Adobe Acrobat DC

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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

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Need some work

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It is being used in our department and across the organization. It allows us to create/edit branded PDFs for use with front-end clients. …

Great Tool for Businesses!

8
We use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to fill out company forms (offer letters, transfer forms, handbooks, release forms) and send them virtually …

Uses of Adobe DC

9
The program allows us to view PDFs mainly and edit or sign any documents that we receive. Anything PDFs downloaded from online sources …
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Best PDF reader on the market

10
It is being used by both the whole organization and also across individual departments. It is mainly used by individuals that need a …
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Acrobat DC for Teams - Standard

$16.99

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Acrobat Standard DC

$22.99

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Acrobat Pro DC

$24.99

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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What is Adobe Acrobat DC?

Adobe Acrobat DC is the current version of the well-established document / PDF management solution, part of the Adobe Document Cloud (the other part being Adobe's eSign services based on technology acquired with EchoSign in 2011).

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What is Adobe Acrobat DC?

Adobe Acrobat DC is the current version of the well-established document / PDF management solution, part of the Adobe Document Cloud (the other part being Adobe's eSign services based on technology acquired with EchoSign in 2011).

What are Adobe Acrobat DC's top competitors?

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What is Adobe Acrobat DC's best feature?

Reviewers rate Implementation Rating highest, with a score of 9.9.

Who uses Adobe Acrobat DC?

The most common users of Adobe Acrobat DC are from Small Businesses and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
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We use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for a variety of different reasons, including PDF document creation, security protocols (passwords and encryption), signature authorization, exporting to various formats (from PDF), and more. Adobe is the standard in the industry when it comes to graphic creation tools, and so we use the entire Adobe Suite. [Adobe Acrobat Reader] DC (being a part of that paid suite) has been instrumental in helping us create and organize our documents.
  • Creating PDF documents from scratch, including creating various field types
  • Enhancing a document's security with passwords and encryption
  • Exporting a PDF document into other file types, including Microsoft Word
  • Quickly and easily combining documents to create a single PDF
  • Accurately exporting all fields correctly (including UI design) of a PDF into various formats. There tend to be quirks with some exports.
  • Choosing the right encryption type. This can get a little tricky.
  • Getting picky with Acrobat custom fields when you're trying to do something out-of-the-box (during PDF creation).
We love using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for it's promised core features: from PDF creation to signatures to security. It definitely helps that Adobe is the industry standard, so it's easy to work with and translate documents with our clients who use the same software. We find that it lacks more of the high level e-sign and consent features that a DocuSign would provide.
Dr Gardiner Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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DaVita, a Fortune 200 company, uses Adobe Acrobat Reader DC across its enterprise. As a consultant to DaVita, I use this product on a daily basis to open and read PDF files. It is also used to reduce printing costs by printing documents to PDF files for electronic sharing instead of hard copy. I find it saves time when needing to send a document because I do not have to print a document, scan it, and then send it. It also enables me to send an essentially universal file format to others who may not have the applications needed to open other file formats, i.e., Visio drawings.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC will easily convert other file formats to PDF for general distribution. For example, if I need to send a Visio diagram to a person who does not have Visio software, I simply "print" the drawing to a PDF using Adobe Acrobat DC.
  • Acrobat is a good tool for document collaboration. PDF files can be shared, edited, merged and signed all within the application.
  • Visual presentation of PDF files is quite versatile. For example, if the initial display is too small for one's eyes, one can zoom out the display to make details more easily seen. Other options include pagination, thumbnails of pages, and so on. In short, it is very robust in offering display options.
  • I'm not a fan of needing to connect to Adobe in order to work with PDF files. While Adobe claims its systems are secure, there is always a doubt in my mind about exposing documents with sensitive data in them to another potential source of vulnerabilities.
  • The licensing for DC is not something I care for. I don't like the transition from buy it once and own it, to paying an annual licensing fee. Seriously, I really don't like that aspect of Adobe's approach to licensing their software.
  • I have experienced sporadic issues with form field drop-down menus after resizing forms for display. This problem has been around for a while, and I have yet to see a solution for it. For example, I may have a drop-down with four options, but when I resize the display for the entire page, I may be able to see only one and a half options.
If you need to be able to view, print, annotate, sign, or redact content, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is an excellent tool. It is not just an "open a PDF and read it" application. It is very well suited to document management/collaboration in an environment where multiple people benefit from sharing a PDF file.

