I haven’t updated Adobe Acrobat in years, and recently stopped using the Adobe Reader.
What do you need a PDF reader to do besides read PDFs (already built-into OS X)? Annotation, search, bookmarks, transitions, zoom, and a new one added to my list– reading. As in, the PDF can read to me.
One of those replacements that has most of the basic features is the cleverly named PDF Reader Pro. As with Preview on your Mac, PDF Reader lets you open and read PDFs. And, importantly, you can annotate by adding text, highlighting, underlining, and even freehand drawing on a PDF.
As PDF readers go, this one looks much like all the others. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
What PDF Reader Pro does is bring just that handful of features most of us want. The ability to edit, add notes, search through a document, and bookmark a spot in a document.
What PDF Reader Pro does different is add the option to convert text-to-speech so your PDF can read itself to you. And, if you use PDFs in a presentation, it also has a few built-in transitions which also work using the Apple Remote Control.
This one is decent, comes with a customizable toolbar, and is priced about in the middle of good PDF readers.