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Adobe Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 1401 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.3.3
  • Total Downloads:
    61,667,351
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 03, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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The new version of this indispensable product doesn't introduce revolutionary changes, but it doesn't have to. As the low-end PDF reader, it simply keeps up with Acrobat Professional and Standard. This release adds the ability to play back embedded multimedia files in MP3, QuickTime, Macromedia Flash, Real, and Windows Media formats, as well as to submit Adobe PDF forms. It also replaces some of the icons in the default interface with optional, dockable toolbars. You might as well install this now before a Web site you visit prompts you to download it, because you'll need it.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.5

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    2.8

    out of 1401 votes

    • 5 star 343
    • 4 star 254
    • 3 star 158
    • 2 star 138
    • 1 star 508
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2 stars

"Decent but a bit ott"

September 20, 2010  |  By wonderbrawl1919

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9.3.3

Pros

It opens pdf files which is why I wanted it.

Cons

All I wanted was to look at pdf files. I didn't need a download manager to install this. It's very much just a massive advert for its premium service and altogether too bloated.

Summary

Does the job it's required to, but not without the hassle.

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3 stars

"This program works as intended."

September 16, 2010  |  By AlmostSuperSquirrel

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9.3.3

Pros

This program works as intended.

Cons

This program works as intended.

Summary

This program works as intended.

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1 stars

"Starting to use the tricks of less reputable companies."

September 13, 2010  |  By ga5vin

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9.3.3

Pros

If you keep it up to date, then it will work fine most of the time.

Cons

Surprise! You've been forced to download a propritetary "Download Manager", too. Surprise! You accidentally downloaded McAfee bloatware. Surprise! All your Adobe software is now re-set to automatically check for updates.

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1 stars

"Printing makes windows angry"

September 13, 2010  |  By melindastanners

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9.3.3

Pros

It opens pdfs. Yay.

Cons

Whenever I try to print a pdf, Windows DEP closes it like it's a virus.

Summary

It's well and good to be able to read a pdf, but being able to print one is a fundamental requirement for my work, and it's just not working for me.

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3 stars

"Ok but don't get confused."

September 09, 2010  |  By RobEZ1

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9.3.3

Pros

Opens up PDFs for viewing and seems to work ok enough.

Cons

Doesn't create PDFs / not a PDF creator. Need www.docudesk.com or something like it to make them.

Summary

Good for reading, need deskPDF or something like it for creating a PDF

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4 stars

"ok. it works"

September 07, 2010  |  By truckerjim222

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9.3.3

Pros

It is a useful tool. I think it is OK! Nice program.

Cons

none before further use

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1 stars

"Completely lost"

September 07, 2010  |  By shyguy1

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9.3.3

Pros

None, when you can't get it loaded.

Cons

Everything about it. I don't have the time, nor the knowledge base to do as Adobe prescribes. I started it, ran thru it once and it still didn't work. Keeps saying I'm missing something. Either an msi file or an IMAIL key.

Summary

I hate it, it doesn't work. I've always had problems with updating Adobe. It is either a battle or will create havoc somehow with my machine. What's so hard about giving a simple update? It seems to be the only one I have a problem with. I'm using Foxit Reader now and love it. Fast, reliable and very small resources, compared to Adobe.

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4 stars

"It Works well"

September 01, 2010  |  By dudeinvegas8

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9.3.3

Pros

when in need, It always be there for me.

Cons

here are one

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1 stars

"Yet another failed Adobe Installer... DLM NOT Wanted!!!"

August 31, 2010

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9.3.3

Pros

Decent reader otherwise not impressed at all!

Cons

The idiotic Download Manager is REQUIRED to install Adobe Reader... Not impressed. I don't NEED or WANT yet another download manager to install ANY software. Drop the McAfee installer with it too! Geez!

Summary

I have written software for over 32 years. It simply isn't necessary to require a Download Manager to install a piece of software.

I don't like someone installing a Download Manager... Period.

Please just give us the ability to have a NON-Download Manager Version.

Adobe does some pretty nice stuff overall... but the Download Manager part frankly pisses me off every time.

I'm about ready just to DUMP all versions of EVERYTHING related to Adobe UNTIL they drop their infatuation with the unwanted and unnecessary Download Manager!

>:(

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1 stars

"Adobe Reader's gem, when it works. Bearcat to fix."

August 30, 2010  |  By Nicholas-P-Heille

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9.3.3

Pros

Everybody uses Adobe Reader. Is it because it is so good; or, ?

Cons

More than a few users of Adobe Reader have had issues with.

Summary

Adobe reader, when it works is a gem. When it fails to work, it is a bearcat to fix! As an alternative, I recommend FoxIt Reader, as a temp fix, or permanent replacement, if you finally give up on Adobe.

In fall of 2010, with Window 7 and a 64 bit machine, I had difficulty with an Adobe "automajic" update that required over four hours of system management to fix. Adobe's own web site reflect similar problems others have had ( http://forums.adobe.com/message/3046103 ). To uninstall Adobe Reader I used NoBeReader; and, with advice from Adobe (http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/408/kb408441.html ) had to jump through 25 hoops/steps to gain administrative authority, to remove an Adobe CMAP file. OUCH!

With limited sophistication, I expect many Adobe Reader users will give up on Adobe Reader's transparency when they hit the brick wall of Adobe's lack of transparency.

GOOD LUCK Adobe.

N P Heille Mpls MN

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date August 03, 2010
Date Added August 03, 2010
Version 9.3.3
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/SP 4, Windows XP/2003/Vista
Additional Requirements None
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File Name External File
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Total Downloads 61,667,351
Downloads Last Week 2,977
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License Model Free
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Price Free

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