PDF readers have always been a pretty tricky niche. Either they are used in work environments to create and fill out forms, or we use them to read ebooks on the tablet. In either of the 2 cases, many times this type of apps end up giving more problems than anything else. Today, we review the best PDF readers (and editors) for Android available on Google Play, plus a few ebook readers in EPUB format.
Top 10 PDF Readers and Editors for Android in 2020
In the following list, we include Best PDF Viewers - Lightweight, Ad-Free, Fast & Free Readers. Not all meet all these conditions - you know, quality, as in almost everything, is paid at a good price - but without a doubt, they are the best we can find to read scanned documents, books, notes and others on mobile devices and tablets.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Definitely, Adobe's Acrobat Reader is the most popular PDF reader, both on Android –more than 100 million downloads- and on desktop computers. Among its features, we find the possibility of taking annotations in PDFs, filling in forms and adding our signature.
It also has support for Dropbox and Adobe Document Cloud. The paid subscription offers additional features, such as the ability to export documents to many other formats.Download QR-Code Adobe Acrobat Reader: view, edit and create PDF Developer: Adobe Price: Free
Foxit Mobile PDF
Foxit Mobile PDF is an excellent PDF reader that allows us to perform a lot of actions. We can open normal or password-protected documents, and it offers support for adding bookmarks. We also have annotations, with which we can highlight and underline texts.
Although it is an excellent reader for tablets, it adapts quite well to small mobile screens, thanks to the custom text reshuffling and redistribution. It also has a premium version that offers additional features, such as the ability to edit text and images in any PDF document.Download QR-Code Foxit PDF Reader Mobile - Edit and Convert Developer: Foxit Software Inc. Price: Free
Xodo PDF Reader & Editor
Normally, if we look for PDF readers in the Google store, we will almost always find quite basic applications, which allow us to view documents and little else. Xodo, on the other hand, comes loaded with a sea of possibilities.
We can create new PDFs with the camera, from images or Office documents. It also allows you to fill out forms, rotate files, underline text, and add annotations. It offers support for Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive: all with the possibility of synchronizing the documents we are editing with the source file, to always be 100% updated.
Fast, lightweight, ad-free, and free. What more can we ask for? The highest rated PDF reader on Google Play with a 4.7 star rating and over 5 million downloads.Download QR-Code PDF Reader & Editor (Xodo PDF Reader & Editor) Developer: Xodo Technologies Inc. Price: Free
Google PDF viewer
Speaking of free and lightweight readers, we cannot bypass the Google PDF viewer. Like the rest of the company's office applications, it is integrated with Google Drive, as well as Google Docs, Spreadsheets and Presentations.
It's a very basic reader, but with some pretty cool features. We can search for words or phrases within the document, copy text and send to print (if necessary). As we say, it is ad-free and totally free, like almost all Google office applications.Download QR-Code PDF Viewer from Google Developer: Google LLC Price: Free
WPS Office Suite
WPS Office Suite is a complete office automation package, in the purest Microsoft Office style, but for Android phones and tablets. We can create Word documents (.doc, .docx), Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.
Its PDF reader is very similar to the Google viewer: simple, fast and easy to use. Be careful, more than 100 million downloads on Google Play.Download QR-Code WPS Office - Free Office Suite for Word, PDF, Excel Developer: WPS SOFTWARE PTE. LTD. Price: Free
The perfect combination between business and recreational use. On the one hand, we can fill in PDF forms, make annotations and so on. Secondly, is able to read ebooks in EPUB format, and it has such useful functions as the reading documents and books aloud.
It has a 15-day free trial version, and if we are interested we can get the full version for € 3.89.Download QR-Code ezPDF Reader Free Trial Developer: Unidocs Inc. Price: Free
If we seek a 100% free PDF viewer that can read EPUB (in addition to other formats like XPS or CBZ) then we should take a look at MuPDF. It's lightweight, open source, and straight to the point.
Supports PDF 1.7, text reorganization and progressive rendering for large documents. It also offers other common functions such as text search, hyperlinks, annotations, form filling, and electronic signature.Download QR-Code MuPDF Developer: Artifex Software LLC Price: Free
EBookDroid - PDF & DJVU Reader
EBookDroid is another lightweight PDF reader for Android that isn't bad at all, and it works great as an ebook reader. The application supports documents inPDF, XPS, EPUB, RTF, MOBI, DjVu, FB2 and others, as well as CBR and CBZ files commonly used to read comics.
This PDF reader also allows you to separate pages, manually trim margins, highlight text, add freehand notes and annotations, among other interesting functions. In addition, it has a customizable interface, shortcuts through gestures, format adjustment and other customization options. A very complete and easy-to-use reader, with more than 5 million downloads on Android and a very high rating of 4.4 stars.Download QR-Code EBookDroid - PDF & DJVU Reader Developer: AK2 Price: Free
Gaaiho PDF Reader
Although Gaaiho's PDF reader is not as popular as Adobe, Foxit or Xodo's, the truth is that we are dealing with a developer with more than 20 years of experience developing tools for PDF. Its main virtue is its ability to load, manage and view documents in an agile, clear and really fast way.
We can also add comments or edit bookmarks at high speed, marking the page that interests us to return later. Also included are basic annotation tools such as text underlining or freehand drawing, arrows, geometric figures, etc.
Gaaiho also allows access to documents stored in the cloud, although for now it only works with Dropbox. However, it does offer support for the configuration of WebDAV servers (a function that is not widely used, but that more than one may be interested in).Download QR-Code Gaaiho PDF Reader Developer: ZEON CORP Price: Free
Google Play Books
Google Play Books is Google's answer to the Amazon Kindle. We can buy a book in the Play Store and then read it wherever we want. The cool part is that it's free, and we can add our own EPUB and PDF books to the library of the application and read them whenever we want, like any other book we would have bought in the store. Compatible with audiobooks, too is able to read text aloud in many languages.Download QR-Code Google Play Books Developer: Google LLC Price: Free
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