Adobe Reader is a PDF viewer application developed by Adobe Systems, Inc. It is a free standalone application, which is also part of the Adobe Acrobat Suite. It is the only PDF viewer software that can interact, manage and view all PDF contents such as multimedia and forms.
The Adobe Reader application can be used for viewing, searching and navigating PDF files. The program can be opened in two different ways. It can be opened as a stand-alone program or through a web browser. It has a toolbar that can be customized according to the user’s need. Frequently used tools can be shown while seldom used tools can be hidden.
The program has a search and find tool that can be used for basic or advanced search. The program searches the layers, digital signatures, body texts, or form fields of the PDF file to find a specific term/item. Searching for comments and bookmarks is also possible. Review and commenting is also available, given that the user has usage rights. The review tool can be used for marking certain terms/items in the file.
The Adobe Reader software features tools for managing PDF forms. It can be used to view and print both traditional and interactive forms. Filling in and submitting interactive forms can also be done using this program. It can also be used for adding and validating digital signatures