Free expert PDF Reader

Free expert PDF Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 51 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.180
  • Total Downloads:
    234,957
  • Date Added:
    July 10, 2013
  • File Size:
    14.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    734
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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We're fans of lightweight PDF readers, which tend to load much faster than the big-name tools, even the free ones. We looked at eXpert PDF Reader, which displays PDF files and even offers some editing features. It's free and can serve as your default PDF software.

With a ribbon-style toolbar and contrasting highlights, eXpert PDF Reader's interface has a familiar look and feel, but with some unique touches, such as a Start button in the upper left corner of the interface. Clicking this button let us open, save, e-mail and print documents and access document properties, functions we could also access from a mini-toolbar. We opened a PDF-based product manual, which eXpert PDF Reader displayed cleanly and accurately. The program offers the familiar "hand" cursor and many features common to PDF readers. The Comment section on the toolbar let us attach files and sticky notes to our document and annotate it with a pencil, stamp, highlights, or text box. We selected the pencil tool, which opened a tab on the interface that let us configure the line's width, color, and opacity. The rubber stamp tool contained a lot of standard business annotations like Approved, including dates and initials. However, the annotations won't work on every document; for instance, we couldn't annotate protected documents like manuals, but we could make changes to PDFs we'd created, including copies and decrypted documents. We clicked the Help button, but nothing happened. We'd like to see a viable Help file, but we had few other complaints.

It makes little sense (and takes too much time) to open a bloated PDF editor just to view a file. So using a lightweight tool like eXpert PDF Reader as your default PDF reader makes sense, since you can always open your full-featured PDF editor when you need it. With this free tool's annotation extras, that won't be very often, and eXpert also offers a paid upgrade with more features.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"I doesn't "Edit""

October 29, 2014  |  By edegar.neumann

 |  Version: Free expert PDF Reader 9.0.180

Pros

It's light, you can do some highlight in the text, add notes, but that's it.

Cons

No true editing. No font change, no delete text, change layout etc.

Summary

Too basic.
In the time I downloaded and installed, no ad or malware came with it. But it's true, as @jchopper said, that you can turn off the ad instalation (if you read REALLY carefully the instructions during installation proccess!!!!) when it comes with the program.

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5 stars

"Works great, ignore bad reviews"

July 26, 2014  |  By jchooper

 |  Version: Free expert PDF Reader 9.0.180

Pros

Totally free, and does the job

Cons

none that I see so far

Summary

It blows my mind that people are rating this program poorly because it auto installs other programs. People, read the prompts as you are installing it instead of just pushing "accept" through all the windows. Step 2 onwards in the install process is asking you if you want to install these other programs. Simply deny, and you will only end up with the PDF editor. Don't rate the program poorly just because you can't follow directions

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1 stars

"Should have read the reviews first. Don't Download."

January 29, 2014  |  By klint0k

 |  Version: Free expert PDF Reader 9.0.180

Pros

NONE AT ALL.

Cons

Just as others said full of malware and BS programs.
Just made me lose trust in this site, WILL NOT BE BACK.

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1 stars

"not a editor don waste your time with this rubbish"

November 20, 2013  |  By denziluk

 |  Version: Free expert PDF Reader 9.0.180

Pros

none at all

Cons

stuffed full of the standard cnet malware .

Summary

avoid this and cnet when ever possable untill they stop pumping out this rubbish

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1 stars

"NOOO!!!! DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!!!!"

October 25, 2013  |  By charlesjacobbird

 |  Version: Free expert PDF Reader 9.0.180

Pros

Barely edits pdfs

Cons

AUTO INSTALLS AT LEAST 6 OTHER PROGRAMS!!!!! These programs are not considered viruses or malware by major virus/malware software!! They range from the normal fake PC cleaners to fake PC back-ups and TONS! I mean TONS! of browser apps, extensions and anything like it. Auto downloaded and installed who knows what every few seconds I had any browser open. It even prevented me from rating it on cnet until I removed everything.

Summary

DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!! SAVE YOURSELF!
Editors clearly LIED and have not installed the program because there is no mention of it auto installing 2 other programs initially and downloading and installing more later when a browser opens.
F CNet!!!
I used to trust this site!

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1 stars

"INSTALLS INVASIVE SOFTWARE"

September 07, 2013  |  By mars1565

 |  Version: Free expert PDF Reader 9.0.180

Pros

Did not edit the pdf file.

Cons

INSTALLS SEVERAL INVASIVE PROGRAMS. I UNINSTALLED THEM ALL (I THINK), but it still has control over my Firefox homepage. I will have to reinstall Firefox to get rid of it.

Summary

DO NOT USE THIS SOFTWARE!!!!!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Visage software
Publisher web site http://www.visagesoft.com/
Release Date July 10, 2013
Date Added July 10, 2013
Version 9.0.180
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 14.89MB
File Name vspdfreader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 234,957
Downloads Last Week 734
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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