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Adobe Reader

by Adobe Systems
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,265 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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Latest Updates

What's new in version
  • • Support for printing from Android 4.4, KitKat
  • • Cover page support for viewing in two page mode
  • • Bug fixes
  • 11.4.0
  • • Freehand drawing tool menu with options to modify line height, color, and transparency
  • • Bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004SD5GZ4
  • Release Date: March 21, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,265 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Easily mark up PDF content with the freehand drawing tool or the highlight, strikethrough, and underline annotation tools
  • Add comments anywhere in your PDF file with sticky notes or Add Text tool
  • Store and access documents in the cloud with
  • Fill out PDF forms
  • Create PDF files using Adobe PDF Pack online services
  • Export PDF files to Word or Excel using the Adobe ExportPDF online service
  • Send PDF files to others for electronic signing using Adobe EchoSign
  • For more information, see the Reader Mobile blog at

Product Description
Scroll and search documents
Customized viewing

Adobe Reader provides high quality, fast PDF viewing and interaction for your Android smartphones and tablets. Select Adobe Reader as the application of choice when opening a PDF file and you will be able to view and navigate the PDF quickly and intuitively.

Adobe Reader comes with features to enhance your viewing experience on small screens. You can also choose from multiple viewing modes based on your document and screen size. Adobe Reader can also reflow text in the PDF document to fit small screen sizes.

Adobe Reader provides you with multiple ways of easily and quickly navigating the PDF documents using touch-based gestures, a page navigator interface and hot-spots on the left and right parts of the screen. You can also zoom in or out easily using touch gestures. The search function allows you to search for specific text content in the PDF file and navigate to it wherever it appears in the PDF file.

Adobe Reader makes it really easy for you to manage and work with PDF files on your Android device. It comes with a built-in file manager, where you can open any PDF file that you have saved or recently viewed on your Android device. You can send your currently open PDF file directly from Adobe Reader to other Android applications, for example including it as an email attachment or saving to a cloud storage application, using the share function.

Adobe Reader is a complete solution for fast and high quality PDF document consumption. It is a must have application for your Android device.

Technical Details

  • Size: 8.1MB
  • Version:
  • Developed By: Adobe Systems (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

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901 of 1,030 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works Great on KIndle Fire December 30, 2011
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I disagree with many of the reviews her that say this does not work on Kindle Fire and here is why...

The Kindle Fire comes with a built in app to read PDF files, however it is a little anemic. This app gives you much more capability. For example, you can view the PDF file in variuous modes (such as continuous, single page and automatic). Also, with a quick touch you can send the PDF file as an attachment through Email. And finally (and perhaps most importantly) you can do a search on the file to find instances of your search throughout the entire document. The included Kindle Fire app can NOT do searches. This is a feature I use all the time so I think that makes this app indispensible.
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294 of 339 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great for my Kindle fire November 18, 2011
By Candice
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I tried another app first because it had better reviews, but it would not show my files unless I paid for their full version. Adobe however has worked great for me so far. The files I wanted came right up no problem.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fully featured, for better or worse. May 12, 2013
I recently downloaded this on our Kindle Fire HD because I have a few large reference books (legitimately!) stored as PDFs, and I just couldn't live without the bookmark and search features which seem to be absent from the Kindle's native PDF reader.

However, I discovered that the performance of a search on a light tablet like the Kindle, as opposed to a PC, is prohibitively slow in the large (500+ page) documents where I tried to use it. I tried to search a phrase that I knew appeared exactly as typed in a document, but the Kindle fell asleep trying to find it, and I had to wake it up and kill Reader. It would probably be fine in smaller documents, but in this usage the app failed to meet expectations.

For general reading, the Adobe Reader is noticeably slower than the native reader, but not so much that it gets in the way. Adobe Reader presents three options for layout: continuous feed, single-page (like the native reader), and "text reflow", which tries to simulate the pure-text mode of the Kindle's book viewer. Again, this third mode would probably work better on documents that are purely textual, but for anything with a complex layout, the app got terribly confused. Unless you hate single-page view for some personal reason, stick with it, as it seems to give the best performance.

Still, the addition of navigation by bookmarks puts the Adobe Reader head and shoulders above the native Kindle reader for large documents, as long as the PDF documents themselves contain good ToCs and/or bookmarks. For large reference books (including textbooks, roleplaying game source material, etc.) there is no better way to get around, and the Kindle's native PDF reader simply doesn't provide it.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok but not great November 18, 2011
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It gets the job done, and for pdfs it is a lot better than the kindle reader, but I cant help think that there is a lighter weight Pdf reader out there. It takes a while to load and what is really how slow the menus are, like for the book marks and file browsing.
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51 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Allows access to pdf files January 2, 2013
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The app does allow viewing of pdf files. However, it would be more helpful if it were bundled with an Adobe flash player app.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dependable February 18, 2013
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Having adobe reader on my kindle firw has made easier to download and read Pdt files onthe go. With some features available such highlightening, commenting and other has made it more productive with all of the documents I have. I loveit.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for downloading files with lots of pictures. February 8, 2013
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I have always had adobe reader on all my computers--I depend on its compatability and ease of use for many different files that I download.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars essential December 31, 2012
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The positive on this app is familiarity. It looks just like the full big-brother version. It is not fast like the its windows version but takes care of the needs
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Unable to update Adobe Reader
The same thing is happening to me. The adobe reader will not install. It told me to uninstall it to update and I foolishly did. Now it will not install at all as of 5/1/2014.

Update: Brandon from Mayday went in and cleared my cache, uninstalled the program from device and cloud and then manually... Read More
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