Are there any apps for reading PDFs on the Kindle Fire that sync with Dropbox? (Ideally I'm looking for an app comparable to the excellent GoodReader for iOS.)

Note: Dropbox does not have an app in the Amazon Appstore.

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    If you need just an PDF reader, and therefore not modifying the PDF, why not just install the Dropbox Android App?
    – Flow
    Jan 10, 2012 at 15:21
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    There is no Dropbox app in the Amazon app store. I'll try it, but I don't expect it to be a good reader since it's not tailored for the Fire. Jan 11, 2012 at 15:36
  • You should edit your question and add that there is no Dropbox App in Amazons App Store. Dropbox does just the syncing and I believe that there a good PDF readers in Amazons App Store. Otherwise root your fire and install a vanilla Android.
    – Flow
    Jan 11, 2012 at 15:53

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If you allow non-Appstore apps to be installed in your device, you can install Dropbox from their website.

To do that,

  • Click the gear icon in the top-right corner of the Kindle Fire home screen to activate the Settings window
  • Click More
  • Scroll down to Device
  • Scroll down to ‘Allow Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources’ and move the slider from ‘Off’ to ‘On’ and confirm the selection

Then head to Dropbox's site and download the apk from their site (NB: since this is not attached to a market, you will not be notified of updates): http://www.dropbox.com/android

Once that's installed, you should be able to use any PDF app that's installed on the Fire. {Begin biased statement} I'm partial to my company's own qPDF Notes and we have some nifty UI enhancements coming along shortly but {end biased statement} there are a number of other apps that will read PDFs on the Fire and, assuming they've set up their Intents (that handy little window that pops up in one app when you want to Send or Open or Share something in another app) properly, you should be able to click on a PDF from within Dropbox and open in the app of your choice and click Send from the app of your choice and save it to Dropbox.

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