Adobe Reader for Mac

Adobe Reader for Mac

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 58 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
9
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
July 01, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac/OS X 10.4
Total Downloads:
4,293,443
Downloads Last Week:
3,401
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.4

Editors' review

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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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:

    2.0

    out of 3 votes

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