Sumatra PDF Reviews

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Even when it may have a somewhat unpleasant aesthetic, it is fast and very light. This marvel is an essential part of the Freeware / OpenSource suite of applications that I always install and use on my PC.

Do yourself a favor, forget about other programs like Adobe Reader, etc.

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Sumatra PDF

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I used adobe reader, Foxit reader
but for me Sumatra PDF is the quickest software (hopefully I found it)

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Great free and quick PDF reader

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This is a great PDF reader because:

  1. Quick to install.
  2. Quick to remove.
  3. Doesn't leave data behind once deleted.
  4. Quick to load up PDFs.
  5. Not big to download.
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The winner

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Been using Sumatra for several years now. Light on it's toes, super fast and free of spamware crap and bloat unlike Adobe and Foxit. I love that it can also view EPUB, MOBI, DJVU, and other formats as well.

I wish Sumatra had more options. The options page is quite sparse, even for that being its intent.

Btw, you can get Sumatra from Ninite for easy DIY updates.

[Edited by steamariavonsteamenstein, March 23]

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Adobe? Foxit? NOOOOOOOOOOO! SUMATRA PDF!!!

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I tried Adobe's reader, Foxit, and Sumatra.

Sumatra is the best. Sumatra all the way.

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The fastest!

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The best so far. I really can't stress that enough.

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Simple and fast

about Sumatra PDF and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC , Foxit Reader · · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful
  • opens and works lightning fast, really fast

    After using Adobe Reader and Foxit Reader I couldn't at first believe it was possible to open files that quick. I think that sometimes paint.exe and notepad.exe take longer to open than pdf documents in sumatraPdf. :D

  • ultrabright yellow background color

    Luckily, the author's strange color choice can be modified under 'Settings'->'Advanced Options...'

Why so little points? I usually use pdf readers for the very basic pdf and djvu viewing so this program is even too great for me.
Before it I used Adobe Reader (which is slow in everything) and free version of Foxit reader (which "shouted" "buy me!" all the time and was quite slow too).

[Edited by alexander_rednax, June 17]

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Handles EPUB and MOBI just as good as PDF

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I'm very happy that I discovered SumatraPDF a while back. Fast, lightweight, stable, and with nice design. And, despite its title, this app Handles EPUB and MOBI almost just as good as PDF from my experience. The only drawback I've discovered is inability to select text in EPUB/MOBI (SumatraPDF v2.4), but colors and type can be customized in advanced settings.

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Fast

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Better than the heavy Adobe PDF.

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Great Program

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Very quick, never had a problem, exactly what I want in a PDF viewer, updates rarely and when it does its a very smooth process. Only complaint would be that the bright yellow home screen is a little jarring, but what does that matter.

You can actually change the color, I wonder why the author chose it to be so in the first place.

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Super lightweight, it is a great reader with low impact to your system. But keep in mind it is only a reader - you can't even highlight text. Still, for 95% of the tasks, it is my go-to reader.

Few minor things I wish would be better: better high-DPI monitor support, possibility to open two windows (currently it is only one window with an arbitrary number of tabs), basic ability to highlight text.

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Light and fast is good in an era of bloatware.

For those worried about security, maybe not so good.

"The wikileaks revelation "Vault 7" detail of a DLL Hijack on SumatraPDF"

https://github.com/sumatrapdfreader/sumatrapdf/issues/786

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Simple, no frills, and fast pdf viewer with no bloat or unnecessary offers and garbage. Too bad there's not really anything like this that has advanced functions but hey

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A 3MB portable PDF viewer. Need I say more?

At less than 1/100th the size of Adobe's Acrobat and 1/10th the size of Foxit, Sumatra proves that PDF readers don't need to be bloated space hogs.

If all you need is something to quickly open and read PDFs without any hassle or strings attached, look no further!

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