SumatraPDF is a Light, Free and Portable PDF Reader

A free PDF reader is a lot like a free sample of perfume at Macy’s. Some of them stink, some of them smell good and either way there are plenty of them. SumatraPDF is one that smells good. It integrates nicely with Windows, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.

When someone asks me what my favorite PDF reader is, I have to admit that it’s SumatraPDF. This free and simple PDF reading application accomplishes most PDF reading needs and does so with just the bare bones essentials. I like it because it’s fast and has a light system footprint (it doesn’t hog system resources).

SumatraPDF gives you quite a few installation options. You can install it on your computer like a normal program, run a portable version, and equip the browser extensions.

sumtra pdf optionssumatrapdf installation options

Like other PDF readers, Sumatra offers zoom features and page scrolling.

sumatrapdf reader screenshot

It also has a text search function as well as bookmarks.

sumatra pdf zoomed in

For keyboard ninjas there is also a full set of shortcuts and hotkeys.

keyboard shortcuts

Although Chrome doesn’t need it, Firefox and Opera integrate nicely with the SumatraPDF.

firefox sumatra pdf

For other options try FoxIt Reader or MuPDF for Android.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


To Top