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Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF Viewer, Editor & Creator

Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF Viewer, Editor & Creator

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Share PDFs & easily collaborate on work with comments & activity notifications.

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  • img Community
    As an aspiring lawyer, being able to read legal documents from your phone will be very helpful. Instead of spending 10 hours per day chained to your computer, you can keep up with your responsibilities from your phone.
    img by Sharon
    6 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Need to sign that lease or contract? Easily make your document legal and binding with the swipe of a finger
    2. Annotate and review where needed! Highlight, note, and make comments on PDFs using sticky notes and drawing tools.
    3. Multiple ways to view document files and PDFs: Single Page, Continuous Scroll, or Reading Mode.

    Reviewed by Kaylin on April 12, 2018

  • Does What It Should Dec 19, 2020

    By Spiral Geronimo
    In general I find Adobe products (I have many) do what they should do without much of a problem and Acrobat DC is no different... once you climb the learning curve, which is often steep considering the range of functionality. Though some object to subscription models, the need to keep programs updated to meet requirements of your OS is a great convenience. Apple keeps up a regular pace of changes, most of which are positive, so having other programs kept up to date is critical. I often turn Word, Pages (Mac OS), images, scans, etc. into PDF’s for convenience, especially when sending by email, some needing passwords for sensitive documents, or messaging app on an iMac. One improvement I would recommend is that the program ought to enable “tagging” that is compatible with Mac OS tagging. I haven’t a clue about how Windows PC folks find Acrobat DC but in general my forays into the Windows PC world have left me feeling that the Windows version of anything is clunkier, less user friendly and more frustrating than the Apple version.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Jorge Nava Ramirez
    Ita very good app, i used it to read my books ..but this time that I start a new book when I close it and open it again to read does not open where I stop reading it ...opens it at the beginning of the book and its very frustrating trying to find the page where you stop reading...
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Garth Seehawer
    This is an excellent program. I am impressed by its wide range of applicability across platforms. This application requires an update regarding its fascinating capacity of capability potential to be even more compatibile with Samsung Notes (mobile app) than it is now. Please, increase this compatibility. It requires too many steps and it takes too long.
  • May 9, 2021

    By Shanker Ray
    Hey adobe acrobat reader team ! Please reduce border area for top share border and bottom comment border in landscape view and comment mode. We hardly left with vary little usable screen while reading books in comment mode and landscape view in mobile device. I am regular pdf book reader using adobe acrobat reader
  • Super handy app May 1, 2020

    By TheMacDuffs
    Love this app... works wonders on an iPhone and makes so much more so much easier and obtainable via your iPhone vs having to use the computer. Can access most everything right on our phones now and even upload and forward or send most all needed documents. Can’t begin to count how many times this app have been a complete life saver! Thank you adobe! No complaints here, do wish more features where available throughout each app instead of having to open multiple apps and somewhat bounce back and forth between them, however despite that small inconvenience you have still absolutely completely saved our butts hugely several times! We’d be up s*~! Creek with out you so once again thank you for all the simplicity and conveniences you’ve brought to and made available on iPhone.
  • May 7, 2021

    By J C
    I have been using this for so many years that I can no longer remember how I got it. But I can say it is a well built strong program that almost all of the major business rely on for billing, contract agreements etc... Never disappointed.
  • Very powerful, missing critical annotation feature Sep 6, 2019

    By DrOverbuild
    This app has been great when it comes to storing, reading, and annotating documents. I’ve been using it with the Apple Pencil and I’ve noticed the drawing features are lacking support for the pencil in one key area: it takes the touch of the palm of my hand or my fingers as drawing touches. I must have the option to ignore all drawing events with my hand and just accept them from the Apple Pencil, with the exception of scrolling. I want to be able to use two of my fingers to navigate the document and the Apple Pencil strictly for drawing. Because I don’t have the option for this extended Apple Pencil support it’s difficult for tasks such as writing notes over presentation slide PDFs during the presentation. I can’t rest the palm of my hand on my iPad and write normally because it listens to finger touch events. EDIT: I have learned a day later that once you start using Apple Pencil in drawing mode, it ignores other touches, but you have to start with the pencil. Still, it would be nice to be able to scroll without leaving draw mode.
  • Good app for my studies Apr 11, 2021

    By VictoriaSilvis
    I don’t do lengthy reviews and only do when I enjoy a good app, or software. After using Adobe acrobat reader actually I wanna get all three Adobe apps, and including this. The only con is why $52 for individuals per month? I know it’s fair but why per month? I won’t complain. I think other companies alike Adobe needs to rely on yearly subscriptions at lower prices. Because I’ve been hearing complaints from people on the media using Adobe apps, so what you could improve is include more colors in Adobe reader, and make the monthly payments for individuals maybe like $25 per year. That’s just my feedback and I ain’t gonna complain, and people just don’t like when people feels their money is robbed, and I’ve notice the prices are getting better. The one for individuals per month probably alright for people who has enough money, and were able to pay per month. It would been helpful if you made an affordable yearly subscription for individuals.
  • Does What It Should Dec 19, 2020

    By Spiral Geronimo
    In general I find Adobe products (I have many) do what they should do without much of a problem and Acrobat DC is no different... once you climb the learning curve, which is often steep considering the range of functionality. Though some object to subscription models, the need to keep programs updated to meet requirements of your OS is a great convenience. Apple keeps up a regular pace of changes, most of which are positive, so having other programs kept up to date is critical. I often turn Word, Pages (Mac OS), images, scans, etc. into PDF’s for convenience, especially when sending by email, some needing passwords for sensitive documents, or messaging app on an iMac. One improvement I would recommend is that the program ought to enable “tagging” that is compatible with Mac OS tagging. I haven’t a clue about how Windows PC folks find Acrobat DC but in general my forays into the Windows PC world have left me feeling that the Windows version of anything is clunkier, less user friendly and more frustrating than the Apple version.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Jorge Nava Ramirez
    Ita very good app, i used it to read my books ..but this time that I start a new book when I close it and open it again to read does not open where I stop reading it ...opens it at the beginning of the book and its very frustrating trying to find the page where you stop reading...
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Garth Seehawer
    This is an excellent program. I am impressed by its wide range of applicability across platforms. This application requires an update regarding its fascinating capacity of capability potential to be even more compatibile with Samsung Notes (mobile app) than it is now. Please, increase this compatibility. It requires too many steps and it takes too long.
  • May 9, 2021

