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Adobe Acrobat Reader for Android

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 1 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    146,120
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 08, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Adobe's PDF Reader predictably lets Android owners quickly open PDFs that they've downloaded from a browser or have received in e-mail attachments. It packs in multitouch gestures for zooming, landscape orientation, and a tool that will resize the text on wide documents to fit your phone's narrow screen. We found it to work quite well, even on large files. A 12MB, picture-rich PDF file we had downloaded in Android's stock browser opened up in just four seconds and zipped around like butter on a hot pan. Part of the reason for that is that the software only renders around four pages of a long document at a time, and will load in the rest when you stop. This would make it difficult to pinpoint a specific part of a document by sight, but for most other reading tasks it does just fine.

The real downer is the lag that occurs when zooming, as it takes the software a second or two to rerender the text and images. This may not seem like a big deal, but it can be annoying when trying to peruse a large document that requires a lot of zooming around; media-rich PDFs seemed to aggravate this.

Adobe Reader is a bit heavy for an app of this type. By comparison, the free version of QuickOffice's PDF reader that comes preinstalled on the Nexus One is just 36KB. Adobe's app also requires Android 2.1 or higher, which means users without a Droid, Nexus One, Eris, or the other handful of 2.1 devices will be left in the dust. This may come as bad news to those of you with what Google's Android chief Andy Rubin is calling "legacy" handsets.

 
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2 stars

"No good as an ebook reader"

May 04, 2011  |  By 1080p4me

2011-05-04 17:06:51  |  By 1080p4me

 |  Version: Adobe Reader for Android 10.0

Pros

Wonderful text reflow. VERY readable. Better reflow than any other PDF reader for mobile I've seen.

Cons

- Does not remember where you left off reading (a showstopper)
- No night mode, or font adjustment control of any kind.

Summary

Great for reading the occasional PDF that comes your way, but completely USELESS as an eBook reader. How can you read anything if you have to scroll PAGE BY PAGE back to where you left off?

I find the font used for reflow to be very readable, so i can manage to live without night mode and font choice... but the above is the show stopper.

I have deleted this app.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.2.1
Bug fixes
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date September 08, 2016
Date Added September 08, 2016
Version 16.2.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Android 2.1 and above
Download Information
File Size 2.57MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 146,120
Downloads Last Week 937
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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