Even though PDF files are traditionally viewed on computers, with the development of mobile devices, now you can view them on your mobile devices as well. With mobile PDF readers, you can quickly access PDF documents anywhere, anytime on your mobile device to review and approve important documents on the go, which can increase your productivity indeed. There is a number of software available on the Internet. Here is an introduction of some free and popular options. They are mainly classified by operating system of devices.
Part 1 PDF reader for Windows Mobile Foxit Reader for Windows Mobile supports Windows Mobile 2002/2003/5.0/6.0 and Windows CE 4.2/5.0/6.0. This software have plenty of advantages: light weight, amazingly fast, able to view PDF files on mobile devices, reflow any PDFs for easy viewing, find text in a PDF file, support multiple language, easily customizable and low cost. Suits: HTC 5X5 Series 515/535/565/575/585 Motorola MPX200/MPX220 HTC Touch Series/P Series Dopod 700/310/P800/900/575 For more information and download, please visit www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/mobile/index.htm.
Part 2 PDF reader for Pocket PC 2.0 Adobe Reader for Pocket PC 2.0 extends the value and capabilities of Adobe PDF files by adapting them for high-quality viewing on smaller screens, while preserving their rich content. Adobe Reader for Pocket PC makes it easier for you to take digital editions and slide shows along on your Pocket PC device. Suits: HTC S1/P800/S511 Samsung i730 / i830 / i830w Samsung SCH Series For more information and download, please visit www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readerforppc.html.
Part 3 PDF reader for Symbian Series 60 OS PDF+ is a free Nokia PDF viewer as it supports Symbian OS and enables Series 60 OS phones to view PDF files well. PDF+ is a Nokia PDF viewer and does not necessary to convert a PDF file to a proprietary format. For more information and download, please visit -Processing-Text-Tools/Document-Viewer/Pdf-plus-for-Series-60-Smartphones-2904.shtml.
Additionally, as the partner of Adobe, QuickOffice developed Adobe Reader LE 2.5 and optimized it for S60 3rd Edition mobile devices. Except the features other readers have, it provides word wrap feature that enable users to make page down while viewing PDF documents. This one costs $15 and trial version is available at the same time. For more information and download, please visit -3rd-edition/adobe-reader-le-v25/
Suits: Nokia 7650 Nokia 3600/3620/3650/3660 Nokia N Gage Siemens SX1 Nokia 6600/6620 Nokia 7610 Nokia 6260 Nokia 6670 Nokia 3230 Nokia 6630 Nokia 6680 Nokia N70 Nokia N72 Nokia N85 Nokia N90 Samsung SGH-D7xx Sendo X
Part 4 PDF reader for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad The Aji Reader is a nice and easy to use PDF reader. You can download a document directly from the web using the URL, or you can fetch it from their server. The only drawback is that you need to know the URL if you want something specific. Otherwise, you can simply do a Google search to find a PDF. For more information and download, please visit: -reader-pdf/id312879138mt=8
Part 5 PDF reader for BlackBerry As for BlackBerry, try the Mobipocket Reader and enjoy the reading experience. The application is free and designed to run on BlackBerry OS 4.3, BlackBerry OS 4.5, BlackBerry OS 4.6, and BlackBerry OS 4.7. Enjoy BlackBerry PDF Reader for dictionaries, eBooks, enews, Office documents, including the support of Microsoft ClearType display. For more information and download, please visit -Processing-Text-Tools/Document-Viewer/Mobipocket-Reader-for-BlackBerry-23691.shtml
Part 6 PDF reader for Embedded Linux Foxit Reader for Embedded Linux is a reader for PDF documents on mobile Linux devices. The reader can be easily ported to other embedded Linux. Foxit Reader for embedded Linux is small, so you can download it quickly. You don't need any installation, just unzip it on your desktop PC and copy it over to your device. Suits: Motorola A Series A780/A1200 Motorola E Series E2/E680 Philips 968 NEC DoCoMo N-01A/N-02A/N-03A/N-04A Google Android Dev Phone 1 Samsung MITs-i519
Part 7 PDF reader for Palm OS Adobe Reader for Palm OS software lets you view PDF files on handheld devices running Palm OS. Now take your digital editions, documents, and Adobe Photoshop Album slide shows from your desktop with you on your Palm OS device. Adobe Reader for Palm OS conveniently reflows Adobe PDF text to fit and be easily read on small screens, while preserving graphics and images. Suits: Treo Series 680/650 Palm Z22/M500/TIX For more information and download, please visit
Part 8 PDF reader for mobile devices supporting Java As a Java PDF reader, MobileMath is written by using J2ME technology. It can run on any mobile devices supporting Java. For more information and download, please visit -10943-freeware.html
Software: Symbian OS 8.0a, S60 second edition, feature pack 2. Java support (MIDP 2.0) , QuickOffice for viewing MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, Adobe PDF reader, e-mail client (IMAP, POP and attachment support), web browser, alarm clock, calendar (with notes and reminders), notes, contacts and to-do list, calculator, converter, gallery (image viewer), imaging suite which includes a video editor, RealPlayer, Kodak Mobile, Nokia XPress Print (print to a USB printer using included cable) and LifeBlog. PC Suite for Windows to sync PIM information with Outlook and access videos, photos, sounds and more.
