PDF Reader updated to open more PDF files and improve stability

PDF Reader

It has been a long time since Microsoft’s PDF Reader for Windows Phone has seen an update. The last update we covered took place nearly a year ago. Today we’re looking at a new update for PDF Reader that should make a handful of you happy. Let’s check it out.

So a year ago PDF Reader received a few updates with features and bug fixes for those features. What features? The ability to open password-protected files was the biggest (and most welcomed) change to PDF Reader. Today we have version 1.2 in the Windows Phone Store with the following changes:

  • Ability to open more PDF files
  • Better rotation and rendering of files
  • Increased stability and performance

While not a gigantic update at face value, it’s also appreciated. The new version of PDF Reader can open more PDF files. To be honest we haven’t encountered an instance where PDF Reader wouldn’t open a PDF file, but then again we don’t use PDFs too much. Let us know us if you’ve had troubles with certain files in the past and whether or not they’re working after the update.

PDF Reader also supports better rendering of files and improved rotation. You’ll also see stability and performance increased in this latest version.

Want to try out the new and improved PDF Reader for Windows Phone? Of course you do. So go to the Windows Phone Store to grab it or use the QR code below.

Thanks for the tip Kyle M!

QR: PDF Reader


Reader comments

PDF Reader updated to open more PDF files and improve stability


I agree. Adobe is the best everywhere. Soon it will mature nicely on WP8. I'll just wait for Adobe.

Are you kidding? Adobe Reader is the worst PDF reader on desktop, and it's pretty horrible on mobile as well.

Adobe reader on WP is way better than MS PDF reader, especially when it comes to medium to large PDF files (anything with 150+ pages). Give them both a try and tell us your experience on WP.

BTW, I am not a fan of Adobe Reader on Windows 8 but WP is a total 180 from that.

Last time I compare those two, Adobe Reader on WP was have heavier process than Microsoft's PDF Reader and having crappy UI at that. I don't know about now though since I've uninstall that Adobe long time ago.

I think this one lets you share? I'm not sure.

And yes I remember I once tried opening sone PDF file IOS related ( don't know what it that) but it didn't open. So yeah, maybe those open now.

Re: oxps
Come on Microsoft, I'm sold on your oxps format, now it would be wonderful if I could open up important things I've saved to oxps on my phone...

There's exactly one app that can do xps, and zero apps with oxps. I am disappoint.

it looks a lot nicer and supports HD devices whereas adobes app only has support for low res devices meaning that the graphics and logo are all gross and pixelated! maybe in future it will sync woth your tablet too and pc

Not for now sadly.

it's even worst thant Adobe's one.

it's a Microsoft app and it can't access PDF files on my microSD card....

We still need a PDF reader on Windows Phone.

Well, Skydrive support for a starters and it's more secure compared to Adobe Reader. Are you not bored of the continuous security updates? I still appreciate the likes of Flash though.

There is a third party one in the app store with a title "File Explorer"

Works great and nice to look at.  Also supports file transfer with pc.

Hmm, I use PDF Reader Pro specifically because you can send PDF files with it. Does this or Adobe's reader let you do that?

i like to stick to apps made by MS / Nokia. So i use Bing weather, PDF (by MS), ...

i think its safer than using adobe or other 3rd party apps (battery drain, privacy (so i just send to MS, thats enough), other things).

PDF does its job.

Had some problems with some PDF files from my university and it sometimes crashed on large files. Both issues are fixed with this version, but loading is still taking long.

I had a large Pdf file (something like 200mb All images) that made me experience frequent crashing e long loadings...
Now with the update it opens it lightning fast and with no crashes at all

I just wish Microsoft or Adobe would add the ability to share pdf files over bluetooth/nfc to their pdf apps.

If you have PDFs in your storage, you can share them from the Office Hub (enable Bluetooth first, I don't know NFC).

They need to update the Windows app as well. I think they make good readers, but definately could use some help in loading pages faster.

Adobe can't open files larger than 50 mb on my phone, is this same happening to others with the update of pdf reader..?

Why is this app further developed when there is a real deal in the app store? Why would anyone want to use this instead of Adobe Acrobat Reader?