Android PDF Reader: 5 Best Applications

Proud Android owners have a number of fascinating applications to enhance their device. Out of the many apps, PDF file viewing application is a must-have for your smartphone. Many users do not use the bundled PDF reader with their phone. This article enlists five best apps for your PDF documents, all of which are free. However, their advanced versions with higher functionality can be purchased, in case you prefer to experience better reading.

Price: $5

The app is a well-designed solution for loading and switching between pages, and provides a greater number of annotation tools than any other PDF solutions.

Description:

RepliGo is the first application to support viewing, form filling and annotating PDF files in Android. It integrates seamlessly with Gmail, Dropbox, Evernote and many other applications. It is one of the highest fidelity PDF viewing options available for your smartphone. It provides you the ability to highlight, cross, underline, sticky notes, arrow, oval, rectangle, draw and text box to review documents. Comments are stored as standard annotations in the original file. This app has a support for embedded fonts, PDF files with images using latest compression types, and renders text and graphics clearly at any zoom level.

Company/Brand Name:Cerience Corporation
Pros
  1. The app allows reading in low light without harming your eyes with its Night Mode.
  2. It can also open password protected files.
  3. It supports colors, border thickness and the note for any of the annotations.
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Price: $0

Adobe Reader comes with a built-in file manager, which enables opening any PDF file recently viewed or saved on your device.

Description:

The renowned global standard for PDF files is available for your Android phones too. It comes with easy and efficient access to all file-types, including PDF Portfolios, password-protected PDF documents and Adobe LiveCycle rights-managed PDF files. With its multiple viewing modes, you can enjoy viewing even on small screens or with different document sizes. It supports many quick navigation modes through touch-sensation, page navigator interface and hot-spots on the left and right parts of the screen. You can even send PDF file from this app to other Android applications, for example, as an attachment or save to the cloud storage.

Company/Brand Name:Adobe Systems
Pros
  1. It can access files secured by Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management.
  2. It utilizes bookmarks to jump directly to a section in your PDF file.
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Price: $0

An advanced on-device PDF rendering technology sets this app apart from other readers for your Android-enabled phone.

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Beam Reader gives its users the freedom of viewing and reading of PDF files on smartphone with almost complete desktop functionality in a small screen. It also supports PDF e-mail attachments. Some of its distinguished functionalities include view, clickable links, text search in an opened PDF file. It lets you view files in full fidelity rendering with intuitive granular zoom/navigation, text wrap viewing and support for bookmarks. The free version is available for a 10-day trial period; full version can be purchased for $9.99.

Company/Brand Name:SLG Mobile, Inc.
Pros
  1. It lets you view encrypted/password protected documents.
  2. It does not require any network connection for document processing.
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Price: $3

This app has Voice Reading to have documents read to you. So, you can hear through the document in case you don’t feel like reading. You can even entertain your child with lullabies with this extremely unique app.

Description:

This PDF viewer, annotator and form filler supports audio & video multimedia while reading and form filling. All scanned and text-based PDFs are supported, including JPEG2000 and JBIG2 compression. The app supports Select Text Reflow, Fit to Text Column, Copy and paste text in PDF view and bookmark as you go or Change Reading Direction to ease reading. It also navigates automatically to the webpage of URL links through hyperlinks within the PDF document. The page flipping can be turned on/off. The app also supports Auto Page Turn within seconds or Auto Scroll up to a full screen at a time.

Company/Brand Name:Unidocs Inc.
Pros
  1. The app supports split layout in file manager for Honeycomb-based devices.
  2. It features a free PDF conversion program for PC.
  3. The app can also change reading direction for languages like Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Hebrew.
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Price: $0

This full featured app for your Android smartphone is powered by the InTact technology. This assures that all original file formatting is retained even after it's edited on the device and then forwarded.

Description:

This free app works wonders for creating and reading the basic documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF apps. Its supported file formats include .doc,. docx,. xls,. xlsx,. ppt,. pptx. Bundled with various tools like password creation, word count, find-in-page, and various formatting tools, the app looks after your documents well. The complete version, available for $14.99, provides greater control over all your documents including bi-directional sync with your device’s USB cable to seamlessly transfer files from device to computer.

Company/Brand Name:DataViz
Pros
  1. All Google Docs files can be downloaded, viewed and edited directly in this app.
  2. It is easy to use, and has been designed and developed with familiar look and feel.
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