Adobe has released its next generation PDF reading tool: Adobe Reader XI (or Adobe Reader 11). The new version of Reader loads PDF documents super fast, and comes bundled with several new features and updates that improves productivity and security.
New features and improvements in Adobe Reader XI
Reader XI offers more drawing and annotation tools such as sticky notes, stamps, audio recordings, file attachments, and more. Form support has also been improved, allowing you to fill, sign, send and save PDF forms as necessary.
The latest upgrade comes with support for a new online service that makes it easy for you to store your PDF documents online and access them from anywhere. An Adobe account is required to make use of the service. A free account offers 2GB storage space, while commercial accounts start from a monthly $14.99, and offer 15GB storage space, more workspaces, the ability to convert unlimited files to PDF, and more.
Reader XI offers quick access to an online PDF conversion service by Adobe. This service lets you convert various file types like Word, Excel, JPEG, etc. to PDF, and export PDF files back to various Office formats. Unfortunately, no free option is available here. The prices for the PDF conversion service start from $7.50 a month.
On the security front, Protected View, introduced in Reader X, has been enhanced to protect malicious code from performing read or write operations to files on your Computer.
Adobe has also added a new touch mode feature to make the program just a little more tablet-friendly.
Update or Download Adobe Reader XI
If you have a version of Reader installed, you can update to the latest version through the program itself using Adobe Reader update checker, available under Help > Check for Updates.
Adobe is offering the program as a web installer on its website, of if you prefer the standalone version of the installer, get it from the following links for your OS:
Download Adobe Reader XI: Windows (36.1 MB) | Mac (76.5 MB)