us to have a greater level of control over content we release to some of our clients and customers.
  • Ease of use - the tried and tested Adobe interface is relatively intuitive and easy to use which is definitely an advantage when training new members of staff.
  • Universality of the format - I know this isn't something that's specific to Acrobat, but they are, in my opinion, market leaders when it comes to pdf creation and editing. We use a range of other Adobe products and being able to deliver information to clients in a way that they can always access without needing to invest in Photoshop or Illustrator is invaluable.
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Smallpdf

  • Its user interface is very easy. I feel very good to work on it.
  • It also offers browser extension. So I can convert my files from the browser itself.
  • Its encryption feature is one of my favourite features; it ensures the privacy of my documents.
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Cons

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • The colour scheme for GUI could do with being darker.
  • For those used to the workflow of Acrobat 11, it is significantly different and takes quite a while to figure out.
  • Whilst creating a pdf from the MS Office or Adobe CC suites is very simple - converting a pdf into those formats has a lot of room for improvement.
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Smallpdf

  • Fewer functions in PDF editor.
  • I am not sure about the privacy of uploaded files. There is no encryption related information on the website.
  • Conversion process gets slowed down when there are bigger files, even though the internet speed is high.
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Usability

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 8.5
Based on 4 answers
Overall, Adobe Acrobat DC provides an easy user interface. The program can take some time to get used to, just like most programming you use, but once the software is understood it is very easy for users to use. Compared to many programs this is very easy for people to use.
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Smallpdf

Smallpdf 9.4
Based on 5 answers
It is fast both in file upload and download, easy to use and does not require any prior knowledge. It complies 100% with what it promises and does not present errors when browsing your website or at the moment of convert files
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Performance

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 8.3
Based on 4 answers
For the most part, it is very quick. I only have issues when first starting my computer. Sometimes I have to restart my computer to get the program working
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Smallpdf

Smallpdf 9.2
Based on 5 answers
I like this software's performance in various parameters. The very first thing which helped me to complete my work in less time is its easy user interface. It helps me to navigate fast and I can upload my documents very quickly. Sometime the upload takes time when the file size is very big. The end results which I get from this software are very good in quality. This software is very well integrated with Chrome browser.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Acrobat DC

I have tried using some online versions of .pdf readers and document extractors, but having the full desktop software is far less clunky and infinitely more secure.
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Smallpdf

Its easy setup and easy user interface makes it easy to operate for many of my colleagues. I don't need to train them much for this software. So I started using it in my organisation.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • It's made it simpler to handle and merge multiple documents from colleagues and different sources
  • It's helped to translate our paper membership and donation forms to an online format
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Smallpdf

  • It helps me to keep my important documents in proper formats. And it saves lot of money by avoiding printing errors.
  • With the help of this software I compresses important documents for my clients. And it adds lot of authenticity to my company.
  • It helps marketing department to create beautiful and effective marketing emails. Those emails gives better leads and that reflects on revenue.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Acrobat DC

General

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

Adobe Acrobat DC Editions & Modules

Adobe Acrobat DC
Additional Pricing Details

Smallpdf

General

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

Smallpdf Editions & Modules

Smallpdf
Edition
Smallpdf Basic
$0
Smallpdf Pro
$62
Smallpdf Pro
$483
2. per month
3. per year
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts available for bulk purchases.

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