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Adobe Reader DC

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  • Version:
    2015.010.20056
  • Total Downloads:
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  • Date Added:
    Jan. 26, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

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Adobe Reader XI allows you to easily read and enter information into PDF files.

Pros

Form submission: Adobe Reader allows you to easily enter information on a PDF form and submit it.

Attention to style: Reader looks great, and the interface is very easy to understand.

Good control: Reader offers excellent control over any document you're viewing. You can zoom, navigate, and search large documents very effectively.

Cons

Clunky installation: Installing Reader is clunky. After downloading the file, the Adobe installer launches, which executes a lengthy installation process. Then when you finally launch the app, your computer informs you that it needs to configure the program and then restart your computer.

Bottom Line

Adobe wrote the book on PDF software, and Reader lives up to its pedigree. It is, simply put, the best program available for this purpose. If you work with PDFs a lot, you'll want it installed on your system.

 
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1 stars

"Bloated beyond belief."

February 07, 2016  |  By danwat1234

2016-02-07 20:57:02  |  By danwat1234

 |  Version: Adobe Reader DC 2015.010.20056

Pros

Has a lot of features.
Seems to start up rather quickly

Cons

It is very, very ,very bloated. As large as 3D video games were in the late '90s, early 2000s.
Has processes running in the background to quick start the program because it is so large.

Summary

Adobe Reader DC is an 80MB download, and results in a installed size of about 380MB! This is huge! As big as, say the video games Half-life 1 + Opposing force + Blue Shift!
For users that don't need many features, besides being able to read the PDF, highlight, insert text anywhere in the PDF, fill in fields, sign and copy text from the PDF, Adobe Reader DC is highly, highly bloated.
I can do the same thing with Fox-it Reader 2.2, which is a few years old but is only 6MB, installed!
The current version of fox-it is a 40MB install file, so it's bloated too.

Adobe and Foxit should make light versions of their PDF readers for people that don't need many of the features the full program has. Or have these features as plugins, so during the installation process, users can choose what features they want, and which they don't.

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1 stars

"It's true, DC sucks"

January 22, 2016  |  By Ada Fuller

2016-01-22 00:34:02  |  By Ada Fuller

 |  Version: Adobe Reader DC 2015.009.20069

Pros

Modern-looking.

Cons

Functionally, a big downgrade from XI.
XI was good, fairly quick, fairly flexible (except for not being able to underline without giving up a third of your page real-estate), did most of what you need to.
DC, if you're lucky, might open your file after a bit of a wait. that's it, all other functionality is hit or miss.

Summary

Does Adobe even care what the users think?

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1 stars

"Terrible interface"

January 17, 2016  |  By daarklord

2016-01-17 08:51:58  |  By daarklord

 |  Version: Adobe Reader DC 2015.009.20069

Pros

It's free. But then again so are alternatives like Foxit Reader.

Cons

The interface minimizes useful document-displaying area and maximizes buttons and tabs that are never used. With a modern laptop screen whose vertical resolution is not very high, it becomes a very large obstacle to productivity.

Summary

I recommend using a third-party alternative such as Foxit Reader. I have no affiliation with either maker. But the latest Adobe Acrobat DC is so awful I will promote just about anything else. A stone tablet even. At least that doesn't try to push cloud service in your face.

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5 stars

"PDF Organizer, Comprehensive, Cloud System"

January 13, 2016  |  By Ibrahim Fiskiran

2016-01-13 11:10:33  |  By Ibrahim Fiskiran

 |  Version: Adobe Reader DC 2015.009.20069

Pros

Everything you could do on PDF files
Support for different files such as Word(doc) as -save as-
Free unlimited trial use for a month

Cons

Could be faster
Expensive

Summary

Best for PDF files in reading, organizing
New Adobe Cloud System to reach your profile and other softwares

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1 stars

"keeps getting worse"

January 06, 2016  |  By designer_Sue

2016-01-06 20:42:44  |  By designer_Sue

 |  Version: Adobe Reader DC 2015.009.20069

Pros

It is pretty. It looks clean

Cons

I have been using DC for quite a few months now, and I a realizing it isn't going to get any better. Features are so well hidden you have to use the search and there is no way to see the sense in how everything is organized here. There are so many quirks and annoyances you must learn to have it be functional. Try to find the touch up reading order tool. Not the panel; the tool. The instructions provided in no way align with the application (unless they are instructions for a Windows interface). It is a complete time suck to figure out how to do something that should be simple.

