Adobe Reader for Android

Adobe Reader for Android

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.1
  • Total Downloads:
    104,925
  • Date Added:
    October 17, 2011
  • File Size:
    2.57MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    54
  • Operating Systems:
    Android

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

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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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User Reviews
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  • 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.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 10.1
    With version 10.1, you can read text annotations such as Sticky Notes, navigate PDF files using bookmarks, and can access PDF files protected by Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management.
    General
    Publisher Adobe Systems
    Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
    Release Date October 17, 2011
    Date Added October 17, 2011
    Version 10.1
    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 details
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 104,925
    Downloads Last Week 54
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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