    By Shanker Ray
    Hey adobe acrobat reader team ! Please reduce border area for top share border and bottom comment border in landscape view and comment mode. We hardly left with vary little usable screen while reading books in comment mode and landscape view in mobile device. I am regular pdf book reader using adobe acrobat reader
  • Super handy app May 1, 2020

    By TheMacDuffs
    Love this app... works wonders on an iPhone and makes so much more so much easier and obtainable via your iPhone vs having to use the computer. Can access most everything right on our phones now and even upload and forward or send most all needed documents. Can’t begin to count how many times this app have been a complete life saver! Thank you adobe! No complaints here, do wish more features where available throughout each app instead of having to open multiple apps and somewhat bounce back and forth between them, however despite that small inconvenience you have still absolutely completely saved our butts hugely several times! We’d be up s*~! Creek with out you so once again thank you for all the simplicity and conveniences you’ve brought to and made available on iPhone.
  • May 7, 2021

    By J C
    I have been using this for so many years that I can no longer remember how I got it. But I can say it is a well built strong program that almost all of the major business rely on for billing, contract agreements etc... Never disappointed.
  • Very powerful, missing critical annotation feature Sep 6, 2019

    By DrOverbuild
    This app has been great when it comes to storing, reading, and annotating documents. I’ve been using it with the Apple Pencil and I’ve noticed the drawing features are lacking support for the pencil in one key area: it takes the touch of the palm of my hand or my fingers as drawing touches. I must have the option to ignore all drawing events with my hand and just accept them from the Apple Pencil, with the exception of scrolling. I want to be able to use two of my fingers to navigate the document and the Apple Pencil strictly for drawing. Because I don’t have the option for this extended Apple Pencil support it’s difficult for tasks such as writing notes over presentation slide PDFs during the presentation. I can’t rest the palm of my hand on my iPad and write normally because it listens to finger touch events. EDIT: I have learned a day later that once you start using Apple Pencil in drawing mode, it ignores other touches, but you have to start with the pencil. Still, it would be nice to be able to scroll without leaving draw mode.
  • Good app for my studies Apr 11, 2021

    By VictoriaSilvis
    I don’t do lengthy reviews and only do when I enjoy a good app, or software. After using Adobe acrobat reader actually I wanna get all three Adobe apps, and including this. The only con is why $52 for individuals per month? I know it’s fair but why per month? I won’t complain. I think other companies alike Adobe needs to rely on yearly subscriptions at lower prices. Because I’ve been hearing complaints from people on the media using Adobe apps, so what you could improve is include more colors in Adobe reader, and make the monthly payments for individuals maybe like $25 per year. That’s just my feedback and I ain’t gonna complain, and people just don’t like when people feels their money is robbed, and I’ve notice the prices are getting better. The one for individuals per month probably alright for people who has enough money, and were able to pay per month. It would been helpful if you made an affordable yearly subscription for individuals.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Eunyoung Yang
    Zoomed view and formation were great! But I don't think I will try again. This updates could have been better. "Less zoom" concept was very useful UNTILL I add comments on the paper. When I selected lines to highlight, it just changed to original paper view, and unselected lines, so I had to read again to find the selected section. If the zoomed view can add comments, then it will be great.
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By Jonathan Weiss
    Adobe, as always, is just awesome! I use their software to record my Podcast, so of course I turn to them for all the other important areas of my business. I don't want to trust the handling of things like one of a kind documentation to just anyone, as a software glitch can really cause a major headache, and I just don't have time for that! Trust Adobe to get things not just done right, but done better!
  • What happened Mar 11, 2019

    By jior design
    As a subscriber of the Adobe creative cloud I am very displeased to see the industry standard for PDF software become practically unusable! In fact Adobe Acrobat no longer works on my iPhone XS! When I choose to download or simply view a pdf file, Adobe Acrobat nor the Adobe Creative Cloud app appear in the list of apps to choose from in the iOS share to/open menu! I tried a workaround by saving the PDF file to "files" both locally and via iCloud drive then attempted to open the saved PDF file via Adobe Acrobat which incredibly failed to open with a message stating "File type unsupported"... This is unacceptable! Can't open the very file format Adobe Acrobat is meant to not only open but create and manage! Wow just wow! Not sure what is going on but Adobe is slacking with other apps as well! I'm contemplating canceling my CC subscription since $50 a month is a price only worth paying for the best and I am literally seeing more and more apps that offer more! The mobile apps are terrible besides a select few! Out of all, I never thought Acrobat would ever lose the crown but here I am having to find an alternative in order to save the PDF I need! Verbal apologies won't change the fact that I'm dishing out money for software that isn't working properly!
  • May 8, 2021

    By Julie A. Grey
    Normally when I read a document I am able to make the area I am reading bigger so that I can see it. It gets frustrating at times, but it works. I started to read a document through Adobe Acrobat the same as I usually do, but it asked me if I wanted to try it their way which is more fluid. I said yes, but I couldn't read the print as small as it was and I tried to enlarge the area as I usually do and it wouldn't let me. So I am unable to read it at all. Their fluid app doesn't work for me.
  • This app used to be wonderful, but now... Oct 28, 2018

