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Sumatra PDF

CNET 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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    • 5 star: 54
    • 4 star: 17
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 2
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    • 4 star: 1
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  • 4.0 stars

    "VERY GOOD SOFTWARE FOR VIEWING XPS FILES AS WELL AS PDF"

    February 6, 2014  |   By BDWong

    Version: Sumatra PDF 2.4

    Pros

    Installed for viewing Microsoft's crummy XPS files which are a joke, but I'm not laughing.

    Cons

    Not able to convert XPS files to PDF.

    Summary

    Overall good product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Best PDF Reader Out There"

    February 1, 2014  |   By BearPuppy

    Version: Sumatra PDF 2.4

    Pros

    Sumatra is quite simply the best PDF reader available. It is exceedingly fast, very lightweight on resources, and allows customization of display page, storage, and print options. And oh yes, its free, too.

    Cons

    Astute readers will notice I've praised Sumatra as the best reader. If you need an application to fill-in PDF forms you'll have too look elsewhere (try Nitro).

    Summary

    So it can't write. Its still the best reader out there.

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