Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Features

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Cloud-based PDF reader for viewing and editing PDF documents

4.64/5 (8,536 reviews)

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Feature Summary

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

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Barcode Scanning
Batch Processing
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Communication Management
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Extraction
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Digital Signature
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Address Extraction
File Transfer
Forms Management
Indexing
Mobile Integration
Multi-Language
Multiple Format Support
Secure Data Storage
Text Editing
Third Party Integration
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Barcode Scanning
Batch Processing
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Communication Management
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Extraction
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Digital Signature
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Address Extraction
File Transfer
Forms Management
Indexing
Mobile Integration
Multi-Language
Multiple Format Support
Secure Data Storage
Text Editing
Third Party Integration
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC's features:

Candace Eason

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a great document editing tool!

2018-04-07

Overall, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a great tool that assist with the collaboration of data amongst colleagues.

Pros

With options to comment on documents, electronically sign a document, or organize pages, document management is made simple with a downloadable software application.

Cons

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC connects other accounts to access files. Combine files is not available with the basic account type.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Maritime company, 1001-5000 employees)

Adobe Reader is hands-down the best PDF reader on the market

2019-12-24

While the product may use a bit more resources than third party competitors, this is a small price to pay for a seamless PDF experience (especially on mobile devices)

Pros

- No compatibility issues when opening PDFs (especially interactive ones) - Best quality mobile app for android - Product is free

Cons

- Product may leave more of a footprint than some third party alternatives - Some built-in basic editing / management tools would be appreciated

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rickell Muir

Allows you to perform a variety of editing functions on your PDFs on desktop and mobile devices

2018-04-23

Acrobat DC allows for extremely detailed control over your documents' security while providing extensive tools for collaboration, annotation and redaction.

Pros

Adobe's help and support resources are extensive, and although there is no phone or email support, they do have live chat support on their website, which is a great perk.

Cons

While Acrobat DC's highly customization interface is a pro, if you don't spend time getting it to where you want it, the default interface could be a bit confusing in that it presents options you may never use.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Uzair Ali Khan

Our official software for anything related to PDF files

2020-07-10

It is used to create and edit existing PDF documents as well as perform digital signatures on our official documents by our management.

Pros

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC has a lot of handy features like PDF editing, digital signing, cloud storage and optical character recognition that makes it a primary tool for viewing and managing PDF files.

Cons

User interface needs a little improvement as one can be stuck finding the right tools to perform desired tasks.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Bheesam Jangra

Acrobat Reader DC offer us a lot of capabilities and features when it is about managing the document

2018-03-29

Pros

And is compatible with window,linux,iPad and Mac devices can be operated from android mobile as well..

Cons

Using this software for a long time now and haven't seen any major cons that impact our Works and awesome software for documents management.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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aruna vinodhini

User specific

2019-05-24

Pros

Reliable document management system Viewing, printing , commenting made easy Easy to create new document

Cons

Processing is little slow Not much intuitive Sometimes editing becomes.slow and difficult

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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MITCHELL PILSON

Send and Receive something you can see

2019-02-12

Pros

The document cloud also lets me host files that are cumbersome to add on to an e-mail.

Cons

Color management on file saving isn't obvious.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tilanka Dilshan

Smart PDF Reader

2019-08-03

Mobile application has good user friendly environment and good file managements. so, it makes manage document very easily.

Pros

It can control PDF easily than other software it makes readers to manage the document easily.

Cons

Desktop application is not available for every countries, only the mobile application is available.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Gold-standard of PDF products

2018-08-13

Reader is the most ubiquitous PDF software out there. Whatever software you use to author PDFs, you'll probably have to verify them in Acrobat Reader.

Pros

It is exceedingly quick in opening and displaying PDFs, and is very robust.

Cons

Things like DMS integration and sophisticated multi-document project management.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Ricardo Rodriguez

De-facto standard PDF reader with some caveats...

2018-09-25

Acrobat is part of the basic software installation across our company, its reliability, ease of use and more importantly, the cost, make it an easy choice for basic users.

Pros

Overall, ease to use, very intuitive user interface and controls to perform most activities regarding PDF visualization.

Cons

It would really good to have some ability to save forms and interactive documents without having to step-up to the overpriced subscription model for Acrobat Pro.