    By GRIFFINSTE1N
    ...it’s terrible. It was extremely user friendly, from its organization (folders first, then separate files - this made so much sense, why would you change it?! I don’t want to have to put a number before my folders so they display before files) to its editable features (highlighting...the new colors and transparency options are terrible, seriously). If I tapped the screen while on a document, the superfluous information would go away until the screen was tapped again. Brilliant. Now, every time you scroll that information is displayed, what if I just want to read the raw document!? And seriously, it’s a PDF reader, why are you trying to fit some new mold with the design? And for the life of me, how can I delete the STUPID “Welcome” document out of my files? And why will this update not “find” text when I search through documents that the previous version would? Please revert this “improved update” to the way it was when it was useful and simple. Will definitely be switching apps if this isn’t changed.
  • Hate the new user interface. Oct 27, 2018

    By dvd587
    I loved the old user interface, everything was where it needed to be and within reach. This new UI is horrible, clunky and annoying. I especially hate being asked constantly to sign in/up for something just to use a PDF viewer. That’s all I need this app to do, look at PDFs. Not link it to social media so I can share things in the cloud with people who don’t need to see what I’m looking at. Why did you need to move the bookmarks button behind a menu at the top of the screen? It was perfect at the bottom right corner. Why do you feel the need to have me fill and sign every PDF? In case you didn’t know a manual for something doesn’t need to be filled out. Finding the right chapter in a manual or using the search function is more important than filling out non-existent fields. I especially dislike when I go to send someone something over airdrop it brings up a blank screen and reminds me I should log in for no reason, and then hit another greyed out button to bring up the native iOS transfer menu. Guess I’ll go find a new PDF viewer.
  • !!!horrible update!!! Oct 3, 2018

    By necessarynickname?
    Zero stars if that were possible. I’ve never written a review before for any app, but this update is so awful that I had to comment. I have an iPad Air 2, which is not old enough to be the problem (I think). A handful of user comments after the last update are positive, but I echo the vast majority—the app freezes at the home page and I can’t access any files. At least I can open the app to see a home page with a recent files list; apparently some folks just see a spinning circle with the opening icon and never get to the home page. At first I thought my files had been deleted, as some folks complained, but since I can still see some recent file names listed on the home page, I can’t tell whether some or all files have actually been deleted. Either way, I can’t even sign in or sign up because that link on the home page doesn’t work either. Bottom line, fix it or I’m done (as are many others probably), obviously, because I can’t even access my files. Now I’m glad that I saved at least some files in other formats/apps.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Howard Davis
    Viewing pdf documents works fine. However the app does not remember your place in the document and does not even have a manual bookmarking feature. How does Adobe expect to be viewed as a player in the ebook market when the app can't remember your place?
  • Only a basic reader Oct 26, 2020

    By dtnel72
    This is only a basic reader and not much more. I find that it lacks the ability to select multiple PDF files that you may have stored in your cloud account and then transfer them simultaneously to the device. A good example would be I have about 35 files I want to transfer to my device from my iCloud account and I have to go through and manually transfer each one of them one at a time. I have Google searched trying to find a way to batch move files but I cannot seem to find that I know the option used to be there before and be very easy. If it’s something that I have to pay for and I will continue using my dropbox account in the same manner it just will only take one extra step and stead of 35 extra steps. To sum it up basically you get a basic reader with Adobe acrobat reader and that’s about all you’re going to get. You can Open, read and share files but in my opinion I don’t see a whole lot more unless they’re not really advertising their products.
  • May 9, 2021

    By Abhinav Jain
    Keeps on giving 'This page does not reflow' popup continuously on bottom of screen while I change pages when I read a PDF in 'Reading Mode.' How to troubleshoot this?
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Willie Arbuckle
    Ha! You 'fix' file rename not working by removing the option to rename a file. Impressive! Is this a highschool project? 10/2020 File rename does not work. Offers option and seems to show name being edited. 'Done' has zero effect. Does not show file properties, zero indication of file location on device. Pretty lame as a file app. Maybe test before releasing!
  • Why did you destroy a great program? Nov 17, 2018

    By Brains1959
    This is the worst downgrade of a five star program ever. Sure programs have changed and no longer worked for certain devices or operating systems. But this no longer is not good for anyone. If you do not use it - do not download. Very very difficult to edit. Now I struggle to edit forms or to fill in forms. Used to be tap and add writing, drawing, or text. Now I must click and click and click to stumble into adding text. Also I must email a copy to myself to save unsigned version. Before I easily would make a duplicate of a file then have customer sign the duplicate. Now you do not have duplicate function. It is harder to email a copy to customer it tries to get them to view or share a cloud version. I can’t imagine how it appears to a customer. New version is also uglier on screen with less color than old version. They are also trying to force us to use their cloud service. Please fire the idiot who did this - the CEO if need be. Then bring back a version similar to the old one.
  • img Community
    As an aspiring lawyer, being able to read legal documents from your phone will be very helpful. Instead of spending 10 hours per day chained to your computer, you can keep up with your responsibilities from your phone.
    img by Sharon
    6 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Need to sign that lease or contract? Easily make your document legal and binding with the swipe of a finger
    2. Annotate and review where needed! Highlight, note, and make comments on PDFs using sticky notes and drawing tools.
    3. Multiple ways to view document files and PDFs: Single Page, Continuous Scroll, or Reading Mode.

