Spiral Geronimo - Does What It Should
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.
Camscannerfanatic - Latest updates killed me
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.
jior design - What happened
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!
TheMacDuffs - Super handy app
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.
DrOverbuild - Very powerful, missing critical annotation feature
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.
VictoriaSilvis - Good app for my studies
I don’t do lengthy reviews and only do when I enjoy a good app, or software. After using Adobe acrobat reader actually I wanna get all three Adobe apps, and including this. The only con is why $52 for individuals per month? I know it’s fair but why per month? I won’t complain. I think other companies alike Adobe needs to rely on yearly subscriptions at lower prices. Because I’ve been hearing complaints from people on the media using Adobe apps, so what you could improve is include more colors in Adobe reader, and make the monthly payments for individuals maybe like $25 per year. That’s just my feedback and I ain’t gonna complain, and people just don’t like when people feels their money is robbed, and I’ve notice the prices are getting better. The one for individuals per month probably alright for people who has enough money, and were able to pay per month. It would been helpful if you made an affordable yearly subscription for individuals.
Tomshz - Finally , I find the best PDF files app that suit me
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
GRIFFINSTE1N - This app used to be wonderful, but now...
...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.
necessarynickname? - !!!horrible update!!!
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.
G.G.Lórien - Need auto-save as you work
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.
dvd587 - Hate the new user interface.
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.
dtnel72 - Only a basic reader
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.
Jilimac77 - Couldn’t live without
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!!
BonnieSK - Acrobat Reader.: My review
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,
Oregon City, Oregon
memko35 - Mostly Satisfied withLittle Issues
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.
adobeappuser - So far so bad
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.
Brains1959 - Why did you destroy a great program?
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.
boxipip - Being Over-Charged through duplicate accounts
I have subscribed using various emails; since changing to another phone, I have not been able to use the Premium features on my first, and preferred, account. The trouble is- I now am paying for the Adobe Scan , the PDF converter, and the first account, with my best files, though free, I can’t use to the full, lest I also add another PAID subscription to it. I’m already paying for 2 of the aforementioned services under emails I had used subsequent to my first account. I’m up to about 30 dollars per month, with scattered files. I can’t just go away and come back like I was wanting to( the device I.D. has to be forgotten for 120 days( or something to that effect), I have no personal assistance that I know if except all the reading material. So now I’m trapped. With the past single premium subscription, I had full functionality. Now I just feel not in control and just bewildered about what to do.
Too much travel - I used to love this app before the most recent update
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.
Mr.Culbertson - New update hindrance to annotation
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?
old nontechie user - Failure to launch app
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
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scantime - I Do NOT Recommend
Since August of 2020, I’ve tried to purchase Adobe Acrobat Pro and their bundles hoping to be able to compress documents, convert PDF’s to Word, etc. I’ve been billed monthly, and each time I try to use their options - I am asked to purchase the apps I have paid for and am logged into. I’ve tried to get through to customer service multiple times. Their foreign accents are so thick that I cannot understand them. I’m guessing they either don’t want to reimburse me or don’t know how, since they ultimately just disconnect me after I’ve wasted more than 10 minutes. That is not good customer service! There should be an email option for customer service! I finally notified PayPal to see that I no longer get billed, and I’ve asked them for their help getting me reimbursed for months of payment without receiving the service. I have a health issue and certainly do not have the time for all of the nonsense. Again, I would not recommend Adobe.
APTMSAND - Awesome job and User Friend
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
Kalon Williamson - Issues with sharing pdf files
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.
Blue8haze - Useful but lacking
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.
FLLH122318 - Good app but useful feature removed.
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.
Name is taken so whatever - Just a feedback on one of your feature
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.
j1524 - Note Taking Function Seriously Lacking
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.
Kwlman2345 - Overall good but need a few improvements
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 :)
Mikedelic - Edits to PDF on Box do not save (Fixed with Restart)
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.
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.
Jillsjingles - Not a fan of the latest update!
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.
22Dweb22 - What’s wrong with the search option?
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.
Souporstarv - THE ultimate PDF viewer
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!
