87 – Adobe Acrobat Pro

acrobatUP 7 places

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

Website Cost Availability
Commercial. Free Trial Download
Past Overall Rankings
2015: 94 2014: – 2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: 88= 2008: 59= 2007: 72=
Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2016 Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning 2016
Top 100 Tools for
Education 2016

Comments from some of those who selected Adobe Acrobat Pro as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2016

“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

“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

“User Friendly tool working with PDFs” Steve Adams, Trainer/Instructor, UK

Previous comments

“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