    Reviewed by Kaylin on April 12, 2018

  • Does What It Should Dec 19, 2020

    By Spiral Geronimo
    In general I find Adobe products (I have many) do what they should do without much of a problem and Acrobat DC is no different... once you climb the learning curve, which is often steep considering the range of functionality. Though some object to subscription models, the need to keep programs updated to meet requirements of your OS is a great convenience. Apple keeps up a regular pace of changes, most of which are positive, so having other programs kept up to date is critical. I often turn Word, Pages (Mac OS), images, scans, etc. into PDF’s for convenience, especially when sending by email, some needing passwords for sensitive documents, or messaging app on an iMac. One improvement I would recommend is that the program ought to enable “tagging” that is compatible with Mac OS tagging. I haven’t a clue about how Windows PC folks find Acrobat DC but in general my forays into the Windows PC world have left me feeling that the Windows version of anything is clunkier, less user friendly and more frustrating than the Apple version.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Garth Seehawer
    This is an excellent program. I am impressed by its wide range of applicability across platforms. This application requires an update regarding its fascinating capacity of capability potential to be even more compatibile with Samsung Notes (mobile app) than it is now. Please, increase this compatibility. It requires too many steps and it takes too long.
  • Super handy app May 1, 2020

    By TheMacDuffs
    Love this app... works wonders on an iPhone and makes so much more so much easier and obtainable via your iPhone vs having to use the computer. Can access most everything right on our phones now and even upload and forward or send most all needed documents. Can’t begin to count how many times this app have been a complete life saver! Thank you adobe! No complaints here, do wish more features where available throughout each app instead of having to open multiple apps and somewhat bounce back and forth between them, however despite that small inconvenience you have still absolutely completely saved our butts hugely several times! We’d be up s*~! Creek with out you so once again thank you for all the simplicity and conveniences you’ve brought to and made available on iPhone.
  • May 7, 2021

    By J C
    I have been using this for so many years that I can no longer remember how I got it. But I can say it is a well built strong program that almost all of the major business rely on for billing, contract agreements etc... Never disappointed.
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By Jonathan Weiss
    Adobe, as always, is just awesome! I use their software to record my Podcast, so of course I turn to them for all the other important areas of my business. I don't want to trust the handling of things like one of a kind documentation to just anyone, as a software glitch can really cause a major headache, and I just don't have time for that! Trust Adobe to get things not just done right, but done better!
  • May 8, 2021

    By Margaux McDonald
    I love the notation feature and the sharing options of the application. Great for collaborative comments on a document. There is even a reply function on notes.
  • Couldn’t live without Jan 22, 2019

    By Jilimac77
    This is a paid subscription however it has paid for itself several times over. It’s every important document saver with adobe cloud. It’s a must for anyone that is a multi tasker from a busy Mom to an executive. The best app that is also a must have is Adobe Scan app. That is the most convenient app I’ve ever downloaded. It can save business cards to your favorite pictures your kids have made and can print and edit better than any program. So yes I pay every month for the apps but it comes with a lot of Adobes Apps. Would most definitely recommend you won’t be disappointed. If I had one ding I wish they would put down the monthly payment. Maybe they will read this and make the change!!
  • May 10, 2021

    By Neil Batchelor
    It does precisely what I want. No need for bells and whistles because I'm not a big user just very occasional, and it has Adobe behind it.
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Dream11 Zaheri
    This application is good for file sharing, highlighting, mark and for signing, and it is very very very easy to use 🙃🙃 thanks 😊 for making this app... And other reader are full of ads but this is best bcoz no ads come in editing...nice .....this doesn't contain deceptive ads..
  • May 8, 2021

    By Ashrafunnesa Kawser
    It's a very good app. I can read PDFs properly by it. I think it is more useful than other PDF reader apps.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Jorge Nava Ramirez
    Ita very good app, i used it to read my books ..but this time that I start a new book when I close it and open it again to read does not open where I stop reading it ...opens it at the beginning of the book and its very frustrating trying to find the page where you stop reading...
  • Very powerful, missing critical annotation feature Sep 6, 2019

    By DrOverbuild
    This app has been great when it comes to storing, reading, and annotating documents. I’ve been using it with the Apple Pencil and I’ve noticed the drawing features are lacking support for the pencil in one key area: it takes the touch of the palm of my hand or my fingers as drawing touches. I must have the option to ignore all drawing events with my hand and just accept them from the Apple Pencil, with the exception of scrolling. I want to be able to use two of my fingers to navigate the document and the Apple Pencil strictly for drawing. Because I don’t have the option for this extended Apple Pencil support it’s difficult for tasks such as writing notes over presentation slide PDFs during the presentation. I can’t rest the palm of my hand on my iPad and write normally because it listens to finger touch events. EDIT: I have learned a day later that once you start using Apple Pencil in drawing mode, it ignores other touches, but you have to start with the pencil. Still, it would be nice to be able to scroll without leaving draw mode.
  • Good app for my studies Apr 11, 2021

    By VictoriaSilvis
    I don’t do lengthy reviews and only do when I enjoy a good app, or software. After using Adobe acrobat reader actually I wanna get all three Adobe apps, and including this. The only con is why $52 for individuals per month? I know it’s fair but why per month? I won’t complain. I think other companies alike Adobe needs to rely on yearly subscriptions at lower prices. Because I’ve been hearing complaints from people on the media using Adobe apps, so what you could improve is include more colors in Adobe reader, and make the monthly payments for individuals maybe like $25 per year. That’s just my feedback and I ain’t gonna complain, and people just don’t like when people feels their money is robbed, and I’ve notice the prices are getting better. The one for individuals per month probably alright for people who has enough money, and were able to pay per month. It would been helpful if you made an affordable yearly subscription for individuals.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Eunyoung Yang
    Zoomed view and formation were great! But I don't think I will try again. This updates could have been better. "Less zoom" concept was very useful UNTILL I add comments on the paper. When I selected lines to highlight, it just changed to original paper view, and unselected lines, so I had to read again to find the selected section. If the zoomed view can add comments, then it will be great.
  • Need auto-save as you work Feb 8, 2020

