PDF-XChange Viewer

PDF-XChange Viewer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 304 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.057
  • Total Downloads:
    662,663
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 15, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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PDF-XChange Viewer presents users with an alternative to Adobe's Acrobat Reader. With some interesting additions, it's not hard to see this reader gaining some fans over its more popular competition.

The program's interface looks and feels remarkably like Acrobat Reader, but with more command icons along the top. Users who are familiar with viewing PDFs will find this fairly intuitive, but newcomers are advised to experiment with the options and pay attention to the Help file. Viewing PDFs is incredibly simple and should not be a problem for users. The documents look good through the reader and are easily navigated. While the program is good for simply looking at PDFs, it excels with its added features. The control panel along the top displays a long list of options for editing your PDFs. The most useful we found was the option for making bright red shapes and lines, which can be utilized to mark errors and make comments (an element that has always been one of Acrobat's best tools). Here, XChange Viewer gives users more options than its competition, allowing for more in-depth markups.

This free program imitates its competition in all the right places and gives users some extra features where it counts, combining into an excellent download option for anyone looking for an alternative to Acrobat Reader.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.8

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 304 votes

    • 5 star 213
    • 4 star 55
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 21
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5 stars

"Outfoxes Foxit and KO's Adobe"

November 24, 2010  |  By Old Dog New Tricks

 |  Version: PDF-XChange Viewer 2.057

Pros

Lightning fast & reliable with many viewing options.
A multitude of editing tools and Stamps enable you to modify anything and everything (and in colour as well).
After using this, you will never search for another PDF viewer/editor..

Cons

A cluttered feel to the GUI (but this is down to the sheer number of available options)
Need to do a custom install to make sure you opt out of taking the ASK tool bar.

Summary

This software has it all. I am continuously modifying PDF's and there is nothing that I cannot do with the free version, which includes many of the PRO version options albeit with a PRO stamp automatically applied to the modified PDF. Imaginative users will quickly find ways around this - I did.
My favorite editing tool has to be the yellow sticky postit, with the Call-out tool a close second.
If you just want to seamlessly merge PDF's with no PRO stamps, then download PDF Redirect from Exp systems. This is a fantastic PDF creator with merge facilities..

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5 stars

"An awesome program!"

November 23, 2010  |  By tvdboogaard

 |  Version: PDF-XChange Viewer 2.057

Pros

It converts PDF documents into PDF XChange Viewer Documents which can then be searched. Even better, the cumbersome and slow search facility in Windows Explorer will now search in MS Office documents AND in the PDF XChange Viewer Documents! Awesome!

Cons

Dare I say? If this wonderful program could search MS Office documents as well, then it would be perfect!

Summary

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5 stars

"Easy to use PDF reader/creator w/ lots of editing tools"

November 18, 2010  |  By dougfmjax

 |  Version: PDF-XChange Viewer 2.057

Pros

Lets you use tools to edit or complete existing forms or documents.
Doesn't require frequent security updates like Adobe.

Cons

None so far

Summary

I was looking for something to fill in data on forms in PDF format that I receive or use in my volunteer work. This product was recommended on another site and has been what I expected and needed. Fairly intuitive interface and toolbars make it quite easy to use.

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4 stars

"Can annotate!"

November 16, 2010  |  By jordisunshine

 |  Version: PDF-XChange Viewer 2.057

Pros

All I cared about was annotating pdfs.

Cons

Have to wait and see.

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4 stars

"works for me"

November 15, 2010  |  By sherrywiley

 |  Version: PDF-XChange Viewer 2.057

Pros

easy to install and easy to use

Cons

I want nothing more from this product

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5 stars

"Wonderful program!"

November 15, 2010  |  By debdrakecom

 |  Version: PDF-XChange Viewer 2.057

Pros

This is very helpful to use to fill in forms and to find measurements.
It has also been great for marking up pdfs. You can highlight or underline in ebooks.
It's especially nice that it resaves as a pdf with the new markings.

Cons

I have had a glitch or two but nothing serious. I have tried copying a label I created on one document and put it in others so I don't have to recreate it for each flyer. Sometimes it will copy and paste and sometimes it won't.

Summary

There are a lot of good features that adobe should have offered.

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4 stars

"Easily worth installing"

November 14, 2010  |  By mikeh74

 |  Version: PDF-XChange Viewer 2.057

Pros

Great feature set

Cons

Zoom should leave less free space

Summary

I would give this software 4.5 stars if I could. The only drawback I've found is that it leaves more space at the edges when I click "Fit to Width" or similar settings than I'd like to see.

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5 stars

"It's great."

November 08, 2010  |  By philwild

 |  Version: PDF-XChange Viewer 2.057

Pros

Very customisable, has all the features I want and a load of other I hadn't thought of.

Cons

It should be possible to place the page navigation toolbar at the top of the screen, but AFAICT it isn't.

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5 stars

"The PDF Reader King!!!"

November 05, 2010  |  By garethrs

 |  Version: PDF-XChange Viewer 2.057

Pros

Excellent interface and features.

Cons

I've been using Adobe Acrobat Reader for 10 years. Where were you PDF-XChange Viewer!!!!

Summary

5% of Malware are now written to attack a PC through Adobe Acrobat exploits. Enough said right there, but add to that PDF-XChange's better looking interface, greater number of tools and options for both viewing and marking files, and superior hotkey support. Even compared to the excellent Foxit Reader, (Acrobat Reader's most popular alternative) it is far superior. 5.5 out of 5 stars.

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5 stars

"Really unfortunate that many do not know about this!"

November 03, 2010  |  By Angmarr

 |  Version: PDF-XChange Viewer 2.057

Pros

*Small (compared to you know what) system footprint!
*Ability to Comment/ highlight/ draw ... FREE (and with no watermark unlike Foxit)
*Display/toolbars customizable

Cons

*Some editing features (special ones) will leave a watermark
*maybe too many options for some people!?!? but you don't have to use them!

Summary

Btw, you can actually Remove annotations and Watermarks left by other pdf software.

And Yea you can disable the small banner add. and customize pretty much anything else.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Tracker Software Products
Publisher web site http://www.docu-track.com/
Release Date October 15, 2010
Date Added October 15, 2010
Version 2.057
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.99MB
File Name PDFXVwer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 662,663
Downloads Last Week 1,923
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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