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Favourite PDF reader

Which is your favourite PDF Reader (by usability)

  • Adobe Reader

    Votes: 18 16.1%
  • Foxit Reader

    Votes: 76 67.9%
  • PDF X Change

    Votes: 6 5.4%
  • Sumatra

    Votes: 3 2.7%
  • Others

    Votes: 9 8.0%

  • Total voters
    112

Sathish

Debian Gnu/Linux User
Pick up your favourite pdf reader.
It should be a freeware.. usability is more important.

My priorities goes below

1> Speed
2> Text and Image Quality
3>Other Features.
4>license.

for me > PDF X Change viewer.
 

Cooltechie

Right off the assembly line
Adobe reader is certainly a bloatware.Crashing from time to time and other problems.
For me it is only and only Foxit PDF reader.Simple ,fast and easy to use
 
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Sathish

Sathish

Debian Gnu/Linux User
yes.. adobe has several problems from version 5.

as far as i know, nobody use adobe.
but i would like to know what type(!) of people use adobe reader.
also adobe system does not care about end user ?
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
overall foxit pdf reader is the best one - it's small, have very little memory footprint and is very fast.
 
foxit is good.
But does it handle inbuilt videos?
I am not sure as downloaded a pdf file of 22 pages of plain text with some added videos. they were supposed to be guitar tabs. foxit could not play it. I have not tried adobe as I have long uninstalled it.

have you ever got this type of problem?
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
For general PDF file viewing Foxit is always the best

but for a multimedia pdf file with mixed contents like audio and video I like to use adobe pdf reader - it also has gpu acceleration - just enable it in options and see the zooming of a document will be smooth as butter.
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
^^ is this the best pdf reader for linux - it would be really great if you can name some other pdf readers for linux.
 

Rahim

Married!
^ Evince is also quite good pdf reader for Linux.

Okular does the job for me and handles large pdfs quite well.
 

TheHumanBot

Padawan
Fox it.
its gets installed in just less then 1 minute.
Opens PDF really fast. no waiting.
i didnt notice the Handtool in latest adobe reader which i always use in Foxit.

i would say best pdf editor as well.
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
I've used that but Evince is avilable for windows too - right ?

@ vishalgmistry - just right click in anywhere on the document and select hand tool for Adobe pdf reader.
 

Rahim

Married!
^I believe Evince is available for Windows too. Can you post a link for some multimedia embedded pdf so that i can test whether Okular supports it properly or not?
 
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