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Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF
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The free Adobe Acrobat Reader pdf app is trusted by millions of people around the world. Adobe Acrobat Reader is the free global standard for reliably viewing, signing, and commenting on PDF documents. VIEW PDFs • Quickly open and view PDF documents. • Search, scroll, and zoom in and out. • Choose Single Page or Continuous scroll mode. ANNOTATE PDFs • Comment on PDFs using sticky notes and drawing tools. • Highlight and mark up text with annotation tools. • View and respond to annotations in the comments list. • Use Apple Pencil with iPad Pro for exceptional commenting precision. WORK WITH OTHERS AND SHARE PDFs • Quickly access documents shared for viewing, review, or signature. • Collaborate with others by adding your comments to PDFs sent to you for review. • Receive activity notifications for files you’ve shared for viewing and review. • Track pending actions on documents shared with you. • Easily share PDFs with others by creating links you can send by email. WORK WITH SCANNED DOCUMENTS • Easily access scanned PDFs that you’ve captured using the free Adobe Scan app. • Open your scans in Acrobat Reader to fill in, sign, review, and share. FILL AND SIGN FORMS • Quickly fill out PDF forms by typing text into fields. • Use your finger or Apple Pencil to e-sign any PDF document. STORE, ACCESS, AND PRINT FILES • Sign in to your free Adobe Document Cloud account to store and access files across devices. • Star files to keep important documents at your fingertips. • Connect to your Dropbox account and access other storage providers including iCloud Drive, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive. • Print documents from your device. DARK MODE Switch to dark mode in iOS 13 and change the background color of the app window. This is not only easy on the eye in low light, but may also prolong the battery life of your device. CONNECT TO GOOGLE DRIVE • Access PDFs and other files stored on your Google Drive with ease. • Create, view, edit, combine, compress, export, share, and star Google Drive files directly in Acrobat Reader. IN-APP PURCHASE Subscribe for even more PDF power. Subscriptions work across mobile and web. • Organize and edit PDFs. • Create PDF files from documents or images. • Export PDFs to Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. • Compress PDFs to reduce file size. • Combine files into one PDF. IN-APP PURCHASE DETAILS • Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. • Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Microsoft Intune supported partner app and accommodates multiple identities. Terms & Conditions: Your use of this application is governed by the Adobe General Terms of Use (https://adobe.com/go/terms_linkfree_en and the Adobe Privacy Policy (http://www.adobe.com/go/privacy_policy_linkfree_en). Do Not Sell My Personal Information: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/ca-rights-linkfree.html
Frustrating Adobe’s S.O.P.
by MatthewAV on 2021/01/13 05:23
• Readdle’s PDF Expert app is supremely more user-friendly, robust, and user-centric in its features—seamlessly integrated to work with other companies, formats, selections of options are focused on the user’s viewpoint. • Adobe funnels to Adobe and makes it difficult for integrations from other sources. • Definitely a decent app but very limited and drives user to Acrobat desktop. • Underwhelming but necessary for select actions with PDFs.
Too hard
by Togorio on 2021/01/12 09:29
Too complicated to use on iOS devices
Good reading apparatus
by Jelees on 2021/01/12 03:51
It’s great when I’m reading my textbooks. My only issue is I can’t get a table of contents drop like on my laptop😅
Amazing!
by Melissa7000 on 2021/01/11 17:36
I have been using this to edit PDFs and it is truly wonderful!
Can’t open or convert
by Baby Boy Mann on 2021/01/11 15:45
Can’t open or convert
Supposed to be free for first 7 days
by E_1986 on 2021/01/11 14:22
This app was supposed to be free for first 7 days but the instant I installed it I was charged $21.24 on my credit card. That’s criminal!
Dees at best
by Beezy69! on 2021/01/11 13:57
still dumb and hard
Will not recognize subscription
by AT17854 on 2021/01/11 02:47
I am paying for a subscription but the app will not recognize it or it will recognize the subscription and lose recognition while editing a document. This is an absolutely frustrating experience.
The best most convenient professional app ever!
by WhySoDificult! on 2021/01/09 15:33
-Photo to PDF -Sign and seal a PDF - Edit PDF professionally by type/texting That’s not all. I’ve just gotta go!
Great
by little/big sister on 2021/01/09 04:53
Love this
Grateful!
by OnlyMako on 2021/01/08 22:56
Being there for me in clutch moments, that because of you guys, results always were in my favor!! Forever Grateful, : Mark C. Pierce
Response
by Brother Harden Sr on 2021/01/08 21:55
Very Good
Bad app. Wants too much personal information
by dont be conned bt adobe on 2021/01/08 04:12
They want too much information p. Better apps out there that do still your information.
Exelente
by olish0218 on 2021/01/08 00:46
Me encanta esta aplicación ya que puedo tener mis libro y leerlos cuando quiera y los documentos de igual forma exelente aplicacion
👍
by hussain jabir on 2021/01/07 18:12
Good app
Adobe Acrobat App
by My Rate For Adobe Acrobat on 2021/01/07 14:24
Great and very useful, handy tool!
Charges A Cancellation Fee
by Michael1123455 on 2021/01/06 14:11
Do not sign up unless you know you are going to use this. They charge a cancellation fee of around 100. Pretty nasty company. Plus the actual app is clunky and not very useful.
DC Pro
by Blasted detsalB on 2021/01/05 22:35
You can’t access what you pay for. It keeps shuffling me to Reader.
Adobe
by pich Reachsak on 2021/01/05 02:27
An amazing app!
shoogy
by shoogy75 on 2021/01/02 22:05
great!
Used to be great
by pup in nyc on 2021/01/02 18:18
No longer allowing me to edit PDFs means I need to find another app -what a drag
Not working
by NDinKWT on 2021/01/01 16:12
So, the basic function of this app is to open a pdf and read it, right? Well, that function doesn’t work.
👍
by ....123456 on 2020/12/31 12:44
👍👍
Why do I have to register
by xkkzalakc on 2020/12/30 22:43
Just want a scan
Not functioning
by Sport51969 on 2020/12/30 20:57
The app will not allow me to renew or restore my subscription. I can’t edit files or documents using this app.
Liquid mode stinks
by Aerokats42 on 2020/12/30 05:39
App converts document to “liquid mode”, destroys original formatting and gives no option to return to original format. Do not recommend.
Disappointing
by VERY FRUSTRATED & Unhappy on 2020/12/30 05:09
Won’t open on my iPad!
Lacking functions/options and bugs severely limit the usefulness of this app
by Nykentaro on 2020/12/29 21:56
Major bug: search feature doesn’t highlight the first appearance of a word if it has to scroll to that page to show it. So, since the search always starts on the first page, if a word only appears once on a page that isn’t the first, it will never highlight it. Main issue: I love the commenting features on the desktop version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, as I need to review and mark up many papers and reports. The amount of different features you can use and options you can choose is fantastic for creating a perfect markup system that works for you. However, this app lacks many of the smaller features that make the desktop version so flexible and useful, such as only a few fixed annotation color options, no color fill option for text boxes, limited text formatting options in text boxes, etc. . The limited fixed color options for annotations is the most significant problem because many of the colors I use on the desktop and other apps aren’t available (certain colors denote certain types of annotation meanings), and multiple organized colors are really important when you’re reviewing dense papers where most of its sentences is important for some reason. Overall, if I can’t use the same annotation/commenting system that I use on the desktop version in this app as well, then I can’t really use this app for what I need it for. Small changes like adding more or customizable annotation color options would improve the usability of this app tremendously.
New update makes it harder to use
by ponch/020 on 2020/12/29 17:51
They really screwed this up. Very hard to attach a file to an email. It was nothing wrong with it before the update they screwed it up
Falls short
by Gui Almeida on 2020/12/28 21:54
App is pretty straight forward and packs a lot of features, BUT for someone who deals with password protected PDFs for sensitive information from clients it becomes a hassle. PDFs already protected cannot have their passwords modified or removed, the document becomes pretty much useless in the app, as the other features won’t work. E.x: can’t export file or edit them in many ways. If you receive PDF files that are protected you’ll have to use a computer to remove the password, the app becomes useless.
Adobehtrff
by gehwnebfhfnxjxjx on 2020/12/28 04:22
Great
Links
by djenk260 on 2020/12/27 15:46
When I,m sent links they do not connect.
Personal information issue
by ho ho tai on 2020/12/26 21:16
Merits of the app aside, I went to the Do Not Sell My Personal Information config and instead of some toggles to control my info sharing, I was presented with just a bunch of legalese with some URLs, not even hot links. Apparently Adobe wants to make it difficult for us to opt out of what must be a good revenue source for them.
IOS version not as easy as on Windows
by robokopp53 on 2020/12/26 16:27
Using on ipad does not work the same as ir does on windows.
Terrible to use
by Refuse to update on 2020/12/26 09:48
App is useless. Not intuit to use and no guidance
Flawless!
by SHOLA on 2020/12/26 02:04
App is great. Reading is super. I love it!
Terrible hack vulnerability
by lorisizisks on 2020/12/26 01:58
The profligate sharing of data between lord knows how many other third party companies results in extreme risk of hacking. The linkage between Adobe, Microsoft365, Microsoft Azure et al., LinkedIn, Google, MSN etc etc is unconscionable and the lack of security equal to the task is reckless and borderline criminal. These companies put children at risk through enterprise accounts with educational institutions, without shame. It is time to repeal any and all laws that immunize these products and makers from liability for the foreseeable damage that results. Consumers require PROTECTION and so do children.
scanned pdf
by seacucumber on 2020/12/25 22:29
Cannot convert scanned pdf to editable or searchable pdf
Good stop asking me to make reviews
by westdickson on 2020/12/25 17:54
Stop.goooog
Useful app.
by TheTtika on 2020/12/24 05:29
My favorite application, I use it every day, u can link other accounts also 🙏🏼🙏🏼😍😍
Feh
by imquitepissed on 2020/12/24 00:46
Intrusive and absolutely not intuitive.
