Adobe Reader app for Windows Phone 8 finally released

While owners of Windows Phone 8 smartphones have a number of apps available to open and read PDF documents, the most popular way to read those files has not been available for that platform. Today, that changed as Adobe released the first Windows Phone 8 version of its free Adobe Reader app.

As revealed on the official Windows Phone blog, the Adobe Reader app lets users open and read a number of different types of PDF documents, including those protected by a password. It also lets users cut and past from those files, along with the ability to zoom in on a page and search for specific words in the document. The blog adds:

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.

This app is just for Windows Phone 8 devices; there's no support for Windows Phone 7 users. Adobe previously released a Reader app made for Microsoft's Windows 8 OS in December and it has since become one of the most popular free apps available from the Windows Store.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Adobe

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Lol so many fake apps under the Adobe name, calling things exactly like Adobe products. But not a single Adobe product in the Dutch Store at least.

Not sure about Windows phone, but in windows 8, the adobe reader app actually has more features then the default "Reader" app. Maybe the same applies to the WP version?

link6155 said,
Not sure about Windows phone, but in windows 8, the adobe reader app actually has more features then the default "Reader" app. Maybe the same applies to the WP version?

probably. but i've never had anything that Reader on Win8 can't handle yet.

My understanding is that it [Microsoft's WP8 PDF reader] is a pile of poop. I haven't read PDF's on my phone since college though, back when WP7 was still new

Adobe Reader still is pretty much the only way to be sure your PDF's look right. All third party offerings have some flaws, be it font rendering or elements that don't show up.

greenwizard88 said,
My understanding is that...

Sounds like you've not actually used WP8's PDF Reader. It has lots more features out of the box than what Adobe has just released.

Edited by CtrlShift, Jun 4 2013, 10:18am :

i will check it out straight away and see if it is better than the microsoft one, because the microsoft offering is just horrible.

littleneutrino said,
i will check it out straight away and see if it is better than the microsoft one, because the microsoft offering is just horrible.

I'm willing to bet the Adobe one won't be any better... I'll check it out as well though.