PDF-XChange Viewer Reviews

Not free any more

Review by agreen
about PDF-XChange Viewer Apr 2017

As of 2017 "PDF-XChange Viewer" does not exist. It is replaced by "PDF-XChange Editor" that does NOT have a free version.


The Viewer version is fast and better than the rest 1 Helpful

Positive Review by azmanabdulhamid
about PDF-XChange Viewer Sep 2016

Tried the others Foxit (too bloated now) , Nitro (too slow) , Sumatra (no outook previewers) , and the others not stable enough.

Don't use the new Editor free version though, that has the slow pdf print engine. If you need to print to pdf, just use the one in Windows.


PDF XChange Viewer PRO: best portable OCR-tool for pdf-files

Positive Review by em4020
about PDF-XChange Viewer and ABBYY FineReader, Index Your Files May 2012

The only PDF-Reader, I know, with OCR-funtion:

The PRO-Version of PDF XChange Viewer is my favorite OCR-tool for converting not text-searchable pdf-files in text-searchable pdf-files. But like all very good OCR-tools it is not free, the price is 29 €:


The best portable PDF-OCR-Tool:

I like very much, that i can use the PRO-Version of PDF XChange Viewer as a portable version in difference to ABBYY FineReader, which must be installed with admin rights.

PDF XChange Viewer PRO is my favorite alternative to ABBYY FineReader as PDF-OCR-Tool

ABBYY FineReader is the second of my two favorite OCR-tools for converting not text-searchable pdf-files in text-searchable pdf-files.
Until May 2012 I have not found any free application able to convert not text-searchable pdf-files in text-searchable pdf-files.
Because I need this function nearly every day, ABBYY FineReader has with about 38 € for the penultimate version ( Version 9 prof.) a very good value for money, if I need the scanning-function+OCR-function.
It is not necessary to buy the expensive newest version of ABBYY Finereader, which costs more than €100.

You find every text in thousands of PDF-files very quickly with PDF XChange Viewer

For finding files and texts in files also on big company networks I prefer "Index Your Files" portable.
This very excellent and lightweight searching-tool finds every text in Excel- and Word-Dokuments, but it is not very reliable in finding text in great numbers of PDF-files. For this purpose the PDF XChange Viewer is perfect. My monthly reports of banking-accounts I have stored in PDF-files.
It is very easy to find one special payment in 100's of monthly banking-account-reports (PDf) with PDF XChange Viewer.