Acrobat DC Review
Updated October 18, 2019

Acrobat DC Review

Jerome Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC is a standard app used for both Mac and PC's at our institute. We roll this out to every user for easy PDF viewing capabilities.
  • Works excellent for viewing PDF and PDF-type files
  • Easy installation
  • Works well with many PDF type files
  • This is strictly for reading
  • Would like to see more editing options, such as the ability to digitally sign a PDF. We have to purchase Acrobat Pro to perform this function
  • Would like to see fewer updates which tend to break custom printer settings
  • Acrobat DC allows us to add a PDF client on a system without giving all users Acrobat Pro. Huge cost savings here.
  • Employee efficiency is much better since it is easy to set the program as the default PDF viewer.
  • Integrates well with various mail clients.
If you just need to view documents Acroabat DC is the product to purchase. However, if you need to edit or revise documents you'll need to purchase Acrobat Pro.
Ease of use, implementation is simple, and it just works!

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Great for viewing PDFs directly from email clients.

Using Adobe Acrobat DC

300 - Our business functions consist of Administrative, Research and Scientific people.
4 - Basic understanding of Adobe Acrobat is required to support both the people and the product. Understanding how pdf's work is also a required skillset for our technicians which makes it easier to train users on the product.
  • Reviewing Documents
  • Exporting to different formats such as Microsoft Word
  • Is the best universal pdf reader on the market
  • When set as the default pdf reader we can utilize it to view our Oracle Reports
  • Unsure at this time, but the product integrates well with our ever-changing environment.
I've been in IT for 30 years and this product has stood the test of time and continues to function efficiently.

Evaluating Adobe Acrobat DC and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Vendor Reputation
Product Usability is the most important factor. Adobe Acrobat integrates with other applications very well is easy to use.
No changes at this time

Adobe Acrobat DC Implementation

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.
Change management was minimal - N/A
  • Locating an Enterprise Installer for imaging software

Adobe Acrobat DC Support

No - I haven't had to utilize support for this product as it works as advertised.
I haven't had a need to utilize support.

Using Adobe Acrobat DC

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • opening pdf's from email
  • Installation of the product
  • Making it the default viewer
  • Integration into email
  • Integration into operating systems for Mac's and PC's
  • The only issue I've run into is when an update was installed. The update broke a printer template so we had to adjust it
  • Would like to see less updates
  • Would like more control over updates before installation.
The product is very easy to learn and use.