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

    55 vote(s)
    20.2%
  2. Foxit Reader

    63 vote(s)
    23.2%
  3. Sumatra PDF

    71 vote(s)
    26.1%
  4. PDF-XChange Viewer

    76 vote(s)
    27.9%
  5. Built-in reader in Chromium based browsers

    26 vote(s)
    9.6%
  6. Nitro PDF

    15 vote(s)
    5.5%
  7. Evince

    6 vote(s)
    2.2%
  8. MuPDF

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Okular

    9 vote(s)
    3.3%
  10. Preview

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  11. Other

    26 vote(s)
    9.6%
  12. None

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    doPDF is also a good option.
    i been using it for quite some times.
     
  2. Minimalist

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    Thanks @moontan, I'll check it out.

    hqsec
     
  3. guest

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    Since Pale Moon disables PDF.JS by default and I'm too lazy to manually enable it, plus since Gecko's PDF.JS is bad for the RAM, I'm now using SumatraPDF, without the browser plugin. I took Moonchild's advice.
     
  4. accessgranted

    accessgranted Registered Member

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    1/ Okular 2/ Firefox 3/ Sumatra
     
  5. luciddream

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  6. guest

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    You don't read PDFs? No, I'm not flaming. It was a question.
     
  7. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    No, I really don't. Back when I used one it seemed I only ever used it when I read the results of AV Comparatives online. Well I don't do that anymore. If I want to read a book I do it the old school way... go to the library. When sending documents back and forth with friends & co-workers pdf isn't the type we use.
     
  8. RJK3

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    Used to use that, but decided to rationalise that choice when I found some of the PDF documents too large to use effectively. Bullzip, CudePDF, and PrimoPDF all produce smaller files and are faster than doPDF.
     
  9. abels

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    I vote for Foxit Reader because I always print pdf file and Foxit Reader does it better than Sumatra PDF.
     
  10. quietman

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    The less Adobe in my life the happier I am !
     
  11. blacknight

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    I switched to Nitro PDF: Foxit became too invasive.
     
  12. Rolo42

    Rolo42 Registered Member

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    Invasive?


    I use Foxit for highlighting and that it keeps the same highlights, bookmarks, position between my desktop, laptop, and phone. This is why I switched from Nitro.

    It, like Nitro, is also great for signing.
     
  13. blacknight

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    Once it was lighter, and it had not the cloud; now you need disable his service. Basically I suspect of softwares - except av, but equally I don't like - offering cloud, whatever purpose.
     
  14. Martin_C

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    I just use the Microsoft Reader app. It handles both PDF, XPS and TIFF.

    Clean, simple and running sandboxed in AppContainer.

    Have disabled JavaScript in app in daily use. Prefer to only enable it when I fill out reports for work.

    The combo of the Reader app and the native PDF printer in Windows 10, covers all my needs.

    (I know that Edge in Win10 supports PDF also, but I find it extremely disruptive for my workflow to have PDFs pop up in my browser where I will usually have focus elsewhere)
     
  15. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

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    PDF Exchange Viewer, simple, no bundled crap.
     
  16. Minimalist

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    I agree, I also use it :)
     
  17. Amanda

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    Okular.
     
  18. Cutting_Edgetech

    Cutting_Edgetech Registered Member

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    I'm using Foxit Reader right now, but I may be switching to something else soon. I don't like their software update method. It was being blocked by my policy based AE software because it launches a process from the user-space. I disabled my AE software to update Foxit Reader, and now it will not update. It want show me there's an update available even though there is. It looks like i'm going to have to uninstall Foxit Reader, and install it again.
     
  19. Cutting_Edgetech

    Cutting_Edgetech Registered Member

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    After making my previous post Foxit Reader is showing an update is available now. Oh, well.. I still may be switching to a new pdf reader that is less painful to update for my Security Setup.
     
  20. Antarctica

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    For the same reason I switch to PDF Exchange Viewer.
     
  21. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    I switched to Sumatra as my default (Windows) some time ago, but I also run a PortableApps version of PDF XC.
     
  22. Rolo42

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    Do you mean Anti-Exploit or Anti-Executable? If the former, try disabling DEP on Foxit; I had to do so with MBAE and EMET. I re-enabled it to see if the problem recurs.

    I rebuilt an old xp box for someone and there was no way a 'heavy' PDF program was going to run effectively on it (Celeron, 512MB RAM), so I installed SumatraPDF and it performed quickly and smoothly--about the only program on that machine that did.
     
  23. act8192

    act8192 Registered Member

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    On Windows 7: 1. Sumatra most of the time, 2. PDF xchange viewer less often, and once or twice a year 3. Foxit which works best on some forms that calculate things.
    In firewalls, PDF readers are blocked from the internet, and none installed as browser plugins.
    On XP: Just Sumatra.
     
  24. Rolo42

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    I used SumatraPDF for the first time today. I didn't like how it put a grey border around each page in fullscreen, one-page view.
     
  25. Buddel

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    PDF-XChange Viewer here
     
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