SpreadEagle10 - Destructive Update
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!
Stetofire - Not sure of the need for the new update
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.
nokaboy - Seems to be glitching
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.
tigherj - Super versatile document scanning from mobile devices
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.
KatherinePierce7 - Useful but can be improved
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.
vhdave - Why?
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.
Craigwd_2000 - Google Account Integration
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.
Jeannedb - Adobe doesn't allow other apps to multitask
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.
V.R.U.S.P. - This app was great before this latest update.
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.
Danger bot radiation - WHAT A WONDERFUL App.
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.
Agongaz - Bad UX for iPad app, kindle fire 10X better.
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.
Mattmorg2 - Apple Software Glitch
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.
K.Cart3r27 - Worst Update Ever Release in iTUNES
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.
PDF-ed in Wisconsin - Once a standard, now a Disappointment
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.
rezasetode - Please help me
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cathyincv - One annoying glitch
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.
Phillis phan - Customer Service is Absent and worthless
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.
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x.avante - Rating is for a few UI bugs; 4stars overall
1. Swiping left on a file to reveal “More”, “Rename” and “Delete” options, a window pops up to confirm selection, but you can sometimes select a file which is “behind” the pop-up. This will open the file with the pop-up window still up and freeze the app.
2. When entering text in a field with the onscreen keyboard, the “Previous”, “Next”, “Reset Field” and “Done” are blue in colour on a dark grey background located above the keyboard making it hard to read.
3. Selecting “Reset Field” will make the keyboard hide and a pop-up window to confirm your choice. Why do I have to tap twice to make one decision? Also, the keyboard hiding every time I need to reset a field is very annoying and interrupts the workflow.
NRH BA-LLB - Very good if not excellent
I really like this application. It makes life so much easier.
There are, however, some minor things that would just take this to the next level. In particular, when using the Apple Pencil, if I select the pen mode to make written annotations, I find that if I go to scroll with my finger, a mark with the pen will be made and it will not in fact scroll. For me to scroll properly, I first have to make a dot with the pen using my Apple Pencil, and then I am able to scroll with my finger.
Another issue is that there is only one pen setting. That is, you can’t have a calligraphy mode, or pencil mode, or a texta mode or anything else like that.
Disappointed12333456 - Doesn’t do what it says on the tin
I received an Adobe Acrobat PDF file and could not open it using the built in reader on my iPhone 7. So I downloaded the Adobe PDF reader app, only to be informed that only a desktop version can open this PDF which was generated by Adobe software. Therefore the App fails to do what it is advertised to do, open and read Adobe PDFs. I’d like to remind Adobe that the whole point of the PDF is to have a “Portable Document Format”, and Adobe is falling behind on this lofty goal. Furthermore, I did not appreciate the requirement to link the App to a social profile, before I could use the App at all. The level of trust I had to provide was not earned by Adobe in this particular instance. Also please check the write ups on the review of your App. Some of them seem quite robotic, repetitive and irrelevant when providing a positive review ie: Keyword search “Westpac” and “20 years”. via the Australian Apple App Store.
Ds52111112 - Seems to have gone down hill
I used to love this app and all its extras but it seems now to be lacking. Hard to get in to the cloud . Error messages trying to open documents. And no one gets back to you about needing help. Shame such an iconic app.
I used to be able to up load documents to other apps. Can’t do it now. Not going to renew subscriptions till it gets better
grumpy Dan - It’s okay, very hard to edit notes, go back!
Too many steps to click before you can make notes, unlike before just press screen on the iPad you can make instant notes,
Very in cumbersome to edit notes, very irritating, can’t display the last page when you open the PDF again, so many bugs, how can you roll back the app again? Sorting of PDF notes is in shambles!!! I like the old one better: iCloud files and downloaded files are easy to find, very messy, seems like I’m looking for better PDF app. This app needs to be fix! Terrible!!!
Much worse result is on the iPhone, can’t see notes properly, before, you can see you notes beautifully on the screen then close it, they both share the screen, messy, hard to edit.
I used to consider this PDF app as one of the best, I’m very frustrated!