Bugs
by Error Reporting 2020 on 2020/12/23 22:31
Hi, I like Adobe, it’s pretty standard everywhere. Good software. But, there are bugs: 1. When I use the insert text tool (T symbol), sometimes I edit the text and it does not save when I click “Post.” So I have to re-type it in again. It’s an inconvenience. 2. Sometimes when I am in the insert text tool and typing, I need to scroll to copy down notes using the insert text tool, and the text box automatically closes. So I have to open a new one from the beginning. Could you fix this instability issue and keep it open/able to type even if I scroll up or down the PDF file. 3. Could you make the Tools selection more sensitive/responsive. And the highlighting speed a more faster and smoother. Because, when you have to drag a digital pen across a glass screen, there’s a bit of friction there, and it slows the whole highlighting process. Please do this with all the other tools as well! Yes, underlining, insert text, etc. Thank you.
It’s okay
by Chesapeake VA on 2020/12/23 05:32
Just okay
Search/Find in document
by kingofhilo19 on 2020/12/22 16:34
The find in document function is broken and does not highlight the word you searched for.
Monopoly
by GodiDB on 2020/12/21 16:49
Kinda complicated to use I feel like I have to buy this because of the pdf converting features. Word is way more simple, wish this wasn’t as hard to use.
Adobe Acrobat
by you all are lyers on 2020/12/21 04:55
Does not properly convert to Word document or allow converting to JPEG.
Adobe review
by Angrl6639 on 2020/12/21 04:03
Having major issues which isn’t ok! Refuses to allow me past purchasing and using with replying to purchase Adobe which I already have done. I wasted six hours doing work related issues! Thank you! Angela Miller one oissed off customer!
Terrible app , terrible reviews and glitches
by 7376362738jeff on 2020/12/21 00:16
Never once got this to work after i converted from free to PAID , cant believe the product dosent work And I cant even post a question on the help board thats down tooo
My
by Chance . USN on 2020/12/19 22:45
Easy to use a d gets better with time , thank you very much
Does What It Should
by Spiral Geronimo on 2020/12/19 17:39
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.
Just disappointing
by EddieV1340 on 2020/12/19 16:42
The new update has removed some features that were important. I’m looking for a new app to replace Adobe
Muy buena herramienta
by aqui el covid-19 no nos afecta on 2020/12/19 16:13
Excelente
Super versatile document scanning from mobile devices
by tigherj on 2020/12/18 17:32
This app is incredibly useful if you need to capture small documents to save or share using a mobile phone or tablet, and the OCR (optical character recognition) is super helpful when you just want to access the text. For example, snapping a photo of a postal tracking number (have you tried entering these accurately by hand? Doable but tedious. Using this app, you can snap the receipt and run the scan and grab the tracking number from the pdf that's produced and then just drop this into google, to get your tracking information. Hundreds of other uses as well.
Update does not connect to Box
by Crrritic on 2020/12/17 03:03
I need to access Box documents so I can edit them. No longer available with this version. Useless to me.
Bad
by jackthegamer930 on 2020/12/17 02:28
I can’t use anything without premium
The best
by Closjr2388 on 2020/12/16 18:56
This is the best helpful tool I could ever use with my business
Awesome App
by JP Pencils on 2020/12/16 14:59
Love this app! So user friendly!
Recurrent charges even after cancellation
by Lennox1969 on 2020/12/15 23:50
I cancelled within the free trial period, yet Adobe keeps hitting my card. Two months in a row now—this is immoral and illegal. My app shows I’m a free user—yet the charges continue. I will NEVER use Adobe.
Apps Freezes on startup
by Troublesome to nickname on 2020/12/15 14:51
I like this apps but over the last few months,it freezes on the first page when the program is activated. I have to restart the program and computer many times and hoping that it will wake up. I will be using other PDF reader if this keep happening.
Ok
by kar1ton on 2020/12/15 11:22
It’s ok free
Me
by you cant send it on 2020/12/14 18:05
It doesn’t work!!
My Trusted Means of Communication
by Mustyweg on 2020/12/13 22:30
From IRS forms, to Minutes, Adobe gets the info there in a readable format -- and has for decades. Thank you!
Confusing
by BevieJo plays games on 2020/12/13 18:07
I keep getting an alert that shows 4 notices, but whenever I click the app on, nothing is there.
An incredible app
by GSE3Charles on 2020/12/13 06:44
The best .pd_ app I’ve seen.
KISS
by nothings avialable on 2020/12/12 10:03
Nothing I can add to KISS but Adobe doesn’t seem to get it.
New update is not working properly
by sam 912206 on 2020/12/12 07:31
When i downloaded new pdf i cant see that there until i close app and start it again! Its happen next of update, please fix it,
What’s wrong with the search option?
by 22Dweb22 on 2020/12/11 19:07
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.
Exceptional app.
by imagematters on 2020/12/11 17:17
One of the best if not the best productive app on the market. Certainly a work of excellence.
Worthless
by RogergMailliw on 2020/12/11 04:44
iPad version can’t edit autofill PDFs like desktop version can. Wants $10 a month for the opportunity to try.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is great!
by Mariq59 on 2020/12/10 20:45
Love this program
No
by prepress_person13 on 2020/12/09 20:42
Surprisingly useless for an app from one of the world's major software companies. I suppose it just continues Adobe's decades-long trend of diminishing value and increasing annoyance for the price.
Secret Pricing
by Brad Randmark on 2020/12/08 17:27
Adobe makes great products, but I wish that Adobe would not hide pricing options behind a general ’Try Now’ button. Just let us compare and pick a package like any other app company. We know you are going to bait us in with a trial of the best package and then hit us over the head with auto-renew.
It Does Nothing
by Shermels on 2020/12/08 12:57
You can only read PDFs unless you want to pay an enormous fee monthly. It is fine to use on a Mac, but the worse pdf program on the iPad.
BEWARE
by arielgamble on 2020/12/07 13:10
They will charge a $30 early cancellation fee... I accidentally purchased this plan twice (one under my Apple ID and one under my personal email) and when I went to cancel one they stated I will be charged $30 for canceling this plan early, this was NOT stated very clear while reading the terms and conditions but they made it VERY clear when you go to cancel that they are charging your card $30. So not only have I been paying $14.99 twice a month but now I have to pay $60 to cancel them? I wanted to keep one plan on my personal email but I would not want to continue any service with Adobe in the future. DO NOT RECOMMEND
Paying for a subscription that it won’t let me use
by HNJF0621 on 2020/12/07 05:19
Extremely pointless app I’ve been paying for this app for several months and it’s never let me use the features I pay for. Wouldn’t recommend anyone to use this app.
Garbage
by madisonn01 on 2020/12/06 14:14
Garbage
Adobe app sharing documents
by 18Boot on 2020/12/06 11:26
This is most inconvenient to share documents. Impossible for me with out unnecessary extra effort. Thank you Judy Winfrey
Deleted my work and folders
by Pinkü on 2020/12/05 22:31
I came back to finish an assignment and all my comments and highlights were gone. Also, all my folders for organization disappeared. Unreliable and destructive.
Acrobat
by kamran-zx on 2020/12/05 19:30
Perfect
Worst user design ever
by jbailey214 on 2020/12/05 17:18
Is the hardest to use app and most illogical user experience ever created
Trash
by Myloves35 on 2020/12/05 08:07
Ask for a password for what to open a file and make u pay to open it
..
by SandreneB on 2020/12/05 03:32
❤️ it so far
Hasta cuándo
by Fater4Law on 2020/12/04 14:25
que mejoras hablan ustedes si la app es la misma con el mismo rendimiento???? no engañen más ni hagan que el cliente que si le cuesta caro la conexión sufra por eso
Meh
by Calleebash on 2020/12/04 14:05
I cannot find files, it’s a mess. I’m a seasoned acrobat user - but I’m not impressed with this app.
Kathleen Rossin
by rossinkathleen on 2020/12/03 20:50
I’m elderly and I’m really bad when changes happen . I hope I can keep up .
Useless
by n3m4c on 2020/12/03 16:38
This app cannot open a pdf because it’s “corrupted”, but every other app can open that same pdf. Waste of space
Thumbs up
by get the itis on 2020/12/03 16:34
Are use it for everything chemical labels all kinds of document downloads you name it it works
Stupid App
by catsrus on 2020/12/02 17:15
USPS sent me a receipt for a package I mailed. I could only read it on this app.....I HATE THIS APP and am resentful that I need to download an app I will NEVER use again. It’s only free for 7 days then I have to go through 24 more steps to get rid of it so I won’t be charged $9.99 per month....NOT FAIR for someone on limited income...useless app and too complicated.
Creative Cloud
by ghstbut on 2020/11/30 20:16
I wish i could give zero stars, they are unhelpful and send you through a run around to cancel subscriptions. The agents are not helpful, leaving the chat after i tell them i want to cancel. They keep trying to charge my card and won’t let me cancel the subscription and i spent well over 20 minutes on hold. I HATE THIS COMPANY, never using again!!!
