The PDF reader every PC or Mac should be shipping with
July 12, 2021

The PDF reader every PC or Mac should be shipping with

Lourie Holl | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC forms part of the standard installation policy and you can find it ever PC and Macbooks in the company. Every department uses it as the go-to PDF reader since it's light and integrates well with the Google Chrome browser. It is also extensively used to sign documents digitally and avoid unnecessary printing and scanning.
  • Reads any kind of PDF document
  • Sign documents digitally with your own signature
  • Protect filled-in and completed documents from further editing or tampering after signing
  • For a while the browser integration was not stable and crashed periodically (this issue has been fixed in the latest updates)
  • Basic PDF editing functionality is missing and could be very advantageous. Just add a few watered-down editing features of Acrobat Pro.
  • Ability to read and display any PDF document
  • Ability to password protect documents
  • Ability to digitally complete and sign documents
  • It's available for free, so there is no excuse to not install
  • Contains features that you would normally have to pay for in competitor software, so it has a positive impact on ROI
  • Reduces the amount of printing
  • Decreases the amount of time spent on regulatory and governance documentation
Adobe Acrobat Reader [DC] works well with all the other applications in the Adobe Suite but does not replace Adobe Acrobat Pro, which allows detailed editing of PDF documents. Because it's free, it can be installed company-wide and ensures everyone in the organization can read and view PDF documents exported from these applications.

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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.