Commenting in documents with Acrobat can become a royal pain at times. It feels "clunky" or cumbersome. For example, I may be trying to click in a specific place in the text to start highlighting, but Acrobat will insist on inserting a note instead.
Score 8 out of 10
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We constantly use Adobe. Many forms are sent in PDF, so Adobe is our go-to program. We keep many files in PDF format and Adobe is the way we view, sign and add notes to documents in this format. Plus, Adobe works hand in hand with our payroll software. I would highly recommend Adobe to any business.
  • Signing documents in pdf format
  • Some editing, as in adding notes on pdf's.
  • Usually converts well to Word Doc format.
  • Doesn’t always function if I’m not the administrator
  • Many features are not available without upgrading to more expensive versions - especially the lack of more editing available in this version.
  • Frequent spam notifications on updates and other Adobe-affiliated products can get quite persistent and annoying.
Adobe is so USER FRIENDLY!! I can not say this enough, when we were looking for options our first priority was for it to be user-friendly and easy to get to on a daily basis! We use this product several times a week for various things, converting or signing documents are our top two! Again, functions are limited unless you upgrade.
November 09, 2021

Need some work

Dustin Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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It is being used in our department and across the organization. It allows us to create/edit branded PDFs for use with front-end clients. We use it to create both traditional PDFs and form-fillable PDFs. It's also used for one-pager guides and documents of that nature. Sometimes, we use it to sign documents.
  • Create PDFs
  • Scan Form
  • Convert other filetypes to PDFs
  • User Interface
  • Usability
  • Create PDF from webpage
It's super easy for Adobe Acrobat to create PDFs from other file types. We use it daily for this purpose. For instance, a financial advisor might need to create a one-page document to distribute about an event, at which case we would then create it using Adobe Acrobat. If the document needs to have more design elements in it, then it would not be appropriate.
Score 7 out of 10
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I usually use it as a default reader to read documents, books; to make print-ready documents, to sign documents and so on.
  • reading documents
  • sign and fill up documents to sign
  • print to pdf
  • scan
  • There is a room for improvement in filling documents and signature
  • There is a room for improvement in self updating
  • There is a room for improvement related to computer resource management
Adobe Reader is well suited in the following scenarios: reading documentation, signing and filling up documents and forms, using this format for scanned documents. It is less appropriate to use Acrobat Reader for reading literature, write and edit documents, use as a viewer on mobile.
Qamar Abbas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We have most of our maintenance manuals in PDF format and we use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to view these manuals. It is being used in most of the sub-departments of our organization to work on PDF documents. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC makes it easy for us to get the necessary guidelines from these manuals, comment on them, and make prints of the PDF documents.
  • Cloud features are available.
  • Edition of PDF format is easy with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
  • Safe and secure method for PDF documents.
  • We can edit all PDF formatted files from a single platform of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
  • The reader of PDF format is not able to edit the file with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
  • It can't be easily integrated with MS Word.
  • Features of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC are different from MS Word documents, hence difficulty in handling for MS Word regular users.
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is best for handling PDF documents. I am not feeling comfortable using it on a regular basis for office work. For sending someone a PDF document there must be a PDF file reader, like Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, to open the document and work on it.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We currently use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for the majority of our document needs, as we primarily use PDFs internally and for external communication. Prior to COVID-19 restrictions, we used Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for most documents, but its flexibility has helped us navigate the restrictions as we communicate with internal and external users electronically at a greater frequency. Mainly, it provides a helpful tool to edit and organize PDFs, combine documents, request signatures, and approve invoices and the like. In accounting, it makes our approval processes easier, using electronic signatures rather than paper, saving time and resources.
  • Ease of use--users at any level of experience can use the basic functions and learn quickly how to leverage advanced features.