    By G.G.Lórien
    Update: delete and reinstall app fixed the launch issue; back to 4 stars. Update: from 4 to 1 star. 2-2-20 app update results in app crashing on my iPad while it’s working on launching, then it just sits in the background stuck on th3 splash screen before I flick it closed. Utterly useless to me right now... Unlike Office and Google, this will not save changes as your filling in forms or annotating; will save changes only when you back out of the document to the larger document list. I have a fillable PDF I type into during a group study, and lost 1 1/2 hrs worth of work when the app crashed. I lost all that work because the info in the lecture was coming fast and furious and I didn’t have time to back out to the documents list so this particular group study PDF could save. Thought about giving it three stars because of this issue, but other than that I like the app.
  • Finally , I find the best PDF files app that suit me Feb 23, 2019

    By Tomshz
    I had tried a few different PDF files and Acrobat is the best so far . It has all the features and functionalities in helping me creating , editing PDF files ; it has very simple interface and tools in guiding me to finish my works. with the Scan file app , it add more useful functions in creating PDF files ; the Acrobat cloud allows me to access my files from everywhere ; and upload to cloud to store my files securely . and Sharing the files easily to anyone . On the other hand , I find the app a bit of confusing in some area . the default language is English (UK) ; the app i was downloaded for my iphone , I can not use the app to edit or fill the files . and it require Window or Mac Version of the app to edit or fill my files. Why can the app tell me before I purchase it ? lastly , I cannt download the finished the files to my iphone or my icloud
  • May 10, 2021

    By Daniel Kearley
    Excellent app of a reliable desktop program. Only real complaint is editing PDF's, constantly having to make multiple copies for each change between saves.
  • Acrobat Reader.: My review May 17, 2020

    By BonnieSK
    I really like using Acrobat Reader in order to save pages from the internet to be able to read or reference later and to save copies of online orders and refunds and files so that they are always available to me and I can keep them conveniently with me on my iPhone and/or iPad wherever I go without having to carry a bulky, (and extremely heavy,) amount of paperwork, and can use it to quickly access the document cloud and add attachments in pdf form to emails or messages, or open it in notes to reference it quickly on my iPhone while I’m reading something on my iPad. The only issue I had was that I hadn’t kept up with technological advances and hadn’t used the internet or pretty much anything as far as newer technology for years and so it took me some time to figure out how to use Acrobat Reader and am still figuring some things on it. I have to say that it has been fairly easy to figure it out though even without having used adobe acrobat or early version of Reader in so long. Over all I rate the basic online version that I use, without any upgrades so it’s free, as 9 out of 10, but that’s because of my lack really and I didn’t check to see if there is tutorial though either. Keep it up everyone at Adobe!! Awesome products👍👍 a Happy consumer, Bonnie K., Oregon City, Oregon
  • Mostly Satisfied withLittle Issues Sep 19, 2020

    By memko35
    I like Adobe and use it for most of my readings and note taking needs. However, lately I came across an issue. I have a document which I could read and make changes in the beginning. However, Adobe is losing the pages of my document. The pages get blank and receive an error message that “some of the properties of document is not supported this version of Adobe acrobat”. Reuploading the same document fixes the issue; however, after taking some notes and highlighting lines, the same error pops up and my pages disappear. This issue does not happen on all the documents. So, it’s document specific issue. However, if there is an unsupported thing on the document, the app should not show everything perfect. After you work on it getting and error message is something undesirable.
  • So far so bad Oct 4, 2018

    By adobeappuser
    I was surprised today to find that the Adobe app on my iPad had been “upgraded”. From what I can to determine thus far, it appears that Adobe created This “upgraded” app to encourage the use of “the cloud”. That is all well and good. BUT Adobe might have considered its users who sometimes have reason to use the Adobe app off line before it shoved this “upgrade” down users’ throats. Prior to the Adobe “upgrade”, I had organized all my Adobe files into folders based on categories. I had several dozen files organized that way. But the “upgraded“ Adobe app wiped out all my folders. I cannot find a function in the “upgraded“ version of the Adobe app that allows me to create folders. Therefore, It will now require hours of my time to figure out how to re-organize my files in a way that Allows me to find the file I want when I want it. Very bad adobe.
  • May 9, 2021

    By Shanker Ray
    Hey adobe acrobat reader team ! Please reduce border area for top share border and bottom comment border in landscape view and comment mode. We hardly left with vary little usable screen while reading books in comment mode and landscape view in mobile device. I am regular pdf book reader using adobe acrobat reader
  • May 8, 2021

    By Patrick Marshall
    Needs free folders to organize pdf files. I only have a couple of dozen files and it's a disorganized mess, l can't imagine what a mess it would be with hundreds of files saved. A simple option for labeled folders like in bookmarks would be smart and really nice.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Richard Hansen
    Warning DONT START THE FREE TRIAL.... I tried the 7 day free trial don't want it and now. But I cant cancel my subscription until the 1 year subscription starts... Just cancel it now and don't charge me the 1 year subscription. I tried that but it didn't give me the option to cancel. It works now. So cancelled. Thanks.
  • New update hindrance to annotation Oct 2, 2018

    By Mr.Culbertson
    For users annotating PDFs the pen tool’s thickness has been scaled up with no smaller option, making it impossible to write small annotations in margins with Apple pencil. Further, comments and drawings are not saved automatically. Previously users could go between local copies of their documents and have all annotations saved. Now we have no choice but to save in the cloud to retain changes, and see two copies show up in our library? Lastly, tools have an added step and have been miniaturized and placed on the top pane, after tapping the blue pen icon in the bottom right. This update totally baffles me; why make an update that reduces functionality save the addition of cloud improvements? If this isn’t fixed I’ll be using a third party app. I had loved Adobe Reader for its clean UI and superior aesthetic when annotating documents. Why this update?
  • Useful but lacking Jan 22, 2018

