Adobe Reader (Acrobat) is a program that allows you to read documents in PDF format, either online (through any browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome), as well as offline, ie any PDF file saved on the PC or In an external memory or disk.
Adobe Reader has a redesigned interface, new tools, and new options that make it even more efficient and user friendly. It also added the ability to play Flash and Quicktime files , providing audio and video documents.
The new edition 2016 called DC introduces the possibility of sending documents to the cloud through the Adobe Document Cloud service, which allows you to connect from different devices (PC, phone, tablet, Mac) to access the texts. It has also incorporated the function of converting PDF to Word or Excel.
The most important innovation of the new version 11 is the improvement that has been given to the security of the application, through the protected mode that prevents attacks and malicious code that is intended to be introduced through PDF documents. To achieve this, the application runs in a kind of sandbox, being isolated inside a protected environment of memory.
This PDF reader offers the possibility to view documents in full screen or in read mode to hide menus, toolbars and panels, in order to expand the viewing area. It also improves support with some browsers, facilitates the use of shared documents, allows you to fill out forms and adds new options.
It is possible to add notes inside the documents, as if they were the classic stickers that stick on the sheets to highlight or comment something that you want to highlight; It is also possible to add lines to underline text, and also allows you to write text over PDF documents.
Another new feature is the ability to send PDF documents to sign electronically, connecting to the service provided by Adobe EchoSign. It is not necessary to print a document prior to signing it.
The application is noticed lighter with respect to previous versions, more stable and more secure. Although the resource consumption is still higher than other readers, improving in that aspect and improving security thanks to protected mode, make users can continue to trust this product and choose it as a PDF reader by default.
Adobe Reader 11 (11.0.10) is the latest version in Spanish, updated in June 2016, available for both Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7 and Windows 8 and 10. You can download free.