Pushkina2 - not happy right now
I've had Adobe Reader installed on my phone for what seems like years and have always been pleased with it. Usually i just needed
it to very quickly create a single page PDF for an editor or client, a task that could be done quickly, with no muss or fuss.
HOWEVER, when I last updated it, it had a new feature that required me to either sign in with Facebook or Google, both of which I really hate using for anything like signing in as I don't want to hand over my data freely to the unknown, or create my own sign-in via personal email. Additionally, signing in, even via my own email account, usually takes longer than creating the simple single page PDF, often requiring locating glasses, magnifier, and/or re-entering address/PW a couple of times until the entry page is satisfied.
Like I said, I've been using Adobe products since before Windows was born, and they've always been great. This new "addition" of signing in, especially via social media, is just silly and really beneath Adobe, --or any other major big tech enterprise-- at least to my mind. Its not like you all need the extra coin.
StephanoElHombre - Getting there
Adobe didn’t really have to make a good app. Their position in the market is not that dependent on having a good PDF reader on iPad, but they made one anyway, and that’s really encouraging. Being able to edit files from Dropbox in place is great.
Feature request: let me scroll with my fingers while I’m annotating a PDF with the pencil. Having to turn the annotation off every time I want to scroll or zoom out is extremely frustrating and is about the only thing that makes me think of getting a different app at this point. OneDrive Integration would also be great
Hobart Shopper - Ruined by Latest Update
Functionality has been flawed since the latest update, but I’m assuming (I hope) this will be fixed in coming repair updates. It better, because it’s extremely difficult to use at present, if you can even get the app to open at all.
However, the design changes are what will push me to using a different app.
I loathe, loathe, loathe the new layout. I liked Acrobat much more than iBooks for storing and organising PDFs, because the layout was so clean and easy.
Now it’s cluttered and confusing, folders don’t stand out, I can’t see their contents easily, it’s just a mess.
It's no longer simple and easy to use, and I’m afraid Adobe have probably lost me as a user.
Smïlé!!! - 1 or 2 things could make it better
This app is really good for reading and making notes on the go but I wish you could organize your documents into lists or sections. I also wish that there was a way to change the names of each document once they are in the app.
These two things would really help with organization (if these features already exist then I can't find them and maybe they need to be made easier to find).
Ms. Arini Islamy F - Almost perfect
We basically can do everything with our acrobat reader; drawing, highlighting (those basic things in taking notes), we can also share and upload our docs which is fantastic BUT i think the comment or note option need upgrading, like instead of making it appear as small notes, MAYBE adobe can create new feature like adding blank page?!! So it’ll be a lot easier and useful for adobe reader user.
headassassin - No iCloud Drive support or limited support
.. . Suppose this will be updated soon I take it, cant move files from cloud drive to iCloud Drive either for some reason . . . Needs some tweaks t the interface to make it a bit more intuitive - for instance that blue circle should be at the top not on the bottom right corner ... needs thumbnail view as per the desktop app etc, hopefully Apple will release a “ Preview “ iOS app . . . And then Adobe can release a Acrobat Pro app or something . . . Can we also have distiller and Indesign for Pad Os as well ha ha ha
parisblk4 - Acrobat.
Insane App. Works as Good as it works on Computer. Has many formats and is able to save PDF’s. No issue. Am very Happy and as already said. Insane and Very Efficient I’m Updating Adding Notes to said File with ease not Complicated At All.
The one In App Purchase is all you need to get the most out of out of this App. Combined with Acrobat Sign. Top of the Range. Oh and you need a Google Account ??
wetyourwhistle - Not compatible w ipad pro 2020
I have been experiencing issues when using my ipad pro 2020.
Like pencil not being able to be used as you use it w ipad for eg tap to edit the doc using type not to draw (a main use for buying this app mind you who draws to edit a pdf doc??!) emailing - not all pages are included, not being able to save the pdf to optioned folder google drive, jumps out and I have to go back in to name a few. It’s clunky and I would like a refund until bugs are fixed. So in short not syncing with google drive, apple pencil, email and more. Tiring and expensive waste of time.