The app jumps in and out of subscription
by TKKR3462 on 2020/11/30 11:26
I have paid for premium subscription and some days it works and other days not. When i click trial for premium it informs me correctly that i am subscribed. However, when I try and covert a document it tells me to subscribe?? Ive been going round and round in circles all day
Just go away
by hateonlinePredators on 2020/11/30 05:45
Delete me now
Análisis multivariable
by LlalloHH on 2020/11/30 00:33
Gracias por el soporte tecnológico para mi actividad estudiantil Saludos Edu
Ddecorah
by ddecorah on 2020/11/29 19:14
Hello
Great tool
by edsonascimento on 2020/11/28 16:27
It’s amazing beautiful platform
Solution please : it was best but after 14.2 hangs and slows down even in my ipad pro 2020
by Hasib Uz Zaman on 2020/11/28 15:35
it was best pdf reader for ipad , but recently while marking with apple pencil it slows down and hangs for some time. it was needed to be restarted to continue working with it . please gave us some solution
The worst user experience
by Sergiop68 on 2020/11/25 20:24
First, you must pay 10 dollars for nothing, because Acrobat didn’t make a DC version for iPad Pro, so you have a Reader version paying a DC version, limited in all features. Second, I hate the PM or Director who decided that all processes in the App could be in Acrobat Cloud. Third, I’m paying 120 dollars per year for nothing Fourth, Acrobat is scamming me 120 dollars in a year Fifth, Acrobat Reader hasn’t edition features, you can online combine, always in Acrobat Cloud, through, you pay 120 dollars per year. Sixth, You must not pay 120 dollars per year for nothing, it’s a scam. Seventh, You’ll be scammed by Acrobat because you must pay for an App than they never developed, because you cannot install Acrobat DC in an iPad Eighth, you’re scammed paying 120 dollars per year.
Don’t expect a “free” trial
by runrunrepeat on 2020/11/25 00:33
It showed the option of a “free trial” for their premium services. I agreed to the trial and they charged me for it anyway.
Crashing PDf
by Ratty86 on 2020/11/24 22:16
Trying to open the document PDF is crashing app
Horrible commenting interface
by grantlgriffin on 2020/11/24 19:56
I use comments on PDFs a lot for my work. Unfortunately, annotation and text comments are very buggy, and I frequently have to renter text because the app deletes a comment right after I type it out. This is very frustrating as it makes me take longer to complete tasks. Additionally, the eraser does not work reliably. Sometimes I have to erase a marking 5 or 6 times before it sticks. Do better.
Does What It Should
by Spiral Geronimo on 2020/12/19 17:39
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.
Latest updates killed me
by Camscannerfanatic on 2018/10/17 00:04
I use this app primarily for work purposes. I save all my service receipts to this app and also fill out and submit safety and order forms daily. The recent update changed alot of things. First of all, the new design I don't like. That I can get used to but it's made it more difficult to use in my opinion. Some of the buttons are not labeled now, they only have icons so I have to guess what they do until I press them and find out if I'm right or wrong. More importantly, there are functions/operations that changed. For example, sharing a file through email no longer takes the file name and automatically makes it the subject line of the email. Also, when you sort by name,files with letters now follow files with numbers. I have to scroll through a hundred files (which have dates) to get to my template (which starts with letters). So I had to through a random zero at the beginning so it's at the top. There is more I could write but I think you get my point. I realize it may sound like nitpicking but when you use the app as much as I do it becomes very annoying. I am disappointed you made such a big change and it doesn't seem to be for the better. Let's get some of this fixed so I can change this back to 5 stars.
What happened
by jior design on 2019/03/11 08:46
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!
Super handy app
by TheMacDuffs on 2020/05/01 14:06
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.
Very powerful, missing critical annotation feature
by DrOverbuild on 2019/09/06 02:49
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.
Finally , I find the best PDF files app that suit me
by Tomshz on 2019/02/23 23:14
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
This app used to be wonderful, but now...
by GRIFFINSTE1N on 2018/10/28 20:42
...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.
!!!horrible update!!!
by necessarynickname? on 2018/10/03 20:55
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.
Need auto-save as you work
by G.G.Lórien on 2020/02/08 17:32
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.
Hate the new user interface.
by dvd587 on 2018/10/27 18:40
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.
Only a basic reader
by dtnel72 on 2020/10/26 09:27
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.
Couldn’t live without
by Jilimac77 on 2019/01/22 15:30
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!!
Acrobat Reader.: My review
by BonnieSK on 2020/05/17 10:34
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
by memko35 on 2020/09/19 17:34
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
by adobeappuser on 2018/10/04 15:31
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.
Fast, smooth but could be better (after update: bad)
by YinghaoS on 2018/11/27 01:05
This app is very fast, clear and smooth. But there are still some features missing: 1. Bookmarks can't be created 2. It's better to have a webpage like top bank to switch between opened books quickly 3. Can't show the list of past comments made Also an annoying little bug: when you switch to other app and back (even after you go to the home screen), the zoom in disappeared and the file return to its original size. So I need to zoom in again to kill the white margins. (the zoom in will stay if you zoomed in 120% or above though) (A comment: although it's been 2 years, those features are still missing. But I'm still stick to it because it's elegant, and robust to things it promised to do.) =============== After the update, which is a radical new design, a lot of things changed. First of all it can’t open, after many tries it finally opened. Then it can finally show past comments which is good, and do global search. That is the only two things pleasing. All else feels bad. The app is slower to scroll documents, it’s harder to make comment or edit file, you need to click more buttons, it’s very annoying that when you scroll up, the file title will show up, it’s not a web browser! It’s harder to view bookmarks, again you need do more clicking. A comment said who design the new version should be fired, lol, I am also surprised since it’s Adobe who made it.
Why did you destroy a great program?
by Brains1959 on 2018/11/17 11:24
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.
I used to love this app before the most recent update
by Too much travel on 2018/10/04 22:35
I have loved using the Adobe Acrobat app for many years. It has improved over time and has many wonderful features that the desktop edition has. Using the app has been easy, almost instinctive, until now. Nothing is easy to do anymore. The typeface is light and difficult to read for those of us who no longer have 20/20 vision. I’m still trying to figure out how to move a group of files (used to be really easy). I know that the performance is supposed to be improved but scrolling through lists of files and folders seems slower. May be I’ll update this review after using the new update for a while.
New update hindrance to annotation
by Mr.Culbertson on 2018/10/02 20:53
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?
Failure to launch app
by old nontechie user on 2020/07/20 00:42
So far I can’t get it to do anything but offering other connected adobe subscriptions that I could purchase. All I wanted to do was open the installation and use instructions for a composting toilet. This has so far not been productive. Can’t find the document in what I could access. I have no interest in purchasing other subscriptions when the free one doesn’t seem to do anything but tell me about the wonderful options in the services I could pay for. Even though I don’t do much of anything with this type of activity now that I have retired. If my download is here somewhere than it might be better if there were titles/instructions that non technical user could access and understand. Difficult to work up enthusiasm for purchasing one of the more advanced subscriptions when the free one that I only needed to be able to read one document, was unable to provide that service for me. Thank you anyway C R Zook
Awesome job and User Friend
by APTMSAND on 2020/11/11 21:22
To Adobe and all your employees, You have been able to create The most user-friendly software I have ever seen and used. I am simply a end-user one person but I am very lucky to have run across such a program that makes my job so much easier to be able to sort quotes and deliver a professional looking quote.I upload a template for whatever I need like a survey on the store lighting refrigeration or a repair for SERVICE Quote sheet. So I like to thank you for all your hard work and I appreciate each and every employee for contributing to such a great platform to work off of!!! Michael Sandlin
Issues with sharing pdf files
by Kalon Williamson on 2018/10/12 18:34
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
Useful but lacking
by Blue8haze on 2018/01/22 17:24
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.
by FLLH122318 on 2018/10/11 11:54
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
by Name is taken so whatever on 2019/04/16 04:05
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.
Note Taking Function Seriously Lacking
by j1524 on 2018/10/10 02:41
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.
Overall good but need a few improvements
by Kwlman2345 on 2017/12/26 03:01
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 :)
Edits to PDF on Box do not save (Fixed with Restart)
by Mikedelic on 2017/08/31 15:12
Edits made to PDF on Box used to save back to Box when file is closed. But now they are not. This appears to be specifically happening on iPad. Update: Restarting the iPad appears to have resolved the issue. This should be communicated during app updates. Normally, a restart is not required. Many of my colleagues are having this same issue, so the fact that a restart is required in order to regain full functionality is maybe something you can include in your app update notes. I think many of us take for granted the fact that we use devices every day that do not have be booted up or restarted. So if a restart must be performed, it would help to be notified of this.
Not a fan of the latest update!
by Jillsjingles on 2018/10/09 17:56
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.
What’s wrong with the search option?
by 22Dweb22 on 2020/12/11 19:07
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.
THE ultimate PDF viewer
by Souporstarv on 2019/12/27 03:20
Adobe invented the PDF format so that a file looked the same on a PC or Macintosh or even a Unix system. Ofcourse you must have the correct fonts and the correct font sizes installed, which anyone with enough experience involving PDF files has run into from time to time, which when absent can occasionally make hip modern art out of an instruction manual or other document. But it’s usually pretty easy to find missing fonts online, taking a matter of minutes for Adobe to locate thee correct fonts, and nine times out of ten you have all the necessary fonts already installed, especially if you’re a regular user of the App!
Destructive Update
by SpreadEagle10 on 2019/02/06 22:34
The most recent update has made this previously wonderful and productive app completely useless! Can’t convert files...tells me to subscribe, then tells me I can’t because I am a subscriber, which I’ve been for years, then sends a me back to the unconverted file. Edits and form filling only get saved sometimes and when they do they don’t make it to a shared document. I travel frequently and this is, or has been, one of my most used apps...no more...I spent an hour trying to fill and share a document yesterday only to have it so corrupted my email system wouldn’t deliver it... Update...since my last not go hot review it has only become more frustrating to use this app. While a 2nhour back and forth with Apple and Adobe got the subscription figured out I still can’t move a file that is on my iPad to a folder in the cloud...STUPID!
