Adobe Acrobat is still the original and undisputed kings of PDF creation… but after version after version perfecting it, is it worth waiting for the next version? We haven’t seen any beta’s posted yet, nor any sneak peaks of the new version as we are still a long way away to the release, so it’s hard to say if it’s worth waiting. Here is our expected release timeline for the new Acrobat 12 (aka XII):
- Acrobat 12 (XII) – Expected to be released in October/November of 2014.
- Acrobat XI (version 11) – The current version that was announced on October 1, 2012.
- Acrobat X – Became available in November 2010.
- Acrobat 9 – Become available in July 2008.
- Acrobat 8 – Become available in November 2006.
- Acrobat 7 – Become available in January 2005.
- Acrobat 6 – Become available in July 2003.
- Acrobat 5 – Become available in May 2001.
Is it worth waiting until the new version is released or should you just get Acrobat XI? Well, in our opinion, and looking back at the last few versions, we don’t expect that you’ll see a lot of compelling new features in version 12. You might get new signature tools from EchoSign (a company that Adobe acquired last year) and expanded multimedia features, but that’s all that we expect. Plus, with the discounts now available at both Adobe.com and some of the top resellers, we think you’ll be perfectly happy with Acrobat XI.
We want to hear your feedback! What do you love and hate in your version of Acrobat? What new features would you like to see in the next release? Let us know and we’ll get your feedback posted here.