Adobe Reader

Version: 11.0.07 || Release Date: 2014-05-13 || License: Freeware App Owner: yanokwa

Adobe Reader allows users to view PDF documents. You may not know what a PDF file is, but you've probably come across one at some point. PDF files are used by companies and even the IRS to distribute documentation and other pieces of information about their products, and Adobe Acrobat Reader is the essential interpreter. Acrobat integrates directly with your Web browser, so if you come across a PDF document on the Web, you can view it directly from within your Netscape or Internet Explorer browser window. Acrobat also makes printing much more practical, by guaranteeing that the printout will look exactly like it does on your screen.

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5 Opinions

What the funk? 415 mb to install something you already have just so you could view pdf's with embedded flash and videos? That's just sick. No way I'm installing that crap. In fact I'm trying to get rid of Adobe altogether. I had their bloated software more and more and especially their custom installers.

I already dropped photoshop for Pixelmator although lacking in features it's a lot faster.
Flash is a dead end, so is adobe air. It's all HTML 5 now.
PDF is included on mac by default and not only a viewer.
Dreamweaver is bloatware and professionally I don't use it anymore.
Fireworks is about the only app aside from their video related tools I would buy.
Coldfusion builder is just code slapped on top of Eclipse.
Railo server is much better than Coldfusion anyway.

Seriously Adobe needs a reboot.


Installer for version 9.4 (English UK) says it will take 281 MB, that's a lot for a PDF reader...
For version 10.0.1 it says it needs 415 MB (and more during installation process).

(Mac OS 10.5. Download size for v9.4 is 45.97 MB, for v10.0.1 it is 66.4 MB)

IMHO, most users will never need Adobe Reader in their Macs. OS X's own "Preview" shows PDFs better and faster than Adobe Reader and it allows to sort, delete, merge and rotate pages. The only reason I can think to install Adobe Reader in a Mac is if you need to open some sophisticated PDF with CAD designs, geospatial maps or embedded Flash.

Please change the application name from "Adobe Reader 9.1.2" to "Adobe Reader"