Facebook_pixel
Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF Viewer, Editor & Creator

Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF Viewer, Editor & Creator

Adobe

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

4.6 Ratings 4M+ Reviews 500M+ Downloads
Featured on Best 10 PDF Editing Apps

About Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF Viewer, Editor & Creator

Send PDFs for e signatures, edit on the go & help save battery with dark mode.
see more about Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF Viewer, Editor & Creator

Ratings & Reviews

4.6
4.3M+ Ratings
  1. 5
  2. 4
  3. 3
  4. 2
  5. 1
  • 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
  • Sep 6, 2020

    By surrander 2000
    Reader is a great portal for the Adobe experience, shows the user a world of expanded choices. This new facility encourages exploration of Adobe. Over time, I have been able to appreciate that many utilities taken for granted on the web today began their lives as Adobe "firsts," forcing all others to follow suit. Highly recommended.
    more
  • Aug 26, 2020

    By Kari McDaniel
    This App has been amazing since I first began using it over 6 years ago! It has never failed me and I've only used the free version! I would never use anything else for my PDF files!! It has everything I need to do ALL my important work!! Thank you for creating such an awesome app without ads!!! One day hopefully I'll be able to buy the paid version!!! Keep up the great work!!!
    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
  • Aug 21, 2020

    By Dennis Lynn
    This is the best app for managing documents I have ever used. It works very well on all platforms including Android as well as Windows. I'm able to access anything while using a Windows or Chromebook. Security is good. Also if highlighting and underlining is desired for note-taking while reading a PDF text, it is very easy to do. I use Adobe to study very often, also for signing documents. Great app, however there is a slight learning curve, The time is well invested. (Adobe Acrobat)
    more
  • Sep 19, 2020

    By Dutches
    STILL LOCKED OUT OF MY FILES AND ACCOUNT. Hit continue but it doesn't do anything. PLEASE FIX. Don't like your updates. I use to be able to copy my documents immediately to cloud, which is on my SDK drive. Now all it does is freeze up and can't get the app to copy. It keeps asking me to sign in but that freezes up too. Very disappointed. May have to find another app to use other than Adobe. Still locked out of my account. PLEASE FIX.
    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.
    more
  • Sep 18, 2020

    By Si Abrahams
    My only issue with this app is that the editing option is very poor on this app a lot of the funtions do not work offline which im disappointed in to an extent that it took the subscription money and then still have the nerve to say that I need to change my payment option after taking it.... Which im shocked in! I think to resolve this matter is to give my money back cause I found a better app which does not ask subscription money
    more
  • 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.
    more
  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
  • Sep 6, 2020

    By surrander 2000
    Reader is a great portal for the Adobe experience, shows the user a world of expanded choices. This new facility encourages exploration of Adobe. Over time, I have been able to appreciate that many utilities taken for granted on the web today began their lives as Adobe "firsts," forcing all others to follow suit. Highly recommended.
    more
  • Aug 26, 2020

    By Kari McDaniel
    This App has been amazing since I first began using it over 6 years ago! It has never failed me and I've only used the free version! I would never use anything else for my PDF files!! It has everything I need to do ALL my important work!! Thank you for creating such an awesome app without ads!!! One day hopefully I'll be able to buy the paid version!!! Keep up the great work!!!
    more
  • Aug 21, 2020

    By Dennis Lynn
    This is the best app for managing documents I have ever used. It works very well on all platforms including Android as well as Windows. I'm able to access anything while using a Windows or Chromebook. Security is good. Also if highlighting and underlining is desired for note-taking while reading a PDF text, it is very easy to do. I use Adobe to study very often, also for signing documents. Great app, however there is a slight learning curve, The time is well invested. (Adobe Acrobat)
    more
  • Sep 3, 2020

    By Richard McGee
    The Adobe Acrobat Reader is a central aspect of my offline reading experience. It is practically everything that I could hope for in a document reader. I can use it to organize both my online and offline document easily for future retrievals. I have grown with the application and find it amazing that the program keeps getting better.
    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.
    more
  • 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
    more
  • Aug 22, 2020

    By 43 - Spandan Kumar Sahoo
    Everything is good about this app except a few things which bothers me and probably other users is the difficulty in switching between pages in a pdf. I liked the feature of going back to previous page but it works only once. I mean it would be more convenient if i could switch between two pages in one click and not type the page number every other time. Hope the developers would consider this little need and bring this in feature in futures updates.
    more
  • 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
    more
  • Sep 9, 2020

    By JAmy Creel
    I find this app to be fairly simple to use. I don't like that I have to pay to have full access of the options and services - sharing items I've stored in Adobe Acrobat, etc. It's like anything else nowaday. So, I get that. As far as programs go, this app is not as complicated and unuser friendly as some are that's out there.
    more
  • Aug 30, 2020

    By mary dickerson
    I find it works fine, but I can never ask it to find a file because it always says it can not find file, I purchase numerous knitting and crochet patterns but then am unable to find them again at a later date as a lot of files just have a number attached not a picture, even if you scroll down you you do not know what they are without opening each one, there for I get disillusioned and give up looking, very very frustrating.
    more
  • 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?
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • 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 :)
    more
  • Sep 18, 2020

    By Si Abrahams
    My only issue with this app is that the editing option is very poor on this app a lot of the funtions do not work offline which im disappointed in to an extent that it took the subscription money and then still have the nerve to say that I need to change my payment option after taking it.... Which im shocked in! I think to resolve this matter is to give my money back cause I found a better app which does not ask subscription money
    more
  • Sep 4, 2020

    By Wim Linden, van der
    I'm happy with this app, however since the last update, end august 2020, I can not place bookmarks like I did in the earlier version. The menu in the upper right corner shows only one line with the file name, noticed when reading the Dutch NRC newspaper. Is it possible to re-install the previous version? When will this bug resolved?
    more
  • 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
    more
  • Sep 17, 2020

    By अमित पंघाल
    No "S-PEN ONLY" support while using annotation tool. Can not ignore the finger touch while using S-Pen or Stylus in annotation tool, for pdf marking and highlighting. Due to this, pdf file can't be scrolled with one finger. This feature is a must during work/study from home. No eraser too. I have to install other apps for this purpose. Too annoying.
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • Sep 19, 2020

    By Dutches
    STILL LOCKED OUT OF MY FILES AND ACCOUNT. Hit continue but it doesn't do anything. PLEASE FIX. Don't like your updates. I use to be able to copy my documents immediately to cloud, which is on my SDK drive. Now all it does is freeze up and can't get the app to copy. It keeps asking me to sign in but that freezes up too. Very disappointed. May have to find another app to use other than Adobe. Still locked out of my account. PLEASE FIX.
    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.
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • 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.
    more

What’s Groovy

What’s Subpar

Loading...

Ask