There are several issues with the reader that make it less than useful. Many have already been mentioned here, but nothing seems to have been done about them.
1. Lack of bookmark ability. Bookmarks are not bookmarks, but more like a table of contents. I cannot create a bookmark in the current document to return to the page I want. Nor can I delete a bookmark. I have one document that has bookmarked every page for some reason. Not a very useable design.
2. Single p0age only. Again not very useful for some documents. On the iPhone, that is probably fine, but for the iPad, a dual page function is a must.
3. Cannot organize my documents into folders. This was asked for months ago, and still isn't available. This is really needed.
4. The delete function is not standard. Most apps have an edit button that then allows the deletion. It took me the better part of an hour to find the secret to being able to delete a document. Not intuitive at all.
5. No ability to annotate documents. Even just annotating on the iPad without being able to transfer to another reader or computer would be a big help.
6. It would be nice if a document could be removed from another location on the iPad so that I didn't have duplicate copies. I have to take the extra steps to delete them from the other document. A move function would be nice. I realize that Apple may have made this impossible, but Apple is not known for user friendliness. They are like Henry Ford with his first auto--You can have it painted any color you want, as long as it's black.
7. Better presentation. It may not be practical to create a bookshelf like iBooks (but that would be nice), but it would help if the cover page could be shown instead of just the Adobe logo.
It's a good product, but it could be better, and certainly should be the best.
Thanks for the suggestions Jim.
We are continually working to improve our iOS Reader, and we should address several of your requests over the coming year, as well as bringing many other things out. I can't reveal a lot right now, but stay tuned!
Regarding item 6, you are correct. Due to the way that iOS works, there is no way for the Adobe Reader to read or write directly from another app's location, or to remove files from that other app's folder once they have been sent to the Adobe Reader.
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The only reason I downloaded Adobe Reaeder was because ibooks wasn't displaying some of the graphics in .pdfs, but I found the instructions in your Getting Started file don't work for iBooks. How do I transfer them to Reader?
Unfortunately, this is a limitation of iBooks. iBooks does not implement the "Open In" functionality that would allow it to send documents to another app. The only way I know of to do this from iBooks is to email the file to yourself using the iBooks "Email" function in their share menu. Then, you should be able to use the Mail application to "Open In Adobe Reader" as shown in the Getting Started document.
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