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Acrobat Pro, Standard & Reader DC 2021: Direct Download Links

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Adobe Acrobat DC 2021 is here! “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. Use Acrobat software to convert, edit and sign PDF files with simple workflows across desktop, mobile, and web — no matter where you’re working.

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 2021” 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.

Note that this newly-upgraded desktop release of Acrobat Pro DC is also included as one of the many applications that all subscribers get with the complete (“All Apps”) membership to Creative Cloud.

And in keeping 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 2021 vs. DC 2020?

The main new features available in the Acrobat DC desktop, web and mobile ecosystem are detailed on this Adobe page.

Good news: Acrobat DC 2021 and Reader DC 2021 are now available as native 64-bit applications on Windows, as well as 32-bit applications if needed… You can direct download either installer below, depending on what your system supports. You can check Adobe’s official system requirements here.

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 2021 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.

Get Tutorials and Learn How to Best Use New Acrobat DC

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 2021 for PDF is also downloadable for both oper­ating system platforms – Windows (7, 8, 10, 11) and macOS (10.14, 10.15, 11).

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.

  1. Adobe recommends temporarily turning off any browsing restrictions you might have running, like site or cookie blocking, filtering, firewalls or antivirus software.
  2. Click «HERE» to visit this page first, before clicking any of the links in the table below – this is critical!
  3. If asked, sign in with your Adobe ID or take a minute to create one for yourself (free).
  4. 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.
  5. Download the files either by clicking directly on the DDL links, or by right-clicking and choosing “Save Link As…” on the popup menu.
  6. Then follow the product installation instructions here.

Acrobat Pro/Standard DC 2021 (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 (64-bit) – Acrobat Pro DC 2021 free trial in 26 languages (924 MB)
 » Windows (32-bit) – Acrobat Pro DC 2021 free trial in 26 languages (964 MB)
     Version 2021.007.20099 (or newer)

 » macOS (v. 10.14+) – Acrobat Pro DC 2021 free trial in 24 languages (985 MB)
 » macOS (v. 10.13) – Acrobat Pro DC 2021 free trial in 24 languages (688 MB)
     Version 2021.007.20099 (or newer)

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)
     Version 2020.004.30017 (or newer)

 » 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)
     Version 2020.004.30017 (or newer)

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 2021 – Direct Download Links

This is the new Acrobat Reader DC 2021, which is completely free for all users.

 » Windows – Free Reader DC 2021 in 27 Languages (297 MB)
     Version 2021.007.20099 (or newer)

 » macOS – Free Reader DC 2021 in 22 Languages (289 MB)
     Version 2021.007.20099 (or newer)

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 this collection:

Installation Tips

  • 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.

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