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Always free, more powerful than ever, the Acrobat Reader mobile app is packed with the tools you need to view, annotate, sign, and share PDFs on the go. Adobe's free PDF reader, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, connects to the Adobe Document cloud and other cloud storage systems like Box. Adobe Reader is bloated, slow, and a liability. In short, it's unnecessary. Do you need a PDF Reader at all? We show you how to open PDF files without Adobe.
Let us know your thoughts below! Explore more about: Your email address will not be published. This computer already has Adobe loaded but on chrome it keeps telling that it must be installed.
If you click to do so it just stops. Can this crap be stopped nightly is a pain! Yes, I agreed. With Window 10 I believe we do not need to have Adobe Reader. Also, I am so frustrated with the way Adobe just charge to your credit without notify the customer of the charge. After trying out many readers I settled with xodo. Does all editing, highlighting, marking, etc.
Small footprint. Sometimes we don't want to hear the loud noise of the fan because of browsers high usage of CPU. Need to just cross out the instance of the browser.
Any pdf reader use a very low amount of CPU and do the job. Having a integrated pdf is also a great help while online, so every time there is an online pdf to read , no need to download it and go for the offline reader. Thanks for your article , so many people do not know about those integrated options of modern browser. That's why I use Adobe Acrobat Professional at home and at my company. It does what other PDF programs just can't do!
That's a very good point. For some people there just isn't an alternative that can do all of the jobs. It banned in Syria and I easily get it from another source then uninstall it and never used again. I've always used Adobe Reader and can't remember ever having a problem with performance, right now it pretty much opens instantly.
I also wait to upgrade to the newest version until the one I'm on quits receiving security updates, still using Adobe Reader XI. Haven't decided yet but once Reader XI no longer gets security updates I might upgrade to the Reader DC classic track, still up in the air on that.
Thanks for the comment. I do agree that many people have a perfectly acceptable time with Adobe Reader.
I would contend that there are better options for more casual users, but you've already read that! JS PDF attacks are still a thing, but browsers are vastly more secure than they used to be. IF you need to edit a PDF acrobat is still required.
I have not found a freeby that will edit a PDF. Small, fast, and does exactly what I need and no more. If I wanted to use Windows crap and windows-related crap I would by an inferior piece of electronic trash forever known as PC's. I like the toolbar on the bottom that appears when you pass the cursor over, and the quality is pretty decent while reading a document. This is getting ridiculous Adobe I had to take a screenshot On Windows, Foxit Reader is also a good alternative.
It is light and having good number of features. I use Foxxit reader and love it. And now I don't have all the issues with slow running and bloat that Adobe seems not to be able to fix. Remember you can try any third party free reader and see if you like it before you remove Adobe reader.
Easy to use and beside that most of nowdays browsers have built-in pdf reader So i dont even see reason to keep adobe reader on pc.. Thank you for this piece of information. I had no idea that this was the reason I have learned to dislike reader.
This has been very informative. What do you guys think about Foxit Reader!!!
Moreover its new tab feature gives good feel and larger icons helps in good usage of the reader, it is light, multi-tabs,secure and free. Especially better than adobe and its non-stop updates. What say!!!! Like the alternatives presented here. Good work Chris!
I use Adobe Acrobat Pro, both at work and at home, and frankly, as much as it pains me, the tool that was built to do the job does it. Adobe Reader always struck me as a "demo" version of Pro - intentionally slower, incapable of doing a million little things but leaving the options in the menus! Sumatra is quick for just reading, as are a few of the other resource-light readers. I am convinced but adobe is my first choice because it offers more then any other readers.
The most websites requires adobe reader only so first choose always adobe reader. I am convinced but adobe is my first choice. Adobe Reader has only given me burdens. And also its slow at startup. Reader is slow and bloated and a space-waster.
Settled with SumatraPDF which gets the work done without bell and whistles. I never like PDF reader with too many toolbars. It detracts me from actually reading. I uninstalled Adobe pdf reader 5 years ago and switched to Foxit reader.
