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About Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat enables you to edit, convert, sign, send, and manage PDF documents on Mac and Windows. With the recent addition of the Adobe Document Cloud, you can now work on PDFs across devices -- laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones.

Adobe Acrobat

Latest versions of Adobe Acrobat

The current version, Adobe Acrobat DC, works with OS X v10.9 and Windows 7 and above.

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Adobe Acrobat Standard DC

Adobe Acrobat DC pricing
  • Acrobat Standard DC includes Acrobat Standard DC for Windows desktop, the Acrobat Reader mobile app, plus cloud services. It's $12.99 a month if you make a 12-month commitment, or you can pre-pay a year for $155.88. If you're commitment-shy, you can pay $22.99 per month. You can also get your free trial of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.
  • Acrobat Pro DC includes Acrobat Pro DC for Windows and Macs, the Acrobat Reader mobile app, and cloud services. The Pro plan also lets you add or edit text in a PDF from your iPad and meet ISO and accessibility standards. Acrobat Pro DC is $14.99 with a 12-month commitment, or a $179.88 pre-pay. The third option is a month-to-month subscription for $24.99.

  • Adobe Acrobat DC alternatives

    Foxit Reader

    Foxit Reader enables you to view, edit, convert, create, annotate, and print PDF files. With Connected PDF technology, you'll be able to manage multiple versions and recover accidentally deleted ones. On the security front, you can restrict access, encrypt documents with the optional Foxit Rights Management Services (RMS) plug-in, work in safe mode to prevent suspicious external commands, prevent executing code from a non-executable memory location, and turn off JavaScript.


    Wondershare's PDFelement ($69.99-$242.99) lets you modify text, images, and pages in your PDFs with advanced editing options, quickly batch-convert from or to PDF from popular file formats, and preserve original layouts. You can seamlessly complete and create personalized PDF forms with text fields, buttons, drop-down lists, and more. PDF encryption and password protection are also available.

    Nitro Pro

    Nitro Pro 10 ($159.99) allows you to create, convert, combine, edit, sign, and share PDFs. It also offers cloud integration to let you and other users manage the same document on different devices. Security-wise, you can password protect, restrict permissions, and encrypt PDFs; the Search and Redact feature enables you to wipe out sensitive data before anyone sees it.

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