We often find ourselves reading PDF files. Adobe Reader pioneered it and is now the most well known application in this respect. Although the interface is clearly designed for review purposes, not all of us use it in this way. We read promotional materials, brochures, manifests, user manuals, rule-books and even e-books. These uses are not intrinsically linked to the office job, so it was only natural that Adobe Reader to expand to the mobile world.
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Adobe Reader Mobile works on all Android devices and boasts most of the original features plus some more.
The most wonderful feature is the file viewer itself. Adobe displays all of your PDF files in the Documents tab. Alternatively, you can switch to a classic folder view. In the main screen you can also find the most recently opened files and access files that have been uploaded to the cloud. You can register on Acrobat.com and access your files from anywhere.
Otherwise, while viewing a document, you can navigate using a slider, sliding pages, typing in the page number or using bookmarks. Annotations include comments, highlights, strikethroughs & underlinings as well as digital signatures (I love that last one, it makes my signature look gloriously elegant).
View modes allow you to view single page, double page and even reflow it. A neat addition is the Night Mode. Staring at a lit tablet in low or no lighting environments can strain the eyes. Night Mode inverts colours and reduces the display glow significantly.
Whenever viewing a document you can export it in some way. For one thing, you can save it to Acrobat.com for safe keeping. You also print it in Cloud Print or share it via e-mail or Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth.
- Annotations - add annotations to a document
- Signature - digitally sign a document
- Forms - fill digital forms
- Cloud upload - Save documents on Acrobat.com
- Night Mode - view documents comfortably in the dark
- Widely recognized
- Night Mode is a life saver, especially when reading long documents
Adobe Reader Mobile is a natural progression. It delivers what it promises and is pretty much reliable. Well, I'm off!