Reading, editing PDF files was always a pain in the neck. Android and iOS users have two cases for PDF files: personal (e.g., reading ebooks) and business use which helps create new documents and forms. For both cases, most of us choose Adobe Acrobat Reader because it really works and is the most popular PDF app. The licensed full variant even includes the ability to take notes and annotate in files.
For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Find it on: Google Play, iTunes
Adobe Acrobat Reader opens documents from emails, Internet, cloud services. I can mark and label important moments in the text using special tools. It’s easy to take a photo of a document, picture, notice board and save in PDF format. You can share saved documents with my friends and colleagues. After creating an account in Dropbox it’s possible to print the documents from Android or iOS device.
You can edit text and pictures in PDF documents, fill in forms, sign them, send, and convert documents into PDF files, interact with PDFs in different ways. It`s also possible to delete, insert or organize pages and convert PDFs to image formats like PNG, JEPG and others. The app works without advertisement.
Ease of Use
The app allows working with the documents stored in smartphone memory or sent by email. You can get files from the net or use files from cloud services. Android app quickly opens “heavy” files. Adobe Acrobat Reader has search functions.
Users have no problems with registration in Adobe Document Cloud and exploring numerous functions of Adobe app. The program is rather good for business; users can look through PDFs anywhere and anytime. The main menu contains different useful functions: viewing latest documents and files from Dropbox or other cloud services.
The Google Play app has the function to zoom and scroll pages. The interface allows adding useful notes with the help of painting tools. The most important parts of the text can be highlighted. Adobe developers included the function of signing PDFs with the help of a stylus. The design of latest version repeats a desktop variant in details. After opening the document can be viewed in different modes including a night mode.
Most users don’t buy Pro subscription because Adobe Acrobat Reader is a multifunctional app. Only those who need to create PDF-files and export to PowerPoint, Word or Excel have to purchase Acrobat Pro DC. It costs $15,99 annually.
- Acrobat Reader focuses more on simplicity and speed;
- The application has three modes for viewing documents;
- The structure of interface gives you the possibility to arrange files properly.
- Some advanced options can’t be used in a free version. And the subscription is quite pricey;
- The app works with PDF format only;
- Each user, who has an older, thus slower, device, complains about the speed.
The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader works effectively and steadily. That’s why it’s the most popular app for viewing, editing and creating PDF-files. User-friendly interface and numerous functions – are the main features of the application. Acrobat Reader app is suitable for business use now: several people can work with the same document simultaneously.