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Adobe Reader

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This free software lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. As the open standard for worldwide electronic document distribution, Adobe PDF files preserve all the formatting, the graphics and the colors of the original document, so Acrobat users know they're delivering the exact same presentation to everyone.

Adobe Reader offers several display options at different zoom levels depending on the documents need for exacting details. A full-screen mode lets you view documents without distraction. You can also complete and submit PDF forms online, a feature that will become more useful as companies adopt the technology.

The collaborative and search tools in version 9 are exceptional, and another welcome addition is Acrobat Reader's integration with Adobe Connect, which lets users instantly comment and collaborate on projects with online presentations and live online meetings. The integration with FedEx Kinko's for remote printing is nice, if you need that kind of thing, but it's subject to third-party fees. We noticed that Acrobat Reader uses a significant chunk of memory in our processes list, but with the way Acrobat Reader is commonly used, memory issues probably won't be a problem for most users.

Overall, Adobe Reader provides users with the ability to view PDF files efficiently, with an interface and tools to make viewing both simple and painless. Though there are other PDF readers available that may take up less space or work at slightly faster speeds, none offer as much of a toolset as Adobe Reader does nor seamless integration with other useful Adobe tools.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Crashes Constantly"

    April 5, 2014  |   By ChuckCa

    Version: Adobe Reader 11.0.06

    Pros

    nada. can hardly use it right now.

    Cons

    I use the pro version, previous version was great. This release is incredibly unstable. It crashes constantly! I search documents frequently, which will cause it to crash at least 50% of the time. Support from Adobe is nonexistent.
    Stay away.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Ridiculous Product"

    March 3, 2014  |   By OkavangoKat

    Version: Adobe Reader 11.0.06

    Pros

    Adobe worked fine for me until the update to XI came along that I never asked for.

    Cons

    FORGET support for this product, you will get none. Users in the forum are rude and not very bright. I thought I was speaking to a technician and asked that they give me a call and basically got told off. They said what do you want from a free product??

    Summary

    Look ADOBE - f you're going to provide a product, you should provide some sort of support plain and simple. The way I was treated makes me NEVER want to buy an Adobe product, EVER. There isn't even a way to e-mail you with issues. That's just ridiculous. Also, how about moderating the way your "super users" are talking to people in your forums??

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Only got half a star, since it is the minimum."

    February 26, 2014  |   By GameZombie

    Version: Adobe Reader 11.0.06

    Pros

    Regular contact with my mom.

    Cons

    All the contact ever is about is yet another message, error, update, failure or crash of Adobe Reader. Would have preferred to talk about something useful.

    Using this software is the same thing as using a helicopter to go from your living room to your toilet. Yes, eventually you will get there but on your way you have basically destroyed your hallway and neutered your pet.

    Summary

    Don't install unless you love to have something nagging at you, every computer session you will have until eternity.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Barely usable"

    February 19, 2014  |   By corsair9

    Version: Adobe Reader 11.0.06

    Pros

    Not really any

    Cons

    I have to mirror *stephenlikesto* comments above. Adobe keeps running their product down with each upgrade. I am working with a 580 page book published in 1884. I worked for a week from the previous 'Reader', I guess Reader X. After upgrading to Win 7 I downloaded Reader XI. Before it took perhaps half a minute for the pdf file to load and then I could scroll all the way through it to the page I wanted. With the new Reader it takes minutes for the file to load, and then as I scroll through it I have to wait again for that page to load - perhaps a few more minutes. Then if I swipe a paragraph to copy and save in a word processor doc it pastes as a column, one word per line: disasterous! I have to do a screen capture and OCR the image - a poor use of my time. Originally the pages of this old book appeared yellowish as one would expect; with Reader XI it is black and white and reads poorly, the text faint at points.

    Summary

    I have asked my tech to find a substitute for Adobe Reader XI; also, when I tried to download Adobe Flash Player for my Win 7 it fails. It would seem Adobe is anxious to become incidental and fade from existence in the digital age.
    Good riddance, I guess.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Sorry I upgraded my Mac Adobe Acrobat X to XI."

    February 4, 2014  |   By Zoonotics

    Version: Adobe Reader 11.0.06

    Pros

    Like version X for my needs - making pdf files from scanner, web site, word documents.

    Cons

    UNBELIEVABLY PRIMITIVE text, notes, etc graphics. I get angrier by the minute trying to add anything to a page or change what I have already added. Is this the Adobe that makes Photoshop? Trying to add text or notes, etc. reminds me of Windows 3.0 software.

    Summary

    I have been using Acrobat Pro since Windows version 4.
    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY if you want to do any changes to a page.

    Updated on Feb 4, 2014

    MY comments are for Adobe Acrobat Pro XI for Mac, NOT the reader.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Has become unusable"

    January 18, 2014  |   By stephenlikesto

    Version: Adobe Reader 11.0.06

    Pros

    None anymore

    Cons

    I only ever used this to read documents and copy selected texts or URLs and this functionality has been disabled.

    Adobe products are constantly updating themselves.

    Summary

    Time to uninstall Adobe reader and a reminder to never use Adobe products where there is an alternative.

    Get yourself hated Adobe and for what? What possible benefit can you get from disabling the only thing that made it worth downloading this product for?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Horrible I Can't Use It"

    December 22, 2013  |   By Sampson5115

    Version: Adobe Reader 11.0.04

    Pros

    Nothing the thing doesn't work anymore.

    Cons

    I received an update and it won't work anymore.
    Customer service refuses to call me.
    They send me an e-mail every 3-4 days with a solution that does not work.

    Summary

    My reader was working great. Then one day get a notice it's been updated. I haven't been able to open it since. I'm not the only one. I've seen many with this problem. I'm computer savvy and I have tried every fix out there, plus the ones they have sent me that do not work. I can't use it anymore. I have to switch to a new pdf reader.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent program."

    December 11, 2013  |   By weegee2899

    Version: Adobe Reader 11.0.04

    Pros

    This is very easy to use for saving web pages as pdf files. Very user friendly.

    Cons

    The scroll bar is very laggy on my computer.

    Summary

    Overall this is a great freeware tool.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Unstable when making changes"

    October 22, 2013  |   By dpsidf93

    Version: Adobe Reader 11.0.04

    Pros

    Not any I can think of.

    Cons

    Unstable when opening larger files. Even when the options are set to open the entire file, a file will crash when mid to extensive comments are added. If the file is not saved quickly enough, changes will be lost as the entire file will not stay loaded.

    Summary

    There are much more stable options available. It is a shame that Adobe cannot get their act together with the most popular product.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Find this update is full of holes"

    October 8, 2013  |   By Ammo52

    Version: Adobe Reader 11.0.04

    Pros

    Does the same old stuff

    Cons

    Now has the audacity to refuse to open stored .pdf's with a claim they are open by someone else or have been corrupted

    Seems like a hole you could drive a bus through

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