  • Signatures--Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a great way to sign off/approve documents or request signatures from others (internal or external), making the process much quicker.
  • Compatibility--we can create PDFs from any number of documents and easily provide them to others for any number of uses.
  • Some of the more advanced features could use additional descriptions or clarity for newer users. Many users may not take advantage of them without additional knowledge.
  • More tools should appear on the sidebar from the initial start of the program. You may customize it, but I'd prefer having the most commonly used tools appear there automatically.
Put simply, everyone should use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, and I don't think any company should live without it. Whether you're going paperless or already are, the flexibility that the application offers feels nearly endless. There has yet to be an instance where I could not use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to manage my documents with internal or external users. Moreover, PDFs open in countless programs, even without Adobe Acrobat Reader DC installed (e.g., in a browser window), and you can be confident that anyone you send a PDF to can work with it with ease. The only scenario where I could see it not working out is based on cost issues if you're a small enough business that it would be prohibitive.
Heather MacLean | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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One of the best uses of Adobe is the sign, track and send feature. You can color code and label each section for everyone to sign. In large documents, it is easy to sort and insert/replace pages without having to open multiple documents. It cost a little more but the upgrade is worth it, editing and converting to PDF is a big help.
  • Commenting on documents.
  • Sign and sending.
  • Organizing a multiple page document.
  • Limited on the tools menu.
  • Mainly for documents and not plans.
Adobe is best suited for basic office needs but not as good for working in the field reviewing and editing plans/blueprints. The cloud feature is awesome for on-the-go document viewing and sending for signatures.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Adobe Acrobat Reader for many functions in the workplace, most importantly to update and edit PDF documents, especially our client agreements. We use the editing features, we export documents to and from Microsoft Word, and we also utilize the combine/separate feature to manage pages within a document.
  • Editing.
  • Reformatting Scanned Documents.
  • Electronic Signature Functionalities.
  • The only thing that I can think that could be improved upon would be the ease of using the formatting text feature within the program and more flexibility in customizations like this.
It's a well-suited program for working with varying types of documents, it's especially convenient for documents requiring signatures and/or initials.
Ed Romaine | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is used throughout our organization by key positions/personnel. The program is great and does exactly what it says it will do very efficiently. Several of us (including me) have upgraded to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to get all the features and functionality that we require for our jobs. But Adobe Acrobat Reader DC states its features and functions very clearly and is more than adequate for the majority of job requirements.
  • View documents and move them as needed to see them clearly
  • Make comments on elements of the PDF
  • Basic form signing
  • Just look at Adobe Acrobat Pro DC; it has all the features you will need
  • File conversion from PDF to docx or pptx is great
  • PDF editing and manipulation can be very handy
It's a great program for what it does. Many positions will require no additional functionality. For those people, the program is great! For those who need additional functionality, such as conversion to docx and pptx files, editing, changing images, etc., go to the Pro DC version. You will be very happy and like it.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use it to merge and modify files for our internal system scan. It is used at all of our facilities by all employees. Because of the document cloud, we are able to store and share files with all staff members. We can eliminate the use of paper signatures by using the esign feature which is of much use during these unprecedented times. Many of our customers prefer to do their signing electronically.
  • Merge files
  • Create space
  • Edit and modify documents
  • Cost efficiency
  • Resolution size
It is well suited by merging together files and documents from other non-adobe files to create cohesiveness. We like that we can turn any PDF [into] a Word or Excel document with ease. We use DropBox and like that it integrates with that and our Microsoft programs. Ultimately, it helps us to stay organized.
Katie McKinlay | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to fill out company forms (offer letters, transfer forms, handbooks, release forms) and send them virtually among our employees and new employees.
  • Ease of use
  • Functionality
  • Convenient for remote companies
  • Functionality of email messages attached to an Adobe Document
  • Inability to go back once you are in the page where you assign signers
Adobe Acrobat works well for inter-office documents, electronic signing, document sharing, etc.

