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SumatraPDF 3.0

Lightweight PDF reader that doesn’t compromise on features

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 19 October 2014
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Downloads To Date: 4811
Developer: Krzysztof Kowalczyk
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Sumatra PDF
Use the lightweight Sumatra PDF to open PDF files

Think of PDF files and the first program that springs to mind is likely to be Adobe Reader. While this is a perfectly capable program, recent versions have come in for criticism for being large and slow, making them unsuitable for anyone running an older computer or a lower sec netbook.

SumatraPDF is a lightweight PDF reader which makes scant use of system resources and can even be run from a USB drive. The program offers faithful reproduction of PDF files and includes all of the features you would expect to find – a search facility, page navigation, zooming and more.

There are a variety of different views available and a rotate option is available for PDFs that have not been correctly configured. With the ability to save PDFs as text files and email files directly from within the programs, Sumatra PDF has all of the basic covered, but it does not offer some of the more advanced features found in alternative titles.

If you’re looking for a PDF reader that focuses on speed rather than features, Sumatra PDF is the tool for you. While the program could hardly be described as feature-packed, it is often the case that you simply need to open a PDF rather than doing anything more exotic with it – and Sumatra PDF is perfect for this.

Version 3.0 brings:

- Tabs! Enabled by default. Use Settings/Options... menu to go back to the old UI
- support table of contents and links in ebook UI
- add support for PalmDoc ebooks
- add support for displaying CB7 and CBT comic books (in addition to CBZ and CBR)
- add support for LZMA and PPMd compression in CBZ comic books
​- allow saving Comic Book files as PDF
​- swapped keybindings: F11 : Fullscreen mode, F5 : Presentation mode
​-  added a document measurement UI. Press 'm' to start. Keep pressing 'm' to change measurement units
​-  new advanced settings: FullPathInTitle, UseSysColors (no longer exposed through the Options dialog), UseTabs
​-  replaced non-free UnRAR with a free RAR extraction library.
​- deprecated browser plugin. We keep it if was installed in earlier version

Verdict:

If you are not too demanding of your PDF viewer and are looking for pure performance, Sumatra PDF is your ideal tool.

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The program makes it easy to create simple data discs and audio CDs, for instance: just drag and drop your files onto the list area and you'll be burning the finished disc in a couple of clicks.

That's just the start, though. Burning Studio 2013 can also create data discs with customised, interactive multi-page menus, perfect if you'd like a more professional way to share and present the disc contents.

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