While almost everyone that has a computer or tablet is familiar with Adobe Acrobat, most people are only aware of Adobe Acrobat reader, a free offering available from Adobe. However, Adobe also has 2 paid versions which offer a whole lot of features that are not part of Acrobat Reader. The 2 paid versions are acrobat DC Standard and Acrobat DC Pro.
In this article we will look at some of the differences that seperate Adobe Acrobat DC Pro from Adobe Acrobat DC Reader.
Do more with the leading PDF viewer.
More powerful than other PDF software, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is the free, trusted standard for viewing, printing and annotating PDFs. And now, it’s connected to Adobe Document Cloud — so it’s easier than ever to work with PDFs on computers and mobile devices.
View and annotate PDF files.
With Acrobat Reader DC, you can do even more than open and view PDF files. It’s easy to add annotations to documents using a complete set of commenting tools.
Say hello to easy file access.
Acrobat Reader DC is connected to Adobe Document Cloud so you can work with your PDFs anywhere. You can even access and store files in Box, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive.
Fill, sign and send PDF forms.
Say goodbye to paper forms. Instead, type responses on your PDF form. Add your e-signature. Submit the form electronically. And save a copy for your records.
Manage software rollouts and standards compliance.
Use Adobe and Microsoft tools to manage and deploy updates. Get support for a wide range of document security standards. Extend Reader functionality using the free Acrobat SDK.
Acrobat DC Pro
We keep making the best PDF solution better.
Quickly and accurately detect differences between two PDF files with the all-new Compare Files tool.
Use digital IDs.
Digitally sign, certify, and verify documents more easily with the updated Certificates tool.
Draw using DirectInk.
Use your finger or a hardware pen to draw and write more smoothly on PDFs on Windows 10 devices.
Adobe PDFs are smarter.
We invented the Portable Document Format (PDF). When you create a PDF with Acrobat or one of our online services, you get more than a picture of your document. You get a smart file you can edit, sign, share, protect, and search. Plus, you know it will look right on any screen.
Take your PDF tools to go.
Work on documents anywhere using the Acrobat Reader mobile app. It’s packed with all the tools you need to convert, edit, and sign PDFs on your mobile device. You can even use your device camera to scan a document, whiteboard, or receipt and save it as a PDF.
Acrobat DC brings e-signing capabilities to more than one billion devices around the world. Now anyone can legally sign documents with a finger on a touch-enabled device — or with a few quick clicks in a browser. More than just a signing app, Acrobat DC makes it easy to send, track and store signed documents, too.
The tools they want. The security you need.
Give users access to the world’s best PDF solution while maintaining the highest levels of security and compliance for documents, data, and desktop applications. Deliver secure remote access to Acrobat DC with new support for named users in Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and VMware Horizon.