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Score 9 out of 10
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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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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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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'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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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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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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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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.
Qamar Abbas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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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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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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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.
Ed Romaine | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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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 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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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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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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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 9 out of 10
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Working in the education division of an IT department requires a lot of technical documentation. PDFs are the best way to distribute training material, tip sheets, or class marketing. I have found that many times those documents need to be edited or even merged together. IT Training constantly needs to be updated. Adobe Reader DC is particularly situated for this purpose. I can very easily go back to a PDF, edit it, and then distribute as necessary. This process takes just a few minutes compared to having to find the original Word document, editing it, re saving it as a PDF and then saving it to its distribution location. Being able to update documents that others have created is also a very beneficial reason to have Adobe Reader DC. I constantly receive PDFs from other creators that need to be edited or added to. In this same workflow I will frequently get documents from two different people that need to be combined into one document. The merge function in Adobe Reader DC is pretty flawless and easy to use.
Score 10 out of 10
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Adobe Acrobat [Reader DC] is well suited for people who need to edit PDF files. This could mean wanting to sign documents without having to print and scan, making edits to marketing files, or converting files from one format to another. It is not necessary if you do not typically work with PDF files.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.

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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Adobe Acrobat DC Pricing

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SaaS Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
Acrobat Standard DC$22.99per month
Acrobat Pro DC$24.99per month
Acrobat DC for Teams - Standard$16.99per seat/per month
Acrobat DC for EnterpriseContact sales team

Adobe Acrobat DC Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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.