Recently I review Quick Office Suite for mobile phone which allows you to view and edit Microsoft documents on your mobile phone along with provides functionality of a desktop pc! However, Quick Office couldn’t view the PDF files, the usage of which is growing day by day. For viewing PDF file on mobile phone’s specially Symbian running (Even Blackberry Torch features an inbuilt pdf reader!) devices not many applications are available and those that do so aren’t very good in rendering the text/images with a great speed and accuracy. Adobe Reader LE is a mobile application that allows you to view PDF files keeping all the formatting intact and with a good rendering speed! Adobe Reader LE is a product of Quickoffice, which also provides Quick Office Suite!
Abobe Reader LE Review
Installation size of Adobe Reader LE is approximately 2 MB and it gets installed on the phone memory straightaway, which was the same problem with Quick Office. Once you install Adobe Reader LE it’ll ask you to register to keep you updated about the availability of any new product update and/or any offer. Moving on, the home-screen of Adobe Reader LE is the same as that of Quick Office i.e it shows all the available drives from which you can access and open a .pdf file. In short the home-screen acts as a file explorer! There is one more option shown on the home-screen i.e Recent Documents, which allows you to access recently opened documents, a great way
to access files that are used frequently. As far as the application configuration is concerned there is nothing to discuss about as none are available besides changing the registration email address (Neither any are required ;)).However, plenty of in-file configurable settings are available for a good viewing experience such as:
- Zoom in/out (also custom zoom),
- Ability to wrap text so that you don’t have to scroll left or right to view the complete sentence,
- Full screen viewing,
- Easy navigation using page numbers, etc.
Put together I found Adobe Reader LE to be a great PDF reader offering great rendering speed (doesn’t get stuck while zoom in/out). The 2 things that disaapointed me were:
- Why isn’t Adobe Reader LE available with Quick Office? (It really hurts to pay separately for a PDF viewer) and
- Ability to install in memory card instead of the phone memory while will save the already depleting phone memory.
Adobe Reader LE is currently available for Symbian running devices (S60v3, S60v5) and costs $ 19.99 (Single license). You can download the trial version from the official website of Adobe Reader LE.