The Adobe Reader app has received another update that brings in a couple of new features for Android users who turn to it for their PDF-handling needs. The little piece of software can already handle reading files just fine, but for people who would rather hold a physical copy of a text in their hands, the latest version should better help with that. KitKat printing support is now bundled in, so users can print to any printers that they have saved to their devices.


In addition, Adobe Reader can now display just the cover page of documents open in two-page view. Before it showed the cover as a page and displayed it alongside the next one, shattering the illusion that readers were interacting with a book. This also broke later pages that may have been designed to be flipped open at the same time.


What's new:

  • Support for printing from Android 4.4, KitKat
  • Cover page support for viewing in two page mode
  • Bug fixes

While some of the app's features require users to have a paid subscription, these aren't among them. You can get all of this new functionality for free via the widget below.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Michael Romano

    Any recommendations for a good PDF reader that's good at rendering image heavy PDFs? Or should I stick with Adobe? Thanks.

    • qwert

      Repligo pdf

    • Kostas

      The pro version of Moon Reader is top notch

  • mgamerz

    WHAT? The menu button is gone!

  • Matthew Fry

    Finally. I was trying to print a pdf from my Android device the other day and it was a nightmare.

  • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

    Between Quick Office and Drive, I don't see the point of another app just for reading PDFs. Is it really necessary? And I'm serious. Does anyone have to read PDFs often, and finds that the stock apps for opening PDFs isn't good enough?

    • Kevin Vesga

      Last I heard Docs/Sheets/Slides is eventually going to completely replace QuickOffice so you might need a PDF viewer then.

      • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

        Fair enough. I downloaded Adobe, but doesn't Drive also read PDFs? Do you think that Drive will be the default PDF viewer after Quick Office is removed?

        • Kevin Vesga

          No it doesn't. Without a PDF reader, Google Drive will throw this message when opening a PDF: "Oops. Unable to access document."

          • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

            Wow, thanks for letting me know then! You'd think there would be a native PDF reader built in...

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    • Niels o’ Lane

      The QuickOffice pdf-reader is totally crap. Start using heavy pdfs and check the render-time ... it is always a nightmare if you have to open a scanned book as pdf file.

  • Jaromir KM Bracki

    KitKat printing? Yeah, I've always wanted to print out some candy bars, ore mobile OS iterations. Wait, what?