Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 1388 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9
  • Total Downloads:
    61,497,690
  • Date Added:
    July 01, 2008
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,875
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

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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 1388 votes

    • 5 star 343
    • 4 star 254
    • 3 star 157
    • 2 star 138
    • 1 star 496
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3 stars

"file labeled XI installs as 10; Tom's Guide workaround"

October 19, 2014  |  By kmarin

 |  Version: Adobe Reader XI 11.0.09

Pros

By going to the Adobe website, you do get an advance warning of the indefensibly useless & cynical terms of service for XI; we promise nothing, & ha ha, you can't catch me. Per usual, you must agree to it, or you can't download. The file is called "Reader_11_0_en', but as noted above, it reinstalls Reader 10. Very kind, I'm sure...

Cons

...but I did already have 10. If you just need some version of Reader, that's great of course; just remember to decide if you want the Norton which is on "yes" by default. Trying to use Norton with your current virus catcher might scramble things, so don't accept it if you don't need it.
By going to another website (Tom's Guide, which may/not be famous; new to me), I was able to download a different file: install_reader11_en_ltr5x64d_awc_aih.exe. I had to download it twice, as it only partially completed installation the first time. I did successfully install it. (This previously happened w Flash as well; I have to remember to make a copy of the file before clicking on it to install, so I DON'T have to download it again. While there must a number of other sources, this site appears to have downloaded only what I asked for without insisting on pushing other stuff on me.

Summary

Go to Tom's Guide (at http://www.tomsguide.com/us/download/Reader-Adobe,0301-5623.html) to get a workaround vs. Adobe's providing Reader 10 at its XI download link. There's an Apple & a Windows version; type your desired version in the search box if it's not apparent. (Sorry- kind of gruesome to think of either company as a parent; 'tis the season though.)
NOTE: Having just succeeded in downloading XI, I haven't test-driven it yet. I 3-starred only so not to be prejudicial in either direction; the site would not allow a 0-star posting.

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1 stars

"rubbishrubbish"

October 04, 2014  |  By glynrees69

 |  Version: Adobe Reader XI 11.0.09

Pros

wont download

Cons

the site tries to download version 10

Summary

rubbish

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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 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 61,497,690
Downloads Last Week 3,875
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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