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Cool PDF Reader

By PDF2EXE Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Sep 1, 2009

Cool PDF Reader provides users with a fast and easy way of viewing PDF files. With simple controls and some added benefits, this program is a fine alternative to more popular programs like Acrobat.

The program's interface shouldn't take too much work to understand, since its tightly packed command icons all come with descriptions when the mouse rolls over them. This is fortunate, since the program's online Help file is a confusing maze that we could never sort out. The program begins with users selecting a PDF by using a standard file tree search method. The document opens on the screen clearly, with a single page view. We were pleased to discover zooming in and out, as well as cycling the pages forward and backward was a single mouse click operation on the main screen, though we could not input a specific page to jump to (users must go into a menu for that function). One interesting aspect of the viewer was its Slide Show option, which automatically turns the pages for the user. Overall, the program functioned as we wanted, providing a comparable alternative to Acrobat. The program's most useful feature was its ability to convert PDFs to a number of other formats. To do so, users simply Save As and choose between TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, WMF and more file types.

By offering a fast and simple way to view and convert PDFs, this freeware program is certain to find fans among users looking for an alternative to Acrobat.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.2.1

Version 3.2.1 adds support for continuous view and smooth mouse scrolling. Support Windows 10 64-bit.

General

Release May 22, 2017
Date Added May 22, 2017
Version 3.2.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 175,970
Downloads Last Week 12
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Developer's Description

After struggling with other PDF readers that hog your resources and frustrate you with incompatibility issues, Cool PDF Reader is an absolute joy. It is the smallest PDF reader in the world, fast loading and easy to read. Cool PDF Reader allows you to open, read, view, review, print, and edit PDF files, and convert PDF to TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF, WMF, EMF, EPS, TIFF, as an alternative to Adobe Reader. The free PDF Reader supports zoom in and zoom out, page rotation, and PDF slide show, smart bookmark, mouse wheel scrolling, and it can be added to Windows as a native PDF reader. As compared to Adobe PDF Reader, Cool PDF Reader loads itself lightning fast, and opens almost all PDF files within a second. It's an ideal PDF reader for Microsoft Windows, and you can set it as your default PDF Reader.

A special feature of this PDF reader is copying any text and graphics out of PDF files with only a few mouse clicks. The other special features include full-screen slideshow, low blue light reading mode, night reading mode, airplane reading mode, and Citrix mode. You can browse your PDF document in the way just like you play with your Microsoft PowerPoint slides deck. The different reading modes help relieve eye strain when you read PDF documents in the day, at night, and on a flight. Citrix mode is a restriction mode that allows the PDF reader can be safely used in any Citrix terminal server environment.

Cool PDF Reader is backward compatible with the following operating systems, Microsoft Windows Vista Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows 2000 You can also install Cool PDF Reader on any server operating systems for terminal users, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003 and Microsoft Home Server. Freeware, no strings attached.