    By Blue8haze
    I use this a lot to mark up PDFs but there a few UI improvements needed. Needs an erase tool to remove free hand marks, needs a setting to only recognize Apple Pencil to avoid stray marks, needs the ability to choose thickness and color before starting to draw (this is available on my Note 8 but not iPad version). Saving back to google drive should be as easy as saving back to Dropbox. I think there needs to be a Pro version and Reader version just like on desktops. There is no reason why the iPad Pro can’t handle a pro version. Update: since updating to latest version I’ve been receiving a message that my document is read only whenever I try to comment on it. If I close and reopen everything is fine for a few minutes. Reduced 1 star because of this.
  • Good app but useful feature removed. Oct 11, 2018

    By FLLH122318
    Useful app. Would have given 5 stars but once they changed it so that you need to download a separate app to use the scan feature it makes it more annoying to use because I use mostly to mark up scanned paperwork or photos. You now have to scan in the other app then wait for it to load into the cloud then use the scan app to open in adobe. 90% of the time i have to load it twice because it doesn’t work the first time when pushing the open in adobe app. Wish they would bring back the scan feature in this app it makes no sense. The scan app alone is good for some people but when need to scan and edit it makes it more difficult. Overall you can still accomplish the same task but it’s now more difficult.
  • Just a feedback on one of your feature Apr 16, 2019

    By Name is taken so whatever
    Hi developing team, I realize that a feature in this app is that while reading through a pdf file, a click on the top panel (where the time and date is) will send the user back to the first page. I understand the convenience this feature provided, but at the same time would like to point out that a sloppy user like myself often touches the top bar accidentally quite often. For instance, when I read intently, I hold the top and bottom side of my iPad together, or have my elbow over. This accidental touches send me back to the first page. It’s an exasperation to try to find my way back. As you can see, when reading a document hundred pages long, worse with an added deadline, a few of this trips certainly translates into frustration. I wonder if you have a switch somewhere to turn this feature off. If not I know your engineers will take this feedback and come up with something way smarter than we expected. As I enjoy using your app and plan to use it in the long term, your consideration of this feedback will tremendously improve my experience. Thanks for providing this useful app, as well as taking this feedback into consideration.
  • Overall good but need a few improvements Dec 26, 2017

    By Kwlman2345
    The app itself is good for iPad user but still need a few major improvements. I am a student and I frequently use it to mark up my PDF using Apple Pencil. The app doesn’t have palm rejection that is seen in OneNote, which is definitely a bummer. Also, what what really makes a difference b/w a good and a great app for student is being able to scroll with finger and write/highlight with Apple Pencil. I find myself being slowed down my task whenever I want to switch b/w scroll and write/highlight. OneNote somehow has this feature figured out. Lastly, whenever you try to add a text in your PDF, we can’t type directly onto the PDF since we are brought to another window. It will be way more convenient if we can do that. Thank you again! Keep working at it :)
  • Not a fan of the latest update! Oct 9, 2018

    By Jillsjingles
    I’ve used Adobe Acrobat reader for a few years. Most of my time is spent in the evening or at night. The night reading mode is always on, but with the new update, is not available. They’re response is to go to your settings and turn it on the device. If you use your tablet for anything else, that doesn’t work. In order to use the app now with night reading mode, I need to go through a four-step process, only to repeat the process when I’m finished. That is frustrating. Another issue is that pages don’t load correctly, or can’t be reformatted in reading mode that could be prior to updating the app. I hope to see fixes for these issues soon. Normally, I thoroughly enjoy using this app over my other options.
  • Seems to be glitching Aug 16, 2018

    By nokaboy
    I’ve used adobe acrobat reader for years to read knitting pattern PDFs but lately it’s been having this annoying glitch. When the page loads it doesn’t seem to completely finish. Most of the pdf is there but there are a few extra large stretched letters and a few gaps in the script. It’s frustrating because missing a line when you are knitting mean having to go back and fix it when you realize the error. I’ve tried checking for updates to fix the problem several times. I’ve also closed and reopened the app as well as just restarting my phone. I even tried it on my tablet to see if it’s my phone and it’s doing it on there as well. Fix this problem and the app would be a full 5 stars again.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Howard Davis
    Viewing pdf documents works fine. However the app does not remember your place in the document and does not even have a manual bookmarking feature. How does Adobe expect to be viewed as a player in the ebook market when the app can't remember your place?
  • Only a basic reader Oct 26, 2020

    By dtnel72
    This is only a basic reader and not much more. I find that it lacks the ability to select multiple PDF files that you may have stored in your cloud account and then transfer them simultaneously to the device. A good example would be I have about 35 files I want to transfer to my device from my iCloud account and I have to go through and manually transfer each one of them one at a time. I have Google searched trying to find a way to batch move files but I cannot seem to find that I know the option used to be there before and be very easy. If it’s something that I have to pay for and I will continue using my dropbox account in the same manner it just will only take one extra step and stead of 35 extra steps. To sum it up basically you get a basic reader with Adobe acrobat reader and that’s about all you’re going to get. You can Open, read and share files but in my opinion I don’t see a whole lot more unless they’re not really advertising their products.
  • Being Over-Charged through duplicate accounts Apr 8, 2021

    By boxipip
    I have subscribed using various emails; since changing to another phone, I have not been able to use the Premium features on my first, and preferred, account. The trouble is- I now am paying for the Adobe Scan , the PDF converter, and the first account, with my best files, though free, I can’t use to the full, lest I also add another PAID subscription to it. I’m already paying for 2 of the aforementioned services under emails I had used subsequent to my first account. I’m up to about 30 dollars per month, with scattered files. I can’t just go away and come back like I was wanting to( the device I.D. has to be forgotten for 120 days( or something to that effect), I have no personal assistance that I know if except all the reading material. So now I’m trapped. With the past single premium subscription, I had full functionality. Now I just feel not in control and just bewildered about what to do.
  • Issues with sharing pdf files Oct 12, 2018

