PDF Reader Poll (Multiple Choice)

Discussion in 'polls' started by datarishik, May 5, 2012.

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What PDF reader do you use?

  1. Adobe Reader

    41 vote(s)
    20.4%
  2. Foxit Reader

    48 vote(s)
    23.9%
  3. Sumatra PDF

    48 vote(s)
    23.9%
  4. PDF-XChange Viewer

    63 vote(s)
    31.3%
  5. Built-in reader in Chromium based browsers

    18 vote(s)
    9.0%
  6. Nitro PDF

    12 vote(s)
    6.0%
  7. Evince

    4 vote(s)
    2.0%
  8. MuPDF

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Okular

    5 vote(s)
    2.5%
  10. Preview

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  11. Other

    18 vote(s)
    9.0%
  12. None

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. FleischmannTV
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    FleischmannTV Registered Member

    I voted for PDF-XChange Viewer but am currently using the new PDF-XChange Editor (Pro). I own their professional package.
  2. KeyPer4Life
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    Currently using portable PDF-XChange Viewer.
  3. Daveski17
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    I used to use PDF-XC a lot but switched to Adobe when I wasn't sure what was happening with the new version. I've had a look at it but can't seem to see the advantages over Adobe any more. I think I can live with Adobe these days.
  4. hqsec
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    Right now I'm using Chrome to open PDF files. In past I was also using PDF-XChange and Foxit. Don't remember when was the last time I've used Adobe.

    hqsec
  5. mattdocs12345
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    I use Okular now I think.
  6. Daveski17
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    Just given Sumatra a spin after a couple of years or so, it's a keeper! :thumb:
  7. ams963
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    How do you like it? I like it because it's so light, fast and small.:D
  8. Rmus
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    I've heard a lot about Sumatra, so I just downloaded it and took a look.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't have an "Advanced Search" as far as I can tell.

    Adobe's Advanced Search displays all instances of the term, letting me look to see the different uses:

    sumatra-adobe.jpg

    Clicking on any of the results jumps to the page in the document.

    Sumatra's search of the same term requires me to go from page to page:

    sumatra.jpg

    I use the Advanced Search frequently, so Sumatra would be a time waster. Otherwise, a nice program.


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    rich
  9. Daveski17
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    Yes, it is light & simple. Plus I can read ePub books with it.
  10. ams963
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    Yes unfortunately Sumatra takes the user to the searched term from page to page. I can live with it. For me the benefits outweigh this little inconvenience. :)

    Yes it's great.:)
  11. manOFpeace
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    Very recently changed to Sumatra from Foxit after reading some discouraging words about the latter. :rolleyes:
  12. Noob
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    Whats so bad about Foxit?
  13. chris1341
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    chris1341 Registered Member

    Dumped Foxit which I've used for years recently because I hate the whole Open Candy/exciting software deal etc that comes with the installer, trying Nitro. Works OK. Might try PDF exchange after that.

    Cheers
  14. Jale
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    Jale Registered Member

    Sumatra PDF
  15. Daveski17
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    Daveski17 Registered Member

    It's been over a month and I'm still impressed with Sumatra. :thumb:
  16. Noob
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    Noob Registered Member

    Ended up installing Foxit reader again. :D
  17. TS4H
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    Iv been using Foxit Phantom Business Edition for many years now. I see it as a complete replacement for Adobe X :thumb: . It does everything just as well without without the extra rubbish services like FlexNet licensing service that installs itself everywhere in the system.
  18. ArchiveX
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    Sumatra PDF
  19. moontan
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    moontan Registered Member

    i found PDX Xchange was the fastest one.

    it is most apparent when scrolling through large documents.
  20. hqsec
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    hqsec Registered Member

    I ended up using this one, too. Quick, simple reader with no unnecessary "features".

    hqsec
  21. rdsu
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    rdsu Registered Member

    PDF-XChange PDF Viewer
  22. zapjb
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    zapjb Registered Member

    Does PDF-XChange Viewer facilitate converting any page to a PDF like PDFCreator and Nitro PDF?
  23. hqsec
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    hqsec Registered Member

    Pro version has this option. If you want free software with this option, you can use Foxit Reader, which can convert documents to PDF.

    hqsec
  24. zapjb
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    zapjb Registered Member

    TY.
    But I hate hate hate FoxIt. Used to be good. Then it'd have updates every 3 weeks. Then bundled ad option out ware. Oh & the bloat now it's 20x it's original size.
  25. hqsec
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    That's why I like PDF-Xchange. It is simple with no bloat. For printing to PDF I use free CutePDF writer.

    hqsec