[UPDATE (October 2021) – These links still work to download the old Acrobat DC 2020 trials. We also now have the all-new Acrobat DC 2021 Direct Download Links!]
Adobe Acrobat DC 2020 is here! If you hadn’t heard, “DC” stands for Document Cloud, which is Adobe’s set of integrated online services to help customers better manage important and everyday documents. At the heart of Document Cloud is Acrobat DC – the industry standard for creating, sharing and editing PDFs – which was completely rearchitected for the initial DC 2015 milestone release some years back. For more information, see: What Is the Document Cloud?
Acrobat continues as a desktop product in both Pro and Standard editions, and is available either via subscription or with a perpetual (one-off purchase) license. “Acrobat 2020” is the most recent perpetual desktop version of Acrobat – in other words, definitely not the latest release. “Acrobat DC 2020” is the current subscription version of Acrobat. With Acrobat DC, ongoing updates are included so you always have the newest version of Acrobat software with the latest product innovations and a complete set of tools for desktop and mobile use.
And in maintaining our tradition of providing the direct download links for major Adobe products such as Creative Cloud, Captivate 11, and Elements 2022, you’ll find the direct links for the newest Acrobat releases below. Direct download links for the all the other apps in CC 2021 are now also available – see how you can get them here.
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What’s New in Acrobat DC 2020 vs. DC 2019?
The main new features available in the Acrobat DC desktop, web and mobile ecosystem – broken out by year added, that is, Acrobat DC 2020 vs. DC 2019 vs. DC 2018 vs. DC 2017 vs. DC 2016 vs. DC 2015 – are detailed on this Adobe page.
Acrobat DC 2020 continues to be built as a 32-bit application, which will run on 64-bit systems but does not require one.
For a complete rundown of the major differences between Acrobat DC 2020 vs. Acrobat 2017 vs. Acrobat XI (from 2012), see this product comparison page.
Here Are the Acrobat DC 2020 Direct Download Links
The links given below go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, legal, and will not change. They are especially useful when you are unable to download these products via other means – perhaps due to issues with the Adobe’s Download Manager. Here the file access is open and you can just use your browser, or another DLM.
Note there is no actual trial version of Acrobat DC Standard for any platform, but Pro includes all Standard features – so you can try out Pro for free and then decide which version you want at the time of purchase. In other words, the Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Standard installers are the same. Naturally, the free Adobe Reader DC 2020 for PDF is also downloadable for both operating system platforms – Windows (7, 8, 10) and macOS (10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15).
The trial versions include all desktop features of Acrobat Pro DC, plus a limited set of Document Cloud services including the ability to fill, sign, and send forms on a mobile device, store and share files online and access recently viewed files across devices. A paid subscription is required to take advantage of other services including the ability to get signatures from others; send and track documents online; and create and export PDFs from a browser or mobile device. If/when the free trial expires, you can still use Acrobat to view PDFs, comment and fill forms – but to access the full set of features again, you would need to purchase Acrobat.
Note: Very Important Instructions
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Except for the Reader, you must have a free Adobe account and be logged in to use the links below, as Adobe sets a session cookie on your browser that lets you to access the software. Otherwise, you will receive an “access denied” message preventing the connection. So please follow these instructions carefully.
- Adobe recommends temporarily turning off any browsing restrictions you might have running, like site or cookie blocking, filtering, firewalls or antivirus software.
- Click «HERE» to visit this page first, before clicking any of the links in the table below – this is critical!
- If asked, sign in with your Adobe ID or take a minute to create one for yourself (free).
- OK! Now you’re logged in at Adobe with the trials cookie set, so you can instantly download any of the links below. Just make sure you have enough disk space.
- Download the files either by clicking directly on the DDL links, or by right-clicking and choosing “Save Link As…” on the popup menu.
- Then follow the product installation instructions here.
Acrobat Pro/Standard DC 2020 (Subscription) – Direct Download Links
This is the trial or version to download if you’re considering purchasing Acrobat DC by subscription, via a lower-cost monthly/annual plan. Subscribers are entitled to the complete product featureset, including forthcoming new features and improvements on an ongoing (or “Continuous Track”) basis at no extra charge, along with all product fixes and platform support enhancements.
» Windows – Acrobat Pro DC 2020 free trial in 28 languages (908 MB)
» macOS – Acrobat Pro DC 2020 free trial in 26 languages (689 MB)
Acrobat Pro/Standard 2020 (Standalone) – Direct Download Links
This is the trial or version to download if you intend to upgrade or buy Acrobat outright, via a traditional (or “Classic”) perpetual license. Perpetual customers will get the regular product fixes and platform support enhancements, but don’t receive future new features or upgrades. Standalone product users also don’t have access to all the Acrobat DC web, mobile, and cloud-based workflows.
» Windows – Acrobat Pro 2020 free trial in 28 languages (717 MB)
» macOS (v. 10.14+) – Acrobat Pro 2020 free trial in 26 languages (660 MB)
» macOS (v. 10.13) – Acrobat Pro 2020 free trial in 26 languages (660 MB)
Note: Before deciding whether to get the subscription or perpetual version of Acrobat DC, you should see this product comparison.
Free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2020 – Direct Download Links
This is the new Acrobat Reader DC 2020, which is completely free for all users.
» Windows – Free Reader DC 2020 in English (171 MB)
» Windows – Free Reader DC 2020 in German (171 MB)
» Windows – Free Reader DC 2020 in French (171 MB)
» Windows – Free Reader DC 2020 in Spanish (171 MB)
» Windows – Free Reader DC 2020 in 27 Languages (276 MB)
» macOS – Free Reader DC 2020 in 22 Languages (199 MB)
Adobe Acrobat DC Updates
If you also want the direct download links for the latest Acrobat Pro/Standard product updates (i.e., all the included upgrades since the initial release above), here are complete sets for PC and Mac… These updates are cumulative and require that a previous version of the same major release of Acrobat already be installed on your system. To determine which version of you currently have installed, select “About Acrobat…” from the Help menu, and then download and apply the correct update patch file from these collections:
- The trial version includes all desktop features of Acrobat Pro for 7 days from the time you first launch the program on your system.
- Installation of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC trial may uninstall any earlier version of Adobe Acrobat on Windows computers. If you want to reinstall the older release later, then you’d need your original serial number and software disc/installers.
- Acrobat Distiller DC, the batch engine for converting other types of documents into PDF files, is included within the Acrobat Pro/Standard downloads above.
- Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for Pro/Standard and the Reader.
- For the smoothest installation experience, exit any open programs, including virus protection software, prior to installing the product.
- Install with an account that has administrative privileges (not a Limited User Account if you are using Windows).
- If you encounter any difficulties, try Adobe Assistance.
We suggest using a browser other than Internet Explorer to download the files above. They can be quite large and IE has been known to drop the extension (like “.exe”) from the Windows filename. If this happens and you can’t open a file, then just rename it to add back the extension. But generally, using Firefox or Chrome will work better – and if you have any issues getting the downloads to work with one browser, then try another.
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