We recently released an update for Adobe Reader on the Google Play Store that includes a bunch of new functionality, including an all-new 2-Page-up viewing mode, the ability to create user bookmarks (or dog-ears) and more. Here’s a summary of some of these new features:
Two-page-up Viewing Mode
On Android Tablets you can now view pages side-by-side in a 2-page up view, which is especially useful in wide-screen landscape orientation. This was a top requested feature, and we’re happy to make it available!
Pull-in Animation while Swiping Pages
In Single-Page or Two-page-up viewing modes, you can now swipe pages horizontally with a very smooth “pull-in” animation that allows pages to flow as you swipe your finger on the screen. This is a major improvement over the earlier “swipe and wait” method, and is similar to the experience on our iOS version.
User Created Bookmarks (“Dog-ears”)
This was the most popular feature request on our forums and on the play store comments, and we’re happy to bring it with this release. You can now bookmark pages of interest while reading documents, and navigate to those pages when you come back to the document later, and even view/manage the list of marked pages very easily. As an additional bonus, if your document is already on the cloud (on Acrobat.com), your bookmarks are remembered and retrieved even if you switch devices! Note that these are distinct from the author-created bookmarks that are stored inside the PDF itself, which are now listed under the “Table of Contents” in the Reader UI.
Improved Accessibility, with Read-out-loud support
We invested a lot on making Adobe Reader more accessible, and are pleased to share that this version of Reader has enhanced accessibility support including the ability to navigate pages and reading-out-loud page content in the accessibility mode.
If you’ve ever missed the ability to tap on a phone number that you see in a PDF to directly start a call to that number, you should like this feature. Adobe Reader now detects telephone numbers that have been authored in the PDF as tel: links and allows you to dial the number by simply tapping on it.
More Action Bar!
We continue to enhance the Reader UI to bring it closer to the new Android design principles, such as ActionBar. In this release the document viewing screen has been enhanced with the support for ActionBar and should be much more seamless to an Android user.
And that’s not it! This release includes a bunch of other enhancements and bug fixes, and we encourage you to go check it out! For any feedback, you can write to us on our user to user forums, or directly comment on this post.
On behalf of the Reader Mobile team
Sr Engineering Manager
Adobe Reader for Smartphones and Tablets