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:
    18,142
  • Date Added:
    May 28, 2013
  • File Size:
    124.02KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    63
  • 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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    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 18,142
    Downloads Last Week 63
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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