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SumatraPDF Editor's Review

The PDF format is used worldwide to distribute document files without changing formatting, alignment and layout. It can also be used to share complex engineering designs and diagrams along with massive amounts of text. The biggest benefit of this format is that it is cross platform compatible. For a majority of PC users the default PDF viewer app is Adobe Acrobat Reader. However, this app is often criticized for hogging resources, and slowing down older computers. If this is the case with your PC, you may use other capable PDF viewers. One such example is Sumatra PDF, a free open source PDF viewer.

Sumatra PDF runs on PCs with windows XP and later versions. You can either choose to install it or run it as a portable app. The latter option is ideal for people with older PCs. As it is, the app consumes very little resources when it is installed. When you install the app, a plug-in gets installed for web browsers including Opera, Chrome and Firefox.

The advantage of Sumatra PDF over its rivals is that it can open other types of files apart from PDF. For example, using this app you can open XPS, CBR and DjVu format files. It can also save documents to .txt format. This is a multilingual app.

As it is, Sumatra PDF lacks a glossy and attractive UI that Acrobat Reader has. However, you will find the necessary elements within reach and beginners will feel at ease. It lacks support for drag and drop method for importing files though. Rotating pages and zooming out and in is possible.

While Sumatra PDF races ahead of most rival contenders in resource usage and ease of operation, it does have a few limitations. It cannot read DRM protected PDF files. The app also lacks support for PDF forms.

Positive Points:
•    User friendly interface, multilingual app.
•    Needs very little PC resources.
•    Available in regular and portable versions.
•    Supports additional formats like XPS.

Negative Points:
•    Lacks support for DRM protected PDFs.
•    Does not support PDF forms.

You will be hard pressed to find a PDF viewer that is perfect and Sumatra PDF is no exception. The app fits need of average users well. It is free, really lightweight and can be used as a portable app. The fact that it is multilingual and supports formats like XPS gives it a competitive edge. Advanced users may grudge about omission of support for PDF forms and DRM issue.

Rating: 3.5/5

SumatraPDF Publisher's Description

The user interface of the program consists of a plain window in which navigating is done seamlessly. You can import a document by using the file browser (the "drag and drop" method is not supported).

So, you can view document properties (file path, date of creation, application, PDF producer and version, file size, number of pages, page size), as well as change the view to facing, book, presentation, full screen, and others.

In addition, you can rotate the page left and right, go to a particular page number, zoom in and out (up to 6400%) and create a favorites list.

Furthermore, you can change the interface language (there are numerous options to choose from), use a search function, print the document, use keyboard shortcuts and command-line arguments.

In the "Options" menu, you can select the default layout and zoom, disable the options to show the bookmarks sidebar when available, remember current settings for each document, automatically check for updates and remember opened files, as well as make SumatraPDF your default PDF reader.

The program uses a low-to-moderate amount of system resources and comes with a comprehensive user manual. No kind of problems have occurred during our tests.

Since SumatraPDF offers all the necessary elements for the simple act of viewing a PDF file and is very easy to play with, we strongly recommend this tool to all users.

Free download from Shareware Connection - Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows.

Publisher: Krzysztof Kowalczyk | License: Freeware | Price: 0.00
Version: 2.2.1 | Size: 4874 KB | Platform: Win2000, Win7 x64, Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64
Released Date: | Rating: 5 | Title: SumatraPDF

Author Url: http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/index.html
Program Info Url: http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/index.html
Download Url: http://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/download-free-pdf-viewer.html

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