The official Adobe Reader for Android just got an update a few days ago, which added some nice functionality to the HTC EVO View 4G (and other Android devices, too). The official changelog mentions these enhancements:
- Easily mark up PDF content with the freehand drawing tool or the highlight, strikethrough, and underline annotation tools
- Add comments anywhere in your PDF file with sticky notes
- Fill out PDF forms
- Use the new Ink Signature tool to sign any PDF document using your finger
- Send PDF files to others for electronic signing using Adobe EchoSign
What I'm most excited about is the new Ink Signature tool, which works beautifully with the HTC Scribe stylus that was made especially for the EVO View. Previously, when marking up PDFs (which I sometimes have to do), I had to use HTC's own proprietary PDF Reader app. That was okay, but there were sometimes issues when saving "ink" layers on top of existing PDF documents. Additionally, it would sometimes render PDFs I had created with Microsoft Word in odd ways, so this solution wasn't really ideal.
Now that Adobe has officially updated its own app to support document markup, including adding signatures, I no longer have to deal with the shortcomings of HTC's solution. Additionally, signature support works great with the Scribe, and you can even save your signature and easily add it to documents in the future.
Even if Adobe is abandoning Flash for Android, it's good to see that it's still supporting and improving other mobile products. You can download the latest version below.
Download: Google Play