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lorenzo Marino

Useful tool

2019-04-26

Pros

Perfect to edit documents and perform basic functions for business management

Cons

I would imagine the majority of the people would use this tool for simple tasks like rotate or take notes, while it includes a number of buttons which makes the UI less then ideal

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Prashant Mehta

Document Viewing and Sending Software

2020-07-09

Business Document Management Tools, Viewing Printing Software

Pros

Document Doesn't Change in Size or its not Editable , Support all Font which Is Not Present in Computer , Printing Setup is Easy and well Organised

Cons

Reading Text From Scanned Pages is Not so Effective , Pictures Easily Compress But Image Quality is Lost, Basic Scanning Function Is Needed For Office use

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Doug Gritter

Excellent PDF viewing and editing software

2018-02-20

Easy PDF document management

Pros

I like the new features including signatures, highlighting, circling, and text for note taking on documents.

Cons

I wish it had a few more editing options and security options for making password protected documents.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Debanjan Manna

The best reader to read PDF

2020-05-17

Overall great software for mobile and windows use ,very easy understandable user interface.

Pros

1.Very fast and efficient for easy daily use. 2.Open all type of pdf document very easily. 3.Update time to time for new user modification and add extra features. 4.Best default app for pdf document. 5.Great easy access zoom (+ & -) features. 4.Best snap copy tools. 5.Best search option ,which is easily find any word.

Cons

1.Only its use to open PDF format.so we have to use another software to open other format document or images. 2.Should include some free features for Convert one to another format.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Serkan Yiğit

Acrobat Reader DC for Secure Document Management

2019-05-27

Thanks to integration with cloud system that offers more than your expectation

Pros

Acrobat Reader DC is a must in business life for secure document shared (non editable).

Cons

Some of edit/sign tools may work slowly over cloud.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Graphic Design company, 51-200 employees)

Top PDF Viewer

2019-02-12

. - fast zooming & fast dragging. - Usefully commenting.

Pros

- Better Tool Kit Comment, Edit PDF, Combine File & Etc.

Cons

. - Any pdf file not a open.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

It's a multi tasker

2018-09-25

It's user interface is quite easy and comfortable.

Pros

It provides easy viewings, commenting and printing of PDF.

Cons

User who opens acrobat file can't edit that file

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Go To Conversion Program

2019-05-17

Pros

-Conversion of files for many formats -Easy to add documents and track changes -Search feature is great

Cons

-The look of the software could be improved -Comment feature of the software isn't great

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Rob STONE

Document Management

2018-08-08

Pros

Adobe Acrobat is a very versatile product that has been especially reliable and robust in my experience in document management, document conversion and management and records management.

Cons

The cost of this product to support a small Records Management team was a bit high.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Folashade Oyeleke

Acrobat reader

2019-06-02

Pros

It open all pdf files Its very conveninet and easy to use The interface is user friendly

Cons

While on full screen activities to be done with tool bar cant happen

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 51-200 employees)

Basic PDF Viewer in the Adobe Suite

2019-02-12

We also use it to distribute presentation files, open and read contracts and view marketing reports.

Pros

Easily the best feature is the Comment tool. It offers a wide variety of mark-up options to users to make comments on a document without changing the text or images itself.

Cons

Outside of the Comment tool, Acrobat Reader is very limited in terms of functionality.

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Enid Nolasco

Must-Have Product for Business Owners

2019-02-25

I'm a graphic designer, brand consultant, and business owner.

Pros

Being able to edit PDFs, edit the page order, edit the text within a page, and add text/comments/signature is invaluable.

Cons

The UI after the most recent update is messy.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Joshua Dreyfus

PDF manipulation done right

2019-11-20

Form creation and document management.

Pros

Text recognition allows for scanning a document or text and them manipulating it, this is incredibly useful when needing to extract text from books or print media.

Cons

It's been a thoroughly useful tool.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)

Acrobat review

2019-01-02

Editing documents is essentials to day-to-day activities, and Acrobat helps tremendously on this aspect.

Pros

Conversion of files to multiple formats; Menu that highlights most important/used features

Cons

Length of PDF download/conversion time is too long; Could be more user friendly; Improvement of comments freatures necessary

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ionel Răzvan Ghiorghe

Adobe Acrobat Reader

2020-04-12

I use it for digital signed PDFs edit and management.

Pros

I like its easyness to manage and edit digital signed PDFs that I use for some of my business activity.

Cons

It doesn't have a Linux solution, so I am forced to use it into a virtual machine installation. That means more hardware resources...

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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