Adobe has released Adobe Reader XI with support for Windows 8, this version brings new security features and improvements to the table. Adobe Acrobat XI family has been announced on the first of this month, which includes Free Adobe Reader XI, today Adobe made next version of Adobe Reader available for download from their website.

Adobe Reader XI Improvements and new features

Now you can save PDF forms you filled to your hard drive. Sign on  PDF documents easily by typing your name or drawing the signature or use scanned image, select sign button from the View menu to get these signature options.

With commenting tools offered in Reader XI, you can highlight, strike through, add comments or  sticky notes to the page.

How to Disable or Turn off Adobe Reader XI’s ‘Signature Field Detected’ Message Permanently

Chrome to Block Adobe Reader Plugin by Default, Here is How to always open PDF files with It

Send PDF file from straight  from Reader XI to email client or email services like Gmail and Yahoo, once you add your email account from these, then you can able to attach them to a new email message effortlessly by clicking Email icon on the toolbar.

Protected Mode, which introduced in Adobe Reader X has been enhanced to protect from malicious code performing read or write operations to files on your Computer.

Adobe Reader XI or 11? Version number confusion

Adobe started mentioning their PDF Reader from Roman Numbers from V10 onwards, now they are officially calling Adobe Reader 11 as Adobe Reader XI. Adobe Reader 11 is simple and easy to write. Don’t know why they ditched that number system and switched to Roman Numbers.

Remove Adobe Reader 9, X and XI with Official Adobe Reader and Acrobat Cleaner Tool

System requirements

Reader XI is fully compatible with 32 and 64-bit of Windows 8.

Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 for 32 bit or Service Pack 2 for 64 bit; Windows Server® 2003 R2 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows 8 (32 bit and 64 bit)

  • Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, or 10; Firefox Extended Support Release; Chrome

Note: For 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows XP (with Service Pack 2), Microsoft Update KB930627 is required.

You can download Reader XI from official website where full or offline installer can be downloaded from here which is of 36.1 MB size.