Monday, May 19, 2014

PDF Max - The PDF Expert for Android

Today's Free App of the Day is PDF Max - The PDF Expert for Android
Originally $7.99

This is a very, very good PDF reader. I think it just became my new favorite reader. One thing that some of you will really like--you can have the TTS read the PDF aloud. It works quite well. It will start reading at the top of the current page, or you can select a section that you want read. Main negative for me is that you have to manually find the PDFs on your device. Not a major negative, as my PDFs are almost all in "Downloads" with a few in "Documents," so I can just leave the "All Files" at the Download directory. When you open a file, you get the only instruction on use you'll get: an instruction to tap on the upper left hand corner or swipe left to right to see the navigation bar for the file you're viewing. Lack of instruction is an issue. It's not hard to use, but there are some things one could use help with. There are three areas one can view, "Recent, Library and All Files.You can apparently import files from your device to the library. This, I guess, would be useful if you have multiple documents across various directories, you can have them all in one place. But you have to manually select the files, one by one (though you can work through a directory, selecting them individually but then importing en masse). Integration with Dropbox is quite good, you can import from and upload to Dropbox. You can also share files via email (5MB max in size). You can mark up files. You are prompted to back up the file first; if you do so, a new copy is created with the word "annotated" appended to the file name. The other negative for me is navigation within the app is by using the Fire's "back" key. This is a great app; the majority of the one star reviews have to do with the app not working on a particular device, the lack of instruction (which is a good point) or not being comparable to the iOS version of the app. Lots to love about this app, despite the poor reviews.

9 of 19 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

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