Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software is the free, trusted standard for viewing, printing, signing, and annotating PDFs. It's the only PDF viewer that can open and interact with all types of PDF content – including forms and multimedia.
Acrobat Reader DC works with Adobe Document Cloud services to take the world’s best PDF viewer to an entirely new level. With an intuitive, touch-enabled interface, Acrobat Reader DC delivers powerful new functionality to help you get work done anywhere. The new Tool Center offers quick access to the tools you use most, while elegant new tool experiences work consistently across desktop, and mobile devices.
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You can easily download free Adobe Acrobat DC apps for multiple operating systems and devices:
No. Acrobat Reader DC is a free, stand-alone application that you can use to open, view, sign, print, annotate, search, and verify PDF files. Acrobat Pro DC and Acrobat Standard DC are paid products that are part of the same family. See the Acrobat DC product comparison to explore the differences.
Yes. The Adobe Reader mobile app is now Adobe Acrobat DC. The Acrobat DC mobile app is the next generation of Adobe Reader. Just like Reader, Acrobat DC for mobile is free and continues to offer the industry’s most reliable mobile experience for viewing and interacting with PDFs.
Reader makes it easy to annotate PDF documents. With Reader on your desktop, you can: annotate PDFs using sticky notes; type text directly onto the page; highlight, underline, or use strikethrough tools; and draw on the screen with the freehand drawing tool. The same commenting tools are also available on Adobe Acrobat DC for mobile.
Acrobat Reader DC makes it possible for people with disabilities – such as blindness, low vision, or mobility impairments – to interact with PDF documents and forms. Accommodations include built-in capabilities as well as support for users of assistive technologies. In addition, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC provides authors with a complete set of tools to create and optimize accessible PDF files.
Using Acrobat Reader DC on Windows, users can:
Using Acrobat Reader DC on Mac, users can:
Learn more at the Adobe Accessibility Resource Center.
To protect you and your organization from malicious code that attempts to use the PDF format to write to - or read from - a computer’s file system, Adobe delivers an implementation of "sandboxing" technology called Protected Mode. Enabled by default in Acrobat Reader DC, Protected Mode protects against attackers who attempt to install malware on your computer system and blocks malicious individuals from accessing – and extracting – sensitive data and intellectual property from your computer or corporate network.
Security settings and access privileges for a PDF file cannot be set in Reader; however, they can be set using Adobe Acrobat software. With security settings, authors can define who can open, view, print, copy, or modify a document. These capabilities help organizations protect the confidentiality of sensitive information. With access privileges, authors can define a password that users will need to open the document, or they can use a certificate ID to encrypt the document so select recipients can open it by entering their own, unique certificate IDs.
It's easy to deploy, customize, and update Acrobat Reader in your organization. You can control enterprise-wide deployment — and help reduce IT costs — using various tools and methods, including the Adobe Customization wizard or Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). For more information about enterprise deployment, visit the IT resources page.
Adobe Acrobat Reader MUI is Adobe's Multilingual User Interface version of Reader, which lets you roll out the same worldwide image of Reader with a single installation. Local users can then select a user interface language, or it can be set by group policy for organizational units.