The Windows Store has a new, big name, addition to its list of apps – Adobe Reader.


The description is just what you would expect:

Adobe® Reader® is the free, trusted leader for reliably viewing and interacting with PDF documents across platforms and devices. This version of Adobe Reader has been specially designed for the new Windows 8 Touch user interface to give you a great experience working with PDF documents on your Windows 8 Tablet.

However, the final line of the description really caught my eye:

Desktop users with keyboard and mouse may prefer to install and use Adobe Reader XI.

Hmm I wonder why they make a point of that? Seems to work just fine with mouse and keyboard for me.

The list of features are pretty standard but do ensure you have full capabilities to work with your PDF files:

  • Quickly open PDF documents from email, the web, or anywhere on your device
  • Easily find your most recently read documents
  • View password-protected PDFs, annotations, and drawing markups
  • Search text to find specific information
  • Select single page or continuous scroll modes
  • Easily zoom in on text or images for a closer view
  • Use bookmarks to jump directly to a section in your PDF document
  • Quickly navigate through large documents using the Semantic Zoom thumbnail view
  • Tap on links in a PDF to open linked web pages
  • Share PDFs with other applications using “Share”
  • Email PDFs as attachments

I compared the new Adobe Reader App to the built in Microsoft Reader App for PDF files on Windows 8 and Adobe Reader does render much clearer, especially in zoomed mode, than the Reader App does.

So if that is important to you then this is probably an app you want to have on your system.

Source: Windows Store – Adobe Reader App