Cool PDF Reader

Cool PDF Reader

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    Oct. 28, 2014
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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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User Reviews

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3 stars

"Fair PDF viewer with major flaw - Lacks Find/Search"

March 01, 2015  |  By Reviewer901

 |  Version: Cool PDF Reader 3.1.6


All the standard PDF viewer plusses. Good viewer. Exports to other formats.


No search or find. Control-F is not present. No tools to find keywords in text.
This is a major flaw in my use of any PDF document. I want to read what is relevant and meaningful to my context. I don't have time to manually scan through hundreds of pages of text to find what I need.


Basic and flawed without critical search feature.

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5 stars

"Superior to Adobe Acrobat Reader on multiple levels"

October 28, 2014  |  By pdffun

 |  Version: Cool PDF Reader 3.1.6


I like it. It loads extremely much so that you don't even mind opening and closing it many times a day!


Would be nice if you could maximize the startup window and do at least some basic editing with it.


I have used this instead of Adobe Acrobat Reader for several years now on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview. There are features and things it will not do, but it is still far superior to Acrobat include the fact that it load significantly faster.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1.6
Version 3.1.6 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher PDF2EXE Software
Publisher web site
Release Date October 28, 2014
Date Added October 28, 2014
Version 3.1.6
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.55MB
File Name CoolPDFReader.exe
Total Downloads 156,327
Downloads Last Week 313
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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