I have just been billed my year subscription.
Not worth paying for the things I it says it does when I am doing everything correct my end.
Would not recommend it for new ipad pro 2020 buyers. I feel you owe me a refund until it is compatible and you should be upfront with ipad pro 2020 users what specifically will work and will not!
lindy0421 - Life saver
My life would be very hard without Adobe and acrobat. I’m disabled with motor neurons disease. The paperwork for many areas is of abundance. This app saves me time, running around which I can’t do. I got my friend to download and use this absolutely necessary app yesterday. I talked her through it and she was amazed at how great it is... Thankyou to all designers and affiliates
Nickname not taken :0 - Dropbox sync not working with multiple devices
I edit a pdf on my office iPad using acrobat reader. Saved in the Dropbox. Got home and started working on my home iPad, I can see the newer edited version in the Dropbox app but when I open Acrobat reader to keep editing the file it is somehow stuck to an earlier version. Both are iPad pros with latest iOs versions. Weird. Otherwise great app!
DTCB2 - Please fix - what happened with the last update?
As a teacher I use my Adobe App almost everyday for work. Since the last update I have found that practically every time I try to open a file the App crashes. I have tried re-booting etc, but am having no success. Very occasionally a file stays open - 90% of the time I am kicked out as soon as I open. Please help - I think your stability fix has de-stabilised my app - and I desperately need to use it.
*Usually this App would have a 4-5 star rating for me - it is very useful. But I need this fixed please.
rob28601 - Very good,but always room for improvement
Generally works reliably well. On an iPad without a mouse it is difficult to scroll through a long document. It would be really useful to have a scroll bar with a floating larger hit zone to drag up and down with your finger for scrolling.
Alternatively, to have bookmarks that could be temporarily displayed, selected then parked would be very useful.
rekdk - Love it except for one thing
As apple pencil is being major way to edit pdf on iPad, I would love it if this app supports some extra features for apple pencil and especially PALM REJECTION. Number of dots are always created when I write something on the file and it annoys me so much. Also erase function is definitely needed, rather than canceling all of work at the end.
Petar Scott - Adobe Reader (and scanner)
Really great for scanning documents and saving to cloud, instead of taking pics and losing them! Easy to share the document with others, via automations across to all different platforms (email, messenger etc)
White Lion! - Nice & Fast
Reading mode is definitely the highlight of the app. However, reading seems to stop at the end of the page and doesn’t allow for smooth transition to the next page like in continuous mode.
Please allow for reading mode to be continuous when scrolling to the next page and then it will get 5 stars.
Nifty Nick - Features don’t work
In principle this app should be great. It’s good the way you can link to different document sources, like DropBox, but simple features like highlighting text work spasmodically. Surely this should be simple and reliable in such an app. It’s enormously frustrating when its a key purpose of having the app - to review, highlight and comment on PDF documents. Please fix this quickly or we’ll all need to be looking for something more reliable. Any suggestions anyone?
Shanev911 - So upset with new version
I had been using this program for years for my business. Built al sorts of smart pdf’s on the adobe pro on Mac and I used the iPad version to do paperwork on the job site then send a flatten version of the paperwork to my clients. Now adobe removed flatten PDF making this useless :( with no option to fix this. I paid for a subscription hoping it’s just something I need to pay for but no it’s gone. With my only option now is to email to myself and flatten on the Mac at home very upset with adobe.
CliveMin - Solid and reliable. Much appreciated.
It takes a little while to find the way around the app. I keep thinking it can be more intuitive but there is a way to do whatever you want. Sometimes it is not immediately obvious. Solid and reliable. Cross device availability makes it very useful. Much appreciated, finally. Thank you.
We created these on the desktop version of Acrobat of course. But Adobe can’t seem to support these features in their own IOS reader app. We have to use PDF expert (a fantastic app from Readdle) instead.
Every version released we re-check to see if they have managed to add this functionality. But unfortunately to this date they have not been able to mange it.
Stuart 039 - Ease of use and editing.
