Google PDF Viewer
Download
  • Review
  • Download
  • Screenshots
  • Discussions
Google PDF Viewer
Google PDF Viewer
Google PDF Viewer
Google PDF Viewer
Google PDF Viewer
Google PDF Viewer
Google PDF Viewer
Google PDF Viewer

Review Google PDF Viewer

Jay Feldman
6.1Good
Minimalist design, no ads
Weak functionality, not enough of settings, not powerful enough
Google PDF Viewer for Android aims to let you view any PDF, fast and easy, and largely misses the mark. You can also print your PDFs with relative ease. This one doesn't really do much of anything and hardly merits a download.
Google PDF Viewer is an ultra-minimalist, bare bones PDF viewer that's really much ado about nothing, and almost doesn't even merit being called an app in its own right. The first thing that's a little confusing about this one, is it requires a separate download, yet, there's nary an app icon to be found. So don't go on a scavenger hunt trying to find it, because your search will be futile. The app is actually a parasite of sorts, and its host is actually the Google Drive app. You cannot easily make use of this viewer any other way, than to launch it from Google Drive. So, why then, did they just not make this an add-on feature to Google Drive? Oh, wait, there is an add-on like that in Drive already, so what's all the hubbub? Beats me.
To view a PDF, just open Google Drive, search all your documents for a PDF to open, and voila, there it is, in all its viewable glory. Truth be told, yes, you can use the app without Google Drive by locating a PDF manually and tapping the file icon to launch the viewer, which reduces this app to a simple file association, and still doesn't make it a full-fledged app. You can’t mark text, make notations, or even select and copy text for that matter.
Google PDF Viewer is very limited and hardly worth the download. What the heck was Google thinking? If you need to view and manage PDFs, find a better app.

Final ratings

Usefulness 8/10
Usability 6/10
Originality 2/10
Design 5/10
Discussions
What do you think about the app?
Your rating
sign in with
or send anonymous
No comments yet, yours will be the first
We recommend
  • SayHi
    SayHi
    Find Mr. Right or maybe just Mr. Right now and hookup
    7.0
  • Gmail
    Gmail
    Powerful email application from the online pioneer, Gmail
    10
  • Flickr
    Flickr
    A hugely popular photo share and discovery app
    9.0
  • DU Speed Booster
    DU Speed Booster
    Give your device a boost
    9.0
  • 360 Mobile Security
    360 Mobile Security
    All around system protection and optimization
    8.9
  • Dropbox
    Dropbox
    Up to 50gb of free cloud storage, or $10 a month for 100gb
    9.9
  • Maps
    Maps
    The only guide you will ever need
    9.9
  • POMELO-absolute filters
    POMELO-absolute filters
    Photo editor with the original filters
    8.3
  • Photo Editor by Lidow
    Photo Editor by Lidow
    Photo editor by Lidow with a lot of rainbow filters
    7.4
  • Google Keyboard
    Google Keyboard
    Attractive new keyboard from Google
    8.8
  • Flipboard
    Flipboard
    Organize and discover stories and online content
    9.0
  • KMPlayer
    KMPlayer
    Famous media player hit Android
    8.6
  • Google Opinion Rewards
    Google Opinion Rewards
    Money for nothing
    9.9
  • Avast Battery Saver
    Avast Battery Saver
    A placebo effect battery app
    7.3
  • Timely Alarm Clock
    Timely Alarm Clock
    Beautiful and unusual alarm clock
    9.7
  • UC Browser
    UC Browser
    Fast loads and browsing but very small fonts
    7.3
  • GO Keyboard
    GO Keyboard
    Feature right keyboard, but with laggy theme browsing
    7.8
  • RunKeeper
    RunKeeper
    A comprehensive runner's training and progress monitoring app
    9.0
  • POF Free Dating App
    POF Free Dating App
    Full fledged dating app
    7.7
  • ZERO Launcher
    ZERO Launcher
    Personalized launcher app
    9.2