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I have about a thousand books that are in PDF format. I am looking for an app for my android that works kind of like the Kindle App but isnt the Kindle App. I want to be able to load my books to the app and then when I open up one of the books the app will keep track of where I am in the book. Currently, if I open one of the books up I have to remember where I am.

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WPS Office will do what you want. WPS Office will start where you left off in the document and offers the option for a bookmark plus a GoTo page function. It also will accommodate xls, doc, ppt, text and other and I'm not sure what other is. lol

Oh and cloud storage.
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Many of the ebook readers will also open PDF files. Personally I use MoonReader Pro. It handles PDFs well. It lets you organize books by tags along with the usual title and author.

Instead of using PDFs, you may want to consider using Calibre to convert them to ePub. It retains the formatting well but the file size will be significantly smaller - as much as 90% smaller depending on the contents. Navigation will be quicker as well since PDFs take, relatively, a great deal of processing power to display.
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Moon+ reader will do what you want.
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I second the idea to use Calibre to convert the files. It's a great tool and it's free.

I've converted a lot of ebook files to Kindle formats.

I don't use an Android device, so I cannot help you with that. Everything made by Google is spyware.
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another vote for moon reader pro
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I've used Moon Reader and I agree that it's a good app. I think Aldiko might be better though.

I disagree about Calibre conversion of PDFs making a good ebook. SOMETIMES it does, but most of the time it is really messed up. For example, the headers and footers (with page numbers) will be mashed in with the text seemingly randomly. And that is assuming the PDF has actual text in it, and many don't because they are scans of pages so they are more like images of text. Those can't be converted at all.

However, it's worth a try.

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