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Review: Adobe Acrobat Standard DC
According to PC Magazine, one of the most respected online reviewers of computer-related products, the Adobe Acrobat Standard DC might just be “the best Acrobat yet.”
Acrobat XI, Acrobat DC’s predecessor already has great tools, but this time, the Acrobat DC has been amped up with other useful features such as a touch-friendly interface and mobile capabilities. These have been added because of the increased use of mobile devices. One great thing about Acrobat is its goal remains the same: to help you get your work done more efficiently.
The following features make the Adobe Acrobat Standard DC a cut above the rest:
- Faster and clearer feedback
The Acrobat DC has an all-new commenting feature which has a touch-friendly interface. Those who make comments can easily view and navigate through their comments and reply to sticky note comments.
- PDF scanning
Users can choose several scan options with the scan-to-PDF selection. The scan tool also has a simplified interface.
- Access Box and OneDrive
While users are working on Acrobat DC, they are able to access and store their files from Microsoft OneDrive and Box. Users are also able to sync via Document Cloud. Users can add their own Box or OneDrive accounts and be able to do standard operations such as open, save, create and export PDF from accessed files. They can also attach these files and email them directly.
- Fillable PDFs
Forms that have already been made before can be converted to PDFs that can be filled in. Users are also able to drag and drop text from their very own autofill files.
The Acrobat DC allows the user to send documents that can be signed on a web browser or a mobile device. Even legal documents can be signed and sent all over the world. This actually integrates the former EchoSign electronic signature service of Adobe into the new Acrobat DC.
- Read aloud option
This version offers a full read-aloud version for users who require this type of assistance.
- Mobile apps
Mobile Acrobat DC apps are able to convert photos and images from the file, web, or camera roll into PDF format. Aside from this, there is an overall improvement in terms of integration of mobile devices.
The Adobe Acrobat Standard DC also has some negative feedback, mainly pertaining to their seemingly complicated subscription plans, which needs to be clearly worded and more straightforward. Upgrading to Pro DC can be quite expensive. There is also some disappointment over their Document Cloud, which is not compatible with other cloud applications.
Acrobat is the go-to PDF software, and over the years, its features and usability has been unmatched. Many satisfied users are raving about the new Acrobat DC, claiming that this is one of their best upgrades. The mobile version is very useful and convenient, and considers the rampant use of mobile devices everywhere. The desktop version also has a lot of new enhancements, but many users are saying that not all these enhancements are absolute must-haves.