Adobe Acrobat (the version we use) doesn't work great with bulk signing documents.
December 28, 2021

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Score 9 out of 10
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The program allows us to view PDFs mainly and edit or sign any documents that we receive. Anything PDFs downloaded from online sources will be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. There are many things we can do using this program like filling in forms, signing documents, or any other business-related functions that need to interact with PDFs.
  • E-signatures
  • Auto detect blanks
  • Highlighting and editing a document
  • Fill in the black without auto detect. It is sometimes hard to align everything..
  • The layout and tools can be challenging to get used to.
  • PDF to word documents can be improved.
This is a useful tool for anyone who downloads and uses PDFs in the day-to-day operations of their role. It has many functionalities like PDF to word documents, e-signatures, commenting, and printing PDF documents. You can annotate PDFs from anywhere, store files on the cloud, and ultimately it makes it easier to collaborate with colleagues. It would be best for e-signatures and editing PDFs, but mainly the program is used for doing anything you like to a PDF.
Score 9 out of 10
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In an organization where users are operating on computers, tablets, and phones with different operating systems, screen sizes, and office software, Adobe Acrobat Reader has allowed us to quickly and easily share content without the worry of losing the intended appearance. In recent years, the functionality added by the Fill & Sign toolbar makes Acrobat reader even more useful to the company. For most users who don't require the full functionality of being able to create forms and do advance editing in Acrobat Pro, the Fill & Sign options in Acrobat Reader allow for the adding of text and basic markup to PDF documents as well as storing two types of signatures for quick document signing. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is also a very good option for collaboration on documents saved in PDF format. The expanded toolset included with the Comments toolbar allows users to add notes, status stamps (e.g revised, approved), draw shapes and illustrations, and even attach files or audio recordings to a PDF document. The document is also easily shared using Adobe cloud and all the markup left by users is organized into a summary panel that can be easily reviewed and actioned by the document's creator.
  • Easy document sharing for viewing on all device types regardless of the document source.
  • Provides a rich toolset for document collaboration and markup while preserving the original.
  • Simplifies the document signature process for users without the need of expensive software.
  • Being able to add image "stamps" to a document is a little tricky as the stamp has to already be in PDF format (at least on Mac) to work. This mean you have to convert the image to PDF before you can use it as a stamp.
  • Being only able to save one signature and one set of initials is a bit of a pain but you can actually use stamps if you need different versions frequently used scribbles for various reasons. The stamp won't secure the document and prevent future changes the same way the signature would though.
  • All of the other features you might want to use are only included with Acrobat Pro but the options are all displayed in the Reader app. When clicked they will offer the free trial that leads to a paid subscription. This is more of an annoyance but you can't fault Adobe for trying to make a sale.
For standard users who only need to view and print PDF documents Adobe reader is the ideal solution. If there are users in your organization who may only need to review and sign PDF documents or maybe offer comments or suggestions to existing documents then Adobe Reader is also a good solution for them and there is no need to upgrade. However, if you need the ability to create fillable forms from other office documents or existing PDF documents then you will need to upgrade to the Pro version. You will also need to upgrade to the Acrobat pro version if you need the ability to change text which exists in a PDF document or to alter the layout of an existing PDF document. Finally if you have PDF documents that need to be converted back to the original Microsoft Word format for full editing, you also need the Acrobat Pro upgrade to be able to do this.
Score 10 out of 10
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It is being used by both the whole organization and also across individual departments. It is mainly used by individuals that need a simple solution to read and do lite editing of PDF's. It is also used by those that don't want, or need, to pay full price for a subscription/cloud service, of which Adobe has many offerings.

