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Adobe Reader now available for Windows Phone 8

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Adobe Reader now available for Windows Phone 8
If you are a Windows Phone 8 user and have been frustrated by your phone's inability to read PDF documents, there is some good news today. Adobe Reader is now available on the Windows Phone Store for those sporting a device running the latest version of Microsoft's mobile OS. Previously, the app was available for those using a phone powered by Windows Phone 7.5.

With the Adobe Reader app for Windows Phone 8, users will be able to open any PDF file, including password protected files. You can copy and paste, search PDF documents for specific words and zoom in on a page. The app gives you the ability to go through a document page by page or through continuous scrolling. The Adobe Reader app will also let you use hyperlinks or bookmarks to jump to a particular section of a document.

Adobe Reader for Windows Phone 8 is a free download that you can find right now at the Windows Phone Store.

source: AdobeReader, Windows via Engadget

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posted on 03 Jun 2013, 23:40 11

1. Dastrix (unregistered)

Yay! Here's to even more awesomeness on my Lumia 920!! :)

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 23:41 2

2. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Bout time. I got used to the Microsoft PDF reader. Lets see if adobe made it worth my storage space.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 00:10 1

7. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

can it read files from SD card? Does it have search document functionality?

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 03:43 1

11. szaboagoston (Posts: 43; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)

I only know one thing worse than not having the app at all: reading about that the app is lauched, only to find out it is unavailable for you. I checked the app in the store, but there is nothing. I live in Denmark, use the ATIV S, and I'm afraid, that this is not available in our store. I don't get the point in having such a segmentation of the windows stores. This platform needs all the apps it can get, desperately, instead of "punishing" users who invested into it. I would also like to point out that Nokias HERE apps are not available on non-nokia devices in Denmark. Crazy and frustrating...

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 09:25 1

12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Finally another app after a very Looooooooooong time.

How do upset, agitated, pissed of users, consumers have patience in waiting that long time.
Angry users are now happy, no wonder they kick of violently, and jealous to Android.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 14:33

13. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

I don't know how they've had the patience?????
If I had a Windows Phone 8, I'd walk a few blocks to the 59th Street bridge and JUMP (with a steel anchor wrapped around my neck)!!!

(If I recall correctly, I could open PDF documents on my old Audiovox XV6600 [aka Verizon's Blue Angel] and that ran Windows Mobile 2003SE {WTF happened???})


posted on 05 Jun 2013, 07:11

14. cdgoin (Posts: 570; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

Huh..? IT was on my WindowsPhone.. I thought all Win8 phones could use Win 7.5 apps..?

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 07:14

15. cdgoin (Posts: 570; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

I think thats a inate problem with WP right now. WP8 phones should be able to use all 7.5 and up apps, and so should 7.8. But I can't see some older apps because they aren't "approved" for my version. Case in point Kayaks' app only works on 7.5 and I am told 8.0.. yet not on 7.8 WTF. and people wonder why some apps aren't ported from iOS or Android. If they can't get them right between their own WP versions, how is the porting supposed to be streamlined.

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