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Adobe Reader vs. Quickoffice

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BlueIce5249, May 24, 2010.

  1. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Now that the Adobe reader has been released for Android. What are the advantages of downloading a separate app that does what quickoffice already does? I've always wondered why people would download another .pdf reader when our phones already read .pdfs.

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  2. tomato88

    tomato88 Android Enthusiast

    Adobe Reader offers Pinch-to-zoom, and faster and more accurate rendering. I've noticed that QuickOffice takes too long to render .pdf's with a lot of images. Since it's for free, why not try it? It's actually good. :)
  3. godfish

    godfish Newbie

    Crap I bought Docstogo last week.
  4. leftystrat

    leftystrat Well-Known Member

    I instinctively don't trust anything that comes from Adobe.
    On the pc side, the app is a pig (and that's being polite). Adobe doesn't care about safety or privacy and their apps phone home.

    A good free replacement for the pc is Sumatra.
    There's a ton of support on the linux side.
    There are Droid apps, including Open Office (unfortunately slow).

    Try them all out and see what works for you.
  5. tjreishus

    tjreishus Android Enthusiast

    I love the new app from adobe. Love the pinch to zoom and the speed of it.
  6. labphoto

    labphoto Lurker

    That's odd, my experience is the exact opposite of yours. I found Adobe takes longer to render and the pinch to zoom wasn't that big of a deal for me.
  7. (G)

    (G) Android Expert

    What's interesting to me is that I received a PDF receipt from a company in email. When I opened it in both Open Office and Documents to Go, the PDF was blank (except for a few gray lines in the background design of the "stationery.")

    However when I opened that same PDF in Adobe Reader, I was able to read the full text.

    So for that alone, it's worth having the Adobe option on my Droid.
  8. SoDroid

    SoDroid Android Enthusiast

    My biggest gripe with Quickoffice is that I can't zoom in. Often when I receive pdfs, I need to zoom in to decipher hardly legible hand writing. Maybe its the files I was viewing or something, but I could not zoom in so Quickoffice wasn't really a good option for me. I'm about to give adobe reader a try!
  9. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    D2G opens other things other than pdf files. So, it's still useful.

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