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seeking a non-adobe pdf reader

paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20973

On my last computer, the adobe pdf reader wanted to update itself regularly, lock up periodically and generally annoy me.

Now that I'm on a fresh computer, I'm hoping that there is something that might be a better fit.

I can see that there are lots of other pdf readers out there. But which one is the least icky?

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paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20973

I found a plug-in for my browser that lets me open pdf stuff in the "google viewer". The plugin is 4k in size. Seems to work.


This might be all I need.

Peter Johnson

Joined: May 14, 2008
Posts: 5852

Here are two that I use:
Foxit Reader:
Nitro PDF Reader:

Foxit is my default reader, I especially like the capability to annotate any PDF document. But I keep Acrobat around because I have run into the occasional PDF that only it will read.

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Sophie Chang

Joined: Jan 20, 2013
Posts: 1
Foxit Reader! I think it is the best PDF program in the world. It takes minimum resources installation size is least compared to that of adobe
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 46437
Welcome to the Ranch, Sophie Chang
I agree. Here's the link:
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