With each new release, Adobe continues to add functionality to Adobe® Reader® software, making it an extremely versatile tool capable of viewing, searching, digitally signing, verifying, printing, and collaborating with electronic documents. By distributing this software in a multitude of languages and platforms at no charge, Adobe continues to offer end users the ultimate tool for electronic document sharing.
Enhance interaction with PDF Portfolios
PDF Portfolios provide easier navigation when you work with multiple PDF documents and other document types. Portfolios also enable you to work with a collection of materials such as drawings, e-mail messages, spreadsheets, and videos as a single file, which makes distribution, storage, retrieval, and collaboration easy for end users.
Work with Acrobat.com (beta)
From Reader 9, you can go directly into Acrobat.com (beta), an exciting new set of online services from Adobe, to perform common tasks, such as:
Create up to five Adobe PDF files
Share and store documents on the web
Create and collaborate on a document in Adobe Buzzword®
Easily share your screen using Adobe ConnectNow
You can also help colleagues, clients, and partners get on the same page at the same time with the ability to conavigate documents. Simply use Acrobat.com services to enable collaboration on a PDF file, and then distribute the PDF file and walk recipients through it in real time by controlling their page view.
As an added convenience, Acrobat.com leverages Adobe AIR™, so you can interact with Acrobat.com from your desktop as well. Acrobat.com on Adobe AIR is a small application that is included with your download of Adobe Reader 9.
Interact directly with Adobe Flash® software
Adobe Reader can natively display rich media content, enabling a new level of end-user interaction.
Realize more secure document workflows
Better protect documents, forms, and drawings by leveraging Adobe LiveCycle® ES and Adobe Acrobat® software. Whether you want digital signatures for authenticity and integrity or document rights management for confidentiality, authorization, and accountability, Adobe Reader is the perfect solution.
Get more done with a simplified user interface
View information more precisely and efficiently with the Adobe Reader user interface. Choose the reading mode to fit more content on the screen or the two-up mode to view page spreads without excess space in the middle. Zoom in, pan over, or leverage the loupe feature to take a closer look.
Search single or multiple PDF files
Find and retrieve any PDF document or a phrase within a document in a matter of seconds. Search for words in page content, annotations, bookmarks, form fields, or document metadata within any PDF file on a local computer.
Complete forms online as well as offline
Enable customers to confidently act on information — filling, saving, and electronically submitting forms.
Leverage CAD and geospatial functionality
CAD designs or geospatial maps that have been converted to PDF offer Adobe Reader users access to CAD features, such as dimensions, or map features, such as longitude and latitude, for powerful collaboration and interaction.