Adobe Acrobat DC is an Essential Workplace Tool
June 28, 2022

Adobe Acrobat DC is an Essential Workplace Tool

Karambir Singh Khalsa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Acrobat DC

I use Adobe Acrobat DC to read and sign PDF documents. This helps on a fundamental business level as I run a small nonprofit on a shoestring budget. We cannot afford big, expensive software packages, and Adobe Acrobat DC helps meet a basic need (i.e., reading, filling out, and signing) that helps us function in the modern world.
  • Reading documents in PDF format
  • Fill-in and sign PDF documents
  • Printing of PDF documents
  • The login screen for the Adobe online platform pops up on occasion and tends to be somewhat intrusive when it does.
  • The tools sidebar displays by default when opening a document. It would be nice if this were not the case. Ideally, one can view that when desired rather than having it eat up valuable screen real estate and need to be closed every time I open a document.
  • Printing web pages would benefit from more flexibility in setting margins so that some information on the web page can be excluded (page headers/footers) so that the amount of content can be maximized for print.
  • Reading PDF documents
  • Filling-in and signing PDF documents
  • Printing PDF documents
  • Businesses rely on PDF documents as a matter of course. It is essential to have an application like Acrobat Reader DC.
  • I cannot speak to ROI for Adobe. The ease of use and daily utility certainly is well worth the cost of ownership.
  • The ease of filling in and signing documents is certainly an advantage over doing this by hand.
Having worked in IT as a software developer, I don't know if there is really such thing as a "10" in terms of software. Adobe Acrobat DC is certainly a very solid tool with few problems and crashes. It meets basic needs without interrupting one's workflow. I don't know what it would have to do to earn a 10, but there is always room for improvement.
I can't speak to this. I am not aware of any data breaches on Adobe's part that have negatively impacted our business. Obviously, it is of absolute importance that an organization such as Adobe protect the sensitive data stored for our accounts. I believe Adobe has met its obligation in this area.
Adobe Acrobat Sign was evaluated and found to be lacking in terms of setting up a document for data entry and signature. We chose to continue to use Adobe Acrobat DC for situations requiring data entry and signature because the ROI for purchasing this more expensive package did not seem to be worth the cost. Also, the pre-sales support provided was not as expected.

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I find Adobe Acrobat DC to be particularly well-suited for reading PDF documents and then filling-in details and adding a signature. It is the de-facto standard for this scenario, particularly for documents that have not been configured with fill-in fields, etc.

I find Adobe Acrobat DC lacking in terms of configuring documents for signature by others which is why I use Foxit eSign Genie, which provides an easy-to-use WYSIWYG interface for doing this at a much better price than the corresponding Adobe product.