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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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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Incredibly fast, open source and portable ! Perfect PDF reader.
Just tested the speed on a 3MB PDF file : Adobe -> ~9 seconds, Sumatra PDF ~1 second :-)

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It's an excellent Epub & Djvu reader (Anyone can read PDF).

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It is simple, fast, small, low resource using and support multiple type of e-books.

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Fast and stable.
Nice search, nice minimalistic design.
However, no commenting/highlighting tools, no highlighting of searched word.

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It opens djvu, epub, pdf, mobi, etc. It has eliminated multiple softwares for the reading of these formats.

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Edge in windows 10 is a pain constantly using CPU power just sitting idle in a PDF, this is thousand times better and runs flawlessly doing the same thing

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Lightweight, no bullshit. Only missing is improvements to rendering speed.

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It is pretty small. And does everything it is supposed to do.

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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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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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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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