Adobe Acrobat DC_-You Need It, There's no Superior Option
June 16, 2022

Adobe Acrobat DC_-You Need It, There's no Superior Option

Laura Samoisette, LEED AP, WELL AP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Acrobat DC

in my organization, we use Adobe Acrobat DC daily to review sets of drawings and other important design documents for our clients. Reviewing drawings by using the preview function in your email is not an option, as it fails to show the level of detail necessary. I also use this product to digitally sign documents, which is widely accepted. Printing and scanning a hand-signed document is less efficient.
  • Provides a plethora of tools and editing options
  • Converts documents easily to word or other types of files
  • Allows the user to search for key terms- saving time in the review process
  • The platform often freezes and/or crashes
  • The free trial version is short, requiring summer interns to have their own subscription
  • Prices are decently high when you have a larger team
  • Measuring tool
  • Digital Signature
  • Search tool
  • This product allows us to do our job the daily- reviewing a multitude of PDF packages
  • Allow us to do our job faster- search tool, sign quickly, measure easily
  • Allows us to scale- Easy to explain to new employees, universal design
Having a bit more of a description of the tool functions would be helpful. Sometimes the scan for text feature doesn't recognize text within boxes, which requires more work from the user. However, icons are intuitive, the zoom feature is pretty seamless and there are many additional tools you can explore in order to mark things up as necessary.
I have not noticed any security issues using Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe has many more features available than DocuSign, there is no competition there. Our company needs a platform that can "do it all" and Adobe can do just about that.

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Adobe seems to be the most common platform to open PDFs and because it is universal it is easy to communicate its functions and bugs. The tools offered are helpful, especially when reviewing drawings and specs for buildings. However, larger files often crash and I sometimes have trouble reopening the same file after the fact without resetting my laptop. Which becomes very frustrating. This may be a laptop issue, but it is brand new and others in my office experience the same issue. I do think it is the best choice compared to other PDF viewers out there, but it has its own issues.