Archive for November, 2013

Adobe Reader for Android – Clarifications on paid services

Since our last update of Adobe Reader for Android, some of our users are complaining that Adobe Reader is no longer a free application and you need to buy subscriptions to use Adobe Reader. We would like to clarify that thats not true at all.

Adobe Reader is still “Free” and best reader to view and annotate your PDF files on Android.You only need to purchase a subscription if you want to use our file conversion tools i.e. Word to PDF or vice versa.
Also, some users are complaining that they are stuck at the screen given below :

Now, this screen would have been encountered if you had clicked on a non-PDF file. Wherein, we display the option to enroll into our ‘Convert to PDF’ service and convert the document into a PDF file.




If you selected ‘Create to PDF’ in the above option, then on Adobe Reader version 11.1.1, you will be prompted by the following dialogue :



Wherein, you can proceed to enroll into ‘Convert to PDF’ service and get the document converted to PDF file, or if you wish to enroll later, you can simply choose ‘Switch Apps’, which will bring you back to the previous screen and present you other alternatives to open your document.

Note : If you pressed ‘Always’ in the first screen then you will continue to see the  ‘Convert to PDF’ screen ( on version 11.1.1 ) or Adobe PDF Pack screen (on version 11.1.0 ) whenever you click on similar kind of files.

In order to change that, please follow the following steps :

Go to system settings and select Applications Manager / Apps / Applications

Select Adobe Reader

Click on ‘Clear defaults’

This will reset the association of Adobe Reader with the given file type.

Update :  

A lot of people are commenting that they have performed the above steps (or that there is no defaults set in Adobe Reader), yet whenever they click on a file they see this screen.

We think that you might be trying to open a document for which you don’t have any supporting application installed.

And so when you have Adobe Reader installed, the system only has one app to open the document with, hence you end up with our ‘PDF Pack’ screen.

We request you to please try installing an office application, like ‘QuickOffice by Google’ –

For further queries please reach out to us at :


Adobe Reader Team services coming to Adobe Reader for Android

Over the last few months we have been working hard to bring a bunch of new features and services to Adobe Reader for Android. Today we released an update for Adobe Reader on Android which will have following features

1. Integration with EPDF and PDF Pack – With this release users will be able to convert other file formats to PDF as well as export PDFs to editable formats. Users can use these services with their existing subscription or purchase new subscription from within Adobe Reader.

Convert to PDF Export

2. New search experience – We have completely overhauled text search experience in Adobe Reader on Android. In this new search experience, users will be shown text near the instances found in the document. With this users will be able to get some context around the results found in the document. Please share your feedback and suggestions with us on this new search experience.


3. Multi-window support – Lot of our users have asked for multiwindow support for their Samsung devices. Adobe Reader will start supporting multiwindow from this release onwards.

Multi-Window Screenshot

4. Online help – Starting this release, users will be able to find detailed help on most of Adobe Reader features without leaving the application. We will continue to improve and update this help based on user feedback.

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And there are many more improvements and bug fixes. Please continue to send your feedback and requests. Thanks for all the support you have given to Adobe Reader for Android.


Rahul Bansal,

Product Manager
Adobe Reader for Tablets and Smartphones