PokatReader

PokatReader

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    17,386
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 06, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.57MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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PokatReader is a basic PDF reader with a few extra features. Although the program works well, the interface could be better, and a lot of the features it seems to have are actually only available by upgrading.

The program's interface is a little too basic for our tastes. The first screen is cluttered with an ad for the Executive version of the software and several other options, making it not entirely obvious how a user should get started. Beyond that the interface isn't bad, and we definitely like being able to flip through the pages of PDF files. However, the program's menus aren't particularly intuitive, and we hate that the program operates in full-screen mode, making it difficult to switch between PokatReader and other programs. In addition to the flip-style reading option, PokatReader has the typical features that one would expect from a PDF reader. The program seems to pride itself on its library feature, which adds all PDFs opened with the program to one central file, but this function wasn't as intuitive as it could have been. The built-in Help file offers some guidance, but isn't exactly thorough. Perhaps the most frustrating thing about PokatReader is that it appears to offer a variety of other features, including e-mailing documents and annotation functions, but these are only available by upgrading to the Executive version.

PokatReader is free. The program installs desktop icons without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program with reservations; it's not bad, but there are surely better PDF readers out there.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"This is a gem!"

November 30, 2009  |  By kimban

 |  Version: PokatReader 1.3

Pros

Makes reading PDFs a pleasure rather than a pain... Allows PDF documents to be read intuitively, like a book.. flip-style

Cons

None.. Perfect

Summary

If you ever find reading PDFs a pain, then this is for you! This allows you to read PDFs in the same way you would read a magazine or a book; you can see the two pages side-by-side at a glance, and then click to flip to the following pages.. It makes perusing pages really fast and the text is really clear and sharp. By clicking at any section of the page, that section zooms in for more legible reading.. This is one of those best kept secrets in software-dom that is a must-have!

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2 stars

"Pokat Reader works"

November 25, 2008  |  By Rossana Rogers

 |  Version: PokatReader 1.3

Pros

The software works

Cons

I had to uninstall as I found a more advanced PDF reader that can merge files

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher iOMM
Publisher web site http://www.pokat.net
Release Date October 06, 2008
Date Added October 06, 2008
Version 1.3
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Presentation Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 6.57MB
File Name POKATreader1.3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 17,386
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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