Adobe reader is excellent for saving files to iPad for reference and study. I can easily highlight, add comments. Saves writing a lot of hand written notes I would have in the past.
Kay1355 - Poor update
The new update makes searching and organising a lot more difficult. The folders don’t stand out and you can’t access the bookmarks easily. Worst part is navigating through a document where even the touch screen stops working properly sometimes.
I would definitely prefer the previous version.
Tolmin - Back in time !!!!
Just download the last version of your app. What a bad surprise !!!! EVERYTHING BLACK AND WHITE included folders !!! It is not 1960 any more !!!
Before was everything IN COLOUR, nice coloured folders, bold written... well more than now this tiny think !!!
My eyes are Ok do not need a glasses but I’m not a teenager so for this I need almost magnifying glass and everything black and white !!! SERIOUSLY !!!! You can do better than that.
Any chance to fix that or any chance that I can get previous version back on my phone please.
Martin.OToole - Bring back the thicker pens!!!
Installed the update and very disappointed you dropped the really thick pen widths. Also when changing to write in a new colour it requires too many clicks - need to simplify. I absolutely love this app & some am very keen for you to fix the above. Thanks ADOBE :-)
Sir Reginald von bartlesby - Magnificent
This is an amazing app with multiple features the best one is the fact to download PDFs, but the page doesn't cover the entire screen which is unsatisfactory I'm sure there is a reason for that though, all in all it's great get it for phones, iPads, computers everything should have it.
keudhaleiwufherlisugh - Adobe reader ad expected.
Works well. Sharing options on ios 14 changed, but can now Share (aka Save) into Google Dive again. Wish the Share button was not buried at the bottom of then screen.
Bigfisheatslittlefish - My go to for keeping documents
Love adobe acrobat! Simple, uncluttered, does what it needs to. Love it as it is, no need for anything extra.
Store 100s of knitting and crochet patterns as well as my medical documents and anything else I need to keep along the way!
And all for free!
One Chill Guy - Worked fantastic before iOS 12
This app would get a 5/5 review if it still worked after updating to iOS 12, once they fix it I’ll be happy. As it is, the app freezes upon activation.
JogaPintinha - Easy and editable
Easy to use and editable. Would be improved if we could have options on titling and where to save when saving a document but that’s just being picky.
pokichong - Documents
The documents is easy to access on the phone and computer anywhere spending on the download documents.
bennnnjammmmik - Does not save
Hi Adobe people
I would like to inform you that all functions work very well. However, all the functions are useless because whenever I make changes, IT DOESN’T SAVE!!!!!!!!! If you could fix this saving issue, then we can put this behind us, but if I can’t save, have to use another similar app instead of this one. FIIIXXX IIIITTTTT
Scout-GC - Outstanding product
Just wanted to let you know that I love the product. Simple to navigate and is very stable...I use on my iPad...and is just what I need when I am on the go...which is always
Saiid Salameh - A must have!!
Working in the design and publishing for more than 20 years, I have to say PDF format is the most genius invention ever in the world of digital publishing. I lived in a world without PDF before. I wouldn’t wanna live in it again.
Farcu - Slow
Much slower than previous app, especially when scrolling through PDF files
Growing60 - Adobe Acrobat
This is the best app for reading PDFs on an ipad. I use it every day. Transfer to the cloud and then to desktop computer is easy with the latest version. This is one of my absolutely essential apps.
AstroGuardian - Perfect finally
My last review said that all this app needed to be perfect with an iPad +pencil was the ability to single finger scroll without deselecting the pen. It’s now there! This makes it the perfect markup app at last. Great stuff!
YEMiliee - I had to repeat a University semester - Pandemic times
I was filling in a PDF file, which was an university test when the app unexpectedly crashed and when I opened it back up again, all my answers and working out have disappeared. It also removes dot like marks when I zoom in and out resulting in terrible frustration and I lost a lot of time due to it.
Tomeira - Easy and useful
I found it easy to use and appropriate for my job. I can download the docs and work on it with high light, make notes and share... Strongly recommend!
Ailillvb - Fairly easy to use
I have found the app easy to use. I get better at the quality of the documents each time I use it.
