Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader 8.1 Free

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9.0
This program received 12 awards

Screenshots

  • Loupe tool
  • Reading mode
  • Basic interface

Editorial review

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Victor Hernandez Senior editor

Adobe Reader, the most widely used software for viewing, editing and creating PDF files, is now compatible with Windows Vista and earlier versions. It features new and better characteristics for enabling online group working via Acrobat Connect, Adobe's online meetings service. You can create a trial account for using this service. Other interesting features are the reading mode, which hides the navigation panel and allows a better viewing of the document. Also, you can use other viewing tools, like the zoom and loupe tools, which allow you to make extreme close-ups of any part of the document.
Adobe Reader has an attractive, easy-to-use interface, very akin to a web browser, which makes its use easier. You can customize the tool bars and the navigation panels for streamlining your work.
This new version includes a new booklet printing feature, which allows you to print two pages of the document in each printed page and on both sides of it, making it easy to create booklets or brochures from standard PDF files. Also, the Read Out Loud feature has been improved, making it more accurate. As in prevoious versions, Adobe Reader 8.1 is absolutely free.

Pros

  • Very light.
  • System-friendly.

Cons

  • None.

Latest comments

  All comments (105)
  • 3
    Guest 17 days ago

    The original and the best PDF reader. Although not always the best to keep up with the latest version, Adobe reader always pulls through. Reader XI is a big improvement of the previous version.

  • 4
    murphware Last month

    The original and the best PDF reader. Although not always the best to keep up with the latest version, Adobe Reader always pulls through. Reader XI is a big improvement of the previous version. I recommend either to stay with version 9 or use XI. Version X is well worth a miss.

  • 9
    Robert Bukowski 2 months ago

    New features are appreciated


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