Not sure of the need for the new update
by Stetofire on 2018/10/27 20:07
I really like this app and it being free is a super bonus, but this version brought some design changes that didn't seem necessary. Honestly, the UI of the previous update was spectacular. Sure, there are always improvements that can be made with applications, but I was very satisfied with it and you guys changed it a lot. The one nitpick I have that really prompted this review was the 'Bookmarks' button. I used it all the time because I have some open source textbook PDFs that I got for class, but now it's hidden in a menu and replaced by options I've never used once. If there was an opportunity to configure the toolbar myself, I'd be fine with the other changes.
Seems to be glitching
by nokaboy on 2018/08/16 14:26
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.
Super versatile document scanning from mobile devices
by tigherj on 2020/12/18 17:32
This app is incredibly useful if you need to capture small documents to save or share using a mobile phone or tablet, and the OCR (optical character recognition) is super helpful when you just want to access the text. For example, snapping a photo of a postal tracking number (have you tried entering these accurately by hand? Doable but tedious. Using this app, you can snap the receipt and run the scan and grab the tracking number from the pdf that's produced and then just drop this into google, to get your tracking information. Hundreds of other uses as well.
Useful but can be improved
by KatherinePierce7 on 2018/10/18 08:18
I really like this application because of how lightweight and useful it is. I mostly need this application to annotate PDFs with my Apple Pencil and take notes on them, but I think accessing the annotation menu is not as intuitive and simple as it could be. You have to touch the edit icon, and then comment, whereas instead of that you could just have a more accessible button to show the options for different annotation tools. Also I can’t find any option to erase the text that I write with pencil, I have to use the undo button which doesn’t do what I want exactly, because I might want to partially erase something or erase something not in the reverse order of writing it.
Why?
by vhdave on 2017/12/17 17:32
Update: Adobe! Thanks for listening to me. It’s fixed on my end. And it’s users like me who forget that every little thing on software takes a human touch. And it needs to be perfect or people like me will complain. Thanks for updating this, it great! 👍 Why is it every time I open a document in the adobe app it walks me through a 4 step getting started menu? This happens at least once a week, then I need to find the document I’m using out of the long list. I understand the getting started menu when you update the app or when it’s brand new... but I am seeing this all the time. It’s an unnecessary extra step.
Google Account Integration
by Craigwd_2000 on 2019/04/24 18:43
For one have two different personal Google Accounts and currently the app only allows me to add one account and there doesn’t appear to actually be any other way in the app’s main user interface to selectively add another Google account to import more PDF files from and I really wish I could do so too. Add this feature and I will definitely give this app four out of five stars too. It would also really be nice to be able to sort my documents alphabetically like the Default used to be in previous Mobile Adobe Reader stable maintenance release versions of this particular app too. Also the aforementioned account adding wizard should allow a second chance to link your Facebook account to this app too.
Adobe doesn't allow other apps to multitask
by Jeannedb on 2017/09/25 12:39
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.
This app was great before this latest update.
by V.R.U.S.P. on 2018/11/10 07:45
I never write reviews but felt like I just had to in this case. I use the app to grade papers and it was really helpful and easy to use. Then they monkeyed around with it, and now it’s counterintuitive and cumbersome. What used to take two actions, now takes three or four. I used to be able to add comments to the papers by tapping the screen where I wanted the comment to be, then selecting text and typing it in. Now I have to tap the pencil icon, select comment, select type, then tap the screen where the comment should go (but don’t hold your finger on the screen too long or it doesn’t come up) then type the comment. Then I have to tap post. If I want to edit the comment, I tap it and a dialogue box comes up, but the edit choice is hidden in a menu accessed by tapping an ellipse. Once I’ve made my edits, if I tap anywhere but directly on the “post” button, the edits I’ve made disappear and I have to recreate them. The same goes for navigating to my files. It used to open up in the main folder of my Dropbox where I keep the papers. Now it opens up in some folder of recent files and I have to tap “Locations” which is not prominently displayed, to get to my Outlook folder. It Byzantine, and just complicates my job.
WHAT A WONDERFUL App.
by Danger bot radiation on 2020/11/02 20:54
HELLO AND GOODAFTERNOON Ladies and Gentleman, how are you doing today so far on your side? NOW THE MAIN Reason why I am writing this particular review is to definitely let you know, that this particular app is a very very beautiful, wonderful and a very very helpful app. This particular app is so helpful, because i can definitely scan all of “My Receipts,” and store all of those scanned documents online in “Thy ICloud.” Meaning i can scan all of “My Receipts,” and store here inside of this particular app. I can definitely use this particular app to scan and transform any type of documents into a “PDF File.” Thank you so much for reading my review.
Bad UX for iPad app, kindle fire 10X better.
by Agongaz on 2019/10/05 03:51
I previously had a kindle fire and I used it very often, that adobe app on the kindle worked perfectly, specific it was more feature rich and very responsive experience, moreover I could specify to download the pdf documents on the device, however, I cannot say the same about this application, it has been utterly frustrating. From the instance where I am constantly logged out,on my own device, and I have to religiously in and redo load all the documents I. This is bull****! And it is unacceptable for a an established application to display such starter glitches and issues. I am requesting changes to be made as follows, include the option to have a two page view, have the option to save the documents on device, remove the issue( or whatever you call it) of being constantly logged out.
Apple Software Glitch
by Mattmorg2 on 2018/01/29 02:55
Update - Ap has been updated and bugs repaired. Thank you for actually listening! When opening the app, at first works fine. However, if you momentarily look at another app, for example attempt to copy and paste a reference from another source and paste into this app, the program will not allow this function. You have to close the app completely and reopen. Same problem happens if attempting to highlight or underline. A warning box appears and says your document is a read only when it isn’t. Very frustrating. Avoid this app until repaired.
Worst Update Ever Release in iTUNES
by K.Cart3r27 on 2018/11/03 13:07
I use to love adobe prior to the recent update. I would use this app daily for work and was my primary go to pdf app; 100% of our reports are digital so make sending to customers easier and more professional looking. AFTER the new release it is no longer user friendly, what I would use to hit it upload PDFs now wants me to get a subscription for. You can still upload but seems to me more steps to do so. It was so frustrating trying to figure out the new app I no longer use it. If i had more drive i would explain more issues but no need since i see plenty of other reviews that agree with me regarding the update. -My new choice of pdf app is “PSPDFKIT pdf viewer” when you check it out you will not be disappointed. To Adobe: complete fail, give us the option to revert back prior to update.
Once a standard, now a Disappointment
by PDF-ed in Wisconsin on 2019/05/14 23:13
Acrobat Reader was once the standard utility that greased the e-cogs of the digital document sharing world. However, since the advent of the Document Cloud model, where you can’t use the app without creating an account, it has ceased to be utilitarian for any organization larger than one or two people. It’s great if you want to use their cloud offering, but so many orgs just need to view, create, and combine PDFs, and not share via yet another cloud with yet another account, that it becomes unworkable. Reader has walked away from its natural market stronghold. The document sorting and organizing capabilities of Reader on iPad have been completely abandoned for no identifiable reason that I can find. Hope you like their one sort option, because that’s all you get. Soviet software would have offered more options.
Please help me
by rezasetode on 2018/09/18 15:27
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One annoying glitch
by cathyincv on 2018/10/07 18:31
This app is mostly good, but I’ve been creating a form in Acrobat Pro DC (generated over a Word document) and I’m finding the form filling capabilities are making my current form unusable on the iPad. I have some date fields that in certain cases are not required, but if you tab into those date fields, it seems impossible to clear the date. You have no choice but to allow some date to remain, and resetting the field doesn’t work. The pop up calendar in the date field seemed cool on my desktop but fails in IOS. It’s a small thing since I can just use a normal text field as I used to but I thought it’s worth mentioning. Maybe I’m just doing something wrong.
Customer Service is Absent and worthless
by Phillis phan on 2019/08/22 21:59
Have been using Acrobat on iPad for a year or so and was happy to see editing features become available, even if they came with a $4.99/month Premium fee. After purchasing the upgrade through the Apple’s App Store, the program froze during the “registering the upgrade”. I rebooted the iPad because the program was froze. After reboot, and launching Acrobat again, the premium features were still not available, and when prompted to subscribe to them (again), was left with a message that i was already subscribed. So.....subscribed and charged for a service that is not functioning, and no customer support to remedy. No phone support and bounced between 3 different parties on “chat support” with no resolution. Was told by the third representative to try a forum for a solution.
Major downgrade!
by TheTigerMom on 2018/10/09 00:51
Adobe Acrobat Reader was my life support for work. Before this last update nothing compared to the ease of using the app & I was totally dependent on Adobe. This new update has removed the alphabetical tabs formerly used to access files quickly. Consequently, I am forced to scroll through my files without the the ability to go straight to a set of documents commencing with a particular letter of the alphabet. Inevitably this leads to the app freezing forcing me to close the app & relaunch. Now, the easiest way to locate a document in the event that I know it’s name is to go to search as access to folders to view contents has diminished. Frustration doesn’t cover the distress of not being able to do what I once was able to before this update! THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE OLD VERSION!!!! Please fix it!
