88 – Adobe Acrobat Pro

Drops down a further 9 places this year

Adobe Acrobat Pro lets you create and control Adobe PDF documents for easy distribution. It is particularly useful for producing interactive training materials and resources.

Website: adobe.com/products/acrobatpro
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial
Availability: Download

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 56
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 79     2017: 57     2016: 87       2015: 94        2014: –       2013: –
2012: –       2011: –        2010: –          2009: 88        2008: 59     2007: 72


Comments from some of those who selected Adobe Acrobat Pro as one of their Top 10 Tools 

  • “for quick pdf editing and most of all combining pdfs into binders.” David Bryson, UK
  • “Best medium to share files regardless of the interface, smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop – You name it – the reader is free and everyone can use it.” Christine Garraway, Trainer/Instructor, USA, 2016
  • “Creation (inc forms), editing and annotation of PDFs – usability and functionality increases with each release, crucial for file size reduction – top program” Clare Thomson, e-learning developer, Northern Ireland, 2016
  • “User Friendly tool working with PDFs” Steve Adams, Trainer/Instructor, UK, 2016
  • “deliver secure study guides with hyperlinked index pages” Louisa van der Linden, 2015
  • “to create fillable documents, which we use in our learning platform” 2015
  • “because it’s easy to edit and reduce size of PDF handouts” Marie Desjardin, 2015
  • “is the tool I use to convert research reports and presentation slides. I like the professional version better than free converters due to additional functionality”  Janet Clarey
  • “Adobe pdf documents have become the format of choice where both document security & collaboration is required. Great for large complex documents and easily accommodates embedded hypertext, video & audio. Commercial software from Adobe, not cheap but worth it!” Jack Chapman
  • “more than meets the eye”  Cary Gordon

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