Sorry for the long post, but I just wanted to share something I came across today.
There's a relatively new PDF reader called "ezPDF Reader" by Unidocs, Inc that's available for Android, and it seems to blow away anything else out there by miles, short of GoodReader on the iPad/iPhone. I haven't tried it myself, but there's a homemade demo of it on a rooted Nook Color on Youtube (search for "Nook Color ezPDF"), and it looks very, very impressive (this is coming from a long-time GoodReader user). As far as I know, the only thing ezPDF Reader can't seem to do is annotations, but there's no other PDF reader available for Android that can do annotations either.
A few things that stand out from the Youtube video and my Googling:
- it's really fast
- it's really pretty (page flip animations, kinetic scroll bar, intuitive UI, etc.)
- it seems to open the more esoteric compression types (e.g.; JPEG-2000). Note that on the Nook Color's stock PDF reader, all you get are big red X's when trying to view JPEG-2000/JBIG2-based PDFs
- it opens very large (250+ MB) PDFs
- it opens password-protected PDFs
- it not only remembers the last-page-read of the last PDF you read, but all last-page-reads of multiple PDFs (not sure if there's a limit)
- it keeps the current zoom level between page flips
- it keeps hyperlinks intact
- it has very cool and robust text search features
- the developers seem to be very responsive to feedback
Anyway, I know there are a lot of people who want/need far better PDF support than the Nook Color provides at the moment, so I thought if enough Nook Color owners became aware of ezPDF and lobbied Unidocs, Inc (the company behind it) to bring it to the B&N app store, the better the chance of it happening.
For what it's worth, ezPDF Reader is only 99 cents in the Android Market, but I'd be willing to pay A LOT more for something like this on the Nook Color. Heck, I paid $15 for Adobe Reader on a Nokia phone without blinking. Anyway, I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post links or email addresses here, so I won't. But if you Google, "ezpdf reader unidocs inc", you'll find direct links to their official Webpage (with contact info) and Twitter page.