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Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF
Description
The free Adobe Acrobat Reader pdf app is trusted by millions of people around the world. Adobe Acrobat Reader is the free global standard for reliably viewing, signing, and commenting on PDF documents. VIEW PDFs • Quickly open and view PDF documents. • Search, scroll, and zoom in and out. • Choose Single Page or Continuous scroll mode. ANNOTATE PDFs • Comment on PDFs using sticky notes and drawing tools. • Highlight and mark up text with annotation tools. • View and respond to annotations in the comments list. • Use Apple Pencil with iPad Pro for exceptional commenting precision. WORK WITH OTHERS AND SHARE PDFs • Quickly access documents shared for viewing, review, or signature. • Collaborate with others by adding your comments to PDFs sent to you for review. • Receive activity notifications for files you’ve shared for viewing and review. • Track pending actions on documents shared with you. • Easily share PDFs with others by creating links you can send by email. WORK WITH SCANNED DOCUMENTS • Easily access scanned PDFs that you’ve captured using the free Adobe Scan app. • Open your scans in Acrobat Reader to fill in, sign, review, and share. FILL AND SIGN FORMS • Quickly fill out PDF forms by typing text into fields. • Use your finger or Apple Pencil to e-sign any PDF document. STORE, ACCESS, AND PRINT FILES • Sign in to your free Adobe Document Cloud account to store and access files across devices. • Star files to keep important documents at your fingertips. • Connect to your Dropbox account and access other storage providers including iCloud Drive, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive. • Print documents from your device. DARK MODE Switch to dark mode in iOS 13 and change the background color of the app window. This is not only easy on the eye in low light, but may also prolong the battery life of your device. CONNECT TO GOOGLE DRIVE • Access PDFs and other files stored on your Google Drive with ease. • Create, view, edit, combine, compress, export, share, and star Google Drive files directly in Acrobat Reader. IN-APP PURCHASE Subscribe for even more PDF power. Subscriptions work across mobile and web. • Organize and edit PDFs. • Create PDF files from documents or images. • Export PDFs to Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. • Compress PDFs to reduce file size. • Combine files into one PDF. IN-APP PURCHASE DETAILS • Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. • Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Microsoft Intune supported partner app and accommodates multiple identities. Terms & Conditions: Your use of this application is governed by the Adobe General Terms of Use (https://adobe.com/go/terms_linkfree_en and the Adobe Privacy Policy (http://www.adobe.com/go/privacy_policy_linkfree_en). Do Not Sell My Personal Information: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/ca-rights-linkfree.html
Frustrating Adobe’s S.O.P.
by MatthewAV on 2021/01/13 05:23
• Readdle’s PDF Expert app is supremely more user-friendly, robust, and user-centric in its features—seamlessly integrated to work with other companies, formats, selections of options are focused on the user’s viewpoint. • Adobe funnels to Adobe and makes it difficult for integrations from other sources. • Definitely a decent app but very limited and drives user to Acrobat desktop. • Underwhelming but necessary for select actions with PDFs.
Too hard
by Togorio on 2021/01/12 09:29
Too complicated to use on iOS devices
Good reading apparatus
by Jelees on 2021/01/12 03:51
It’s great when I’m reading my textbooks. My only issue is I can’t get a table of contents drop like on my laptop😅
Amazing!
by Melissa7000 on 2021/01/11 17:36
I have been using this to edit PDFs and it is truly wonderful!
Can’t open or convert
by Baby Boy Mann on 2021/01/11 15:45
Can’t open or convert
Supposed to be free for first 7 days
by E_1986 on 2021/01/11 14:22
This app was supposed to be free for first 7 days but the instant I installed it I was charged $21.24 on my credit card. That’s criminal!
Dees at best
by Beezy69! on 2021/01/11 13:57
still dumb and hard
Will not recognize subscription
by AT17854 on 2021/01/11 02:47
I am paying for a subscription but the app will not recognize it or it will recognize the subscription and lose recognition while editing a document. This is an absolutely frustrating experience.
The best most convenient professional app ever!
by WhySoDificult! on 2021/01/09 15:33
-Photo to PDF -Sign and seal a PDF - Edit PDF professionally by type/texting That’s not all. I’ve just gotta go!
Great
by little/big sister on 2021/01/09 04:53
Love this
Grateful!
by OnlyMako on 2021/01/08 22:56
Being there for me in clutch moments, that because of you guys, results always were in my favor!! Forever Grateful, : Mark C. Pierce
Response
by Brother Harden Sr on 2021/01/08 21:55
Very Good
Bad app. Wants too much personal information
by dont be conned bt adobe on 2021/01/08 04:12
They want too much information p. Better apps out there that do still your information.
Exelente
by olish0218 on 2021/01/08 00:46
Me encanta esta aplicación ya que puedo tener mis libro y leerlos cuando quiera y los documentos de igual forma exelente aplicacion
👍
by hussain jabir on 2021/01/07 18:12
Good app
Adobe Acrobat App
by My Rate For Adobe Acrobat on 2021/01/07 14:24
Great and very useful, handy tool!
Charges A Cancellation Fee
by Michael1123455 on 2021/01/06 14:11
Do not sign up unless you know you are going to use this. They charge a cancellation fee of around 100. Pretty nasty company. Plus the actual app is clunky and not very useful.
DC Pro
by Blasted detsalB on 2021/01/05 22:35
You can’t access what you pay for. It keeps shuffling me to Reader.
Adobe
by pich Reachsak on 2021/01/05 02:27
An amazing app!
shoogy
by shoogy75 on 2021/01/02 22:05
great!
Used to be great
by pup in nyc on 2021/01/02 18:18
No longer allowing me to edit PDFs means I need to find another app -what a drag
Not working
by NDinKWT on 2021/01/01 16:12
So, the basic function of this app is to open a pdf and read it, right? Well, that function doesn’t work.
👍
by ....123456 on 2020/12/31 12:44
👍👍
Why do I have to register
by xkkzalakc on 2020/12/30 22:43
Just want a scan
Not functioning
by Sport51969 on 2020/12/30 20:57
The app will not allow me to renew or restore my subscription. I can’t edit files or documents using this app.
Liquid mode stinks
by Aerokats42 on 2020/12/30 05:39
App converts document to “liquid mode”, destroys original formatting and gives no option to return to original format. Do not recommend.
Disappointing
by VERY FRUSTRATED & Unhappy on 2020/12/30 05:09
Won’t open on my iPad!
Lacking functions/options and bugs severely limit the usefulness of this app
by Nykentaro on 2020/12/29 21:56
Major bug: search feature doesn’t highlight the first appearance of a word if it has to scroll to that page to show it. So, since the search always starts on the first page, if a word only appears once on a page that isn’t the first, it will never highlight it. Main issue: I love the commenting features on the desktop version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, as I need to review and mark up many papers and reports. The amount of different features you can use and options you can choose is fantastic for creating a perfect markup system that works for you. However, this app lacks many of the smaller features that make the desktop version so flexible and useful, such as only a few fixed annotation color options, no color fill option for text boxes, limited text formatting options in text boxes, etc. . The limited fixed color options for annotations is the most significant problem because many of the colors I use on the desktop and other apps aren’t available (certain colors denote certain types of annotation meanings), and multiple organized colors are really important when you’re reviewing dense papers where most of its sentences is important for some reason. Overall, if I can’t use the same annotation/commenting system that I use on the desktop version in this app as well, then I can’t really use this app for what I need it for. Small changes like adding more or customizable annotation color options would improve the usability of this app tremendously.
New update makes it harder to use
by ponch/020 on 2020/12/29 17:51
They really screwed this up. Very hard to attach a file to an email. It was nothing wrong with it before the update they screwed it up
Falls short
by Gui Almeida on 2020/12/28 21:54
App is pretty straight forward and packs a lot of features, BUT for someone who deals with password protected PDFs for sensitive information from clients it becomes a hassle. PDFs already protected cannot have their passwords modified or removed, the document becomes pretty much useless in the app, as the other features won’t work. E.x: can’t export file or edit them in many ways. If you receive PDF files that are protected you’ll have to use a computer to remove the password, the app becomes useless.
Adobehtrff
by gehwnebfhfnxjxjx on 2020/12/28 04:22
Great
Links
by djenk260 on 2020/12/27 15:46
When I,m sent links they do not connect.
Personal information issue
by ho ho tai on 2020/12/26 21:16
Merits of the app aside, I went to the Do Not Sell My Personal Information config and instead of some toggles to control my info sharing, I was presented with just a bunch of legalese with some URLs, not even hot links. Apparently Adobe wants to make it difficult for us to opt out of what must be a good revenue source for them.
IOS version not as easy as on Windows
by robokopp53 on 2020/12/26 16:27
Using on ipad does not work the same as ir does on windows.
Terrible to use
by Refuse to update on 2020/12/26 09:48
App is useless. Not intuit to use and no guidance
Flawless!
by SHOLA on 2020/12/26 02:04
App is great. Reading is super. I love it!
Terrible hack vulnerability
by lorisizisks on 2020/12/26 01:58
The profligate sharing of data between lord knows how many other third party companies results in extreme risk of hacking. The linkage between Adobe, Microsoft365, Microsoft Azure et al., LinkedIn, Google, MSN etc etc is unconscionable and the lack of security equal to the task is reckless and borderline criminal. These companies put children at risk through enterprise accounts with educational institutions, without shame. It is time to repeal any and all laws that immunize these products and makers from liability for the foreseeable damage that results. Consumers require PROTECTION and so do children.
scanned pdf
by seacucumber on 2020/12/25 22:29
Cannot convert scanned pdf to editable or searchable pdf
Good stop asking me to make reviews
by westdickson on 2020/12/25 17:54
Stop.goooog
Useful app.
by TheTtika on 2020/12/24 05:29
My favorite application, I use it every day, u can link other accounts also 🙏🏼🙏🏼😍😍
Feh
by imquitepissed on 2020/12/24 00:46
Intrusive and absolutely not intuitive.
