Adobe Acrobat Reader

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  • Last update: 1 year ago
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Size: 20.30M
  • Compatibility: Varies with device
  • Author: Adobe
  • Content rating: Everyone
  • Package name: com.adobe.reader
  • Last update: 1 year ago
  • Version: 17.02.28
  • Size: 45.8 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Author: Adobe
  • Content rating: Rated 4+
  • Languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
  • In-App Purchases:
  • Adobe PDF Pack Subscription $89.99
  • Adobe ExportPDF Subscription $23.99
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro $24.99
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Adobe Acrobat Reader: Managing Your Documents with Ease Review

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Dealing with documents and PDF files is a part of everyday routine for a lot of people. With the help of modern apps, you can manage them effectively on the go.

Whether you need to add details to the agreement, finish a book or check some details on the go, Adobe Acrobat Reader is a perfect app every situation.

Functionality 4.5/5

Acrobat Reader is a multi-purpose app and it's rightly considered one of the leaders in managing PDF files on portable devices. It allows you to perform virtually all the actions you may need. From opening documents to signing them, there's no task too hard for Acrobat. This is why it is greatly appreciated by people who lead busy, productive lives. The functions of this app include:

Viewing documents

If you don’t have the right app on your device, it can get quite frustrating. Like the times when you can’t open a PDF document you received to your email and view it in a way that is convenient to you. Once you download Adobe Reader, avoiding this problem is easy. Just open the document whether it comes from the web, your email, or another application. Your viewing experience is made even easier with various features Acrobat Reader. You can do things like scrolling, both continuous and single page, zooming in and out, and searching for specific words without a hurdle.

Reviewing your PDF files

In a lot of the cases, simple viewing and reading of the PDF documents may not be enough. Luckily, the Adobe Acrobat Reader free annotation features allow you to make the adjustments when needed. With the right tool, you can mark up the information, highlight certain words or paragraphs, and add comments with the help of sticky notes. Another option that you have is drawing directly on the documents if you find it quicker and more convenient.

Signing documents

There is no way around documents in the modern society regardless of your occupation. Sometimes you need to deal with them as soon as possible. With this app, you can type the text in the fields of the agreements or other documents easily and quickly. Businesspeople often run into situations when they have to sign documents without further delays, and this is where the Acrobat Reader becomes useful.

You can sign e-documents either using you finger or Apple Pencil if you use an iOS device and strive for maximum precision.

Sharing files

With Adobe Document Cloud account which you can set up for free, everyone has an opportunity to share files with others. To do this, you have to sign into the created account, connect to your Dropbox account, and start sharing whichever files you may need.

Design 5/5

When it comes to the text-editing apps, there is no need for striking design or fancy looking interface. The Adobe Acrobat Reader offers you quite a sleek, minimalistic, and professional looking interface. This is exactly what the majority of people expect when installing such apps. The app use a neutral background color scheme, which is a safe bet as it doesn’t distract from reading and editing the documents.

Usability 5/5

Everything in the application is designed with users in mind. Acrobat is easy to understand if you have at least minimal experience working with any software created to manage text files.

In the app, you will find all the familiar universal symbols for editing tools, so the experience should be quite intuitive. When it comes to signing the documents, the app is responsive, so you will be able to get your signature and save it without any problems.

The interface of Adobe Reader is easy to navigate, so there is no way that you will get lost in this app. The documents get sorted according to their place on your device and the ones that you edited last can be found in the separate section. Also, conversion of the files works without any issues, which is a definite bonus.

Cross-platform use 5/5

When it comes to the cross-platform use, the Adobe Acrobat Reader app does not disappoint.

Whether your device of choice runs Android (both smartphones and tablets) or iOS (iPhones and iPads), you can install and use the app regardless of the mobile operating system.

In-app purchases

Adobe Acrobat Reader has several in-app purchases to choose from. Depending on your needs, you can opt for one of the three subscription packages available. They are: Acrobat Pro DC (also includes PDF Pack), PDF Pack (also includes Export PDF), and Export PDF on its own.

These subscription options give you access to more extensive opportunities to edit the PDF files and organize the pages (rotate, change the order, delete, etc.) Also, with the help of PDF Pack, you’re able to actually create PDF files in the app. Using Export PDF subscription you can quickly save your PDF documents as Excel files or Microsoft Word. This way, you're free to decide which functions you need the most.


Adobe Acrobat Reader takes the pole position among apps created to manage PDF files for many reasons. The app is reliable, simple, and convenient for moments when you want to view the documents, add notes to them, and also share with others. The way it’s designed is similar to other apps in this category, so you will know what to do straight away. Developers also provide users with several in-app purchases, so if you need more editing functions and an opportunity to create PDF files in the app, you can find them as a part of the subscription.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader is a great application if you need to quickly view PDF documents and various adjustments in the quickest and most convenient way.

Pros : easy viewing of the PDF files from different sources;
an opportunity to convert the documents;
many editing options;
a tool to easily sign the documents;
a chance to share the files with others via the cloud.

Cons : occupies quite a lot of space on the device;
a lot of editing features come with inapp purchases.

Functionality 4.5

Design 5.0

Usability 5.0

Cross-platform use 5.0

Average : 4.9


  • Is the Adobe Acrobat Reader app free?

    Yes, it is. You can download both iOS and Android versions for free. However, there is a paid subscription if you want to use additional features.

  • Can I use the Adobe Acrobat Reader app to comment on PDFs viewed on my device?

    It’s possible. You may add sticky notes, use the highlight, strikethrough, or underline annotation tools. There’s also a handy freehand drawing tool. After you left the comments, email this file directly from your smartphone or tablet.

  • Can I save forms after filling them out using the Adobe Acrobat Reader app?

    Yes. You may easily fill out, save, and send fillable PDF forms on your Android or iOS device. Try to sign PDF forms with your finger with the help of the Ink Signature tool.

Adobe Acrobat Reader Version History

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader v.16.4 for Android 4.1+ Nov. 16, 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader v.16.3.1 for Android 4.1+ Oct. 04, 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader v.16.3 for Android 4.1+ Sep. 21, 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader v.16.2.1 for Android 4.0.3+ Jul. 25, 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader v.16.2 for Android 4.0.3+ Jun. 22, 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader v.16.1.1 for Android 4.0.3+ May. 25, 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader v.16.1 for Android 4.0.3+ May. 04, 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader v.16.0 for Android 4.0.3+ Mar. 28, 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader v.15.3.1 for Android 4.0.3+ Dec. 06, 2015
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader v.15.3 for Android 4.0.3+ Nov. 15, 2015
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