Friday, October 12, 2007

The iPhone PDF Viewer

Not much has been said about the PDF viewer on the iPhone. Most of the time, it is treated as just a bullet point in a feature list: "oh yes, and you can also view PDF attached to emails".

This is too bad because the PDF viewer is one of the best features of the phone. I have been using multiple PDF viewers running on S60 (the Nokia platform based on Symbian), including one from Adobe. None of those comes close to the iPhone PDF viewer. My only beef with it is that you can't save PDF files on the phone for off-line viewing. Why Apple doesn't make it easy for us to read those PDF we received earlier while on a plane?