New design feels like something programmers did to justify having jobs. It's terrible.
I have reverted to the original for now, but if forced to permanently switch to the new look, I will stop paying for it. Not sure how rearranging everything and hiding some tools is supposed to make thing more efficient. I don't think I have ever witnessed such a terrible "update" to any program ever. My idea is to fire whoever's idea it was to do the redesign.
Ashish, posting the same response to all the criticism is lazy and makes you appear to be a robot. We all understand that Adobe likes the change. I have yet to meet a user that does. Here is the deal, I have reverted to the old Acrobat and will stay there as long as possible. I currently pay for it so I can use advanced features. However, if I am ever forced to use the new garbage design, I will switch products. The new design requires relearning the program. If I'm going to have to learn something new anyways, it will be a competing product.
AdminAshish Rawat (Adobe) (Admin, Adobe) commented
Hi, We appreciate the time and effort you took to leave us a remark since we're constantly searching for ways to make Acrobat better.
We acknowledge that the new Acrobat represents a notable change, however we hope that as you get familiar with the new interface, you are able to be more productive & get more out of Acrobat.
With the new interface we aim to
1. Provide a simplified viewing experience that helps reduce clutter & optimise it for most used PDF actions that are relevant while viewing a document.
2. Easily allow users to discover PDF tools they need by ensuring tools are intuitively grouped and a click away,
**For example, all tools that allow content, page & file level edits can be found under one action based verb called “Edit”; tools that allow converting files to & from PDFs can be found under “Convert”; tools that allow filling & signing documents or requesting signatures from others under “Sign”.
3. The search field on top ("Find text or tools") allows you to not only search for content within the document but also find and access tools. For example, you can search for "Add text" and it will show you the option to add text.
4. We allow lot of customization in the app. For example - you can drag drop the tools in All tools left pane to reorder your tools. Similarly, the top left toolbar (Quick tools) can also be customized using Customization window that comes on clicking ... button at the bottom of the toolbar. We are in the process of adding more customizations in the app.
5. With the new release, the floating Quick tools bar on the left is now draggable. So, now you can bring it closer to your work space.
We would also like to highlight that we have exhaustively tested these changes with users over the past 12 months, keenly monitoring user behavior & addressing top user issues before gradually rolling out the new interface to the Acrobat user base
A point to note is that as we made these changes in the interface, we have ensured all tools & features that are currently supported, retain their familiar functionalities and workflows as they did in the previous version. We are proactively addressing any gaps or issues reported by users related to any break in current workflows.
We will follow up on this response with a detailed blog post explaining the changes, a guide to help familiarize you to the new interface, along with regular updates on upcoming changes.
We are also updated our helpx page that will assist you better - https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/new-acrobat-experience.html
Once again, we appreciate your comments. Please stay tuned for more of our upcoming releases as we are constantly working on improving the new experience.
John Sanchez commented
Thank you. I didn't even think of reverting the design.
For those who don't know, there's an option for "Remove New Acrobat" or something like that.