Best PDF reader on the market
November 09, 2021

Best PDF reader on the market

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

It is being used by both the whole organization and also across individual departments. It is mainly used by individuals that need a simple solution to read and do lite editing of PDF's. It is also used by those that don't want, or need, to pay full price for a subscription/cloud service, of which Adobe has many offerings.

It addresses the business problem of having the best/most robust and secure PDF reader on the market. It also addresses the business problem of saving an organization costs in terms of buying subscription based software, especially if individuals don't need full versions of the software.
  • It has all the tools that individuals need for reading/doing light editing of PDF files.
  • It is the most secure PDF reader on the market, and it tends to get patched with timely updates on a regular basis.
  • It usually works very well, as far as the software itself. It doesn't crash a lot, or is particularly an error prone software platform.
  • Even though it can do light editing, sometimes it can become frustrating to use certain tools, since they might not be available in this version, or might require upgrading to the full version of the software.
  • Conversion of PDF's to other file formats are somewhat limited in this version.
  • Integration within other programs is lacking too, as moving up to the full Adobe Acrobat version of the software will offer better integration with other Office-based programs.
  • Simple to use by pretty much anyone, which doesn't require formal training in how to use.
  • It has to be really secure, and has to get timely updates/patches on a regular basis.
  • It has to not cost a lot, especially for users that don't need the full functionality of the software.
  • It has had positive impact in that it has save considerable costs vs. investing in cloud-based/subscription based software.
  • In terms of security, it also has had a positive impact, in that it doesn't really require IT staff to take the time to patch the software or work on issues with the software.
  • It has also had a positive impact in that it has not required formal training for users to be able to use the software.
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is the best PDF writer hands down. It is much better in terms of being able to quickly read/do very light editing of PDF's. It tends to do better at conversion of PDF's too, and it's tools within the program tend to be easier to use and more familiar to individuals.

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It is well suited for organizations that are looking for a simple solution to be able to read/do very light editing of PDF's. It is also well suited to those organizations that don't have the budget to support the full version/subscription license of the software. It is less appropriate to organizations that want to do heavy editing of PDF's and that have no limitations to editing of PDF's.