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PSPDFKit 8.5 for Android

Amit Nayar

We’re excited to announce the release of PSPDFKit 8.5 for Android. This release has no breaking API changes, as we focused on improving the UI. Most notably, we updated the annotation creation and selection menus to follow our new style, and we improved the appearance of the thumbnail bar. We also added Hebrew localization and multipage TIFF support, along with more Catalog examples — including a new Jetpack Compose example for opening image documents. There’s a hefty list of bug fixes and improvements included as well. As always, for a full list of changes, take a look at our PSPDFKit 8.5 for Android changelog.

Annotation Menus

Since our last release, we’ve been working on improving our UI. In this release, we updated the annotation toolbars to follow our new styling. This includes fresh new icons and annotation menu icons for light and dark appearance themes.

Screenshot of the updated annotation menus light mode

Screenshot of the updated annotation menus dark mode

Hebrew Localization

This release also adds new translations and support for the Hebrew language across all of the SDK, joining the more than 30 different localizations we support. Hebrew is a language written from right to left, which the PSPDFKit UI has supported for many years. For more information on supported languages and localization customizations, refer to our localization guide.

Screenshot showing the UI in Hebrew

Multipage TIFF Support and More

We also added the ability to open and edit multipage TIFF images as a single image document consisting of multiple pages. This is in addition to our existing support for JPEG, PNG, and single-page TIFF image formats.

Some other highlights for this release include:

  • Expanded form field APIs with the new removeFormElementFromPage sync and async methods.

  • The ability to view note annotation comments when annotation editing isn’t licensed.

  • A Catalog release build variant to run the Catalog extra fast!

  • A new Jetpack Compose Catalog example showing how to open image documents with Jetpack Compose.

… And much more! For the complete list of changes, check out the PSPDFKit 8.5 for Android changelog.

Amit Nayar Android Team Lead

Amit would rather spend his time making pizza, poking campfires, eating cheese and crisps, or climbing trees, but sadly he has to write great software to help save the world from deforestation. It’s a hard life, but someone’s gotta do it.

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