Yaji V - Hard to recommend with the little it offers
A data-mining service that gives more options on the sharing of personal information rather than organising PDFs. Terrible waste of an application and resources that would otherwise be amazing if it just offered the same configurations as its desktop counterpart.
Bigze0 - Excellent app
Could you make the landscape mode use the full screen estate? I see the remaining stripes at both sides a distraction and I also wish it is used to display the PDF. Thanks a lot! You will see what I mean by using an iPhone X in landscape mode.
EnforcedWarwick - Absolutely Brilliant App.
I quite like this App because it is very user-friendly, I definitely recommend it to anyone who needs to download PDF files, absolutely brilliant.
Jim Brear - The latest version has lost the folder
My favourite feature in this app was the ability to arrange all my documents into a logical folder structure. That has disappeared with the latest version which makes it difficult to find anything. What was the thinking behind this. Big thumbs down.
Douglas Blackheart - Excellent accessibility
Unlike some .pdf readers, Acrobat is without peer as a reader, undoubtedly because Adobe created the format and control its development. Couldn't be more highly recommended!
Homeschool Highway - Great app. Very handy.
Wouldn’t be without it.
The only suggestion I would make is for there to be the ability to snip sections of a PDF and create a new PDF with it or save it to photos.
duhmatt - Facebook Connection Broken
Recently I reinstalled the app to get back into some PDF editing, but after not having used it in a while it prompted me now to sign in. Naturally, I connected it through the Facebook app and now it will not actually open, and continues to ask me to login to the Facebook app to give it access.
Promptly deleted it after the third attempt.
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一朵小白猫 - very good
ps7256 - Super Document Repository
Janine1994 - A good app
I use this a lot for reading papers for my university courses. Allows me to quickly download and article and read it on my break. Very helpful!
mac_rich - Cannot update
Dear developer, it's impossible for us to download your app or buy new ones from iTunes Enterprise MAC that is used both by businesses , schools and individuals who can't afford to download the same app several times for each device.
Please let Apple know about this issue. For the time being till the issue is going to be resolved, we will not be able to update your apps. Thanks for your support!
qwinter - Retention Plan is a scam
During the free trail, I wanted to cancel it, then they offered me two months free, with a yearly plan; and during that two months I didn’t even use it....then after two months they charge you without notifying you.
When you contact the customer success, they say you signed the terms and condition :) it’s automatically charged, nothing written in there says you’ll be charged. Okay, so it’s all my fault? This is the kind of company that doesn’t care about customers, they only cares about money, even in this Covid19 period.
So, if they offer you something, don’t accept it :) they just want to make more money, they won’t care about you.
JasonShao0218 - Too many bugs for commenting
I used this app mostly for editing and commenting papers by using my Apple Pencil. However, there are too many bugs that need to be fixed. It deleted my comments that I spent several hours to do it. That made my very angry about this app. So I decided to buy a notability app. Please. Do not use this app to comment things. I do not want things that happened to me to occur on other people.
YaoiFanBoy - Not sure what this is anymore
It still works as a solid PDF reader, but editing is not as solid as before. I can't seem to annotate and draw over my PDFs for class anymore.
Abdi_Q - Not opening many PDF files
When I tried to open some PDF files, it’s not opening at all.
Caper Mâché - Intrusive!
I have used this app for years, always found it to be helpful and effective but suddenly it wants me to sign up for an ID with all kinds of personal info - I’m looking for a new app so I can delete this one.
Milkyway457 - Filled with bugs/poorly implemented features.
It’s amazing how little Adobe cares about this app, especially its apple pencil features. You’d think a company as big as Adobe would have a decent adobe reader?! NOPE.
This app has the worst apple pencil experience. Comments randomly get deleted when I’m deleting something else; changing the colour of one thing ends up changing the colour of something else; trying to scroll with my finger, in pencil mode, draws a line instead of scrolling; sometimes the edges of letters written turn sharp after I write them, and re-writing doesn’t fix that; my writing looks worst on this app than any other app.
