Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Cloud-based PDF reader for viewing and editing PDF documents

4.64/5 (8,650 reviews)

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC overview

What is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a cloud-based software designed to help businesses view, sign, and annotate PDF documents from desktops, browsers, or mobile devices. Using the fill & sign tool, administrators can automatically detect multiple fields across forms, add texts, symbols, or signatures, and store them in Adobe Document Cloud for future reference.

Using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, enterprises can create customizable forms by adding various elements such as drop-down lists, barcodes, digital signature fields, list boxes, and more. Managers can utilize the drag-and-drop interface to add Adobe Sign fields in PDF documents and send completed forms to specific recipients via emails or internal servers such as SharePoint or network folders. The software also helps users integrate JavaScript language with multiple documents, enabling them to configure forms and connect it with several databases via Open Database Connection (ODBC).

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC allows businesses to edit PDF documents by highlighting, striking off, or underlining specific texts and adding comments or notes in the source file. Administrators can also convert and export PDF files in various formats including Word, Excel, or rich text format (RTF).
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC reviews

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Joshua Kort

Highest Quality PDF Software, But Pricey!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-25
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using Acrobat for years now. There are many uses for the software and it's hands down the best on the market. I've tried other PDF software, but they no where near compare to Acrobat in terms of functionality nor quality. I use it for everything from printing thermal shipping labels, editing PDFs, scanning documents and converting to OCR, and signing documents. The possibilities really are endless.

Pros
My absolute most favorite thing about Adobe Acrobat is the OCR scan function. I use my desktop scanner to scan in documents and the OCR function is able to accurately convert the document into readable, searchable, and editable text. I scan probably 2,000 pages of documents every month, so this definitely comes in handy when I want to go back later and find a particular document by searching for a couple keywords or particular content. Another one of my favorite things is the ability to edit any PDF. I can remove text/images, combine documents, sign pages, etc.

Cons
I have the professional version of Acrobat, so it does get a bit pricey. Adobe now gives you access to the software by charging a flat monthly or annual rate for a 1-year license. Previously, you could just buy the software outright. The only benefit to paying for an annual license is that you never have to worry about the software being outdated or bug-ridden. With Acrobat being the best PDF software on the market, I sort of see the cost-factor as something that's practically inevitable.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Lauren Hazen

Juggling The Act

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-09
Review Source: Capterra

I believe this application has a lot to offer and has the potential to reach even further. I appreciate its flexibility as a design software and as a business product.

Pros
The one thing I love most about Acrobat Reader DC is its velocity and functionality in editing PDF layouts. Most designers don't realize the importance of having the tools necessary to alter the appearance and elements within the Photo Document. ARDC gives us the opportunity to see the layout as it is and provides the user with the chance to take it even further in design elements, measurements, and color structure.

Cons
I do wish that the snapping to grid and movement of the PDF elements would be more smooth in terms of placing them in new parts of the document.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Best PDF program available

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-10
Review Source: Capterra

It has changed the way that I use and edit documents, share with employees, etc.

Pros
Adobe has integrated with all Microsoft products, and now allows easy editing, sharing, formatting, and sending by link.

Cons
It can sometimes be difficult to deal with a locked document, or convert a PDF to a Word document if it isn't clear.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Candace Eason

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a great document editing tool!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-07
Review Source: Capterra

The benefits of utilizing Adobe Acrobat Reader DC application include being able to operate across hardware such as Windows 10 or Mac Sierra. Other benefits include interfacing of other software applications such as Microsoft One Drive or DropBox. Additional benefits include being able to utilize Adobe Acrobat Reader DC conveniently with the Adobe Scan mobile application uploading files as well as transferring to electronic files. Moreover, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC benefits consist of creating standard PDF files. Overall, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a great tool that assist with the collaboration of data amongst colleagues.

Pros
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC offers document management with various tools and options. With options to comment on documents, electronically sign a document, or organize pages, document management is made simple with a downloadable software application. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a windows application that allows users to add text to PDF file type documents. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a great tool to collaborate with colleagues creating manuals, booklets, or pamphlets. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC gives users the ability to add hyperlinks to documents and add various special characters to authorize documents for human resources personnel.

Cons
Limited options may vary depending on the type of subscription of the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC registered user. Limited organizational tools are available depending on the subscription type of the end user. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC connects other accounts to access files. Combine files is not available with the basic account type. The action wizard nor send for comments is available with a standard subscription, which limits the options for editing documentation.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Feyisayo Eniola

Good software to maneuver any pdf file

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-10
Review Source: Capterra

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC save my business time need to convert docs across formats and put an extra layer of security on the documents. It is somewhat cheap to afford too.

Pros
I like Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for many reasons but the reasons below are my best 1. Easy of export to other formats. I think the export is more of conversion to other formats 2. I like the fact that I am able to use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to view my PDF docs even when the license has expired. 3. Before Adobe Acrobat Reader DC was introduced editing PDF file was very difficult for me. I like the fact that I am able to maneuver the PDF files. I can Edit text and image, Merge and delete pages, rearrange and even put a signature on documents. 4. I also like the security feature that comes with it because it restrict access to my pdf when I dont want people to access it.

Cons
1. I dont like the recent integration of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC with Adobe creative cloud it makes setting up and purchase of the software difficult. 2. The customer support is not superb too.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC pricing

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Free
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Acrobat Reader DC is available for free.

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC features

Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Third Party Integration

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Customizable Branding (180 other apps)
File Management (157 other apps)
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Projections (152 other apps)
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Search Functionality (283 other apps)
Workflow Management (158 other apps)

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Additional information for Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Key features of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

  • Annotations
  • Convert to PDF
  • PDF Reader
  • Text Editor
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