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Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF Viewer, Editor & Creator for Android

By Adobe Systems Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF Viewer, Editor & Creator

  • View, edit, sign, and annotate PDFs with free global standard document management system
  • Last updated on 11/04/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • Also available on iOS, Mac, and Windows

Editors' Review

shelbybrown May 25, 2010

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 20.9.0.15841

NEW:
• Quickly copy text, send emails, call phone numbers, and visit URLs recognized in the scans.
• Easily create folders to organize all your scans.

IMPROVED:
• Performance and stability.

General

Release November 4, 2020
Date Added November 4, 2020
Version 20.9.0.15841

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Android 5.0 and above

Popularity

Total Downloads 192,841
Downloads Last Week 34
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Developer's Description

Adobe Acrobat Reader is the free, trusted leader for reliably viewing, signing, and commenting on PDF documents by working directly on the text.

VIEW PDFs

  • Quickly open PDF documents from email, the web or any app that supports "Share."
  • Search, scroll and zoom in and out.
  • Choose Single Page, Continuous scroll or Reading mode.
  • ANNOTATE AND REVIEW PDFs

  • Make comments on PDFs using sticky notes and drawing tools.
  • Highlight and mark up text with annotation tools.
  • FILL AND SIGN FORMS

  • Quickly fill out PDF forms by typing text into fields.
  • Use your finger to e-sign any PDF document.
  • PRINT, STORE AND SHARE FILES

  • Sign in to your free Adobe Document Cloud account.
  • Connect your Dropbox account.
  • Store and share files in the cloud.
  • Print documents from your Android device.
  • IN-APP PURCHASE

    Convert PDFs and organize pages on the go by subscribing to one of Adobe's online services. You can get started without ever leaving your app, and subscriptions work across all your computers and devices.

    ORGANIZE PAGES IN PDF FILES

  • Subscribe to Acrobat Pro DC using In-App Purchase.
  • Reorder, rotate and delete pages in your PDFs.
  • CREATE PDF FILES

  • Subscribe to Adobe PDF Pack using In-App Purchase.
  • Create PDF files.
  • Convert Microsoft Office files and images to PDF.
  • EXPORT PDF FILES TO WORD OR EXCEL

  • Subscribe to Adobe Export PDF using In-App Purchase.
  • Save PDF documents as editable Microsoft Word or Excel files.
  • ALREADY A SUBSCRIBER?

    If you have a subscription to Acrobat Pro, Acrobat Standard, PDF Pack or Export PDF, just sign in to convert and export PDFs on the go.

    AVAILABLE LANGUAGES

    English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian,

    Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.