Yes, I know that there’re work arounds for some of these bugs, but they’re unintuitive. I shouldn’t have to hit “done” before changing the font colour to avoid it changing the font of things already written. I shouldn’t have to write with my pencil, erase that, so that the app knows that I have a pencil and that my fingers are for scrolling and not for typing; something I have to do way more often that I’d like to.
JL.H.SK - Premium features DO NOT activate
Do not buy. Paid for subscription and the premium features will not activate. Says “waiting for feature activation” and never goes completes. Checked online and this is a known issue that has not been fixed. Cancelled the subscription, but cannot find any way to get a refund for the month. I still should supposedly be a premium user until the end of thirty days, but the app still claims I am a free user, and when I try to activate premium features it starts to put another payment through. Forget about it.
billgd - PDF
Always says please wait. On five devices !
Sh4mallw - Worst app ever
You can create a pdf 13 bux a month stonks
gsh0ck - Dumpster Fire pure blood-boiling frustration
- Landlord send me “Adobe Acrobat PDF File Share Link”lease contract to review.
- I tap open and see a preview.
- I want to download a copy—DENIED. Must sign in to do that.
- So I have to make an account—FINE I’ll play ball.
- I tap Sign in, and it takes me to a landing page saying that I can only view shared files if I create an account or sign in—Damn you Adobe you already broke me into submission, you really gotta rub salt on the wound?
- I tap continue.
- Spinning wheel of death.
* Reboot iPad
* Use LTE,
* Use another wifi.
In conclusion: Can’t download a copy of the PDF because I can’t sign in to Acrobat, because when I try to, I get the spinning wheel of death no matter the work-around I try.
ladybug9216 - Can’t highlight?
Reader view is great, but hate that I can’t highlight or edit or make comments at all. If there is a way, I haven’t found it.
reaghanne - not worth it
i really don’t like how you have to pay to be able to edit pdfs or really do anything.
Forgottenrebel - Total BS, charge extra with full creative cloud subscription
No way to use full feature even with a full “ all apps “ creative cloud subscription. No sign in area. Nothing. Adobe wants to STEAL 13 bucks more a month ! Adobe you are a bunch of greedy a holes, I will be leaving your subscription scam soon enough .
Stars005 - Service issues
Worst service. Paid for the full month, i am not able to access adobe premium. Called the customer service, the agent said it is accessible only on phone and i tried on phone as per he said, it isnt even working on the phone
ipadderYYC - Automatic 1* for sign in nag screen on launch.
Hey marketing retards at adobe! (No doubt with marketing degrees, some of the dumbest people around) - NEWSFLASH! PEOPLE. DONT. WANT. TO. SIGN. Every time they launch the app, they just WANT. TO. READ. A. PDF!
Sure, have it appear ONCE. THATS IT! People don’t want to sign in, log in, sign up or jump a zillion hoops just to look at a damn PDF!
m112233123123 - Terrible privacy practices before being usable
The app requires your first name, last name, and date of birth before you can even read a single PDF. How absurd...
stargazerpr - Acrobat Adobe free
Aggravating! Cannot simply move files from older phone to new upgraded phone - not too old, same iOS systems iPhone 5s to 8. Really stupid interface, no airdrop options, completely ignores apple attributes.
charlesp_l - App crashes and don’t open
Tried to contact the developers via Adobe website: totally unable... They force you to post to their forum, so other people will answer your problems. That doesn’t give me a good feeling about buying their products.
Ookoo w/tootoo - Adobe in the cloud
I used to love it now I hate it
AceOfThumbs - Can’t fill a basic from from IRS.gov
Isn’t this supposed to fill forms. I downloaded a form from IRS.gov opened in this app and when I tried to fill, it told me to use a Desktop PC. What?!? What a joke Adobe! Continually disappointed with how Adobe has failed again and again.
bsylvest - Not working with Dropbox
Unable to open files from Dropbox after latest update.
Zombie-brains-brains - Data collection tool!!!
