What is the best way to convert PDF's to some kind of format that is easily readable? For example can you convert it to ebook format?


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PDFs are easily readable, in my books. Adobe's Reader app is actually pretty good, not bloated like the desktop version.

As for conversion, Google probably does a better job of giving you info that I could. The first result for this search is a site that will convert to the ePub format, for example.

Adobe Reader for Android:

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  • Thanks for the suggestion but I didn't like how Adobe's reader tried to make the pdf's readable on a smaller screen. Dec 23, 2010 at 21:54
  • @aboes81: you can disable the "Text Reflow" feature, press "Menu > View Mode".
    – Lie Ryan
    Dec 24, 2010 at 1:55
  • Can't find the "goto page" function? It baffled me too, almost junked the product.. but there is a way: tap the bottom of a PDF page, it will bring a slider up which you can use to navigate pages - yes.. stupid I know.. why not just include it in the menu?!
    – PP.
    Dec 24, 2010 at 12:44
  • Reader doesn't save your place in the book, does it? That's the most basic thing you need in an ebook reader.
    – endolith
    Feb 6, 2012 at 2:47

If you have a PC, try the Calibre program. I converts almost every kind of ebook into every other format of ebook.

So you can convert any pdf into any format our Android device can read in whatever program you have or are accustomed with.

Best of all, it's free !

The pdf reader from Adobe is a big program to install on the phone ... and aside from that: I don't like the attitude of Adobe to install updates every day ( mind you that's on the pc, but still - we are not living into an Android only world, are we ? ).

  • You don't like it when software manufacturers keep their products free of bugs and vulnerabilities? o_O
    – endolith
    Feb 6, 2012 at 2:48
  • @endolith Do you really think Adobe finds vulnerabilities every day ? They just change some algorithm so that a group of hackers has to hack it again every time (this is told to me by a person who programs quicker in assembler than in a high level language - so someone who knows how to disassemble code).
    – Edelcom
    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:44

I ended up using epub2go.com to convert the pdfs to epub format then used Aldiko to read them.

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    Such conversions aren't reliable..
    – iOS
    May 23, 2012 at 4:40

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