Bugs
by Error Reporting 2020 on 2020/12/23 22:31
Hi, I like Adobe, it’s pretty standard everywhere. Good software. But, there are bugs: 1. When I use the insert text tool (T symbol), sometimes I edit the text and it does not save when I click “Post.” So I have to re-type it in again. It’s an inconvenience. 2. Sometimes when I am in the insert text tool and typing, I need to scroll to copy down notes using the insert text tool, and the text box automatically closes. So I have to open a new one from the beginning. Could you fix this instability issue and keep it open/able to type even if I scroll up or down the PDF file. 3. Could you make the Tools selection more sensitive/responsive. And the highlighting speed a more faster and smoother. Because, when you have to drag a digital pen across a glass screen, there’s a bit of friction there, and it slows the whole highlighting process. Please do this with all the other tools as well! Yes, underlining, insert text, etc. Thank you.
It’s okay
by Chesapeake VA on 2020/12/23 05:32
Just okay
Search/Find in document
by kingofhilo19 on 2020/12/22 16:34
The find in document function is broken and does not highlight the word you searched for.
Monopoly
by GodiDB on 2020/12/21 16:49
Kinda complicated to use I feel like I have to buy this because of the pdf converting features. Word is way more simple, wish this wasn’t as hard to use.
Adobe Acrobat
by you all are lyers on 2020/12/21 04:55
Does not properly convert to Word document or allow converting to JPEG.
Adobe review
by Angrl6639 on 2020/12/21 04:03
Having major issues which isn’t ok! Refuses to allow me past purchasing and using with replying to purchase Adobe which I already have done. I wasted six hours doing work related issues! Thank you! Angela Miller one oissed off customer!
Terrible app , terrible reviews and glitches
by 7376362738jeff on 2020/12/21 00:16
Never once got this to work after i converted from free to PAID , cant believe the product dosent work And I cant even post a question on the help board thats down tooo
My
by Chance . USN on 2020/12/19 22:45
Easy to use a d gets better with time , thank you very much
Does What It Should
by Spiral Geronimo on 2020/12/19 17:39
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.
Just disappointing
by EddieV1340 on 2020/12/19 16:42
The new update has removed some features that were important. I’m looking for a new app to replace Adobe
Muy buena herramienta
by aqui el covid-19 no nos afecta on 2020/12/19 16:13
Excelente
Super versatile document scanning from mobile devices
by tigherj on 2020/12/18 17:32
This app is incredibly useful if you need to capture small documents to save or share using a mobile phone or tablet, and the OCR (optical character recognition) is super helpful when you just want to access the text. For example, snapping a photo of a postal tracking number (have you tried entering these accurately by hand? Doable but tedious. Using this app, you can snap the receipt and run the scan and grab the tracking number from the pdf that's produced and then just drop this into google, to get your tracking information. Hundreds of other uses as well.
Update does not connect to Box
by Crrritic on 2020/12/17 03:03
I need to access Box documents so I can edit them. No longer available with this version. Useless to me.
Bad
by jackthegamer930 on 2020/12/17 02:28
I can’t use anything without premium
The best
by Closjr2388 on 2020/12/16 18:56
This is the best helpful tool I could ever use with my business
Awesome App
by JP Pencils on 2020/12/16 14:59
Love this app! So user friendly!
Recurrent charges even after cancellation
by Lennox1969 on 2020/12/15 23:50
I cancelled within the free trial period, yet Adobe keeps hitting my card. Two months in a row now—this is immoral and illegal. My app shows I’m a free user—yet the charges continue. I will NEVER use Adobe.
Apps Freezes on startup
by Troublesome to nickname on 2020/12/15 14:51
I like this apps but over the last few months,it freezes on the first page when the program is activated. I have to restart the program and computer many times and hoping that it will wake up. I will be using other PDF reader if this keep happening.
Ok
by kar1ton on 2020/12/15 11:22
It’s ok free
Me
by you cant send it on 2020/12/14 18:05
It doesn’t work!!
My Trusted Means of Communication
by Mustyweg on 2020/12/13 22:30
From IRS forms, to Minutes, Adobe gets the info there in a readable format -- and has for decades. Thank you!
Confusing
by BevieJo plays games on 2020/12/13 18:07
I keep getting an alert that shows 4 notices, but whenever I click the app on, nothing is there.
An incredible app
by GSE3Charles on 2020/12/13 06:44
The best .pd_ app I’ve seen.
KISS
by nothings avialable on 2020/12/12 10:03
Nothing I can add to KISS but Adobe doesn’t seem to get it.
New update is not working properly
by sam 912206 on 2020/12/12 07:31
When i downloaded new pdf i cant see that there until i close app and start it again! Its happen next of update, please fix it,
What’s wrong with the search option?
by 22Dweb22 on 2020/12/11 19:07
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.
Exceptional app.
by imagematters on 2020/12/11 17:17
One of the best if not the best productive app on the market. Certainly a work of excellence.
Worthless
by RogergMailliw on 2020/12/11 04:44
iPad version can’t edit autofill PDFs like desktop version can. Wants $10 a month for the opportunity to try.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is great!
by Mariq59 on 2020/12/10 20:45
Love this program
No
by prepress_person13 on 2020/12/09 20:42
Surprisingly useless for an app from one of the world's major software companies. I suppose it just continues Adobe's decades-long trend of diminishing value and increasing annoyance for the price.
Secret Pricing
by Brad Randmark on 2020/12/08 17:27
Adobe makes great products, but I wish that Adobe would not hide pricing options behind a general ’Try Now’ button. Just let us compare and pick a package like any other app company. We know you are going to bait us in with a trial of the best package and then hit us over the head with auto-renew.
It Does Nothing
by Shermels on 2020/12/08 12:57
You can only read PDFs unless you want to pay an enormous fee monthly. It is fine to use on a Mac, but the worse pdf program on the iPad.
BEWARE
by arielgamble on 2020/12/07 13:10
They will charge a $30 early cancellation fee... I accidentally purchased this plan twice (one under my Apple ID and one under my personal email) and when I went to cancel one they stated I will be charged $30 for canceling this plan early, this was NOT stated very clear while reading the terms and conditions but they made it VERY clear when you go to cancel that they are charging your card $30. So not only have I been paying $14.99 twice a month but now I have to pay $60 to cancel them? I wanted to keep one plan on my personal email but I would not want to continue any service with Adobe in the future. DO NOT RECOMMEND
Paying for a subscription that it won’t let me use
by HNJF0621 on 2020/12/07 05:19
Extremely pointless app I’ve been paying for this app for several months and it’s never let me use the features I pay for. Wouldn’t recommend anyone to use this app.
Garbage
by madisonn01 on 2020/12/06 14:14
Garbage
Adobe app sharing documents
by 18Boot on 2020/12/06 11:26
This is most inconvenient to share documents. Impossible for me with out unnecessary extra effort. Thank you Judy Winfrey
Deleted my work and folders
by Pinkü on 2020/12/05 22:31
I came back to finish an assignment and all my comments and highlights were gone. Also, all my folders for organization disappeared. Unreliable and destructive.
Acrobat
by kamran-zx on 2020/12/05 19:30
Perfect
Worst user design ever
by jbailey214 on 2020/12/05 17:18
Is the hardest to use app and most illogical user experience ever created
Trash
by Myloves35 on 2020/12/05 08:07
Ask for a password for what to open a file and make u pay to open it
..
by SandreneB on 2020/12/05 03:32
❤️ it so far
Hasta cuándo
by Fater4Law on 2020/12/04 14:25
que mejoras hablan ustedes si la app es la misma con el mismo rendimiento???? no engañen más ni hagan que el cliente que si le cuesta caro la conexión sufra por eso
Meh
by Calleebash on 2020/12/04 14:05
I cannot find files, it’s a mess. I’m a seasoned acrobat user - but I’m not impressed with this app.
Kathleen Rossin
by rossinkathleen on 2020/12/03 20:50
I’m elderly and I’m really bad when changes happen . I hope I can keep up .
Useless
by n3m4c on 2020/12/03 16:38
This app cannot open a pdf because it’s “corrupted”, but every other app can open that same pdf. Waste of space
Thumbs up
by get the itis on 2020/12/03 16:34
Are use it for everything chemical labels all kinds of document downloads you name it it works
Stupid App
by catsrus on 2020/12/02 17:15
USPS sent me a receipt for a package I mailed. I could only read it on this app.....I HATE THIS APP and am resentful that I need to download an app I will NEVER use again. It’s only free for 7 days then I have to go through 24 more steps to get rid of it so I won’t be charged $9.99 per month....NOT FAIR for someone on limited income...useless app and too complicated.
Creative Cloud
by ghstbut on 2020/11/30 20:16
I wish i could give zero stars, they are unhelpful and send you through a run around to cancel subscriptions. The agents are not helpful, leaving the chat after i tell them i want to cancel. They keep trying to charge my card and won’t let me cancel the subscription and i spent well over 20 minutes on hold. I HATE THIS COMPANY, never using again!!!
