What are the best PDF reader apps for Android?

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    Edward Johnson
    Written on October 8, 2018
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    1. 10
      Librera Book Reader and PDF Reader
      With Librera you can read books in all formats. It's a small but powerful tool, with a modern design and customizable. You can search for books and create your own library. 
      Apps

      Android

      Free

      II
      Ivan Ivanenko
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "For me it's the BEST Book Reader for Android. It's support most of the book formats, easy organize books like the Library, it's possible to change book background, to read..."
      II
      Ivan Ivanenko
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "For me it's the BEST Book Reader for Android. It's support most of the book formats, easy organize books like the Library, it's possible to change book background, to read book by voice, to auto scroll pages, to open words in dictionaries, etc..."
    2. 8
      Adobe Acrobat Reader

      Adobe Acrobat Reader is the most popular tool to manage PDF files. You can read it, make notes, highlight text and add sticky notes. 

      Apps

      Mac, Android, iOS, Windows

      NB
      Nathan Baker
      Written on November 7, 2017
      "There's no doubt most folks consider Adobe Acrobat Reader the standard for pdf readers on PCs. Of course it's also the number one target for hackers. But even there we find..."
      NB
      Nathan Baker
      Written on November 7, 2017
      "There's no doubt most folks consider Adobe Acrobat Reader the standard for pdf readers on PCs. Of course it's also the number one target for hackers. But even there we find competition. As for Android, Adobe is a little out of their depth, and yet they're still certainly one of the best in my view. I really don't need many bells and whistles on either platform, so a more minimal, less well known program may serve me just as well, and make me less of a target."
      VP
      Vibhore Pillai
      Written on October 23, 2017
      "Adobe Acrobat Reader is hands down still the best pdf reader. Many have tried to emulate their classic tool but fall short somewhere. If you are serious about PDF editing you need this app."
    3. 6
      Xodo PDF Reader & Editor

      Xodo is a PDF reader and editor in which you can read, write notes, sign and share files. It syncs with Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

      JK
      Juan King
      Written on October 23, 2017
      "Xodo is one of the most recommended PDF readers for android, for good reason. I love that it supports digital signing for when I need to fill out some paperwork on the go!..."
      JK
      Juan King
      Written on October 23, 2017
      "Xodo is one of the most recommended PDF readers for android, for good reason. I love that it supports digital signing for when I need to fill out some paperwork on the go! Plenty of syncing options and sharing options, it works for me"
      RH
      Raymond Howell
      Written on November 15, 2017
      "Xodo PDF Reader and Editor is a great tool and I certainly recommend this for all who oftentimes use files of different compatibility on their phone. Never have I had a problem with this in the least. Great with my Google Drive docs."
      LH
      Laura Hawkins
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "This is nice. Pdf reader is nice to use."
    1. 5
      PDF Reader

      PDF reader is a useful reading tool that allows you to open and manage files in different formats, including PDF, DjVU, XPS, FictionBook (fb2 and fb2.zip) and comic book formats, as CBR and CBZ. You can search texts and put bookmarks.

      Apps

      Android, Windows

      Free

      PM
      Paul Miller
      Written on October 30, 2017
      "I have issues with all the advertisements that run for the app. It does however support the formats that I like using the most. I use this to read a lot of my favorite comic..."
      PM
      Paul Miller
      Written on October 30, 2017
      "I have issues with all the advertisements that run for the app. It does however support the formats that I like using the most. I use this to read a lot of my favorite comic books. Overall I like having this tool available and just wish the ads were not so bothersome at times."
      GR
      Grace Ruiz
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "PDF reader is generally a solid app that lets you open up a number of formats. I like the search features. HOWEVER, the ads are very, very, very intrusive to the point where I am looking elsewhere for something a little more userfriendly."
    2. 4
      WPS Office + PDF

      WPS Office+PDF is the smallest size, all-in-one free office suite app focusing on helping you quick; easy to create, view and edit office documents and homework anytime and anywhere on smartphones and tablets.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

      AT
      Anika Tambe
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "This came standard on my recently purchased phone. The function to work offline is nice, and there are some nice features - but there are also cons to consider. For instance,..."
      AT
      Anika Tambe
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "This came standard on my recently purchased phone. The function to work offline is nice, and there are some nice features - but there are also cons to consider. For instance, this isn't compatible with Open Office, which is what I mainly use on my PC. There are also ads, which of course, no one enjoys. Plus, after a recent update, it's been a bit laggy and my phone's security software has identified this as potential malware. Not worth it, in my opinion. Stick to Google Docs or the Microsoft Word app instead, both tried and tested."
      KS
      Kelly Shaw
      Written on October 25, 2017
      "WPS Office + PDF is just the right choice if you need to do any work on your phone or tablet. It is a great all-in-one office suite with the added bonus of PDF editing. Easily connects to your computer so you can do all office work on the go."
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      Kdan PDF Reader

      Kdan PDF Reader is a free app for mobile devices which allows you to read, manage and edit PDF files. You can easily scan and convert PDF documents, make annotations and back up and share files with your friends or coworkers.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      ZB
      Zoé Buchanan
      Written on September 5, 2018
      "Very useful to read documents, make notes. Even the free version is very nice."
      ZB
      Zoé Buchanan
      Written on September 5, 2018
      "Very useful to read documents, make notes. Even the free version is very nice."
      RJ
      Rakesh Jindal
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "I needed to be able to make edits on PDFs and was shocked to find an app that does it for free (although there are ads). Works well and runs fast on my Pixel."
    4. 3
      Foxit PDF Reader & Editor

      Foxit is a PDF is an easy-to-use PDF reader which allows you to view, take notes and protect files wherever you are. It features ConnectedPDF, a technology that powers document intelligence, security and collaboration services.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      SV
      Sharon Vasquez
      Written on November 9, 2017
      "I hate receiving a PDF file and not being able to open it on my phone. Foxit PDF Reader & Editor solves this issue for me. I am able to view the document, takes notes on it,..."
      SV
      Sharon Vasquez
      Written on November 9, 2017
      "I hate receiving a PDF file and not being able to open it on my phone. Foxit PDF Reader & Editor solves this issue for me. I am able to view the document, takes notes on it, and protect the files that I need. The ConnectedPDF features is really convenient as well. I am going to continue using this for a long time to come."
      DM
      Daniel McDonald
      Written on October 25, 2017
      "I have never heard the name Foxit before but it looks a decent app. Many people do not change their habits unless they have to. I am using Adobe and I am quite happy with it. Foxit should do more than what it is now in order to make people switch from their old readers."

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    Summary

    Best PDF reader apps for Android
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Librera Book Reader and PDF Reader Apps 10 Free
    2 Adobe Acrobat Reader Apps 8 Paid
    3 Xodo PDF Reader & Editor Apps 6 Free
    4 PDF Reader Apps 5 Free
    5 WPS Office + PDF Apps 4 Free
    6 Kdan PDF Reader Apps 4 Free
    7 Foxit PDF Reader & Editor Apps 3 Free
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