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Adobe Reader vs. Quickoffice

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

  1. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Well-Known Member
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    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 Well-Known Member
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    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

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    Crap I bought Docstogo last week.
     
  4. leftystrat

    leftystrat Well-Known Member
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    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 Well-Known Member
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    I love the new app from adobe. Love the pinch to zoom and the speed of it.
     
  6. labphoto

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    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)

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    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

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    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 Well-Known Member
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    D2G opens other things other than pdf files. So, it's still useful.
     

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