The app jumps in and out of subscription
by TKKR3462 on 2020/11/30 11:26
I have paid for premium subscription and some days it works and other days not. When i click trial for premium it informs me correctly that i am subscribed. However, when I try and covert a document it tells me to subscribe?? Ive been going round and round in circles all day
Just go away
by hateonlinePredators on 2020/11/30 05:45
Delete me now
Análisis multivariable
by LlalloHH on 2020/11/30 00:33
Gracias por el soporte tecnológico para mi actividad estudiantil Saludos Edu
Ddecorah
by ddecorah on 2020/11/29 19:14
Hello
Great tool
by edsonascimento on 2020/11/28 16:27
It’s amazing beautiful platform
Solution please : it was best but after 14.2 hangs and slows down even in my ipad pro 2020
by Hasib Uz Zaman on 2020/11/28 15:35
it was best pdf reader for ipad , but recently while marking with apple pencil it slows down and hangs for some time. it was needed to be restarted to continue working with it . please gave us some solution
The worst user experience
by Sergiop68 on 2020/11/25 20:24
First, you must pay 10 dollars for nothing, because Acrobat didn’t make a DC version for iPad Pro, so you have a Reader version paying a DC version, limited in all features. Second, I hate the PM or Director who decided that all processes in the App could be in Acrobat Cloud. Third, I’m paying 120 dollars per year for nothing Fourth, Acrobat is scamming me 120 dollars in a year Fifth, Acrobat Reader hasn’t edition features, you can online combine, always in Acrobat Cloud, through, you pay 120 dollars per year. Sixth, You must not pay 120 dollars per year for nothing, it’s a scam. Seventh, You’ll be scammed by Acrobat because you must pay for an App than they never developed, because you cannot install Acrobat DC in an iPad Eighth, you’re scammed paying 120 dollars per year.
Don’t expect a “free” trial
by runrunrepeat on 2020/11/25 00:33
It showed the option of a “free trial” for their premium services. I agreed to the trial and they charged me for it anyway.
Crashing PDf
by Ratty86 on 2020/11/24 22:16
Trying to open the document PDF is crashing app
Horrible commenting interface
by grantlgriffin on 2020/11/24 19:56
I use comments on PDFs a lot for my work. Unfortunately, annotation and text comments are very buggy, and I frequently have to renter text because the app deletes a comment right after I type it out. This is very frustrating as it makes me take longer to complete tasks. Additionally, the eraser does not work reliably. Sometimes I have to erase a marking 5 or 6 times before it sticks. Do better.
Does What It Should
by Spiral Geronimo on 2020/12/19 17:39
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.
Latest updates killed me
by Camscannerfanatic on 2018/10/17 00:04
I use this app primarily for work purposes. I save all my service receipts to this app and also fill out and submit safety and order forms daily. The recent update changed alot of things. First of all, the new design I don't like. That I can get used to but it's made it more difficult to use in my opinion. Some of the buttons are not labeled now, they only have icons so I have to guess what they do until I press them and find out if I'm right or wrong. More importantly, there are functions/operations that changed. For example, sharing a file through email no longer takes the file name and automatically makes it the subject line of the email. Also, when you sort by name,files with letters now follow files with numbers. I have to scroll through a hundred files (which have dates) to get to my template (which starts with letters). So I had to through a random zero at the beginning so it's at the top. There is more I could write but I think you get my point. I realize it may sound like nitpicking but when you use the app as much as I do it becomes very annoying. I am disappointed you made such a big change and it doesn't seem to be for the better. Let's get some of this fixed so I can change this back to 5 stars.
What happened
by jior design on 2019/03/11 08:46
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!
Super handy app
by TheMacDuffs on 2020/05/01 14:06
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.
Very powerful, missing critical annotation feature
by DrOverbuild on 2019/09/06 02:49
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.
Finally , I find the best PDF files app that suit me
by Tomshz on 2019/02/23 23:14
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
This app used to be wonderful, but now...
by GRIFFINSTE1N on 2018/10/28 20:42
...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.
!!!horrible update!!!
by necessarynickname? on 2018/10/03 20:55
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.
Need auto-save as you work
by G.G.Lórien on 2020/02/08 17:32
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.
Hate the new user interface.
by dvd587 on 2018/10/27 18:40
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.
Only a basic reader
by dtnel72 on 2020/10/26 09:27
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.
Couldn’t live without
by Jilimac77 on 2019/01/22 15:30
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!!
Acrobat Reader.: My review
by BonnieSK on 2020/05/17 10:34
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
by memko35 on 2020/09/19 17:34
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
by adobeappuser on 2018/10/04 15:31
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.
Fast, smooth but could be better (after update: bad)
by YinghaoS on 2018/11/27 01:05
This app is very fast, clear and smooth. But there are still some features missing: 1. Bookmarks can't be created 2. It's better to have a webpage like top bank to switch between opened books quickly 3. Can't show the list of past comments made Also an annoying little bug: when you switch to other app and back (even after you go to the home screen), the zoom in disappeared and the file return to its original size. So I need to zoom in again to kill the white margins. (the zoom in will stay if you zoomed in 120% or above though) (A comment: although it's been 2 years, those features are still missing. But I'm still stick to it because it's elegant, and robust to things it promised to do.) =============== After the update, which is a radical new design, a lot of things changed. First of all it can’t open, after many tries it finally opened. Then it can finally show past comments which is good, and do global search. That is the only two things pleasing. All else feels bad. The app is slower to scroll documents, it’s harder to make comment or edit file, you need to click more buttons, it’s very annoying that when you scroll up, the file title will show up, it’s not a web browser! It’s harder to view bookmarks, again you need do more clicking. A comment said who design the new version should be fired, lol, I am also surprised since it’s Adobe who made it.
Why did you destroy a great program?
by Brains1959 on 2018/11/17 11:24
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.
I used to love this app before the most recent update
by Too much travel on 2018/10/04 22:35
I have loved using the Adobe Acrobat app for many years. It has improved over time and has many wonderful features that the desktop edition has. Using the app has been easy, almost instinctive, until now. Nothing is easy to do anymore. The typeface is light and difficult to read for those of us who no longer have 20/20 vision. I’m still trying to figure out how to move a group of files (used to be really easy). I know that the performance is supposed to be improved but scrolling through lists of files and folders seems slower. May be I’ll update this review after using the new update for a while.
New update hindrance to annotation
by Mr.Culbertson on 2018/10/02 20:53
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?
Failure to launch app
by old nontechie user on 2020/07/20 00:42
So far I can’t get it to do anything but offering other connected adobe subscriptions that I could purchase. All I wanted to do was open the installation and use instructions for a composting toilet. This has so far not been productive. Can’t find the document in what I could access. I have no interest in purchasing other subscriptions when the free one doesn’t seem to do anything but tell me about the wonderful options in the services I could pay for. Even though I don’t do much of anything with this type of activity now that I have retired. If my download is here somewhere than it might be better if there were titles/instructions that non technical user could access and understand. Difficult to work up enthusiasm for purchasing one of the more advanced subscriptions when the free one that I only needed to be able to read one document, was unable to provide that service for me. Thank you anyway C R Zook
Awesome job and User Friend
by APTMSAND on 2020/11/11 21:22
To Adobe and all your employees, You have been able to create The most user-friendly software I have ever seen and used. I am simply a end-user one person but I am very lucky to have run across such a program that makes my job so much easier to be able to sort quotes and deliver a professional looking quote.I upload a template for whatever I need like a survey on the store lighting refrigeration or a repair for SERVICE Quote sheet. So I like to thank you for all your hard work and I appreciate each and every employee for contributing to such a great platform to work off of!!! Michael Sandlin
Issues with sharing pdf files
by Kalon Williamson on 2018/10/12 18:34
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
Useful but lacking
by Blue8haze on 2018/01/22 17:24
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.
by FLLH122318 on 2018/10/11 11:54
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
by Name is taken so whatever on 2019/04/16 04:05
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.
Note Taking Function Seriously Lacking
by j1524 on 2018/10/10 02:41
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.
Overall good but need a few improvements
by Kwlman2345 on 2017/12/26 03:01
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 :)
Edits to PDF on Box do not save (Fixed with Restart)
by Mikedelic on 2017/08/31 15:12
Edits made to PDF on Box used to save back to Box when file is closed. But now they are not. This appears to be specifically happening on iPad. Update: Restarting the iPad appears to have resolved the issue. This should be communicated during app updates. Normally, a restart is not required. Many of my colleagues are having this same issue, so the fact that a restart is required in order to regain full functionality is maybe something you can include in your app update notes. I think many of us take for granted the fact that we use devices every day that do not have be booted up or restarted. So if a restart must be performed, it would help to be notified of this.
Not a fan of the latest update!
by Jillsjingles on 2018/10/09 17:56
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.
What’s wrong with the search option?
by 22Dweb22 on 2020/12/11 19:07
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.
THE ultimate PDF viewer
by Souporstarv on 2019/12/27 03:20
Adobe invented the PDF format so that a file looked the same on a PC or Macintosh or even a Unix system. Ofcourse you must have the correct fonts and the correct font sizes installed, which anyone with enough experience involving PDF files has run into from time to time, which when absent can occasionally make hip modern art out of an instruction manual or other document. But it’s usually pretty easy to find missing fonts online, taking a matter of minutes for Adobe to locate thee correct fonts, and nine times out of ten you have all the necessary fonts already installed, especially if you’re a regular user of the App!
Destructive Update
by SpreadEagle10 on 2019/02/06 22:34
The most recent update has made this previously wonderful and productive app completely useless! Can’t convert files...tells me to subscribe, then tells me I can’t because I am a subscriber, which I’ve been for years, then sends a me back to the unconverted file. Edits and form filling only get saved sometimes and when they do they don’t make it to a shared document. I travel frequently and this is, or has been, one of my most used apps...no more...I spent an hour trying to fill and share a document yesterday only to have it so corrupted my email system wouldn’t deliver it... Update...since my last not go hot review it has only become more frustrating to use this app. While a 2nhour back and forth with Apple and Adobe got the subscription figured out I still can’t move a file that is on my iPad to a folder in the cloud...STUPID!
