Adobe Reader isn’t just unnecessary – it has a history of being an application you wouldn’t want on your system. From being extremely heavy and slow to having a long series of security flaws, Adobe Reader has never been a very good application for the average user. Adobe Reader’s speed and security have improved recently, but they haven’t improved enough. You probably don’t need Adobe Reader installed at all.
Chrome has a built-in PDF Viewer tool that can edit PDF files. Sure, it’s not as powerful as certain programs. Still, as a quick-fix solution, Chrome is perfect.
When it comes to annotating and reviewing PDF documents on the iPad, iAnnotate PDF ($9.99) is my go-to solution. If there’s an option to download a .MOBI or .EPUB ebook or .PDF version of a book, I always choose the latter because of what iAnnotate allows me to do. The tools and features in this iPad-only app are ten times more powerful than Apple’s iBooks for highlighting, bookmarking, and reviewing annotations which makes it perfect for students, writers, or anyone who needs to mark up text as they read.
There’s no shortage of PDF handlers for iOS, including iAnnotate and Apple’s recently spruced up iBooks app. It’s time to see how Easy Annotate keeps up with the competition.