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A much better question would be: Why are you using Adobe Reader??
SumatraPDF all the way baby
I stopped using Adobe Reader a long time ago. I started using Foxit, works like a charm, really fast in opening documents.
And after I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro, Windows Reader takes care of things!
Foxit Reader FTW
word … foxit FTW!
SumatraPDF is great. Foxit is too, but I prefer SumatraPDF by far.
I submitted the first post above. My choice (and I know it’s not well-known) is PDF Xchange Viewer (http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer). In addition to being fast to open and having a good Search function, it allows me to type on, highlight, draw on, attach “sticky notes” to, and similarly modify .pdf files. For instance, when I pay my credit card e-statement (which comes in .pdf) I put on a “sticky” noting the date, account & confirmation number, and this is then saved as part of the file. Or I can type on and print a form even if it is not a “fillable” .pdf. All this is in the free version. Maybe Sumatra and Foxit do this too – I haven’t tried them for awhile.
I use Adobe Acrobat Standard (the full program, not the reader) since I have to have it on my computer anyway for making PDFs (virtual printers don’t always do what I need, such as PDFs of non-standard page sizes).
Google Chrome opens PDF’s.
I used to use Sumatra, I recommend it over Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader.
You think that’s funny?! Try dealing with the elephant in the room – Reader!
The funny part is that no one has to live with either one of them. And yet…
I like Okular better.
Actually, it’s easy to stop Adobe reader from phoning home. Just block outbound transmissions from Adobe in the firewall.
I used to love Foxit until I tried SumatraPDF… and saw the light. SumatraPDF > Foxit > Adobe Reader.
Chrome + Google Docs > Adobe
Acrobat é muito vulnerável e por causa da sua popularidade, é muito explorado também.
Acrobat is very vulnerable and because of its popularity, is very well explored.
PDF Xchange Viewer… always!
PDF XChange Viewer is the only one for me. ^_^
If I find Adobe Reader set up on any of my family’s computers I immediately exterminate it.
I see there’s a few of us who use the best: PDF XChange Viewer.
i used to like Foxit Reader but over the years, it has grown fatter.
still looking for a lean, mean PDF reader…..
I use Nitro PDF
I see several claims for best non-adobe pdf reader here… Let me set something straight:
If all you need from a pdf reader is to READ pdf files, both in and out of your web browser, the absolute best choice (on Windows, at least) is Sumatra PDF. It’s pretty much bare-bones and MUCH MUCH less memory/cpu intensive than anything else available, and it works perfectly. I’m so happy I found it and was able to get rid of the enormous collection of bloat from Adobe.
Foxit wins! (cross-platform)
And if Adobe Reader seems problematic (phone home), why in the world is anyone using Google Chrome!!!
PDF XChange when installed on local HDD, Sumatra Portable for my flash drives/external HDDs when using a machine with no reader installed and no admin permissions to install.
I too use PDF XChange Viewer and find it far superior to any others I have tried.
I like Nitro PDF. Works great for what I need. Quit using Reader a long time ago because it seemed like it was calling home every day.
We should leave it at this:
SumatraPDF – if you just need to be able to view PDF files, both in and out of browsers (bare bones)
PDF XChange – for manipulating and reading PDFs (feature-rich)
Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and Google+.
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