Not sure of the need for the new update
by Stetofire on 2018/10/27 20:07
I really like this app and it being free is a super bonus, but this version brought some design changes that didn't seem necessary. Honestly, the UI of the previous update was spectacular. Sure, there are always improvements that can be made with applications, but I was very satisfied with it and you guys changed it a lot. The one nitpick I have that really prompted this review was the 'Bookmarks' button. I used it all the time because I have some open source textbook PDFs that I got for class, but now it's hidden in a menu and replaced by options I've never used once. If there was an opportunity to configure the toolbar myself, I'd be fine with the other changes.
Seems to be glitching
by nokaboy on 2018/08/16 14:26
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.
Super versatile document scanning from mobile devices
by tigherj on 2020/12/18 17:32
This app is incredibly useful if you need to capture small documents to save or share using a mobile phone or tablet, and the OCR (optical character recognition) is super helpful when you just want to access the text. For example, snapping a photo of a postal tracking number (have you tried entering these accurately by hand? Doable but tedious. Using this app, you can snap the receipt and run the scan and grab the tracking number from the pdf that's produced and then just drop this into google, to get your tracking information. Hundreds of other uses as well.
Useful but can be improved
by KatherinePierce7 on 2018/10/18 08:18
I really like this application because of how lightweight and useful it is. I mostly need this application to annotate PDFs with my Apple Pencil and take notes on them, but I think accessing the annotation menu is not as intuitive and simple as it could be. You have to touch the edit icon, and then comment, whereas instead of that you could just have a more accessible button to show the options for different annotation tools. Also I can’t find any option to erase the text that I write with pencil, I have to use the undo button which doesn’t do what I want exactly, because I might want to partially erase something or erase something not in the reverse order of writing it.
Why?
by vhdave on 2017/12/17 17:32
Update: Adobe! Thanks for listening to me. It’s fixed on my end. And it’s users like me who forget that every little thing on software takes a human touch. And it needs to be perfect or people like me will complain. Thanks for updating this, it great! 👍 Why is it every time I open a document in the adobe app it walks me through a 4 step getting started menu? This happens at least once a week, then I need to find the document I’m using out of the long list. I understand the getting started menu when you update the app or when it’s brand new... but I am seeing this all the time. It’s an unnecessary extra step.
Google Account Integration
by Craigwd_2000 on 2019/04/24 18:43
For one have two different personal Google Accounts and currently the app only allows me to add one account and there doesn’t appear to actually be any other way in the app’s main user interface to selectively add another Google account to import more PDF files from and I really wish I could do so too. Add this feature and I will definitely give this app four out of five stars too. It would also really be nice to be able to sort my documents alphabetically like the Default used to be in previous Mobile Adobe Reader stable maintenance release versions of this particular app too. Also the aforementioned account adding wizard should allow a second chance to link your Facebook account to this app too.
Adobe doesn't allow other apps to multitask
by Jeannedb on 2017/09/25 12:39
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.
This app was great before this latest update.
by V.R.U.S.P. on 2018/11/10 07:45
I never write reviews but felt like I just had to in this case. I use the app to grade papers and it was really helpful and easy to use. Then they monkeyed around with it, and now it’s counterintuitive and cumbersome. What used to take two actions, now takes three or four. I used to be able to add comments to the papers by tapping the screen where I wanted the comment to be, then selecting text and typing it in. Now I have to tap the pencil icon, select comment, select type, then tap the screen where the comment should go (but don’t hold your finger on the screen too long or it doesn’t come up) then type the comment. Then I have to tap post. If I want to edit the comment, I tap it and a dialogue box comes up, but the edit choice is hidden in a menu accessed by tapping an ellipse. Once I’ve made my edits, if I tap anywhere but directly on the “post” button, the edits I’ve made disappear and I have to recreate them. The same goes for navigating to my files. It used to open up in the main folder of my Dropbox where I keep the papers. Now it opens up in some folder of recent files and I have to tap “Locations” which is not prominently displayed, to get to my Outlook folder. It Byzantine, and just complicates my job.
WHAT A WONDERFUL App.
by Danger bot radiation on 2020/11/02 20:54
HELLO AND GOODAFTERNOON Ladies and Gentleman, how are you doing today so far on your side? NOW THE MAIN Reason why I am writing this particular review is to definitely let you know, that this particular app is a very very beautiful, wonderful and a very very helpful app. This particular app is so helpful, because i can definitely scan all of “My Receipts,” and store all of those scanned documents online in “Thy ICloud.” Meaning i can scan all of “My Receipts,” and store here inside of this particular app. I can definitely use this particular app to scan and transform any type of documents into a “PDF File.” Thank you so much for reading my review.
Bad UX for iPad app, kindle fire 10X better.
by Agongaz on 2019/10/05 03:51
I previously had a kindle fire and I used it very often, that adobe app on the kindle worked perfectly, specific it was more feature rich and very responsive experience, moreover I could specify to download the pdf documents on the device, however, I cannot say the same about this application, it has been utterly frustrating. From the instance where I am constantly logged out,on my own device, and I have to religiously in and redo load all the documents I. This is bull****! And it is unacceptable for a an established application to display such starter glitches and issues. I am requesting changes to be made as follows, include the option to have a two page view, have the option to save the documents on device, remove the issue( or whatever you call it) of being constantly logged out.
Apple Software Glitch
by Mattmorg2 on 2018/01/29 02:55
Update - Ap has been updated and bugs repaired. Thank you for actually listening! When opening the app, at first works fine. However, if you momentarily look at another app, for example attempt to copy and paste a reference from another source and paste into this app, the program will not allow this function. You have to close the app completely and reopen. Same problem happens if attempting to highlight or underline. A warning box appears and says your document is a read only when it isn’t. Very frustrating. Avoid this app until repaired.
Worst Update Ever Release in iTUNES
by K.Cart3r27 on 2018/11/03 13:07
I use to love adobe prior to the recent update. I would use this app daily for work and was my primary go to pdf app; 100% of our reports are digital so make sending to customers easier and more professional looking. AFTER the new release it is no longer user friendly, what I would use to hit it upload PDFs now wants me to get a subscription for. You can still upload but seems to me more steps to do so. It was so frustrating trying to figure out the new app I no longer use it. If i had more drive i would explain more issues but no need since i see plenty of other reviews that agree with me regarding the update. -My new choice of pdf app is “PSPDFKIT pdf viewer” when you check it out you will not be disappointed. To Adobe: complete fail, give us the option to revert back prior to update.
Once a standard, now a Disappointment
by PDF-ed in Wisconsin on 2019/05/14 23:13
Acrobat Reader was once the standard utility that greased the e-cogs of the digital document sharing world. However, since the advent of the Document Cloud model, where you can’t use the app without creating an account, it has ceased to be utilitarian for any organization larger than one or two people. It’s great if you want to use their cloud offering, but so many orgs just need to view, create, and combine PDFs, and not share via yet another cloud with yet another account, that it becomes unworkable. Reader has walked away from its natural market stronghold. The document sorting and organizing capabilities of Reader on iPad have been completely abandoned for no identifiable reason that I can find. Hope you like their one sort option, because that’s all you get. Soviet software would have offered more options.
Please help me
by rezasetode on 2018/09/18 15:27
Dear adobe acrobat I request please give a Chanel from my telegram because all news and videos I favorited them comes to your websites so please a Chanel in your name take and never can enter your Chanel but can only read article in your name please accept inmy telegram over 200person subscribe that every day read. Articles and you can in your Chanel write your advisor and way of rescue of course your app maintain and only one person can read your article and see your videos he is owner of phone and I know all people interested your nicely app but with this way Many people familiar with you Thanks so much
One annoying glitch
by cathyincv on 2018/10/07 18:31
This app is mostly good, but I’ve been creating a form in Acrobat Pro DC (generated over a Word document) and I’m finding the form filling capabilities are making my current form unusable on the iPad. I have some date fields that in certain cases are not required, but if you tab into those date fields, it seems impossible to clear the date. You have no choice but to allow some date to remain, and resetting the field doesn’t work. The pop up calendar in the date field seemed cool on my desktop but fails in IOS. It’s a small thing since I can just use a normal text field as I used to but I thought it’s worth mentioning. Maybe I’m just doing something wrong.
Customer Service is Absent and worthless
by Phillis phan on 2019/08/22 21:59
Have been using Acrobat on iPad for a year or so and was happy to see editing features become available, even if they came with a $4.99/month Premium fee. After purchasing the upgrade through the Apple’s App Store, the program froze during the “registering the upgrade”. I rebooted the iPad because the program was froze. After reboot, and launching Acrobat again, the premium features were still not available, and when prompted to subscribe to them (again), was left with a message that i was already subscribed. So.....subscribed and charged for a service that is not functioning, and no customer support to remedy. No phone support and bounced between 3 different parties on “chat support” with no resolution. Was told by the third representative to try a forum for a solution.
Major downgrade!
by TheTigerMom on 2018/10/09 00:51
Adobe Acrobat Reader was my life support for work. Before this last update nothing compared to the ease of using the app & I was totally dependent on Adobe. This new update has removed the alphabetical tabs formerly used to access files quickly. Consequently, I am forced to scroll through my files without the the ability to go straight to a set of documents commencing with a particular letter of the alphabet. Inevitably this leads to the app freezing forcing me to close the app & relaunch. Now, the easiest way to locate a document in the event that I know it’s name is to go to search as access to folders to view contents has diminished. Frustration doesn’t cover the distress of not being able to do what I once was able to before this update! THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE OLD VERSION!!!! Please fix it!
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