PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.10

webfork on 19 Dec 2020
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by Myles

NOTE: This program has mostly been replaced by PDF-XChange Editor (also portable), which is actively updated and contains additional features.


PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode.

The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Reported as functional on Mac/Linux under WINE. Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

For 64-bit, see forum post

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and install OCR plugin
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF, PDF-XChange Editor, STDU Viewer
What's new? See:

113 comments on PDF-XChange Viewer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

PAFuser 2017-06-30 15:11

Mixture is correct. Only need as viewer with able to add text comment (download utility bills and mark date paid, less paper stored).


Mixture 2017-02-07 16:30

I updated my default PDF viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.320) today. Tracker Software still updates the Viewer.
Why don't I use the PDF-XChange Editor? Simple, I need a PDF viewer, not an editor.


Midas 2016-03-27 20:32

FYI, additional languages OCR downloads are available from http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr ...


zorro 2016-03-27 19:59

Sadly, V 2.5.317 seems to be the last version of this Viewer: "The PDF-XChange Viewer has been discontinued and replaced by the PDF-XChange Editor which is now available including all the features of the Viewer and much, much more. . ."


Checker 2016-01-13 04:08

Yes, it was my mistake. I saw the OS-icons at the left side of the programs main webside and I didn't see one for WinXP. That's why I deleted it from 'System Requirements'.

But support of WinXP is mentioned at the webside ... so I corrected the TPFC entry.

Sorry, for caused trouble ;)


TP109 2016-01-12 21:48

OK. The PFWC entry is now updated to include XP. I was going by that info. The Tracker SW link indicates that they will continue to support XP for as long as possibe.


Checker 2016-01-12 18:59

@TP109: PDF-XChange Viewer supports all Windows (32/64 bit) operating systems from Windows XP and later.

For limitations to product support for Windows XP see: http://www.tracker-software.com/knowledgebase/399-Limitations-to-Windows-XP-Home--Professional-Product-Support


TP109 2016-01-12 06:16

System Requirements doesn't list XP. Is it still supported?


Ami 2015-09-21 20:41

There is an available Portable Mode of PDF-XChange Editor (Editor is a new product and it's a substitute for Viewer). It is Free too and includes fantastic FREE kit of features. Also it added support of SharePoint - this is great deal, isn't?


Guido76 2015-09-12 19:46

@checker : Excellent ! (i had forgotten it)


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