It requests all your personal info...you use the app and if you try to do anything beyond reading a PDF you have to subscribe and pay!! There’s a million other FREE tools out there to read PDFs...you don’t this one! Prepare for misc spam emails and phone calls after handing over your info. Shame on Adobe...I thought they were a reputable company. Nope.
candice07071988 - Horrible updates!!!,
I’m super upset with the latest update I can’t make any of the corrections I need for editing and am forded to print and fax the old way! It’s very time consuming and hard on me with the schedule I keep ! I hope they fix it!!!!!!!
一只muffin - “Free trail” and cancelation fee scam alert!!
If you even receive adobe promotion like “free use for one month” and “cancel anytime”, DO NOT TAKE IT!! They not only charge you monthly fee but also charge you pricy cancellation fee. Term and conditions? They are hidden and misleading. Shame on Adobe doing this to their customers. This is a disgusting business practice and whoever doing with this scam to their customers, need to STOP IT. SHAME ON ADOBE!
ronlee1996 - Apple Pencil?
I’m not sure what happened with the new update, but it’s become frustrating to use the app with the Apple Pencil.
Why can’t I draw ONLY with the pencil and scroll with my fingers/multi touch? Why is the comment system hidden under two tabs and why does the sidebar show up by default? Where is the SETTINGS menu?
Shesammy - Free version is awesome.
For those of us that need and love this app it is terrific that Acrobat allows a “Free User” with so many productivity options. I among those many people who have been financially kicked in the kidneys by the Covid-19 Pandemic and greatly appreciate the option to continue to use such a great app!
Senior Kitty - Adobe App for my iPhone
Can’t figure this out....you say it’s free and in order for me to use the app I have to subscribe ...very misleading and I am confused and very disappointed😖
guyfvhuygb - Bad
Very amateur design.
not a fan of let go - inconsistent app
Sofeeev - Le meilleur
Sans aucun doute pour moi Adobe est dur à battre. Et j’en essayé beaucoup pour comparer.
Cher un peu parcontre
taisasbtd - Won’t open files
Won’t open any files for me. Useless.
aynr1 - Not updated
I couldn’t download the Adobe reader dc on my iPad
mainzoe2k3 - Bỏing
I cant do anything if i dont pay sone money
Lee Nguyen :) - Some types of PDF files can only open on laptop
PDF application files from the government of Canada can’t be opened on Adobe PDF Reader on an iphone or ipad (even with latest update). Please fix that.
MIJUUUUUUUU - Don’t subscribe
Don’t subscribe to this app. Even when you cancel your subscription, they are taking money from your bank account. They tell you to cancel it in your app store but you can because you’re not subscribed anymore, so you basically can’t do anything.
zare2 - Don’t use it,losing of data risk
This app has a dangerous bug. After hours of using suddenly it will be closed and all of your edits and data and your time will be lost. There is not any backup procedure inside this app! And not accountable for the damage
Hansel-Gretal - Reader version
I tried to open 3 PDF files each one will not open, says requires version 8. No way to update this to read those files, guess I will need to use my computer not my iPad.
Chirs3545543 - Absalute waste of time I have to sign in with accounts to use this that’s ludicrous
You should not have to sign in or sign up to read documents online I can view these PDFs from other sources without having to give out personal information no thank you delete!
steph.bolduc - Unreliable.
The app is very buggy and often unreliable. The UI doesn’t respond well with icons overlapping each other in portrait mode. Also, written notes shift upwards when saving documents. Except way more from a paid service.
whiteoutz - Horrible customer service
Didn’t even want this app. They keep charging my credit card after multiple attempts to cancel my subscription. Would highly recommend staying away from Adobe
PPINDIA - Excellent Rating
Very useful , nice to use.
gkc9385761 - Loses comments with update
Worked great until a few days ago. Now all comments are lost when closing a file, with no option to save.
debilement plate - Lopez
Bien, mais le plus intéressant est payant, a fort prix mensuel et le coût annuel est trop prohibitif pour mon portefeuille...
TinyWiney - All my features have disappered or become paid features
Chefmeister 71 - Garbage
Absolute garbage, can not access document cloud through this app on IOS. Can’t open PDF’s unless I download to my kindle app.
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