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Adobe Reader (Pocket PC) for Windows Mobile

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These days, it's hardly possible to overstate the importance of Adobe's PDF file format. Government agencies, companies, publications, and many others all use it to distribute electronic documents that are print-ready. Many tools exist to read these documents, but Adobe's own Reader remains the leader. It is easy to find, easy to use, and very powerful; it handles password-secure documents, and of course offers all the traditional features such as text search and cut and paste.

This version brings most of those same familiar functions from the computer to the Pocket PC, allowing users to take digital books and other documents on the go. Running in conjunction with a synchronization program on the PC, it transports PDF documents to the handheld device, even helping resize some documents for the small screen. It's a free download, and in our opinion a must-have for every PDA user.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.2 stars

    out of 48 votes

    • 5 star: 13
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 13
  • Current version:

    3.5 stars

    out of 37 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 11
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 6
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  • 5.0 stars

    "An EReader that is Simple, fast and works great -"

    April 24, 2011  |   By katndale

    Version: Adobe Reader (Pocket PC) 2

    Pros

    Ease of installation, navigation through ebooks and the price.

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Summary

    Best bet for pocket pc reader

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does All I Need it to Do .... And Then Some."

    February 16, 2011  |   By Saniman02

    Version: Adobe Reader (Pocket PC) 2

    Pros

    Easy installation. Navigation is quicker than I expected when moving around & viewing different areas of the document. Zoom & jump to features are slick and save time but I really REALLY like the "find" feature. Now there's a time saver for me.

    Cons

    Can't seem to access a help file on the app. Normally when the icon is tapped, the app itself opens where you can find details such as version & help info etc. In my case when I tap on the Adobe Reader icon, the previously viewed file reopens. Hmmmm

    Summary

    Well worth the money spent. (lol it's free) Kidding aside, I would without hesitation recommend this app for your devise. You can't go wrong. If it turns out you're disappointed, perhaps you need to think about trying a paid for version.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "mamama l;;;"

    December 24, 2010  |   By antony_23

    Version: Adobe Reader (Pocket PC) 2

    Pros

    i wantt opp

    Cons

    it slow klk

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Clunky but effective"

    October 17, 2010  |   By smacar01

    Version: Adobe Reader (Pocket PC) 2

    Pros

    No problem displaying and scaling documents

    Cons

    Can't seem to directly open email attachments without downloading and saving them then opening Reader separately.

    Summary

    Better integration with email would make this a 5 stars

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It worked fine for me."

    January 20, 2010  |   By MarkusF

    Version: Adobe Reader (Pocket PC) 2

    Pros

    This is simple and it works.

    Cons

    None so far.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Nice tool to have but Adobe needs to update."

    November 29, 2009  |   By mcdearmidw

    Version: Adobe Reader (Pocket PC) 2

    Pros

    Nice tool to have. I had this installed on my LG Incite and it was handy.

    Cons

    I upgraded the native O/S through LG's website. Now, when reinstalling, I get a message saying "Reader cannot be installed. Try installing again in a different location." I have plenty of space on device. Also tried installing on SD with no success.

    Summary

    Due to issues with the native O/S that came on the phone, I updated the phone?s O/S through LG's website. Now, even though this greatly improved the overall performance of my device, when I try to reinstall, I get a message saying "Adobe Reader for Pocket PC 2.0 cannot be installed. Please try installing again in a different location."
    I have plenty of space left on the device so I shouldn?t have any issues of this type. I've even tried installing to the removable drive with no success.
    I believe Adobe hasn?t updated this program since 2003. This is a long time when you consider how often most software gets updated and although the program is compatible with newer pdf formats, I believe there are other device issues that Adobe needs to hash out. Even when I installed Acrobat 2.0 on my device before my O/S upgrade, I received warnings that there were known issues between Acrobat 7, (the PC version that 2.0 mobile version is based on) and Windows Vista.
    Over all, the software is very capable with several drawbacks. First, I was unable to open pdf documents directly from the source file. When I selected a pdf document within ?File Explorer? Acrobat responded by opening and promptly closing. Only when I opened Acrobat and selected a pdf document from within the program dialog was I able to open a file. Even then, the program dialog only allows browsing files in first directory, i.e. (Storage\file folder\any.pdf), or (Device\Documents\file folder\any.pdf).

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  • 4.0 stars

    "very useful."

    September 22, 2009  |   By summersetrealty

    Version: Adobe Reader (Pocket PC) 2

    Pros

    Easy to use.

    Cons

    I have not had any problems in using this program.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "great to work with mobile"

    July 11, 2009  |   By lssimte

    Version: Adobe Reader (Pocket PC) 2

    Pros

    great to work with mobile

    Cons

    software heavy for mobile

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A great program."

    November 10, 2008  |   By bikitagawa

    Version: Adobe Reader (Pocket PC) 2

    Pros

    If you're familiar with Adobe Acrobat, tags, & bookmarks you can make documents easy to move around in. This is better than a lot of programs out there.

    Cons

    The interface might be too complex for new users.

    Summary

    The best program in its class -- for now.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "hight quality"

    October 26, 2008  |   By JAVIER602007

    Version: Adobe Reader (Pocket PC) 2

    Pros

    hight quality

    Cons

    very very good

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