The PSPDFKit Android team has been working hard to bring you the newest release 2.5 of PSPDFKit for Android. Check out this post to learn more about the biggest features contained in the release.
One of the big features in 2.5 is the complete support for bookmarks in PDFs including adding and editing them. We built a new UI and API for adding, renaming, reordering and deleting. Bookmarks are stored inside the PDF document and are compatible with other apps that support PDF bookmarks like Apple’s Preview.
We added a completely overhauled annotation inspector for changing annotation properties (colors, sizes, etc.). This new inspector replaces the old properties dialogue and paves the way for adding further annotation properties.
Custom Launch Intents
PSPDFActivity.IntentBuilder allows manual creation of
Intent instances for launching the
PSPDFActivity. For example, you can use this to launch a custom
PSPDFActivity with non-default flags, or to start a custom activity for result. The builder will ensure that the intent bundle will contain all the extras required by the
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final Intent intent = PSPDFActivity.IntentBuilder.fromUri(context, documentUri, configuration) .activity(CustomActionsActivity.class) .build(); activity.startActivityForResult(intent, REQUEST_CODE);
Text Search Improvements
The search API received a couple of improvements as well. We added
SearchConfiguration which can either be set using
PSPDFActivityConfiguration.Builder#searchConfiguration or directly on the
PSPDFSearchViewModular by using
#setSearchConfiguration. Moreover, we added support for
#priorityPages which will be searched before other pages (allowing you to make your custom search UI as responsive as possible).
Annotation Resizing Guides
Similar to the visual guides already available on iOS, we added indicators that help to proportionally resize annotations. Guides are enabled by default but can be disabled using
AnnotationEditingConfiguration.Builder also received several new properties to tweak snap-in thresholds of guides as well as their appearance.
Improved Toolbar Layout API
ToolbarCoordinatorLayout that was added in 2.4 received a new
ToolbarCoordinatorLayout.LayoutParams class for positioning toolbars. You can now use
#position to programmatically set the position of a contextual toolbar and define the set of valid positions using
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final AnnotationCreationToolbar annotationCreationToolbar = new AnnotationCreationToolbar(this); annotationCreationToolbar.setLayoutParams(new ToolbarCoordinatorLayout.LayoutParams(Position.LEFT, EnumSet.allOf(Position.class))); toolbarCoordinatorLayout.displayContextualToolbar(annotationCreationToolbar, false);
We also added a new theming attribute
dragTargetColor to the
pspdf__toolbarCoordinatorLayoutStyle to change the color of your toolbar drag targets according to your theme.
Many Tweaks, Enhancements and Fixes
PSPDFKit 2.5 for Android also includes a number of smaller enhancements and fixes. We added a library
AndroidManifest.xml that contributes recommended settings to your app (like the
android:largeHeap="true" flag) and automatically declares content providers for document sharing, printing and multimedia support. We greatly improved performance around pooling, JPEG200 decoding and annotation adding on documents opened using a
If you’d like to explore all the improvements we made in this release, have a look at our full list of changes in PSPDFKit 2.5 for Android or try out our PDF Viewer App for Android - currently in beta and free.