Since May 2003, AccessWorld has published articles that have evaluated the accessibility and usability of cell phones and add-on software applications. In this article, we at AFB TECH continue this effort by evaluating Code Factory's newer version of its screen magnifier, Mobile Magnifier 2.8, which we previously evaluated in November 2005. We also take our first look at ZOOMS 3.0, a screen magnifier from Nuance. Both products are options for cell phone users who have low vision. Code Factory also produces Mobile Speak, and Nuance produces TALKS, cell phone screen readers that were reviewed in the January 2007 issue of AccessWorld.
To determine how much assistance Mobile Magnifier and ZOOMS can provide to a cell phone user with low vision, we installed Mobile Magnifier and ZOOMS and their compatible cell phone screen readers on two Nokia 6682 cell phones. We chose this model of cell phone because of its popularity in the United States. The cell phone screen readers were installed because we wanted to test speech output along with magnification.
Mobile Magnifier can work in conjunction with Code Factory's Mobile Speak screen reader to provide both screen magnification and speech output. As a screen magnifier, it functions independently of your language. When you use the Mobile Magnifier along with Mobile Speak, however, you can choose from among several languages for the speech output. The Mobile Magnifier User Manual is available in Microsoft Word format and can be downloaded from the manufacturer's web site. It is a brief manual that is designed to get you started with the product, so you need to practice using the software and learn some of it on your own.
To install and run Mobile Magnifier, you must have a Symbian Series 60 cell phone. This series currently includes the Nokia 3230, Nokia 3650, Nokia 3660, Nokia 6260, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 7610, Nokia 7650, Nokia N70, Nokia N90, Nokia N-Gage, Nokia N-Gage QD, Samsung SGH-D720, Siemens SX-1, Panasonic X700, and Panasonic X701. As always, we suggest that you check with the manufacturer's web site and your local service provider to determine which cell phones are available when you are ready to purchase one.
The ZOOMS manual can be downloaded from the manufacturer's web site, and an optional CD version is available. An audio CD is also available for languages other than English. Cell phones that are compatible with ZOOMS include the Nokia 6260, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 7610, Nokia N70, Nokia N90, Samsung SGH-D720, and Samsung SGH-D730. ZOOMS is also compatible with Series 60, Third Edition handsets, including the Nokia E-Series and N-Series handsets, except the N93. In particular, it is compatible with the new E62 and N75 that are sold by the New AT&T in the U.S. market.
If you require 3x or higher magnification, you may find that using the magnifier program in conjunction with speech output from the screen-reader program or using only a screen reader will better meet your needs. This would also be an idea to consider for someone who may be gradually losing vision and may require high magnification or may need to rely on speech output in the near future.
Now for the suggestion. Perhaps you could provide a Buyers Guide for the holidays, mentioning the \"best buys\" in each category of hardware and software reviewed by the AccessWorld team so far, or recapping the best quality results during the past year for your readers. This could spur competition for the blindness market, and even encourage vendors to offer competing holiday specials to promote their products. If the vendors knew in advance this was a biannual or annual feature of Access World, they might vie to be on that \"top quality\" or \"best buy\" list by reducing prices and paying more attention to quality control.
I enjoyed the articles about cell phone access and refreshable braille in the November 2004 issue. I would like to share a couple of ideas. First, some European displays like the ones from Handy Tech and Papenmeier are available and supported here in the U.S. I got a Papenmeier two-dimensional display about 10 years ago. New distributors have taken over this product and are doing a good job. The Papenmeier displays work with JAWS and perhaps other screen readers. I use the 2D display which has the unique feature of having a second vertical braille display which shows which lines of the screen have text. It might be a good idea to have a review of this product and a discussion of the other Papenmeier displays. 153554b96e