Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Acrobat DC is the world's leading PDF software. It allows users to create, edit, and read PDF files. The software also includes cloud storage so that users can access PDF files from the browser on multiple devices.
- View, create, and edit PDF files
- Create digital signatures for PDF files
- Import files from a camera or a scanner
- More efficient interface
- Save docs to the cloud
- Signing docs is much improved
- Very steep learning curve
- Subscription plan is confusing
There is no better software solution for PDF file management than Adobe Acrobat DC. After all, Adobe pioneered the PDF format. The latest version of the software improves upon older editions with a strong new interface that makes accessing features quick and easy. That's not to say there isn't a learning curve. There is. One of the drawbacks of Acrobat has always been learning how to manage all of the features to get the most from the program. Those who have never used the software before will probably need a month or so of constant use to maximize the program. With that being said, the latest edition is the best thing Adobe has released in years. Adobe has incorporated technology from its other notable program, Photoshop, to make viewing PDF files more convenient. It has also simplified the process of importing images from a camera and turning scanned items into PDF files. The new interface of the program makes some features easier to access. Examples include the ability to redact portions of a document or create a full index. The toolbar is more streamlined, and there is even a search feature that will help users locate a specific tool by entering its name. This version also allows users to make edits to a document while preserving the original font. This addition has resolved a long-standing complaint that many users had with previous editions. Before there were few options for preserving the font continuity of a document. All one could really do was edit the doc in a separate file and create a new PDF. It is also possible for users to now add items to bulleted lists. The same can be done with numbered lists. Before it was practically impossible to make this happen. Other major benefits of this update are its speed and overall power. Adobe has proven it still sits atop the heap where PDF management is concerned.