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Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 16+

About Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF

Adobe Acrobat Reader is one of the popular PDF reader that allows the users to edit, convert, annotate or sign your documents with the ultimate PDF manager. 
Adobe’s free PDF reader is great for any parent or teacher who needs to annotate PDFs on the go or on their commute. With the Acrobat Reader mobile app, you can highlight text, add sticky notes, mark up documents, review documents, and collaborate with others in those documents — all from your phone or tablet.
It also connects to Adobe Document Cloud and other cloud storage systems like Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive. By simply clicking the “share” button, you can send items for review to all the people who need to see it, set a deadline for feedback, customize the accompanying message, and even set reminders for people to complete their reviews.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader is an application that is used to create, edit, manipulate, sign, print, organize, and track PDF files. PDF (Portable Document Format) is the standard file format used to distribute and share documents across platforms. Before PDFs, compatibility issues made it difficult to share files with other platforms or software programs.

Adobe invented the PDF file format in the early 1990s to enable electronic documents to be sent to anyone regardless of the platform or software used to view and print documents. Later the company developed the Acrobat software that is used to edit and create PDFs.

While Adobe Acrobat Reader is used to create PDF files, Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free download at the Adobe website and is used to view and print PDF files on Windows and Mac computers. With Acrobat Reader DC, anyone can open a PDF to view or print it. It can also be used to sign PDF files digitally and for basic file collaboration.

Adobe Acrobat Reader can open and interact with all types of PDF content including multimedia and forms, and it connects with Adobe Document Cloud so it can be used on computers and mobile devices.

The free Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

Uses for the Acrobat Reader mobile app include:

  • View PDFs.
  • Collaborate with others.
  • Scan and sync a signature, or use a finger or Apple pencil to e-sign.
  • Connect to Dropbox accounts.
  • Annotate PDFs using sticky notes.
  • Use markup, underline, highlight, and strikethrough tools.
  • Draw on the screen with the drawing tool.
  • Store and share files in the cloud.
  • Receive activity notifications for shared files.
  • Generate a link to share a PDF through email.

With a subscription to one of Adobe's online services, the Acrobat Reader mobile app can also:

  • Create, convert, and edit PDFs.
  • Open Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files inside the Acrobat Reader mobile app and convert them to PDFs.
  • Delete, reorder, and rotate pages.

Adobe Acrobat is the default choice for reading PDF files. You can't go wrong with it and it's a program that you should already have installed.

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App Details


Android, iPad, iPhone





Organisational and Productivity Skills


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


Adobe Inc.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader is the free global standard for reliably viewing, signing, and commenting on PDF documents.

• Quickly open and view PDF documents.
• Search, scroll, and zoom in and out.
• Choose Single Page or Continuous scroll mode.

• Make comments 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.

• 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 a links you can send by email.

• 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.

• Quickly fill out PDF forms by typing text into fields.
• Use your finger or Apple Pencil to e-sign any PDF document.

• Sign in to your free Adobe Document Cloud account to store access files across devices.
• Connect to your Dropbox account and access other storage providers including iCloud Drive, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive.
• Print documents from your device.

For even more PDF power, subscribe to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, Adobe PDF Pack, or Adobe Export PDF. Subscriptions work across desktop, web, and mobile.

• Organize and edit (iPad only) PDFs.
• Create PDF files from documents or images.
• Export PDFs to Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
• Combine files into one PDF.
• Send documents to others for review.

• Create PDF files from documents or images.
• Export PDFs to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or RTF.
• Organize and combine files.
• Send documents to others for review.

• Export PDFs to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or RTF.

• An Acrobat Pro DC subscription is US$24.99/month (includes Acrobat Pro DC software plus PDF Pack).
• A PDF Pack subscription is US$9.99/month (includes Export PDF).
• An Export PDF subscription is US$23.99/year.
• 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.

Terms & Conditions: Your use of this application is governed by the Adobe General Terms of Use ( and the Adobe Privacy Policy (

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