Adobe Reader 21.011

Free View, sign, annotate, and print PDF files on your Mac.
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Adobe Systems Inc.
Free   303 MB
Used by 20,710 people
Awards: Mac Informer Editor Rating 5
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Open, browse, and print PDF documents. Highlight text, insert comments and share them, add sticky notes, search for particular words and expressions within a PDF file, zoom pages in or out, use the full-screen mode, etc. Add digital signatures to PDF documents and share them via e-mail.

Adobe Reader is a PDF viewing app for Mac OS X. It allows you to open PDF files, browse them and print them. It doesn't really have any features that allow you to create a PDF file or any content whatsoever. On Windows, Adobe Reader is arguably the most popular PDF reader. For Mac, however, I don't think this is as much popular.

Adobe Reader is a very capable PDF reader. When I first launched it, it asked me if I wanted to set it as the default PDF reader. I appreciated that the app asked about it and didn't change the setting without my approval. When I launched a PDF file I noticed that the app was very fast, certainly faster than its Windows counterpart ever used to be for me. The usual features were all there. You can highlight text, add comments and share them, find text within a PDF file, zoom in or out, enter the full-screen mode and fit a full page in this view, etc. Browsing a PDF file was quite fast.

This is, of course, a free tool and it works well. There couldn't be any harm in trying it out.

JF Senior editor
José Fernández
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Review summary


  • Compatibility with different printer models
  • Quick view options
  • Advanced browsing
  • Good sharing options
  • Highlighting and comments support


  • Lack of additional conversion options

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This Adobe Reader is quite simply full of technical bugs and is very slow.

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As I have to deal a lot with PDF files, I use this software all the time. It is limited somewhat, but it works nicely. The application is easy to handle.

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This application is limited in what it can do, but if you work only with PDF files this program will be enough for you.

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