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8 Best Android PDF Reader Apps For Viewing Documents In 2018

Most documents or forms you download online are in PDF format. PDF stands for Portable Document format, and due to its portability, the format is highly prevalent. There are many popular PDF readers available for Windows and other operating system . Android devices may not be able to open PDF files by default if they don’t have a PDF reader installed.

Most PDF readers are only suitable for reading and editing office documents but don’t provide satisfactory experience while reading ebooks. Here, we have compiled a list of best Android PDF reader apps to read, edit and share documents with ease.


1. Adobe Acrobat Reader


Adobe Reader is a common choice for many users when it comes to PDF reading and editing. With Adobe Reader, you can open up any PDF files stored on your SD card, Google Drive, emails, or phone memory. The app can scan for all the PDFs on your device and make them available under the “Local” tab. Apart from PDF viewing, you can use the app to edit the PDF files and add text comments, highlight sentences, sign the document, etc. Users can also sign forms through e-signing by using their touchscreen.

Moreover, it has a separate section with Dropbox support. In case you have stored any PDFs in your Dropbox, you can access and edit them directly from your phone. Also, you can create an Adobe Document Cloud account from within the app and store files online. The pro version is available as an in-app purchase which unlocks premium features.

The app doesn’t display any ads.

2. Xodo PDF Reader & Editor


Xodo has a fast PDF viewing engine and provides smooth navigation. Users can access any PDF files from their documents, or a webpage, and create new PDF files and add them to a new folder. You can annotate your documents, highlight and underline text, add signature, arrows, circles, delete or rotate pages, etc. It can automatically sync your edited PDF files to the Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive.

The app features a multi-tab document viewer, full-screen mode, bookmarks, a night mode for reading in low-light, and you can even set screen sleep mode. Moreover, you can open an existing image to create a new PDF, or convert JPG, GIF, PNG, and TIFF files into PDFs. This highly featured app is one of the best PDF apps for Android. Furthermore, it is ad-free.

3. Foxit PDF Reader & Converter

This PDF reader for Android provides all the necessary features for PDF viewing and editing. Compared to other PDF viewers, the app is lightweight and has a fast interface. It allows you to share your edited PDFs directly to Facebook, or Twitter. You will also get ConnectedPDF support for collaborative work, annotations, comments, and edits on a team’s file. Moreover, this Android PDF reader has cloud support that lets you download and upload PDFs from popular storage providers. You can also scan, capture, and convert paper documents to PDFs.

4. Google PDF Viewer

Google PDF Viewer is the official Android PDF viewer by Google. It is lightweight and has only a few necessary features. However, it works reasonably well. Apart from opening and reading PDF files, you can search for particular words or phrases inside the document, zoom in, select specific text for copying, etc. It integrates PDFs to Google Drive. Also, note that it won’t show any app icon on your launcher. You will get an option to open PDFs with the Google PDF Viewer when you try to open them.

The app doesn’t display ads.

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5. EBookDroid – PDF & DJVU Reader

EBookDroid is another lightweight and ad-free PDF app for Android. It works quite well as an ebook reader too. The app supports DjVu, PDF, XPS, EPUB, RTF, MOBI, and many other file formats. This Android PDF reader offers features like split pages, manually crop margins, select or highlight texts, add notes, and free-hand annotations, etc. Moreover, it has a lot of customizable options. You can change the interface style, customize the gesture shortcuts, adjust the format, etc.

6. WPS Office + PDF

WPS Office is one of the best office apps for Android which comes integrated with good PDF reading features. You can open any PDF files from your storage, crop it, add bookmarks, print, or save it to Cloud storage. Also, there is Night Mode to give minimum stress to your eyes. The app allows you to scan paper documents to PDF using the mobile camera. Additionally, you can convert office documents created in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. to PDF.

By upgrading to the premium version of the app, you can unlock additional PDF features such as PDF signature, PDF merge, etc. The free version of WPS Office is ad-supported.

7. PDF Reader Classic

PDF Reader Classic is a less known PDF app for Android. However, it contains most of the necessary PDF viewing features and works quite well. While opening any file, you can select it from three different reading modes. It can be a good ebook reader and has support for many other files formats such as EPUB, MOBI, DjVu, HTML, RTF, etc. You can also view presentations, comics, and sheet music. It includes multi-tab document viewing, text-to-speech support, night mode, favorites, bookmarks, etc.

8. PDF Viewer – PDF File Reader & Ebook Reader

PDF Viewer is a simple PDF reader for Android which can also be a used as an ebook reader. It supports PDF, XPS, DjVu, and many other files formats. The app has full-screen support, night mode, search support, bookmarks, page splitting, etc.

You can enable it to auto-crop margins to maximize the content area. The app is pretty basic but has a clean user-interface.It contains ads.


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