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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Mac

By Adobe Systems Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

  • View & print PDF files
  • Last updated on 11/04/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • Also available on Android, iOS, and Windows

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 20, 2014

Adobe Reader for Mac is an essential application for reading, printing, marking up, and commenting on PDF files.

Pros

Good functionality: With Adobe Reader for Mac, you can do more than just view PDF files -- you can edit them as well, adding text and placing check marks and initials. It also lets you submit forms created with fillable form fields. This is especially helpful since nowadays many forms that you download from the Internet require you to use it to fill in the blanks.

Supports signatures: With this app you can add your signature onto files. This is an especially useful feature when you need to fill in and return a form or sign a document, but you don't have a working printer close by. You can choose to either type your signature, import a picture of your signature, or draw it using a mouse or trackpad.

Streamlined interface: Although the amount of features is impressive for a free application, the interface is clearly laid out and easy to navigate.

Reliable: It opens and displays files of all sizes, even large ones with many detailed images, quickly and smoothly. We have not experienced any technical glitches. Also, updates are released regularly.

Cons

Some advanced features require subscription: Adobe Reader doesn't have a paid version. Instead, if you want to take advantage of some of the more advanced features, you must sign up for a monthly subscription that starts at $1.99 a month. Two of these advanced features are emailing files directly from the application, and converting PDF files to other formats, including to Word.

Bottom Line

Adobe Reader proves to be the most functional, free PDF reader and editor available. Admittedly, Preview for Mac does share some of the features available on Adobe Reader, but not all of them. Besides, most fillable forms that you download from the Internet were originally created using other Adobe products and therefore must be filled out using Adobe Reader. This is a must-have application for all Mac users.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 20.013.20064

This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.

General

Release November 4, 2020
Date Added November 4, 2020
Version 20.013.20064

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements macOS 10.6 - 10.13

Popularity

Total Downloads 5,174,134
Downloads Last Week 44
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Developer's Description

Adobe Reader is free software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on a variety of hardware and operating system platforms. This new version of the familiar Adobe Acrobat Reader provides a host of rich features that enable you to:
  • Submit Adobe PDF forms that are created with fillable form fields in such applications as Adobe Acrobat Professional and Adobe Form Designer
  • Play back a variety of embedded multimedia content, such as QuickTime and MP3 files
  • Read and organize high-fidelity eBooks
  • Activate search and accessibility capabilities built into your PDF files
  • Display Adobe Photoshop? Album slide shows and electronic cards and export images for online photo processing (online photo services vary regionally)

Download for previous versions or older systems: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/