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Sumatra PDF

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 86 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    283,300
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 15, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    617
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #28 in PDF Software

Editors' Review

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Sumatra PDF Viewer is a lightweight free Windows program lets you view PDF documents 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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Best PDF viewer by far"

February 02, 2016

2016-02-02 19:58:34

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF 3.1.1

Pros

Fast, intuitive in use, minimalistic design (the left, right panel and head toolbar of acrobat DC is really ridiculous... no space left for the document itself!!!!). Also good choice of default font size for menus and table of contents. No crashing.

Cons

I couldn't find anything

Summary

Get rid of acrobat reader DC now. Make your life easier....

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5 stars

"Fast Simple"

August 13, 2015  |  By jstroc

2015-08-13 20:24:35  |  By jstroc

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF 3.0

Pros

Does exactly what I wanted; it reads pdf files without crashing.

Cons

None that I can think of.

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5 stars

"Fast and simple PDF viewer"

September 26, 2014  |  By ErnieCable

2014-09-26 20:28:57  |  By ErnieCable

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF 2.5.2

Pros

Loads very fast
small file size
simple

Cons

can't think of anything

Summary

If you want to read/view PDF files this is a great choice. It's fast, easy to use, does exactly what you want a PDF viewer to do. If you want to edit PDFs, make highlights and so on then you should look for another program (maybe FoxIt PDF).
I set up sumatra as my default PDF viewer - it's so much faster!

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5 stars

"This is a good choice"

September 18, 2014  |  By weronorew

2014-09-18 19:20:11  |  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

2014-09-17 13:57:58  |  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

2014-06-03 10:34:14  |  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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5 stars

"The FASTEST Pdf-Reader!"

May 07, 2014  |  By lefreak

2014-05-07 15:23:37  |  By lefreak

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF 2.4

Pros

I have tried a few readers, even the original Adobe Acrobat 10 years ago... but this one is incredibly FAST, with no need to install it if you don't want.

Forget the ******** Adobe Reader, you will not need it in 98 % of the cases and your PC will thank you.

Cons

No pdf-Forms can be filled out.

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4 stars

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

February 06, 2014  |  By BDWong

2014-02-06 10:53:42  |  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 stars

"The Best PDF Reader Out There"

February 01, 2014  |  By BearPuppy

2014-02-01 14:53:32  |  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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5 stars

"Best PDF Reader ever !"

November 03, 2013  |  By kaungkhantzaw

2013-11-03 19:35:14  |  By kaungkhantzaw

 |  Version: Sumatra PDF 2.3.2

Pros

Super lightweight, smaller file size, no crash.

Cons

Can't edit text like Adobe Reader.

Summary

If you only wanna read PDF only, choose Sumatra PDF.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.2
  • Fixed issue with icons being purple in latest Windows 10 update
  • Tell Windows 10 that SumatraPDF can open supported file types
General
Publisher Krzysztof Kowalczyk
Publisher web site http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/
Release Date August 14, 2016
Date Added August 15, 2016
Version 3.1.2
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.64MB
File Name SumatraPDF-3.1.2-install.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 283,300
Downloads Last Week 617
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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