Microsoft Store gets Adobe Acrobat Reader on Windows 11

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  • You can now find the Adobe Acrobat Reader on the new Windows 11 Microsoft Store.
  • The app is a full-featured x86 viewer for signing, editing, and sharing PDFs and multimedia.
  • The new Apps Store and the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC are available to Windows 10 users as well.
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Ever since Microsoft announced the new Windows 11 and an improved App Store, people have been searching the world wide web to get the latest scoop of the new OS.

Although at this point opinions are divided in regards to upgrading or not, we know one thing for sure: everybody wants the new Microsoft Store App and all its perks.

And the best news is that the new store will be available to Windows 10 users as well, so even though you’re still not sure if you want to make the jump to the latest OS, you’ll still be able to enjoy the new store.

The new Microsoft store offers the apps everyone needs

You can now get Adobe’s PDF reader desktop app

Speaking of best news, we couldn’t not notice that several classic apps have already appeared in the new App Store ever since it went live in the first Insider preview for Windows 11.

Microsoft store - Adobe's PDF reader desktop app

Because Microsoft has looser restrictions on the types of apps that are allowed to appear on Windows 11’s store, companies like Adobe are now publishing their desktop apps to the App Store.

Some apps you may know, some you’ll be surprised to come across but one of the most pleasant surprises came from Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

The version available on the Microsoft App Store is the same as the app available on the company’s official website, but instead of searching for it on Google or Bing, you can now easily install it at the click of a button.

What does Adobe Acrobat Reader DC has to offer?

You’ll be happy to know that no feature is off the table and that Microsoft is not constraining the functionality of the app whatsoever.

Although it isn’t the most lightweight desktop app, it only weighs 183.2 MB, which is smaller than the 203.9 MB download on Adobe’s website.

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is free to download and with it, you can open and interact with all types of PDF content such as forms, multimedia, or large documents.

One of its best features is the possibility to annotate documents using sticky notes, highlights, underlines, or strikethrough tools, and even draw on the files if you need to.

Adobe also gives you the opportunity to fill out and e-sign PDF forms, and share locked files that become worthless if they are edited, that way you can protect yourself and your documents.

One of the best apps to have when working with files, with Adobe Acrobat Reader you can share and gather comments from multiple people in one file by sending an email with a link to your PDF.

And, if you already use other Adobe products, you can connect the Store version of Acrobat Reader DC to the company’s storage cloud and sync all your activities.

Does Adobe offer other of its apps in the store?

According to Microsoft, more Adobe apps are coming to the Microsoft Store soon, and this is just the start.

Besides Adobe’s PDF reader, you can also find other Adobe apps such as Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021, Lightroom, Content Viewer, Adobe Reader Touch, and Experience Manager Forms.

You can also find PhoneGap Developer and Adobe Photoshop Express Toshiba Only version as well.

All these apps were based on the Microsoft UWP codebase and since the Win32 app is now directly listed in the new and improved Microsoft Store, it’s a lot easier to find and download without going through Adobe’s website.

Microsoft had confirmed that with the new Windows 11 we’ll also see Adobe Creative Cloud, the popular apps used for content creation.

Even though Adobe CC isn’t yet available in the store, users have already installed it from Adobe’s website on their Windows 11 preview build, tested it out, and came back with responses:

“The current version works. im using photoshop CC 2021 and no issues whatsoever.”

“Yes it does. I’ve tested it on my external HDD with Windows 11.”

Source: reddit

Because the responses were positive, we can definitely expect Adobe CC to work smoothly on any device when the full final version of Windows 11 will come out this October.

Discover more apps in the Microsoft Store

As we previously said, several popular apps are already available in the new App Store and people have started to notice them.

Besides the well knows partnerships with Amazon, Steam, Disney Plus, Zoom, and of course TikTok, you’ll now also see apps like OBS Studio, ClimChamp, and Canva in the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft is moving faster than anticipated with apps already rolling out in the store. All these additions come in the wake of Canva’s web app becoming available too.

If you want to know more about all the new partnerships, apps, and games that will come to the App Store, you should take a closer look at the new Microsoft Store in Windows 11 and see all that will bring with it.

The launch of Windows 11 is expected in October, but all these apps will also arrive for Windows 10 users later this year.

Until then, we can enjoy testing the latest preview builds and discover step by step all the new and exciting features the new OS has to bring us.

Are you a fan of Adobe’s apps? What is your opinion regarding the new Microsoft Store? Tell us in the comment section below and let’s start a discussion.