It addresses the business problem of having the best/most robust and secure PDF reader on the market. It also addresses the business problem of saving an organization costs in terms of buying subscription based software, especially if individuals don't need full versions of the software.
  • It has all the tools that individuals need for reading/doing light editing of PDF files.
  • It is the most secure PDF reader on the market, and it tends to get patched with timely updates on a regular basis.
  • It usually works very well, as far as the software itself. It doesn't crash a lot, or is particularly an error prone software platform.
  • Even though it can do light editing, sometimes it can become frustrating to use certain tools, since they might not be available in this version, or might require upgrading to the full version of the software.
  • Conversion of PDF's to other file formats are somewhat limited in this version.
  • Integration within other programs is lacking too, as moving up to the full Adobe Acrobat version of the software will offer better integration with other Office-based programs.
It is well suited for organizations that are looking for a simple solution to be able to read/do very light editing of PDF's. It is also well suited to those organizations that don't have the budget to support the full version/subscription license of the software. It is less appropriate to organizations that want to do heavy editing of PDF's and that have no limitations to editing of PDF's.
Score 10 out of 10
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Acrobat Reader is a must-have. This was the first and best tool for reading PDF files that have helped me to read documentation or to validate the outcome of a computer program. I use it every day to read documents, manuals, payroll receipts, and more. It's not just a tool that helps to read the PDF files it's an actual reliable software program that will be always up and keep innovating.
  • Loads pretty fast.
  • It's reliable offline and in the cloud.
  • Copying text is easy.
  • Have the ability to programmatically add more functionality.
As a developer this is not just a tool to read your documentation, it helps to validate in the most reliable way if a program outcome is correct. Many times we have to come up with PDF generation and Adobe Acrobat is always present to open the document fast so you can keep improving your layout and process.
November 23, 2021

