By now most of you probably know were not fans of Adobe Flash or Adobe PDF reader here at groovyPost. Don’t get me wrong, they are both great products, but the constant stream of new security vulnerabilities found with the products is very concerning. Anyway, I’m always looking for good Adobe Reader alternatives such as FillAnyPDF, or NitroPDF but recently we’ve found another one that’s worthy of a mention. SlimPDF! It may not be a heavy hitter in the PDF world but with its small system footprint it’s a minimalist’s dream come true.
The application is developed by investintech.com inc and it is completely free, although you’ll notice below it does include a very minimal amount of self promotion. I like the fact that it’s tiny and it does what you need it to do – read PDF files.
You can pick up a copy of SlimPDF Reader here: http://www.investintech.com/resources/freetools/slimpdfreader/
The Installation process is straight-forward and simple.
Trial Registration during Installation? No Thanks
During installation you are prompted to register your trial. Hold on a sec.. this isn’t even a trial! What the heck is it talking about? As far as I can tell SlimPDF is a lightweight and 100% free program. It seems to me this is just a last-ditch effort to harvest your email address for promotional spam. Obviously since this whole registration thing sounds bogus, I skipped registration all-together.
Features you say? Well there aren’t many, but here is what it can do.
- Read PDF files
- Print PDF files
Yeah that’s about it. The whole concept of SlimPDF is to have a small and quick PDF reader that uses a minimal amount of system resources.
SlimPDF is just that. It’s a slim no-nonsense PDF reader which should meet the needs of 99% of the people out there. Yes, it does have a few annoying Twitter & Facebook icons which just self-promotional links to investintechs company page but nothing I can’t deal with. After all, it’s IS a free giveaway app so I agree they deserve a little self-promotion here and there. 😉