Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Comments

visually bloated

Comment by Xate
about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Feb 2016

The new DC update gave the ever heavy and bloated adobe reader an idiotic interface. The menu bar and side bar took up too much of my screen.

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It may have a nice interface but

Comment by impossible
about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and Evince, Sumatra PDF Aug 2013

The thing is heavy for no reason, hell I just want to read my pdfs!

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It's bulky, slow and insecure.

Comment by Reprotected
about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and Foxit Reader Jun 2011

It's bulky, slow and insecure. Worst of all, you can't create or edit PDF documents on it! Although it has a polished interface, it does not make up for it's terribleness. You have to constantly update this thing every month; download 40 MB and install 80 MB for a PDF reader, and repeat for the next month. Waste of time. I recommend Foxit Reader; it has a decent interface, and it has almost every feature you can get from Adobe Reader.

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It's really not that big or bloated for what it does, but t ...

Comment by jamesvdm
about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Jun 2011

It's really not that big or bloated for what it does, but the weekly updates drive me insane.

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Adobe Reader functions more smoothly and renders more accur ...

Comment by endolith
about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Jun 2011

Adobe Reader functions more smoothly and renders more accurately than any of the clones I have tried. I've never noticed this "bloat" that everyone complains about.

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Adobe Reader is nothing but a huge pile of bloat. I changed ...

Comment by evan
about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and Sumatra PDF Jun 2011

Adobe Reader is nothing but a huge pile of bloat. I changed to SumatraPDF a few years ago and was amazed. The application size is tiny, the memory footprint is good, and it loads pdf files many magnitudes faster than Adobe Reader ever has. Since I switched I've never found a reason to look back.

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Slow and bloated.

Comment by Romani
about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Jun 2011

Slow and bloated. Somehow improved in latest releases but still not good

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Render everything properly unlike Foxit

Comment by s0me0ne
about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and Foxit Reader Jun 2011

Kinda slow, but will render everything properly unlike Foxit. Also the UI is much better since v8.

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Adobe is garbage. Always has been slow and buggy. Use a qua ...

Comment by slyck
about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Jun 2011

Adobe is garbage. Always has been slow and buggy. Use a quality open source alternative like Evince, Sumatra, or Okular. I guess you could use Foxit if you want adware.

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Honestly, I can't see any reason to use Adobe Reader anymor ...

Comment by zzzcrash
about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Jun 2011

Honestly, I can't see any reason to use Adobe Reader anymore, at least on Windows or Linux. If you want a free program for reading pdfs, Foxit Reader is not only faster but also let's you highlight and annotate the text with ease. Adobe Reader doesn't provide any editing tools: you have to pay boatloads for Adobe Professional if you want that.

The Linux version of Foxit still needs a ton of work, but you can just use the Windows version through Wine instead. Works just fine.

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I didn't realize until a few days ago that this can open an ...

Comment by endolith
about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Jun 2011

I didn't realize until a few days ago that this can open and view .ai files from Adobe Illustrator. Should be added as an alternative for that.

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Its nice and has some nice features, like copying an image ...

Comment by Aaron
about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Jun 2011

Its nice and has some nice features, like copying an image or test from the pdf, but for me it was always too slow. I could load up a pdf faster in just about any other program, so I dont use this anymore. It works ok, but just is not that good anymore.

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