adobe-reader-9-logo Adobe Reader 9, the free PDF viewer from Adobe, is up for grabs.

As far as looks are concerned, the new release is almost identical to Adobe Reader 8 though it does load slightly faster and is quite nicely integrated with Acrobat.com and Buzzword (read Acrobat.com Review).

That means you can now upload documents & photos to the web from Adobe Reader or even create new PDF files using the PDF writing engine of Acrobat.com.

acrobat-readerSo should you upgrade to Adobe Reader 9 when there are no new capabilities as far as reading PDF files is concerned?

Well, if you use any of the acrobat.com services or exchange PDFs created in Adobe Acrobat 9, this is a must have upgrade.

Others may want to download the ~34 MB installer of Adobe Reader 9 if they are looking for some speed improvements.

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