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Looking For a Clean, Lightweight Non-Adobe PDF Reader

Posted on 2011-09-18
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Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Hello Experts -
I've finally reached my limit with Adobe Reader's bloat and endless, restart-required upgrades.  Can anyone recommend a lightweight, clean PDF reader, one that:
     - Loads quickly,
     - Can view, search, print, save PDF documents - that's all I need,
     - Has been around long enough to be trusted stable and bug/malware-free,
     - Is reasonably feature-complete (infrequent updates/upgrades),
     - Is not a teaser version of a larger 'premium' product - no nag windows or 'special offers'.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks.

-- Rick
Question by:MinnRick
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by:Benjamin MOREAU
ID: 36557057
I use Fowit Reader. It's free and faster than Adobe.

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Benjamin MOREAU earned 2000 total points
ID: 36557058
..not Fowip but Foxit :)

Expert Comment

ID: 36557091
Yup MOREAU37 has it right, Foxit is good.

You can also use google docs to view and save em online
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Expert Comment

ID: 36557494
Look at PDF-XChange Viewer http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer

Foxit was good but now it seems a little awkward to me.

Also see http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-non-adobe-pdf-reader.htm for more alternatives.

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ID: 36558297
Thanks all.

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