Adobe Reader for Android

Adobe Reader for Android

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 1 votes
See all user reviews

Quick Specs

Version:
10.1
File Size:
2.57MB
Date Added:
October 17, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Android
Total Downloads:
104,519
Downloads Last Week:
132
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Android 2.1 and above

Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the product page in the online Android Market. The application can directly be downloaded and installed on the registered Android device from your PC, or you can download it from the Android Market on your Android device.

Editors' review

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.

Publisher's Description

Screenshots

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews

    Results 1-1 of 1

  • 2 stars

    "No good as an ebook reader"

    May 04, 2011   |   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.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

  • Results 1-1 of 1

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Adobe Reader for Android
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Previous Versions:

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Adobe Reader for Android

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK