PDF Reader: Pros & Cons

Our blog posts share what our students and staff have to say about selected apps. In this blog post, Josh explores the pros and cons of PDF Reader, an app that lets you annotate PDF files.

PDF Reader: Pros & Cons



PRO: As you might suspect, PDF Reader is an app for reading PDFs, which is a simple task that few apps get right. Good news: PDF Reader not only excels at reading PDFs; it also features a variety of extra functions such as the ability to split, merge, and annotate them. features
PRO: For a free app, PDF Reader has a surprisingly full set of features. You can use it to highlight, underline, and draw in PDFs, which makes marking up scholarly articles easy. mur
PRO: The app makes it easy to bounce your PDFs, even those you’ve modified, around on a variety of cloud services. Techy users can even use FTP and WebDAV to transfer files directly. cloud


PDF Reader is published by Kdan Mobile, and the app constantly pushes users into adopting Kdan’s cloud service, which costs $2.99 a month or $9.99 a year. The app also displays advertisements at regular intervals, so users who don’t like seeing ads would do well to purchase the $4.99 premium version.


Because more and more professors are posting readings and assignments in PDF form, it pays to have a smart way of reading PDFs—PDF Reader is a good fit for the job. Its cloud integration makes it easy to send PDFs from device to device, making it a great choice for students.

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