Adobe Reader for Mobile Devices

This tip is provided by Diane Ebersole with the State Bar of Michigan.

October 17, 2011 Adobe released Adobe Reader for iDevices and Android phones, a free application available from the App Store and Android Market in a very quick download. The application starts with “Getting Started with Adobe Reader,” a tutorial explaining the Adobe Reader interface. Even if you have a PDF application on your mobile device, add this one to your arsenal of mobile tools. It is quick, easy, and offers some of the classic Adobe Reader options not found in other applications. Features included in the Reader are search, magnify, vertical and horizontal scroll control, and bookmarks. It also supports password-protected PDF documents. In any view, touching the middle of the screen brings up the toolbars, and touching the bookmark in the lower right corner will display an active bookmark window. Opening a PDF file from your e-mail or a web page is easy. In just 10 minutes, you can install this application, quickly run through the tutorial, and increase your PDF firepower. This is a long-overdue solution for users who just want to open, read, and navigate PDF files on their mobile devices.