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PDF-XChange Viewer Reviews

Pair this up with DirectoryOpus for PDF thumbnail previews in file explorer

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https://resource.dopus.com/t/free-thumbnails-viewer-for-eps-pdf-32-64-bit-and-many-more/13703/2

See this thread on what directoryOpus is

Basically, use PDF-x-change as your .pdf default app protocol.

Then you can use it to get image previews of your PDFs inside directoryOpus

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Very useful if you do a lot of PDF based work and need to preview thumbnails of your PDFs quickly

Plus adobe reader is generally the only other alternative here for PDF thumbnail preview.... and there monetizing everything / extremely invasive

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The Viewer version is fast and better than the rest

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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.

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

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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 €:

http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer

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.

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The best on Earth

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One can scroll truly smooth. Much better than shitty Foxit reader.

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Got tired of Adobe Reader (too slow!), then branched out to Sumatra. Sumatra was fast, but didn't seem to have many features. I wanted a good reader that also would allow me to make annotations. Foxit was... ok, but I remember being much more satisfied with XChange. Also like the ability to add bookmarks in nested trees.

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Easy to use. Powerful in managing PDF file. Less expensive than acrobat reader dc. lots of features. Great for teacher like me. I also got academic discount which is 50% off on all products which is good. Great for students and teacher alike.

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really good especially the pdf-xchange editor. Very powerful in terms of managing and manipulating pdf files. easy to use. I also got an academic discount. MUCH BETTER THAN adobe acrobat and less expensive substitute for acrobat.

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Is pdf xchange viewer also for IOS ( MacBook or iPad)?

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Really love it. In the past year(s) both Foxit and Adobe (Adobe a looong time ago) started being laggy and buggy. I appreciate the way how PDF X Change loads very quickly, both the document but also the comment panel, search results and so on.

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Its a lightweight and portable.

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It is the only program I am aware of that allow you to search through folders of PDF files for a specific text occurrence. When you have huge folders of PDFs and need the one that has a name or address or whatever in it. A little slow but a lot quicker than manually loading and searching each file.

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Foxit Reader does it, too.

For searches through the content of many kinds (not only PDF) of different files, FileLocator is a lifesaver: Small FileLocator iconFileLocator


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its amazing, I scrapped the master pdf editor, becuase it took so long to open anything and it would not let me preview the file.

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best full-features, fast and clean PDF viewer, interface is very customizable can be made the cleanest viewer ever (yet full featured) due to the ability of massive customization. keep it up.

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top for annotating pdfs, differ between finger touch an pen with useful functionality, not like onenote

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