Adobe Reader for Android is a good start, it renders well (and renders 2 pages at a time), and the UI is nice, but there are some missing features.
Please can we have the following features added in the next update;
# Bookmark support, including the ability to create and modify bookmarks.
# A method of jumping to a specific page in the document
# Ability to share the file by email
# Ability to copy text
# A method of searching text in the document
Thanks for the app, it looks promising, but needs the above features added to be a better app than Repligo Reader.
Thank you very much for an invaluable feedback. We appreciate it a lot and are glad you liked it.
Based on your feedback, and the feedback we hear from other users, we'll try to include some/all of the features from the list you've posted in our next feature-set update.
I would like also to add as feature requests, especially when tablets will be available:
- complete support for XFA Form;
- support for opening PDF documents protected with Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management.
It would be really great if you could add the following features:
Otherwise, the app is great. Thanks.
Thanks for asking.
In reflow mode the large arrow at the bottom right for advancing to the next page often hides part of the text. Please make it at least transparent, or allow an option to hide it. Otherwise, flow the text around it, altough I imagine that would be more difficult. Using a swipe to advance the page, with no arrow being displayed at all would be a nice option.
If you do some googling for ereaders that handle pdf files well you'll quickly see it's a big problem. If you perfected this one it would put you easily in the lead.
P.S. I'm using it on a Samsung Vibrant.
I second the request for bookmarks, or at least have the reader remember your last position.
I also second the request for being able to jump to a page number.
The current reader is unusable for reading anything more than a few pages. I want to use it to read 500+ technical manuals. The inability to jump to a page makes Adobe Reader unusable.
It would also be nice if there was an option to make page up move to the start of the next page at the top of the screen. The current down arrow moves down roughly a screen, but it drifts, so that you wind up with a page break in the middle of a screen.
I would like to see the ability to manually rotate the page. I use fax to e-mail so everything is portrait. All legal size spreadsheets are always off 90 degree's off even if they rotate with the phone orientation
I have been using Reader for Android for a couple of days as a book reader, and have found it to be generally very good in many regards. Unfortunately there are a few issues that make it almost impossible to use as a book reader:
In all other regards I have found the reader to be reliable, fast and very well presented. These are the issues that I find make it unsuitable as a ebook reader.
I'll add my 2c worth!
First off, nice app, it renders nicely and is acceptably quick on my (low-end) hardware.
My top-priority requests, which are already mentioned by other people as well:
It's strange how many really awful PDF readers are available for Android. Adobe and Repligo are the only ones that I think are truly good; the first one to get a night reading mode will probably win my love forever
Thanks fr3dd0fr0g, I was just looking for the best place to post the exact same wish list and you have sorted it for me
I would like to say that this an excellent piece of software and having 'upgraded' from my Sony 505 to Android, the PDF reflow is excellent.
EXCEPT when you page down (after working out what the last word was behind the grey heart) and your eyes flick up up to top left to read the first word of the new page and ... it's obscured by a black rectangle telling you what page you are on .
Please, please give the option to remove in the next release, or better still remove and give the option to add it.
I second all the feature requests that have been presented. I would like to add one to the list.
The ability to add highlighting to text and also adding notes to the a high light. I use highlighting all of the time when I am using PDF documents to prepare lessons for instructing classes on my laptop and add notes to page that will help me present the lesson to a class.
I have been testing the Adobe Reader for Android on a Samsung Galaxy Tab. It is one of the best reader I have found so far. I just expect the Adobe to pack a bit more power and usefulness into a product.
We badly want to do a demo on an Android tablet device
but cannot do so until Android Reader supports embedded
links to other PDF files.
This feature is very important to us. Can you give us
a clue as to when/if this feature might be available?
Just wanted to add my voice to the chorus asking for support for Rights Managed PDF documents. This is one of the missing features thats hindering our mobile device strategy at the moment.
Would you please share whether or not the capability to view 3D PDF's in the Android PDF viewer is in the plans for the near future?
I would love to have that as well. Just imagine how incredibly handy that would be on a tablet! And as you're on it, we need Flash-support as well. We've started doing technical documentation using the PDF-format to provide interactive maintenance manuals for machinery and such. We heavily use 3D-Annots and Flash-GUIs for those. Having them run on a mobile device would open up a whole new market for using pdfs.
I'd like to have the following features added to the Android version of the reader:
I wouldn't mind if all the UI elements of the reader shared a single toolbar, not overlapping the text. That way UI elements wouldn't obscure parts of the text and they'd be always available. I'm not really a fan of having to tap to get to the paging buttons, since I need them frequently (the screen is small so it cannot hold a lot of text, which means frequent paging.)
My company is anxiously looking to find out if you will be supporti
ng XFDF, FDF features so we may display and submit forms on Android Tablets!
The marriage of Adobe Forms, the Web and Tablets blows the doors open to numerous new applications and markets and squarely puts Adobe as the focal point of such solutions.
Our software has been PC-based and the 75% of our solution is usable for the tablet market. The other 25% of our functionality relies on displaying and completing Adobe forms over the web. Our customers are BEGGING for it.
So can you PLEASE PROOVIDE INSIGHT AS TO IF/WHEN you would be including full form functionality in the READER product for Android?
Many of us ANXIOUSLY await your resonse! Thanks.
We have a very important trade show we are going to in June
and we very badly want to show our Android school model app
on a tablet at that time. To do that, we need an upgrade
to A10 Reader for the Android OS that includes at least
the ability to click on embedded links in a PDF file and have
them open other PDF files and then go back to the "previous view."
We would need this feature no later than the end of April.
Please advise whether it is likely this feature will be
Overall it is a pretty good application but the lack of a rotation option makes it hard to use for many pdfs.
But I really wish there was a rotation option. I get PDFs all the time that are scanned which are rotated 90 degrees. There is no easy way to view them easily since the sensors in the phone will autorotate the orientation if I rotate the phone to view the document properly.
I would love to see DRM support added. All my text books have a third party protection from Vitrius called protectedpdf. I requires students to log in with their university ID and password in order to unlock the pdf and read it.
I am also a student. I would like to see an update or an ap that allows me to read my E-textbooks on my Android tablet PC. My tablet currently downloads the pdf and it attempts to open it, but I am unable to enter the required username and password to actually see the document.
Adobe, Are there any plans to make this functionality possible?
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