    By Kalon Williamson
    I’m not sure what to rate it because I know that nobody’s perfect and updates often times have bugs that need to be worked out. I’m not sure how many others are experiencing the same issue I’m having with sharing pdf’s, but whenever I fill-in some information on a pdf. and while I’m in the process of sharing that file........whatever information I fill-in the pdf with will normally look extremely out of place as far as where I originally placed it. Aside from that, there’s no way of knowing if I’m sharing a “flattened copy” or one that can be edited like the options we had prior to the update. I love using Adobe for what it’s previously been able to for various things. Thank you for this app but if at all possible, can someone check into this matter as soon as possible please? Thank you in advance. 🕎 Shalom
  • Note Taking Function Seriously Lacking Oct 10, 2018

    By j1524
    Many of my professors use PDFs for their lecture slides. I was hoping to use this app on my iPad to directly take notes on the slides with my stylus, but the note taking functions are lacking and pretty impractical. There are no multitouch functions, like using 2 fingers to scroll while in the note taking mode. You are stuck on the screen you have when you enter into note taking mode, and have to exit every time you wish to scroll. Most infuriating however is there is NO ERASER. Why is there no eraser? The only way I can erase is by hitting the undo button over and over. And if there is something I wrote early on in my notes that I would like to erase or edit, I can’t find a simple way to do so. These are simple, essential functions to taking notes. I can’t imagine they would be too difficult to implement.
  • What’s wrong with the search option? Dec 11, 2020

    By 22Dweb22
    This was my go-to app for use with my Native American language pdf’s. I could search by typing words or parts of words, and it would highlight anything with those combinations. The past few months it just brings me to a page with zero highlights, so I have to search the whole page for the entry it wants to show me. Other times it will tell me the item is not found, even though it’s right on the page. I retype the exact same thing and then it highlights. Basically, search results are very inconsistent, and I’ve been using this app for 6 years. It even does this on my PC now. It brings up entries I didn’t even type in, so I have to switch to “case sensitive”. It’s been pretty frustrating to use this app when it used to work so well up until mid year.
  • Adobe doesn't allow other apps to multitask Sep 25, 2017

    By Jeannedb
    Like a previous reviewer, I was sick of this app opening on the right side anytime I got close to swiping anything on the right part of my iPad screen. An Adobe Acrobat sidebar opens and I see a list of my locally saved documents. The previous reviewer indicated that Adobe offered a fix of turning off Multitasking under the general tab. That would be fine if you definitely don't want any multitasking to show up. But here's the thing--While Acrobat is installed, no other apps will show up if you swipe from the right -- only Acrobat. If you are in Acrobat and swipe from the right, you can see the apps that are normally supposed to show up as part of multi-tasking. It looks like a nice feature. The problem is, you can't have that feature and Acrobat too. For now I will turn off multi-tasking because if I delete Acrobat, I lose my documents. After I take the time to back them up in another app, then I will dump Acrobat until they fix this situation. The other reviewer decided it was the fault of iOS, but I have to disagree. At the very least, Acrobat should find a way to turn off their own multi-tasking within their own app.
  • Not AA Pro DC Mar 16, 2021

    By Van Smack
    Acrobat Reader DC was not what I was looking for. Love the capabilities of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - Tired of the rig-a-ma-role of hunting for a comparable Adobe product, selecting the 7-day trial option, completing the transaction, opening the software, looking for a command only to find it’s not in this (one of umpteen) version(s) of Adobe; subsequently hunting through menus or clicking icons looking for ‘Cancel’ only to find ‘Manage Subscription’ hoping that’ll get me to ‘CANCEL’. Y’all try to make it as hard as you can to cancel apparently in hopes subscribers will give up and keep the product. I want to be able to select / highlight text within a PDF, copy it, paste it into another PDF, app, or search window. And I DON’T want to have to call or chat with someone to FIGURE IT OUT!!!
  • Doesn’t work the same on every device Apr 9, 2020

    By _DoubleRR
    I recently downloaded this for my iPad,MacBook, and iPhone. It works well on both Mac and iPhone but on iPad it’s a little odd. Especially when it comes to signing in. I have a adobe account that’s basically linked to my gmail account. I access my account and read my books and documents saved to this account on my MacBook and iPhone but I can’t even access my account on my iPad. I notice that on iPad we actually don’t have the option of using our gmail or there login options that maybe link to our adobe accounts. I’m not sure if this is a glitch with the app or just a personal experience for me...but yeah that’s my feedback.
  • Bogus Oct 29, 2019

    By BikerBunnyD
    Trying to get my documents out of my phone that are saved in Acrobat via iTunes file sharing on the MacBook Pro and I keep getting an error message saying file cannot be copied because I don’t have permission to see its contents you may need to unlock your iOS device in order to copy files for this app. What kind of garbage is that? I can’t even open the file on the phone in the app to look at it and check the permissions. What is the point of storing a file in the app if I can’t even open it? I have spent hours on this called Apple several times and Adobe as far as I can tell doesn’t even have phone support and the adobe help forum is useless for this issue
  • What happened Mar 11, 2019

    By jior design
    As a subscriber of the Adobe creative cloud I am very displeased to see the industry standard for PDF software become practically unusable! In fact Adobe Acrobat no longer works on my iPhone XS! When I choose to download or simply view a pdf file, Adobe Acrobat nor the Adobe Creative Cloud app appear in the list of apps to choose from in the iOS share to/open menu! I tried a workaround by saving the PDF file to "files" both locally and via iCloud drive then attempted to open the saved PDF file via Adobe Acrobat which incredibly failed to open with a message stating "File type unsupported"... This is unacceptable! Can't open the very file format Adobe Acrobat is meant to not only open but create and manage! Wow just wow! Not sure what is going on but Adobe is slacking with other apps as well! I'm contemplating canceling my CC subscription since $50 a month is a price only worth paying for the best and I am literally seeing more and more apps that offer more! The mobile apps are terrible besides a select few! Out of all, I never thought Acrobat would ever lose the crown but here I am having to find an alternative in order to save the PDF I need! Verbal apologies won't change the fact that I'm dishing out money for software that isn't working properly!
  • May 8, 2021

