Sumatra PDF

Sumatra PDF

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 83 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.5.2
File Size:
4.07MB
Date Added:
May 14, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
213,364
Downloads Last Week:
1,156
Product ranking:
#23 in PDF Software
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

It's a cliche to say it, but sometimes less really is more. That's definitely the case with Sumatra PDF Viewer. This lightweight program lets you view PDFs without a lot of extra features that slow things down. It has all the basics you need and none of the fluff that you don't. If you're frustrated by the clunkiness of some of the big-name PDF viewers, this could be exactly what you've been looking for.

The program has a plain, intuitive interface, with a few menus and a toolbar across the top. The basic PDF viewer options are here: you can zoom in and out and select single page, facing page, or book views. The program also lets you rotate pages and view PDFs in full screen or presentation modes. A search box lets you locate text within PDFs, and there's even an option that will launch your default e-mail application and let you automatically attach the PDF to a new e-mail. An online Help file provides a list of keyboard shortcuts that make the program's operation even easier. Sumatra PDF Viewer is small enough to fit on a USB drive, ensuring that you can view PDFs easily wherever you go. Overall, we think that Sumatra PDF Viewer is a great alternative to larger PDF programs, and anyone looking for a sleek and simple PDF viewer should give it a try.

Sumatra PDF Viewer installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.5

    out of 83 votes

    • 5 star: 56
    • 4 star: 18
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    3.3

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "This is a good choice"

    September 18, 2014   |   By weronorew

    Version: Sumatra PDF 2.5.2

    Pros

    Before writing this review I tried to download and use different kinds of pdf viewer, but so far this is what I experience with this software:
    ? ultra-lightweight and extremely fast
    ? quite convenient for quick pdf viewing
    ? easy navigation like n/p for next/previous page
    ? has the basic tools such as zoom, book mode, presentation mode, and fullscreen

    Cons

    ? I really don't see any. Well it doesn't have unnecessary graphics to make it look good.

    Summary

    I really like this software because it doesn't use so much memory and cpu process. If you're the kind of person who just needs to view pdf files quickly, fast, and without any fancy graphics then this is the ultra-lightweight pdf viewer for you.

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  • 4 stars

    "Not malware - a standard, lightweight PDF reader"

    September 17, 2014   |   By emptyhead411

    Version: Sumatra PDF 2.5.2

    Pros

    Went through the pain of registering here just to counter the ill-formed other review. Not sure what this person was talking about.
    Perhaps they downloaded the non-installer version, which doesn't install and therefore doesn't need an uninstaller as you simply delete the folder.
    I've downloaded the installer version and it has an uninstall right there in control panel.
    The program itself is nice and lightweight with all the options I need (zooming, toggle-able contents tree, rotation, full-screen mode) plus a few others I haven't needed yet, but no extra fluff. Fast and even installer has an option to add pdf reader to some browsers which i found very useful.

    Brilliant little reader. My new favourite. Used STDU viewer before this.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. Perhaps looks a little dull because there's no extra fluff. Oh the opening screen has an awful colour choice.

    Summary

    Excellent app that does what it's supposed to very well. Disregard other review calling it malware as I would hazard the person was not very au fait with using computers.
    I haven't used it enough i suppose to see if it corrupted PDFs, but as it has no save option and only a save as... and seems to perform no writing operations to the original, I would guess this to be nonsense too and would venture a guess that the 'Malware' review author maybe didn't know what they were doing.

    Updated on Sep 17, 2014

    Meant to give 5 stars but can't seem able to change that

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  • 1 stars

    "MALWARE ALERT"

    June 03, 2014   |   By rigst4

    Version: Sumatra PDF 2.5.2

    Pros

    Can read pdf files

    Cons

    Can't uninstall, damages some pdfs, creator website does not offer any assistance on uninstalling this virus/malware-like app. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this one.

    Summary

    Do yourself a favor and stay away from this one.

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