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Cool PDF Reader

CNET Editors' review

Cool PDF Reader provides users with a fast and easy way of viewing PDF files. With simple controls and some added benefits, this program is a fine alternative to more popular programs like Acrobat.

The program's interface shouldn't take too much work to understand, since its tightly packed command icons all come with descriptions when the mouse rolls over them. This is fortunate, since the program's online Help file is a confusing maze that we could never sort out. The program begins with users selecting a PDF by using a standard file tree search method. The document opens on the screen clearly, with a single page view. We were pleased to discover zooming in and out, as well as cycling the pages forward and backward was a single mouse click operation on the main screen, though we could not input a specific page to jump to (users must go into a menu for that function). One interesting aspect of the viewer was its Slide Show option, which automatically turns the pages for the user. Overall, the program functioned as we wanted, providing a comparable alternative to Acrobat. The program's most useful feature was its ability to convert PDFs to a number of other formats. To do so, users simply Save As and choose between TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, WMF and more file types.

By offering a fast and simple way to view and convert PDFs, this freeware program is certain to find fans among users looking for an alternative to Acrobat.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.1 stars

    out of 46 votes

    • 5 star: 13
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 14
    • 1 star: 7
  • Current version:

    3.0 stars

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Mysteriously disappeared after installing"

    March 25, 2014  |   By lachrymal

    Version: Cool PDF Reader 3.1.2

    Pros

    Sounded like a good program

    Cons

    When I tried to use the program, immediately after downloading, it wasn't there.

    Summary

    There were a lot of add-ons which I declined before installing. It appeared to install fine, and opened. I then closed the page. Upon trying to use the program, it did not show up on the list of available programs in my computer. It is no where to be found. I don't know what happened to it. I gave one star for wasting my time and disappearing when I needed to use it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It really works!"

    July 19, 2013  |   By RodFive

    Version: Cool PDF Reader 3.1.2

    Pros

    I opened a PDF. Highlighted in yellow a few words. Underlined everything important, relating to it. Saved the file. Opened the PDF with Adobe Reader and printed those pages. The pages printed had the words highlighted in yellow and sections underlined. I then reopened the PDf and was able to delete all the changes I made, (one at a time) then save the file again.

    Cons

    In order to highlight AND underline I had to highlight the word then overlap the highlighted area.

    Summary

    The free version works. I can only imagine the other options available.

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