Adobe has released a new version of Adobe Reader, a program that enables users to open and work with PDFs documents on their computer. Adobe Reader XI loads PDFs documents surprisingly fast using a reasonable amount of memory and barely any CPU cycles when it is open.
Prominent features in the new Acrobat are much-improved PDF editing, better integration with Microsoft Office applications, easier access to cloud-based repositories such as SharePoint, Office 365 and Acrobat.com, plus IT-friendly enhancements to security and deployment.
Adobe Reader XI ships with a new set of features that improve productivity, security, and deployment of the new program version. Most notable from an end user perspective are the following features:
- Full support for Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion including “touch-mode” for touch-based devices.
- Form filling, signing, saving and sending improved
- Creating pdf or exporting pdf files to Word or Excel online.
- Commenting features, including stamps, attachments, audio recordings.
- Protected View providing an additional layer of defense by implementing a separate desktop for the UI.
- Enhanced Protected Mode improved with data theft prevention capabilities.
Adobe Reader XI is already available at the official Adobe website, both as a web installer and offline installer, and through the Adobe Reader update checker available under Help > Check for Updates in the program itself.
If you want to deploy it on multiple PCs in a network, it is better to download the Adobe Reader 11 offline installer for Windows.