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March 23, 2017

What is Adobe Reader?

Now called Acrobat Reader.

By Ellie Burns

Adobe Reader is a desktop and mobile application belonging to the Adobe Acrobat family of software.

Now known as Acrobat Reader, it is available as freeware – proprietary software which you don’t have to pay for – and gives basic functions such as viewing, printing and annotating PDF files.

Users can unlock further functionality by either paying a subscription of a one off cost. The commercial proprietary Acrobat, which is only available on Windows and OS X, can create, edit, digitally sign, encrypt, export and publish PDFs.

Can you use it on the go?

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