Sumatra PDF Portable

Sumatra PDF Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.2
  • Total Downloads:
    18,529
  • Date Added:
    May 28, 2013
  • File Size:
    124.02KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    68
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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PortableApps offers fully functional, fully portable versions of popular open source software. Its Sumatra PDF Portable is a lightweight version of the PDF file viewer. It's small enough to fit on just about any mobile device or storage medium, giving you the option of viewing PDF files on the go. As a portable application, it will run on any compatible Windows machine without installation and without leaving behind any personal information or changes to the registry.

The Sumatra PDF Portable "installer" copies the program's executable to a destination of your choice; the default destination is a new folder on your C drive, but we opted for a new folder on the desktop for convenience. You can move the program later and it'll run fine, as we demonstrated by copying it to a USB drive we use as a portable toolkit. Sumatra PDF Portable has the typical interface of a bare-bones PDF viewer, with a toolbar containing a page display and controls, zoom icons, and a search field. We browsed to a folder full of old product manuals and other PDFs we use for testing and clicked on a 61-page camera manual. Sumatra PDF Portable displayed the document with perfect clarity, even embedded photographs, with the document's table of contents displayed in a left-hand panel. The clarity and legibility was maintained throughout the zoom range, and while the highest zoom settings took a brief moment to render, they were just as clear as the document's content allowed. The Book View and Continuous View options let you display documents in a print-like format or see them all at once for rapid scanning. The HTML-based Help file is included in the download, so all you need to view it is a browser; you don't need an active Internet connection.

We just love portable applications, and we love those from PortableApps especially. Sumatra PDF Portable is yet another highly recommended, totally portable, and completely free program from its extensive list of portable freeware.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 11

4 stars

"Fast,simple,with a few features..even reads MOBI files."

October 19, 2012  |  By belorizo1

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF Portable 2.1.1

Pros

i've installed Adobe,Foxit,Nitro,PDF-XChange over the last few years,but keep comming back to Sumatra...it's all i need.

Cons

not getting paid for this review.

Summary

This is what open source should be..functional,lightweight and reliable alternative to bloated,costly software.

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5 stars

"OMG.. May God Bless the Dev!"

April 22, 2012  |  By Lilimut

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF Portable 1.9

Pros

It's really a pain in the a** when you merely need to read a PDF file but the program responds incredibly slow. Conversely that won't happen if you use this program, it has a simple feature, fast and does as described. This is exactly what I've been looking for! Thanks!

Cons

Negative! It's indeed a time-saver freeware.

Summary

Based on what it is designed for, it undoubtedly deserves 10 stars.

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5 stars

"Very Handy"

February 27, 2012  |  By aditya_commander

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF Portable 1.9

Pros

Small size
Light weight
Fast Execution

Cons

Haven't found anything yet.

Summary

I recommend this product.

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5 stars

"Excellent alternative to Reader 9"

September 19, 2011  |  By espana2008

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF Portable 1.7

Pros

Very fast, simple

Cons

Non so far, worked with every file I have tried

Summary

Excellent subsutute for Adobe reader, much faster without all the extras. Launches in seconds not minutes, works with all PDF I have tried in the past two weeks.

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5 stars

"The fastest reader of PDF files"

September 19, 2011  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF Portable 1.7

Pros

Easy interface, GOOD PROGRAM

Cons

No cons at all

Summary

For all users who wish a fast reader of PDF files

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4 stars

"Easy to use, does all I need it to."

February 19, 2011  |  By jkizer

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF Portable 1.3

Pros

Easy to use, free..

Cons

None to mention.

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2 stars

"I couldn't get it to run or install"

January 30, 2011  |  By GERRY RAINS

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF Portable 1.2

Pros

It's supposed to run but it didn't - not much of a pro.

Cons

I couldn't get it to work.

Summary

I couldn't get it to work - thumbs down.

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2 stars

"really useful portable application"

November 11, 2010  |  By SKKakulapati

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF Portable 1.1

Pros

first its portability. then other normal features of pdf

Cons

it does not have new document creation

Summary

a good pdf portable application good for all normal use

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5 stars

"If you just want to view and print PDFs painlessly get"

March 22, 2010  |  By mong00se2020

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF Portable 1.0.1

Pros

Small, FAST, and portable. What more do you want?

Cons

You have to manually (*pantpant*) reset your file association for PDFs

Summary

This will completely replace adobe acrobat in one year. Seriously, it's about ten times faster and simpler and smaller. I don't know how I've lived with acrobat for so long.

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5 stars

"great and fast1"

January 22, 2010  |  By SparkyFlary

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF Portable 1.0.1

Pros

does what it's meant to and fast. views pdfs.

Cons

dont like internet browsers. gotta download pdf and open it.

Summary

its fast and its good at viewing pdfs. 100x lighter and faster than adobe reader!!

Updated on Feb 20, 2010

doesnt view pdfs as clear as adobe reader but very good nonetheless for a portable app

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date May 26, 2013
Date Added May 28, 2013
Version 2.3.2
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 124.02KB
File Name SumatraPDFPortable_2.3.2.paf.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,529
Downloads Last Week 68
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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