Love Adobe

Score 9 out of 10
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I use Adobe Acrobat Reader almost on a daily basis. I have increased my usage over the 18 months due to the increased remote work for myself and all my staff. I use it primarily to fill and sign documents, agreements, and invoices. This has made it very easy to approve, sign and route documents for signatures.
  • Capability to E-Sign documents.
  • Ability to share document for review and signatures of team members.
  • Convert Word document to PDF.
  • Protect document content.
  • Create a signed copy of the document automatically after e-sign.
  • Easy to find documents from C Drive.
  • Make certificate signing more user friendly.
Adobe is well suited for small business operations. It allows you quick to covert documents, sign documents, and review and scan documents. It is not that great for large organizations that have multiple layers of signatures needed. The scanning function and converting function works great for either large or small business.
Score 10 out of 10
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I created a couple of flow charts by using Visio or Lucid. Most of the reviewers don't have the specific software. I convert them into PDF format by Adobe Acrobat which everyone has. I can send them the read-only PDF so they can skip the software installation or purchase additional software just because of reviews. THE PDF format is truly a universal format for documents
  • Convert doc into PDF.
  • Editing PDF document.
  • Reader is free to use.
  • Need easily integration with hand writing signature.
  • iPhone support is limited.
Sharing documents with different sources to convert to PDF is very convenient. Filling the form at the desktop can be more user-friendly. The tab key did not work with each input. Searching for documents sometimes is an issue. I have some PDF documents but the search function from Windows can not find them.
Score 1 out of 10
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Used Acrobat Reader though out my life on PCs. Too bad the company decided to charge a huge amount for the most basic software of using it to print forms. I accepted the $14 / month cost only because the software forced me to update while at work. I then canceled my subscription 10 days later when I had a minute to review other less costly versions. They of course charged me another $30 for canceling early! Well nice job Adobe, I will never use your software ever again! Super lame software company in my opinion. Here are a couple of suggestions of other companies that I feel don't do this kind of bait and switch. Foxit, Sodapdf, and let's not forget Chrome has a free reader plug-in.
  • Opened .pdf
  • Printed .pdf
  • Cost
  • Billing
  • Automatically billing
  • Their contract for canceling early
I wouldn't recommend to anyone, too costly for just a reader in my opinion.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC across all departments from design to finance. It's an easy way for non designers without access to Photoshop to make quick customizations & edits.
  • Easy to Edit & Export
  • Items turn into Editable Text and Images
  • User Interface is easy to use by all
  • the subscription is expensive
I can't imagine getting anything done without it! I even use it personally with E signatures. It provides a complete package without having to save files in different formats and add pages back to a master document.
Score 10 out of 10
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is the default PDF reader that we have installed on all of our workstations and laptops companywide. We deal with an enormous number of PDF documents, so it’s vital that we have a trusted, reliable PDF reader. Adobe has always been and continues to be the industry leader when it comes to PDF files, in our experience.
  • Ability to view PDF documents on a variety of Devi Ed
  • Highly reliable software
  • High level of customer support
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is highly suited for users who need to be able to quickly and easily read PDF documents on a variety of different devices. For our organization, that includes desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. It’s not suited for users who want to make extensive edits to existing PDF documents or create new PDF documents.
Score 10 out of 10
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC forms part of the standard installation policy and you can find it ever PC and Macbooks in the company. Every department uses it as the go-to PDF reader since it's light and integrates well with the Google Chrome browser. It is also extensively used to sign documents digitally and avoid unnecessary printing and scanning.
  • Reads any kind of PDF document
  • Sign documents digitally with your own signature
  • Protect filled-in and completed documents from further editing or tampering after signing
  • For a while the browser integration was not stable and crashed periodically (this issue has been fixed in the latest updates)
  • Basic PDF editing functionality is missing and could be very advantageous. Just add a few watered-down editing features of Acrobat Pro.
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC works particularly well where different departments have to fill in, complete and sign regulatory or governance documents. In the past, these documents would have to be printed and completed by pen, signed and then scanned. This resulted in a loss of quality and also occasional legibility issues where space is too small to complete by pen. Signing and completing documents digitally negates these issues with grace.
Score 10 out of 10
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I use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to view, edit, and organize PDF documents, along with photo files (JPEGs, PNGs, etc). It brings everything I want to do with PDF's intro one application—from exporting individual frames to file conversion. I most frequently use it to put together guides and other downloadable content.
  • Simple user interface
  • Easy workflow tabs
  • Processes files quickly
  • Limited options for file naming (jpeg exporting)
  • Signature feature is confusing at times
  • Occasionally buggy
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is great if you want to quickly combine, edit, or view image-based files, like PDFs, JPEGs, and PNGs. In a matter of seconds, I can put together a PDF containing dozens of pages and export it for use online. It's less useful if you need advanced layout features or file conversion.
Brian Burge | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We mainly use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to view and edit .pdf files we use for our business. Whether it be fliers, brochures, documents, handouts for our courses, conference and course workbooks, etc. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is our go-to app for managing, editing, creating, sharing, and more. I create many of these items in Indesign and Illustrator and export them as pdfs. I am then able to go in and make any necessary edits later on as well as add, remove, or rearrange pages. Combined with those two apps, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is the icing on the cake.
  • Rearranging pages
  • Combining pdfs together
  • Editing pdfs
  • Exporting
  • Converting to different file types.
  • Viewing
  • Signing
  • When I edit text sometimes, it doesn't always replace with the same exact font.
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is great for any pdf related documents. It's great for handouts, workbooks, fliers, brochures, word docs that have been converted to pdfs, creating signable documents, protecting documents. I really love using it for editing, combining, and rearranging pages, and its exporting options. It's good for creating more basic document style pdfs but I don't recommend it for designing fliers and more graphic-heavy documents.
Score 9 out of 10
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Most employees have only the free version of Adobe Reader. The design department and the digital team have the Pro version. It is very helpful in making adjustments, exporting in different formats and being able to edit the documents. We receive advertiser materials for our publications and often we have to go in and manipulate the ad in some fashion.
  • Ability to edit and save the document.
  • A lot more functionality is available over the Reader.
  • Being able to manipulate documents is very important for the type of work we do.
  • It would be nice to be able to markup PDFs in a much easier fashion.
  • Changing the file type (RGB, CYMK) is a bit clunky.
  • I would like to see better compression engine for PDF to be distributed via web. File size can be an issue.
It is a great tool for changing, editing or manipulating PDF files. More and more PDF files are the go-to file type for many things. Printing (professionally), distribution via email or web (with file size manipulation to fit those digital paths). Brochures, books, spec sheets can all be created and easily shared. Easily manipulated and saved using Adobe DC.