A comprehensive member of the Adobe family
May 25, 2021

A comprehensive member of the Adobe family

Walter Aho | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Adobe Acrobat Reader has been a great asset for merging PDFs as well as modifying existing documents and filling out pre-existing forms. Apple preview does the job for quickly viewing or reading a document, but when it comes to modifying, creating, or formatting a document, Adobe Acrobat Reader is beyond helpful.
  • Document modification
  • document protection
  • flexibility
  • reading existing documents to reformat can be clunky
  • some issues with text scanning misinterpreting some characters
  • Some UI can be a bit confusing at times.
  • Document merging
  • Document modification
  • Filling out forms
  • Part of the Adobe suite - ease of use
  • Less time spent with other, cumbersome software
  • Ability to create user-friendly forms
I haven't spent any real time looking into alternatives because there is no need. I've used Apple Preview for basic view, which works fine. But when it comes to doing any sort of creation or modification, this is a must. Working in photoshop works... sorta. For visual things at least.

Do you think Adobe Acrobat Reader DC delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC's feature set?

Yes

Did Adobe Acrobat Reader DC live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Adobe Acrobat Reader DC again?

Yes

As a stand alone program, Adobe Acrobat Reader may not be very useful to they typical user. As an Adobe cloud subscriber, it's part of the suite, so it's crazy not to utilize. But if you're needing to creating forms that can be filled out digitally, modify documents, or combine them, this is a very powerful tool.