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Developer not updating app here but one in Android Market!!
on March 18, 2012
Well I'll give a fair review with Pros and applicable drawbacks or Cons for this app.
(1) This one is probably the best PDF reader app for mobile device out there due to many customization features. However, the developer does not bother the update this app here in Amazon.com. If you've noticed that this app version currently, as of date of writing this review, is 220.127.116.11. Whereas, if you go to Google Play you would see that the developer has been keeping the app updated regularly, and currently, to version 18.104.22.168 by 3/16/12. Yet, the price is the same.
(2) Some of the best customization features, or Pros, that are selling point for this app are: (a) importing your own pdf file and (b) have text reflow to fit nicely for reading the pdf documents on your mobile the device, (c) smooth scrolling and rotate pages seamlessly and (d) save the pages where you last read; (e) it also has night/mode just like a book reader app; and, other commonly expect features of a pdf readers etc.
However, here are some applicable drawbacks, or Cons, to the above features: basically these features are short of user's experience:
a) You gonna have to learn manual ways of importing pdf file to your device. This app here on Amazon.com does NOT support Google Doc that the one on Google Play would and that allow you to install "ezPDF Reader Cloud Plugin" (this one on Google Play). Developer's response?? Blaming the Amazon's "policy"!
b, c & d) The text Reflow feature is a nice feature and you will like it. However, when you close the app, while the page would be saved where you left, you will have to Reflow the text again. Also, although the Reflow feature will allow you smoothly scroll and swipe the page up and down, you will have to MANUALLY turn the page when you reach the end. The Reflow does not do it on the next page for you.
(3) Other highly rated features are: write and type on the document, highlight or underline and Video and audio on PDF and Listen to your document with TTS (Text to Speech), and even look up word on dictionary.
However, you might want to recognize that this is an app for PDF viewing, NOT editing. In other words, it is a downgraded version and features of Adobe pdf reader that provides some additional features just to fit your mobile devices. You can write and type but on the editable form. Of course you can copy and paste a word just like on Adobe Reader. Do you like the Text to Speech on the Adobe Reader? Also, you can look up the word through ColorDict... Have you heard this dictionary? Neither do I.
If you still find yourself convinced to get this app, I would advise to purchase one in Google Play. You could have tried to the free regular version and/or the Lite version there first, but now the developer pulled that free version off the market and charge you $1.00 for the Lite version. I don't know why Amazon.com still allow this stripped down version app that has no support by the developer. It is overpriced and overrated!