    By Julie A. Grey
    Normally when I read a document I am able to make the area I am reading bigger so that I can see it. It gets frustrating at times, but it works. I started to read a document through Adobe Acrobat the same as I usually do, but it asked me if I wanted to try it their way which is more fluid. I said yes, but I couldn't read the print as small as it was and I tried to enlarge the area as I usually do and it wouldn't let me. So I am unable to read it at all. Their fluid app doesn't work for me.
  • This app used to be wonderful, but now... Oct 28, 2018

    By GRIFFINSTE1N
    ...it’s terrible. It was extremely user friendly, from its organization (folders first, then separate files - this made so much sense, why would you change it?! I don’t want to have to put a number before my folders so they display before files) to its editable features (highlighting...the new colors and transparency options are terrible, seriously). If I tapped the screen while on a document, the superfluous information would go away until the screen was tapped again. Brilliant. Now, every time you scroll that information is displayed, what if I just want to read the raw document!? And seriously, it’s a PDF reader, why are you trying to fit some new mold with the design? And for the life of me, how can I delete the STUPID “Welcome” document out of my files? And why will this update not “find” text when I search through documents that the previous version would? Please revert this “improved update” to the way it was when it was useful and simple. Will definitely be switching apps if this isn’t changed.
  • Hate the new user interface. Oct 27, 2018

    By dvd587
    I loved the old user interface, everything was where it needed to be and within reach. This new UI is horrible, clunky and annoying. I especially hate being asked constantly to sign in/up for something just to use a PDF viewer. That’s all I need this app to do, look at PDFs. Not link it to social media so I can share things in the cloud with people who don’t need to see what I’m looking at. Why did you need to move the bookmarks button behind a menu at the top of the screen? It was perfect at the bottom right corner. Why do you feel the need to have me fill and sign every PDF? In case you didn’t know a manual for something doesn’t need to be filled out. Finding the right chapter in a manual or using the search function is more important than filling out non-existent fields. I especially dislike when I go to send someone something over airdrop it brings up a blank screen and reminds me I should log in for no reason, and then hit another greyed out button to bring up the native iOS transfer menu. Guess I’ll go find a new PDF viewer.
  • !!!horrible update!!! Oct 3, 2018

    By necessarynickname?
    Zero stars if that were possible. I’ve never written a review before for any app, but this update is so awful that I had to comment. I have an iPad Air 2, which is not old enough to be the problem (I think). A handful of user comments after the last update are positive, but I echo the vast majority—the app freezes at the home page and I can’t access any files. At least I can open the app to see a home page with a recent files list; apparently some folks just see a spinning circle with the opening icon and never get to the home page. At first I thought my files had been deleted, as some folks complained, but since I can still see some recent file names listed on the home page, I can’t tell whether some or all files have actually been deleted. Either way, I can’t even sign in or sign up because that link on the home page doesn’t work either. Bottom line, fix it or I’m done (as are many others probably), obviously, because I can’t even access my files. Now I’m glad that I saved at least some files in other formats/apps.
  • May 9, 2021

    By Abhinav Jain
    Keeps on giving 'This page does not reflow' popup continuously on bottom of screen while I change pages when I read a PDF in 'Reading Mode.' How to troubleshoot this?
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Willie Arbuckle
    Ha! You 'fix' file rename not working by removing the option to rename a file. Impressive! Is this a highschool project? 10/2020 File rename does not work. Offers option and seems to show name being edited. 'Done' has zero effect. Does not show file properties, zero indication of file location on device. Pretty lame as a file app. Maybe test before releasing!
  • Why did you destroy a great program? Nov 17, 2018

    By Brains1959
    This is the worst downgrade of a five star program ever. Sure programs have changed and no longer worked for certain devices or operating systems. But this no longer is not good for anyone. If you do not use it - do not download. Very very difficult to edit. Now I struggle to edit forms or to fill in forms. Used to be tap and add writing, drawing, or text. Now I must click and click and click to stumble into adding text. Also I must email a copy to myself to save unsigned version. Before I easily would make a duplicate of a file then have customer sign the duplicate. Now you do not have duplicate function. It is harder to email a copy to customer it tries to get them to view or share a cloud version. I can’t imagine how it appears to a customer. New version is also uglier on screen with less color than old version. They are also trying to force us to use their cloud service. Please fire the idiot who did this - the CEO if need be. Then bring back a version similar to the old one.
  • May 7, 2021

    By Charlie Tibbs
    Misleading upsellers. The free version is basically useless. Blood sucking, money hungry crooks. Piss off, I'll find a different way. Don't bother with your generic, condescending reply with the insincere "sorry for the inconvenience" bs, we all know it's a bot, and you don't care about consumers. You just want money.
  • I Do NOT Recommend Apr 22, 2021

    By scantime
    Since August of 2020, I’ve tried to purchase Adobe Acrobat Pro and their bundles hoping to be able to compress documents, convert PDF’s to Word, etc. I’ve been billed monthly, and each time I try to use their options - I am asked to purchase the apps I have paid for and am logged into. I’ve tried to get through to customer service multiple times. Their foreign accents are so thick that I cannot understand them. I’m guessing they either don’t want to reimburse me or don’t know how, since they ultimately just disconnect me after I’ve wasted more than 10 minutes. That is not good customer service! There should be an email option for customer service! I finally notified PayPal to see that I no longer get billed, and I’ve asked them for their help getting me reimbursed for months of payment without receiving the service. I have a health issue and certainly do not have the time for all of the nonsense. Again, I would not recommend Adobe.

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