Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 1386 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.0.7
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
February 08, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/XP/2003/XP SP 1/NT 4 SP 6/XP SP 2
Total Downloads:
61,461,513
Downloads Last Week:
6,864
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Additional Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Home Edition (Service Pack 1 or 2), Windows 2000 (Service Pack 2), Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Windows Server 2003, or Windows NT (Service Pack 6 or 6a)
  • Intel Pentium processor
  • 128MB RAM
  • 90MB HDD space
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 (or higher), Netscape 7.1 (or 8.0), Firefox 1.0, or Mozilla 1.7
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    • All Versions:

      2.9

      out of 1386 votes

      • 5 star: 343
      • 4 star: 254
      • 3 star: 156
      • 2 star: 138
      • 1 star: 495
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    • 1 stars

      "Can't download it have to install it from web site!"

      June 14, 2014   |   By Grandbubbaa

      Version: Adobe Reader XI 11.0.07

      Pros

      None. Your review is lazy.

      Cons

      Slow and bulky download.
      Unable to download file and install on multiple machines - they offer an option if you are an IT manager or OEM.. what a pain.
      Once they get you by the balls they can squeeze as hard as they like i.e. everyone uses pdf

      Summary

      After reading Adobe threads about other products and the total lack of support.. (for paying customers) I am amused to see so many that have had it with Adobe and its pdf reader.
      If I had Adobe shares I would be selling them now.
      Adobe have lost the plot.
      I once recommend Adobe to the Department of Justice ... in my capacity of "expert" I wouldn't recommend them now.
      CNET don't be lazy with reviews.

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    • 1 stars

      "Crashes Constantly"

      April 05, 2014   |   By ChuckCa

      Version: Adobe Reader XI 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 stars

      "Ridiculous Product"

      March 03, 2014   |   By OkavangoKat

      Version: Adobe Reader XI 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 stars

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

      February 26, 2014   |   By GameZombie

      Version: Adobe Reader XI 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 stars

      "Barely usable"

      February 19, 2014   |   By corsair9

      Version: Adobe Reader XI 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 stars

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

      February 04, 2014   |   By Zoonotics

      Version: Adobe Reader XI 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 stars

      "Has become unusable"

      January 18, 2014   |   By stephenlikesto

      Version: Adobe Reader XI 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 stars

      "Horrible I Can't Use It"

      December 22, 2013   |   By Sampson5115

      Version: Adobe Reader XI 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 stars

      "Excellent program."

      December 11, 2013   |   By weegee2899

      Version: Adobe Reader XI 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 stars

      "Unstable when making changes"

      October 22, 2013   |   By dpsidf93

      Version: Adobe Reader XI 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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