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Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF Viewer, Editor & Creator

Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF Viewer, Editor & Creator

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Send PDFs for e signatures, edit on the go & help save battery with dark mode.

4.6 Ratings 4M+ Reviews 500M+ Downloads
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Send PDFs for e signatures, edit on the go & help save battery with dark mode.
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Ratings & Reviews

4.6
4.4M+ Ratings
  1. 5
    76+%
  2. 4
    16+%
  3. 3
    4+%
  4. 2
    1+%
  5. 1
    3+%
  • 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.
    more
  • Nov 13, 2020

    By Bill Falls
    We're all familiar with Adobe Reader for PDF files on larger screens and maybe you use it on your mobile device without a second thought. Do give it a second look. If you haven't discovered Liquid Mode you're missing out. The teardrop icon at the top of the Acrobat Reader screen will reformat a full-width document to fit in your small screen with text at a legible size. Not all files work this way; you'll get an explanation if it's a scanned image or a text file more than 200 pages long.
    more
  • Nov 22, 2020

    By lil' yeon yeon
    I'm having fun using this and also helpful since this pandemic affected our education which leaves us using PDFs. Some of the features may need payment but the important is I can use it through reading which is very important. My family can't afford such payment and it really helps with the reader being free. I was suppose to give this a three because of the payment but it's fair enough because of the developer's efforts in this app. So, here's a five star for you guys!! 💖
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • Nov 15, 2020

    By Deborah Randolph
    Love Adobe! This has made everything about my downloads easier. I am not tech savvy and I was thrilled to launch this app and begin using it immediately with ease. My other downloaded apps similar to Adobe were more complicated and I would have trouble printing but with Adobe I print easily with only one step. I am so glad I don't have to worry about downloading now.
    more
  • Nov 22, 2020

    By Patrick Montalbo
    Yes. One of the worst PDF editor out there. It won't let you save to local files. They directly put it on their cloud and everytime I downloaded it, It is so hard to find in my local files. Another thing is when you combine pdfs, they will randomly sort page on the way you didn't want, and there is no option to edit the pages where you just drag a page and put it on the place where you want it to be. It wont even give you the basic capabilities of a pdf editor without subscribing.
    more
  • 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!
    more
  • 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.
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  • Nov 19, 2020

    By Tom Manseau
    You would think the originator of the PDF format would know how people actually want to use the program. Guess not. Being able to view 2 non sequential pages in a document, searching, and highlighting should be simple. It's really easy with a print out. But not in Adobe. Then they hide other usefull things behind very expensive paywalls that should quite literally be 1/2 what they actually cost.
    more
  • !!!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.
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  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

  • 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.
    more
  • Nov 13, 2020

    By Bill Falls
    We're all familiar with Adobe Reader for PDF files on larger screens and maybe you use it on your mobile device without a second thought. Do give it a second look. If you haven't discovered Liquid Mode you're missing out. The teardrop icon at the top of the Acrobat Reader screen will reformat a full-width document to fit in your small screen with text at a legible size. Not all files work this way; you'll get an explanation if it's a scanned image or a text file more than 200 pages long.
    more
  • Nov 22, 2020

    By lil' yeon yeon
    I'm having fun using this and also helpful since this pandemic affected our education which leaves us using PDFs. Some of the features may need payment but the important is I can use it through reading which is very important. My family can't afford such payment and it really helps with the reader being free. I was suppose to give this a three because of the payment but it's fair enough because of the developer's efforts in this app. So, here's a five star for you guys!! 💖
    more
  • Nov 15, 2020

    By Deborah Randolph
    Love Adobe! This has made everything about my downloads easier. I am not tech savvy and I was thrilled to launch this app and begin using it immediately with ease. My other downloaded apps similar to Adobe were more complicated and I would have trouble printing but with Adobe I print easily with only one step. I am so glad I don't have to worry about downloading now.
    more
  • Nov 22, 2020

    By Robert Mason
    Love this app, it's truly amazing what I can accomplish with this app and not to mention that I can organize my documents so it is easier to find, I'm new at this sort of thing but so far it's been extremely helpful and super user friendly! I'd recommend this to anyone that has trouble with getting their files organized and if they needed to document anything for a small business to a large one 😁
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • 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.
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  • Nov 21, 2020

    By Christine Strachan
    It's an amazing app..Found it a bit fiddley at first as i'm using on a 5.5 screen but gotten use to it and now editing is not taxing and the esignature capabilities work very well. The ability to close the edited form and save and go back in is good but you can't erase what you've written..(so no rushing) you can only xxxx it over but that's not really an issue because you can always put in the corrections after.. So for me no complaints thus far. 😁😁
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Nov 15, 2020

    By Heart's Sounds
    Only One problem, In modern notched mobile phone this app is not displayed fully so during reading it does not show the notch screen. It looks as simple screen whereas many other app display fully on notched phone so the look is conserved. But in this app notched part of mobile phone show black colour. Please solve it a humble request to developer. Otherwise its performance very good and very helpful app i am satisfied.
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  • Nov 24, 2020

    By Luadson Carvalho
    New 'liquid' function would be of the best features a PDF reader could have, Only If it worked well. It demands a long time do come back to the page you stopped when you close the file and open it again.
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  • 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?
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  • 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 :)
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
    more
  • Nov 19, 2020

    By Tom Manseau
    You would think the originator of the PDF format would know how people actually want to use the program. Guess not. Being able to view 2 non sequential pages in a document, searching, and highlighting should be simple. It's really easy with a print out. But not in Adobe. Then they hide other usefull things behind very expensive paywalls that should quite literally be 1/2 what they actually cost.
    more
  • Nov 19, 2020

    By Doreen C
    This used to work great, but now it doesn't! I can't get the menu to work, so I can print my pdfs. I tough the 3 dots, and nothing happens. The share icon doesn't open either when I touch it. It all used to work so well.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • Nov 22, 2020

    By Patrick Montalbo
    Yes. One of the worst PDF editor out there. It won't let you save to local files. They directly put it on their cloud and everytime I downloaded it, It is so hard to find in my local files. Another thing is when you combine pdfs, they will randomly sort page on the way you didn't want, and there is no option to edit the pages where you just drag a page and put it on the place where you want it to be. It wont even give you the basic capabilities of a pdf editor without subscribing.
    more
  • 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!
    more
  • !!!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.
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  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Alexis Villavelez
    This app is not useful at all for those individuals who are looking for apps to edit their PDF'S for FREE. I sign up to start a 7days free trial but guess what? you still need to subscribe monthly and is required to pay to edit the pdf. What a waste of time and data. If there was a zero star rating I'd go with that.
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  • 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.
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