Official Adobe Reader app for Windows Phone 8 arrives

Official Adobe Reader app for Windows Phone 8 arrives

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Adobe Systems, which invented the PDF, this morning published its official imagePDF document reader for Windows Phone 8. Download it now

With the free Adobe Reader you can open and read a wide variety of PDF documents, including ones that come password protected. Built-in features include the ability to copy and paste, search the text for specific words, and zoom in on a page. Navigate docs quick with thumbnails, then read page-by-page or in continuous scroll mode. Hyperlinks and bookmarks are supported, too, so you can jump directly to a webpage or to a particular section of a PDF.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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  • the best way is to through WP8 phone into the garbage basket and to buy either iOS if you don't care about file system(sending attachments) or Android if you do, but are immune for UI/UX deficiencies

    hope you didn't buy a top model of WP8 so that you'll be too sad about wasting too much money

  • Finally! This is good! Since i get my payslips in password protected PDF. And for some reason this don't work with the integrated PDF reader :)

  • mchlnyn
    0 Posts

    Will this be available for international release? I can't download at the moment. Thanks in advance! :)

  • make it availbale for windows phone  7.8  users also plz....

  • @ Sven.. The last 10 words you said seem about right.

  • Sven
    54 Posts

    This is the best they could do? Besides reading a PDF, I can do a search and see the term highlighted, and step through occurrences. That may be better than MSs PDF Reader app, which lets me search, but provides results outside the document. Other than that Adobe's does little. MSs app at least allows a kludge method for sending a PDF, and allows rotation.

    Beyond the barely adequate offering from either source, the whole PDF experience is embarrassing. You can get a PDF in an email, and now you can opt for PDF Reader or Adobe Reader to open it. Either one you pick, does not put it in the other's library, they are separate. You can of course open it with the other app, but since they are separate, you now have three copies on your device, mail attachment and each app store.  Can you see it in Office documents, heck no, that's a different place.  Of course you can get a PDF into Office Documents three ways, sync via desktop app, copy to Documents folder from desktop via file explorer, and download from SkyDrive. Can either PDF app see stuff in the Office documents. Heck no, put if you click one from Office it will offer to let you chose which app to open it with. Then it will be in the apps directory, AND in the Office Documents. Again multiple copies. At least you can delete copies you no longer need.  

    How about sending one out. Well if you got it via e-mail you need to use PDF Reader (MS) as it has the load it to SkyDrive and attaché from there kludge. Adobe Reader (Adobe) has no such feature. Of course if have it in the Office Docs you can 'share' it from there. Remember there are a few ways to get a PDF into the Office Docs folder, but one of them is NOT save it from an email attachment.

    That all clear? Sure it is.

    So how about we get the option to save a PDF that comes in an e-mail to the Office Hub, and get one PDF app that combines what the two do least. I really don't care who does it. Personally I think MS has enough of a handle on PDFs that they could do it and have a vested interest in getting it right. So far though ADobe's has sone a better job rendering a few sample files I threw at both apps. Not sure Adobe gives a rat's hindquarter about WP though..

  • Hawk
    61 Posts

    That's great and much needed!  We appreciate it.