Hey- I am applying to doctoral programs this year and am wondering if people are using on-line applications. I had planned to use them, because it is so much easier and saves $ on postage, but read in the "Insiders Guide to Clinical and Counseling Psych." that it's a bad idea, because you don't know where your application is sent and the formatting might get messed up. Has anyone successfully applied using online applications? Additionally, for some schools, you cannot apply on-line, and I am wondering if anyone has suggestions on a good program to get to edit PDF applications downloaded from school websites, without having to buy the full version of Adobe Acrobat. I would like to avoid having to use a typewriter. Thanks!