Adobe Reader for Mac

Adobe Reader for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 58 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
11.0.07
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
May 13, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
4,296,132
Downloads Last Week:
3,401
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Reliable and useful, Adobe Reader for Mac proves to be an essential application for reading, printing, and commenting on PDF files.

Pros

Good functionality: With Adobe Reader for Mac, you can do more than just view PDF files -- you can edit them as well, adding text and placing check marks and initials. It also lets you submit forms created with fillable form fields. This is especially helpful since nowadays many forms that you download from the Internet require you to use it to fill in the blanks.

Supports signatures: With this app you can add your signature onto files. This is an especially useful feature when you need to fill in and return a form or sign a document, but you don't have a working printer close by. You can choose to either type your signature, import a picture of your signature, or draw it using a mouse or trackpad.

Streamlined interface: Although the amount of features is impressive for a free application, the interface is clearly laid out and easy to navigate.

Reliable: It opens and displays files of all sizes, even large ones with many detailed images, quickly and smoothly. We have not experienced any technical glitches. Also, updates are released regularly.

Cons

Some advanced features require subscription: Adobe Reader doesn't have a paid version. Instead, if you want to take advantage of some of the more advanced features, you must sign up for a monthly subscription that starts at $1.99 a month. Two of these advanced features are emailing files directly from the application, and converting PDF files to other formats, including to Word.

Bottom Line

Adobe Reader proves to be the most functional, free PDF reader and editor available. Admittedly, Preview for Mac does share some of the features available on Adobe Reader, but not all of them. Besides, most fillable forms that you download from the Internet were originally created using other Adobe products and therefore must be filled out using Adobe Reader. This is a must-have application for all Mac users.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.6

    out of 58 votes

    • 5 star: 17
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 27
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 3 stars

    "Must have app on the Mac... Really?"

    May 17, 2014   |   By McLederer

    Version: Adobe Reader 11.0.07

    Pros

    It can read PDFs. This is a Big deal on Windows, but on a Mac it's just redundant software.

    Cons

    Doesn't add any capability beyond the free and apple support Preview app.

    Summary

    CNET review sounds like an advert from Adobe. I'm wondering if the review was paid for by Adobe. How can your review fail to compare it to Apple supported Prevew app.

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