Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 1390 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9
  • Total Downloads:
    61,545,244
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 01, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

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Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.4

    out of 121 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 19
    • 1 star 54
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 1390 votes

    • 5 star 343
    • 4 star 254
    • 3 star 157
    • 2 star 138
    • 1 star 498
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1 stars

"Why use Adobe Reader on a Mac when you can use Skim?"

August 16, 2012  |  By GrandGizmo

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9

Pros

Adobe Reader lets you read PDF files.

Cons

Adobe Reader doesn't have all the useful features that Skim has added. Adobe Reader crashes while Skim doesn't crash.

Summary

All in all, I prefer Skim over Adobe Reader. I see no use in using Adobe Reader on my Macbook Pro. :)

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1 stars

"Changes from Reader 9 create huge new hassle"

June 29, 2011  |  By TheAardman

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9

Pros

Adds the ability to add notes to your document

Cons

Huge new hassle in saving files from with in the reader
Slow to open

Summary

I frequently archive a batch of pdf files I've scanned to my email by opening them, then clicking the "save" button, which would bring up the "save as" window, and I could save them to the folder of my desire. This used to be a snap, but no longer. The "save" button has lost it's "save as" functionality and now is grayed out, unless I edit the document (extra unnecessary steps). The alternative is to add two extra steps by clicking "file", "save as", "pdf". Of course now extra steps are added there too, because Acrobat X no longer remembers the last folder you saved in, so now I have to navigate to the folder for EVER SINGLE DOCUMENT! This increases by multiples the time it takes to get through a batch of saves. I'm uninstalling and going back to Reader 9.

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5 stars

"Want 9 because X is a nightmare"

March 30, 2011  |  By destabooth

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9

Pros

I have Adobe Reader 9 on my XP netbook and never have any problems with it. I don't notice it when I'm not using it. It always works, like I expect it to, when I need it.

Cons

none on XP-hoping it will be the same on Vista

Summary

I have adobe X on a 64 bit Vista system and if it will actually work with stuff, it's just a guess on what it is do, how to get to page 31, etc, whether a contol popup will appear at the bottom of the page. I can muddle through all that but when it won't even work with stuff it previously worked with, like income tax PDFs, that is a big problem to me. If you think you hate Adobe Reader 9 just wait until you try Adobe Reader X. What are they thinking. Whatever it takes, I will get Adobe Reader 9 on my Vista system.

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5 stars

"very helpful"

January 02, 2011  |  By christianah9

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9

Pros

It helped me read.

Cons

I have no comment about it.

Summary

It helped me concentrate with my reading medically.

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1 stars

"Adobe Reader 9 is completely UN*USEABLE"

September 29, 2010  |  By Stapleton2010

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9

Pros

If it worked, I could.

Cons

1) UsesTOO MUCH memory;
2) When I download, it changes ALL my shortcuts/programs to Adobe. Nothing opens, not even Adobe Reader! I cannot stand the fact that I cannot access some necessary online forms with any other program.

Summary

Cannot open it or any other program on my laptop (Windows 7 64-bit). I had to remove it from my laptop! Adobe wants to CHARGE ME to fix the problem. Never had problems of any kind before,
Intercessor@OptOnline.net

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5 stars

"Thanks for saving my job Adobe!"

May 07, 2010  |  By BiffHandleman

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9

Pros

Fatty bloated crapware causes incessant system slowdowns and crashes. The constant stream of customers requiring my tech support keeps my family fed.

Cons

Doesn't install rootkits or viruses for me to bill extra time for.

Summary

Keep up the good work Adobe! Making me more $$$ with every new version!

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5 stars

"u can play music and games wiv it installed"

February 18, 2010  |  By baytrees

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9

Pros

you can play games

Cons

takes ages to download

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2 stars

"Missing some using printing options from reader 8"

July 15, 2009  |  By kanejoseph

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9

Pros

works well with Firefox as a plugin

Cons

Printing options missing

Summary

Generally okay but I need those printing options.

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4 stars

"Very handy and versatile"

June 29, 2009  |  By revbaff

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9

Pros

provides instant solution to computer problems

Cons

None that I can think of

Summary

Provides easy reading and nice format in reading data and documents

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4 stars

"absolutely work"

June 17, 2009  |  By Thoenx

 |  Version: Adobe Reader 9

Pros

I found something better after reading W Macaulay's comment on Foxit Reader. I downloaded Foxit Reade2.3. So far so good it performs fast just like this person commented on say it performs. Thanks so much.

Cons

I found something better after reading W Macaulay's comment on Foxit Reader. I downloaded Foxit Reader 2.3. So far so good it performs fast just like this person commented on say it performs. Thanks so much.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9
Version 9 includes compatibility with Acrobat.com for enhanced web-based collaboration and other features, built-in multimedia support, a streamlined interface, support for searching all PDFs on a drive, and more.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date July 01, 2008
Date Added July 01, 2008
Version 9
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 61,545,244
Downloads Last Week 5,735
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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