Now it is the time to remove that too. Google chrome is good enough to handle pdf related needs. If you just reading and use the basic tools for PDF, its okay.
I use Nitro the freeware version It supports digital signatures and more. I do keep the Adobe Reader installed and updated just in case I try to open something that Nitro can't handle, but that has been once, I think in several years. The Firefox reader is actually more problematic for me -- it often fails to properly show PDFs it lets me know though -- then I have to open it in Adobe Acrobat.
Have you tried Sumatra? I don't know whether to cry or celebrate. Adobe does not offer a Linux version of the Reader. I know, I will celebrate. I use Adobe, as it is the only program with all the abilities I need in my business. I have experimented with other programs, as always end up back with Adobe. I send out a lot of PDF's for review and signature, and it is the easist to use for my clients.
So I will continue to use it, while I do agree there are a lot of good options out there, just not for my business. Tried the Windows option, great for everyday use, but too many options I need are missing. So back to WinZip, as it is the familar Program and contains all I need. Excellent commentary. I think that's it. It's needed only in business environment. For everyday PDF and ebook viewing, you don't need any of those features at all, thus negating the need of Adobe Reader.
It comes with a load of features for free, including highlighting and OCR. I have used pdf Xchange viewer for some time. I find that it is much better and faster than Adobe. However, USPS has recently added the ability to download your label in PDF format instead of printing directly from the website, which would negate the need for the Adobe Reader requirement. As long as high quality printed PDF output is not required, your assertion that Adobe Reader is not required is correct.
However, at least in a business situation, I would always have it installed if for no other reason than for the occasion of printing a label from any of the major shipping services, Avery Design-N-Print Online, or the admittedly rare need to print a hard copy of a PDF for legal or tax reasons.
If you disable the unnecessary Adobe start-up services, Adobe Reader will consume no system resources until you actually need to use it. Foxit Reader on an old Windows computer. On Mac, Preview is not bad but not very good either. For a light weighted reader on Mac I prefer Skim, http: Used to be, you could download a zipped version of Foxit, but they changed it, added crap I didn't need, and made it.
After that, I switched to Sumatra. I used some other brand's PDF browser, it's definitely better and makes my PC run less application like background processes. Actually, we do need Adobe reader, and in Linux.
The reason: As much as I dislike Adobe Reader you have to admit that it is the only reliable reader. I try not to use it but some docs simply do not show up correct in other readers I have tried approximately throughout the years. Accented characters, special fonts, presentations turned to pdf, mathematical expressions. That is sad as it really is a nasty beast when it comes to resources. My Physics and Math textbooks shows up okay in Sumatra. I think that problem can be traced to how that PDF was made.
Never had a problem with Foxit Reader. In fact, other than support for plug-ins mostly for DRM'ed documents I can't think of anything Foxit does less well than the Adobe product, and it is much smaller and faster!
I have been using Foxit Reader for years. Also Bullzip for my PDF printer app. Both are much faster and more secure. Adobe has never ever caused me any issues security or speed. This sounds like yet another attempt to have a go at something perfectly harmless tat's been around for years and it's free!!!!!!!!
Has there been any testing on the integrated so called pdf readers???? I doubt it, and they're probably more likely to cause a problem than Adobe!!! Any alternative PDF readers I've used over the years caused exactly no problem at all, while Reader constantly froze when opening anything over a hundred pages. It's free, but it's definitely not harmless. Security holes are found every so often, and it eats more resource than a reader should.
I completely disagree when you tell someone to upgrade their PC just to run a reader software. Tried today to move all the numerical files which are now at the top to a Alphabetical folder!
I gave up and will find another app to move my PDF files to!
I have had this app for years and the recent update caused quite a scare when I was unable to find any of my documents! I was very impressed with the Support Team that answered my email and resolved the issue so quickly!
I am not as happy with it as before this newest update! I loved it the way it was and am in hopes that they will improve on this version to make the display a little more easy to navigate and easier to read! The text is a bit small but I am in hopes there are still improvements coming! 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.
For example, sharing a file through email no longer takes the file name and automatically makes it the subject line of the email.