Summary

Worst update (and most severe) Adobe has ventured into. Almost unusable.

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1 stars

"Oops Crash Oops oops Crash"

December 17, 2015  |  By avenger_cannon

2015-12-17 11:11:16  |  By avenger_cannon

 |  Version: Adobe Reader DC 2015.009.20069

Pros

Opens multiple files in the same instance using tabs.

Cons

Crashes a LOT on my Windows 10
Has sidebars that pop up with EVERY new tab despite them being closed repeatedly

Summary

I will see if I can use another adobe reader or another program cause this one has crashed 3 times this week so far.

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1 stars

"Can't have two documents open side by side anymore"

December 16, 2015  |  By jsmith4t

2015-12-16 20:36:41  |  By jsmith4t

 |  Version: Adobe Reader DC 2015.009.20069

Pros

none none none none none

Cons

everything it sucks big fat rocks

Summary

lousy product

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1 stars

"Terrible...."

November 24, 2015  |  By Turts121

2015-11-24 18:24:42  |  By Turts121

 |  Version: Adobe Reader DC 2015.009.20069

Pros

Nope, can't think of any.

Cons

- terrible user interface
- keeps crashing
- uploading to cloud is bothersome and unwanted

Absolutely regret updating to DC from 11. It was so easy to use and simple which I like. There was no problem with 11 so why fix something that doesn't need an entire make over. If only there was a way to go back....

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1 stars

"Horrible Product"

November 24, 2015  |  By kingrocknlr

2015-11-24 14:44:31  |  By kingrocknlr

 |  Version: Adobe Reader DC 2015.009.20069

Pros

None come to mind

Cons

- Very slow to open documents
- Signing paperwork has gone from being a breeze to being a hassle
- Adding text to document is super difficult
- Page reader hard to navigate

Summary

I've been an Adobe user for years, and this new "Reader DC" is more or less the worst piece of software by a reputable company I've ever come across. Are we still in the Beta? Is this going to improve? Bad stuff, Adobe. If you were looking to frustrate regular folks that have to work with .pdf files then congratulations on a job well done.

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1 stars

"6 hours on hold for the next available CSR UNACCEPTABLE"

November 24, 2015  |  By VintagePauper

2015-11-24 13:26:52  |  By VintagePauper

 |  Version: Adobe Reader DC 2015.009.20069

Pros

? ..... Can't think of any ~

Cons

I sent 5 emails for system driver support and no replies.
My 1st call I was on hold for 1 hour, 17 minutes when someone picked up, then I was disconnected. 2nd call on hold for 6 hours waiting for the next available customer representative to reflect high volume customer calls. Totally Unacceptable.... Yep, Still waiting for help. Patience my ass ~

Summary

I don't believe no one works in the office. Was it the cleaning crew that picked up the first call and hung up on me. No one answered as I listened to the recording high volume of calls and that tune of ??? ... 6 hours, PLEASE.... Unacceptable!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2015.010.20056
  • Tabbed interface enhancements: Confirmation before closing application when multiple tabs are open.
  • Tile tabs vertically or horizontally
  • Shared review enhancements: Host shared review on SharePoint/Office 365 sites.
  • Acrobat/Reader DC and XI are now supported on Windows Threshold 2.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date January 12, 2016
Date Added January 26, 2016
Version 2015.010.20056
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, or 10
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Total Downloads 61,781,451
Downloads Last Week 4,823
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License Model Free
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Price Free

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