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Adobe Acrobat Pro 2020 for Mac (non-subscription)

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  • Run OCR on scanned documents with live text
  • View MIP-protected PDFs in Acrobat 2020 and Reader 2020
  • Permanent license - no subscription required
  • Need Acrobat for Windows? Click Here!

Adobe Acrobat Pro 2020 for Mac (non-subscription)

*This product will not work on Windows. Get Adobe Acrobat Pro 2020 for Windows here.

What's New in Adobe Acrobat 2020

New Home View

The new Home view helps you stay organized and productive - it's a single place for you to organize, manage, and search for all your PDFs.

  • Recent Files list: Displays your recent files opened for viewing from your computer, Document Cloud storage, or third-party storage like OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, and SharePoint.
  • Recommended tools: Helps you discover top Acrobat tools like Edit PDF, Create PDF, Combine PDFs, and more.
  • Search box: Lets you search all your Document Cloud files and the files sent or received for viewing, reviewing, or signing.
  • Context pane: Helps you take actions on files across all Home view with context-sensitive menus, and check the status of participants and history of activities for shared documents.


A. Recent files B. Recommended tools C. Search files D. Context pane 

View MIP-protected PDFs in Acrobat 2020 and Reader 2020

Acrobat Pro and Standard

Now you can use Adobe Acrobat 2020 and Acrobat Reader 2020 Windows and Mac desktop applications to open files protected with MIP (Microsoft Information Protection) solutions including Azure Information Protection (AIP) and Information Protection using Office 365.

Acrobat 2020 and Acrobat Reader 2020 auto-detect a MIP-protected file and prompts you to download the corresponding plug-in from the plug-in download page. Once you download and install the plug-in, the protected files open like any other PDF in Acrobat or Reader.

Color customization capability in the Fill & Sign tool

Acrobat Pro and Standard

You can now choose your desired color to fill the PDF form and sign it using the Fill and Sign tool in Acrobat 2020. To change the color, click the Color button in the Fill & Sign toolbar.

By default, the signature's color is black. To retain the default color, deselect the Retain Original Color For Signatures checkbox.

For more information, see Fill out your PDF form.

Run OCR on scanned documents with live text

Acrobat Pro and Standard

With Acrobat 2020, you can run OCR on a scanned PDF that contains images with live text on them.

  1. Open the scanned PDF in Acrobat 2020.
  2. Go to Tools > Enhance Scan > Recognizable Text > In This File.
  3. Click Settings in the toolbar. The Recognize Text dialog box is displayed.
  4. In the Output drop-down list, choose Searchable Image or Searchable Image (exact) and click OK.
  5. Click Recognize Text in the toolbar.

Preflight enhancements and PDF/UA validation in preflight

Acrobat Pro only feature

  • Preflight Libraries: Preflight Profiles, Fixups, and Checks are now well organized in Libraries.
    For more information, see Preflight Libraries (PDF | 711 KB).
  • Preflight Variables: Variables allow you to dynamically adjust Profiles, Checks, and Fixups when they are applied. Variables can be used when editing Profiles, Checks, or Fixups wherever the orange triangle shows up. It is also possible to filter for existing objects using Variables.
  • Preflight supports the new Ghent PDF Workgroup Specification 2015: The new GWG specifications are based on PDF/X-4, and support native transparency as well as media neutral RGB workflows.
  • PDF/UA validation in Preflight: Preflight now makes it possible to fix common accessibility problems and to validate against the international standard for Universal Accessibility PDF/UA.

Improved Accessibility feature updates and workflows

Acrobat Pro only feature

Improved Accessibility features in Acrobat 2020 make it easier for people with disabilities to use PDF documents and forms, with and without the aid of assistive technology software and devices.

Improved experience with DirectInk

Acrobat Pro and Standard

Improved Pen tool leveraging DirectInk technology allows you to write and draw more smoothly and accurately directly on the document without selecting a tool.

Sign PDF files with DirectInk

Acrobat Pro and Standard

New support for DirectInk in the Signatures Panel of the Certificates app offers a more natural experience and gives you more control of how your signature looks when signing on Windows 10 devices.

Touch bar built into MacBook Pro

Acrobat Pro only feature

Functionalities for the touch bar built into MacBook Pro help you work more efficiently on MacBook Pro computers.

macOS System Requirements

  • Intel processor
  • macOS v10.13, macOS v10.14, or macOS v10.15
  • Safari 10.0 or 11.0 (browser plug-in for Safari supported on 64-bit Intel processor only)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 2.75GB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services. Phone activation is not available.

 Refer to Acrobat compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Great service

I had trouble with my serial number and the problem was solved very quickly.

Too many changes

Got to learn Acrobat over again.

Adobe Acrobat Pro 2020 for Mac

Adobe Acrobat 2020 Pro for Mac will convert just about any file: jpeg, jpg, png, docx, doc, RTF, pages, etc. to PDFs. The procedure for making fill and sign forms from Microsoft Word documents is better, but the OCR function is not any better than AA Pro 2015 DC for Mac. What has changed dramatically is the arrangement of PDF documents on the main page. The icons are brighter and more noticeable, but the operation of AA Pro 2020 is about the same as AA Pro 2015 DC for Mac. There is one “minor “problem that Adobe has not addressed. When I click on “About Adobe Acrobat Pro 2020” in the upper left corner of the Adobe screen, the computer becomes inoperable, and the spinning beach ball appears. I have to force quit to stop this problem. That problem has not been fixed by Adobe. The same problem was present in AA Pro DC 2015 for Mac. I have reported this problem to Adobe and Apple, but nothing has been done to correct this problem. It is a minor problem for sure, but someone should address it.

Adobe Acrobat 2020 for Mac has made a lot of the operations much simpler and more Mac-like, which is to their credit. I have nothing but praise for this software. It allows the user to backup files to various cloud services such as Dropbox and Adobe Cloud service and many others. The Combine Files is an improvement that is direct and does an excellent job of combining many different file types into one coherent PDF file. What I would prefer is the ability to take a file folder full of individual files and drag the folder instead of dragging the individual files in the folder to combine them into a single PDF file. That would save time and effort.

The user can export PDFs to many different formats: Word, PowerPoint, images, and others are great and is an improvement over AA Pro 2015 DC for Mac. Editing PDF files is also more accessible and direct. Only Adobe Acrobat Pro and Microsoft Office is all that a student needs in high school or college. There is nothing in the present retail market that can compete with these two software processors. The price is high for Adobe Acrobat, but it is used in every college or high school that requires students to download lessons or convert to a format that can be read by any computer operating system in any country.

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SKU: 6413396
  • Run OCR on scanned documents with live text
  • View MIP-protected PDFs in Acrobat 2020 and Reader 2020
  • Permanent license - no subscription required
  • Need Acrobat for Windows? Click Here!