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Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF Viewer, Maker & Converter for iOS

By Adobe Systems Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF Viewer, Maker & Converter

  • View, edit, sign, annotate, and store PDFs with reliable global standard document management system
  • Last updated on 11/04/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • Also available on Android, Mac, and Windows

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Jan 28, 2017

Adobe Acrobat Reader for iOS enables you to view, annotate, and sign PDFs from your phone. Subscribe for a free Adobe Document Cloud account, or connect to another online storage account like Dropbox, and work across all your devices.


Annotate, fill, sign, and send PDFs: Adobe Acrobat Reader for iOS provides all these tools for free. You'll have to pay for premium features like converting PDFs to Word or Excel, unlimited conversions from mobile, exporting PDFs to Word or Excel, or editing and reorganizing PDF pages. But most users will not need these.

Access PDFs across devices: Connect Adobe Acrobat Reader to Adobe Document Cloud or Dropbox and access files from anywhere.

Scan to PDF: Capture anything from a Word document, whiteboard, or receipt with your camera and easily convert it to a PDF.

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Easy to navigate: All the tools you need are in a single menu. Just press the Home button to open.


Costly extras: Adobe Acrobat Reader for iOS performs most functions you need for free. But power users may find advanced functions cost prohibitive. An Adobe Acrobat DC subscription, for example, costs $24.99 per month. What's more, Preview and Foxit PDF offer some of these tools for free.

Bottom Line

Adobe Acrobat Reader for iOS should be your go-to app for reading and doing much more with PDFs.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 20.10.00

• Effortlessly read PDFs on phones and iPads without having to pinch and zoom with Liquid Mode.
• Maximize reading comfort by adjusting the default font size, character spacing, and line spacing in Liquid Mode.
• Connect your OneDrive account to easily access and work on your files.
• View two pages at once on your iPad like a real book.

• Performance and stability.

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Release November 4, 2020
Date Added November 4, 2020
Version 20.10.00

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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Developer's Description

Adobe Acrobat Reader is the free, trusted leader for reliably viewing, signing, and commenting on PDF documents by working directly on the text.

  • Quickly open PDF documents from email, the web or any app that supports "Share."
  • Search, scroll and zoom in and out.
  • Choose Single Page, Continuous scroll or Reading mode.
  • Make comments on PDFs using sticky notes and drawing tools.
  • Highlight and mark up text with annotation tools.
  • View and respond to annotations in the comments list.
  • Use Apple Pencil with iPad Pro for exceptional commenting precision.
  • Quickly access documents shared for viewing, review, or signature.
  • Collaborate with others by adding your comments to PDFs sent to you for review.
  • Receive activity notifications for files you've shared for viewing and review.
  • Track pending actions on documents shared with you.
  • Easily share PDFs with others by creating links you can send by email.
  • Easily access scanned PDFs that you've captured using the free Adobe Scan app.
  • Open your scans in Acrobat Reader to fill in, sign, review, and share.
  • Quickly fill out PDF forms by typing text into fields.
  • Use your finger or Apple Pencil to e-sign any PDF document.
  • Sign in to your free Adobe Document Cloud account to store and access files across devices.
  • Star files to keep important documents at your fingertips.
  • Connect to your Dropbox account and access other storage providers including iCloud Drive, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive.
  • Print documents from your device.
  • Switch to dark mode in iOS 13 and change the background color of the app window. This is not only easy on the eye in low light, but may also prolong the battery life of your device.
  • Access PDFs and other files stored on your Google Drive with ease.
  • Create, view, edit, combine, compress, export, share, and star Google Drive files directly in Acrobat Reader.
Subscribe for even more PDF power. Subscriptions work across mobile and web.
  • Organize and edit PDFs.
  • Create PDF files from documents or images.
  • Export PDFs to Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
  • Compress PDFs to reduce file size.
  • Combine files into one PDF.
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