Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Review

The world most popular PDF reader is now available for Android owners, iPhone, and iPad. Has it remained efficient on mobile devices? Let’s take a look.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader review

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Molly Johnson

Adobe Acrobat Reader review

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The world most popular PDF reader is now available for Android owners, iPhone, and iPad. Has it remained efficient on mobile devices? Let’s take a look.

Interface - 4.5/5

The interface is intuitive and user-friendly. It doesn’t follow general Google design flow, but it creates a standard Android-feel. Files are get accessed through the Android file browser situated in the lower-right corner. When you open the app, there is a “Getting started” PDF file as well as a bunch of recently opened files. The juicy feature of Adobe Acrobat on mobile devices is the absence of any ads.

Features - 5/5

The application is well-packed with multiple features. All of them are accessible with a PDF document opened. Add comments anywhere on the screen just by tapping. Underline text in the way you like it, draw over it. Adobe Acrobat provides an amazing tool-kit to fill all kinds of form. It might be tax forms or other most commonly used forms. Although this feature requires an additional app download from the AppStore or Play Market.

Additionally, you can scan a paper document by your phone or tablet’s camera to create a PDF version of it. Subscription to Adobe’s Cloud service allows you to rearrange the pages’ order.

You may ask: what about reading mode? Well, Adobe doesn’t disappoint us. Generally, using the app for reading is quite comfortable. Documents are easy to navigate and zoom. There are five different reading-modes. Continuous mode is made to read a file that contains two or three pages. A single mode is your general PDF reader mode. One page is shown at a time, and you can swipe right and left to move through the document. A double mode is similar but is able to display two pages at a time. Lastly, night mode is also presented there making your late night reading much more comfortable.

Usability - 5/5

The set of features and broad compatibility are a key to get Adobe Acrobat to become a part of your everyday life. This app is perfect if you’re a business employee in the constant need to peruse through countless documents. It comes in handy when deadlines are getting closer, but you’re far away from the computer. For casual users who just want to read some PDF from time to time, it’s also good. Furthermore, students are going to appreciate Adobe Acrobat Reader because it not only opens their textbooks but also make corrections to the existing text.

Compatibility - 5/5

The compatibility can’t get better. You will really be able to get your work anywhere because Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for Windows, Android, and both iPhone and iPad. With the assistance of cloud-services files are get accessed in one touch. Have you ever dreamt of working lying on the bed? Now it’s a pleasant reality.

Summary

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a must-have application for all who encounters office work in their life. It’s well designed and has plenty of useful tools.

Pros:

  • easy access to cloud services such as Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, etc.
  • the app runs smoothly and downloads files very quickly
  • no ads even in a free version
  • all main PDF reading and editing features are available in a free version.

Cons:

  • Adobe Acrobat can consume too much space on your phone and cause some slight lagging
  • the conversion from PDF to Word file doesn’t work well enough.

Interface 4

Features 5

Usability 5

Compatibility 5

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2 Comments

  • had adobe..then it was gone. showed icon but said not working. how do I get free adobe?
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  • Is this Adobe Acrobat Reader compatible with my Mac desktop with OS X Version 10.9.5?
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    • Hi Rachel. This version we review here is compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices.
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