Adobe Reader XI

Adobe Reader XI

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 1388 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.0.02
  • Total Downloads:
    61,497,690
  • Date Added:
    February 20, 2013
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,875
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Adobe developed the Portable Document Format to standardize electronic document handling. PDF, the file format that carries the business world on its back, is everywhere, from product manuals to legal documents. To open, view, and edit PDFs, you need a PDF reader -- for example, Adobe's free Reader. Despite competition from simpler tools, Reader remains the standard the others are judged against. We looked at the latest version of Reader, Adobe Reader X. With it you can view and annotate all PDF files, sign documents electronically, and access optional Adobe Online subscription services directly from inside its interface.

Reader X's familiar interface opens with a quick-start file manager from which we could open a recent file or log in to an existing Adobe Online account. We clicked Open and browsed to a folder full of PDFs we use for testing. Reader rendered each document with high detail and faithful color reproduction. Clicking the Sign icon on Reader's toolbar let us digitally sign documents by adding text or attaching a signature via a wizard. We could also Print our document or e-mail it as an attachment or via Adobe SendNow. We could highlight text, add Sticky Notes, take a Snapshot, and attach Comments.

Reader has some extras that stripped-down competitors can't match, such as its Read Out Loud tool, which can read documents to you if you have sound capability. A Tracker tool monitors updates to Reviews and Forms. Under the Edit menu, entries labeled Protection, Analysis, and Accessibility let us manage security settings, check document accessibility, and analyze data using the Object Data Tool and Geospatial Location Tool. Reader doesn't lack support, either, starting with the sort of extensive Help file you'd expect from an Adobe product. The optional online services include converting PDFs to Word or Excel documents and creating PDFs using Adobe CreatePDF online. Clicking Tools toggles open the online extras.

As we noted, Adobe Reader X is the standard for freeware PDF readers, none of which can match Reader's capabilities and extras. Lighter, simpler tools are available, but Adobe's free reader remains the one to beat.

 
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  • 3 stars

    "file labeled XI installs as 10; Tom's Guide workaround"

    October 19, 2014   |   By kmarin

    Version: Adobe Reader XI 11.0.09

    Pros

    By going to the Adobe website, you do get an advance warning of the indefensibly useless & cynical terms of service for XI; we promise nothing, & ha ha, you can't catch me. Per usual, you must agree to it, or you can't download. The file is called "Reader_11_0_en', but as noted above, it reinstalls Reader 10. Very kind, I'm sure...

    Cons

    ...but I did already have 10. If you just need some version of Reader, that's great of course; just remember to decide if you want the Norton which is on "yes" by default. Trying to use Norton with your current virus catcher might scramble things, so don't accept it if you don't need it.
    By going to another website (Tom's Guide, which may/not be famous; new to me), I was able to download a different file: install_reader11_en_ltr5x64d_awc_aih.exe. I had to download it twice, as it only partially completed installation the first time. I did successfully install it. (This previously happened w Flash as well; I have to remember to make a copy of the file before clicking on it to install, so I DON'T have to download it again. While there must a number of other sources, this site appears to have downloaded only what I asked for without insisting on pushing other stuff on me.

    Summary

    Go to Tom's Guide (at http://www.tomsguide.com/us/download/Reader-Adobe,0301-5623.html) to get a workaround vs. Adobe's providing Reader 10 at its XI download link. There's an Apple & a Windows version; type your desired version in the search box if it's not apparent. (Sorry- kind of gruesome to think of either company as a parent; 'tis the season though.)
    NOTE: Having just succeeded in downloading XI, I haven't test-driven it yet. I 3-starred only so not to be prejudicial in either direction; the site would not allow a 0-star posting.

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  • 1 stars

    "rubbishrubbish"

    October 04, 2014   |   By glynrees69

    Version: Adobe Reader XI 11.0.09

    Pros

    wont download

    Cons

    the site tries to download version 10

    Summary

    rubbish

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    What's new in version 11.0.02
    Version 11.0.02 has fixed some bugs.
    General
    Publisher Adobe Systems
    Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
    Release Date February 20, 2013
    Date Added February 20, 2013
    Version 11.0.02
    Category
    Category Business Software
    Subcategory Document Management Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008
    Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, or 10;
    Download Information
    File Size Not Available
    File Name UNKNOWN
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 61,497,690
    Downloads Last Week 3,875
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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