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Foxit Reader Portable v7.3.0.0118 Updated

SYSTEM on 4 Feb 2016
  • 114MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by ekin_116

Foxit Reader is a fast PDF viewer that includes annotation capabilities, Javascript support, interactive form filler, and built-in text converter. The interface includes text reading, two page view, rotation, autoscroll, text view, skins, measuring, and supports drag-and-drop. Annotation tools include text "sticky notes" and standard text boxes, as well as form data import and export. Can insert images, bookmarks, and files (including audio and video).

Includes PDF Standard 1.7 compatibility, support for the Adobe Portfolio format, Sharepoint integration, as well as command-line features and various signing tools (for both physical signatures and digital via DocuSign).

Functional in 64-bit and cross-platform (Linux). Foxit Reader Portable is a portable wrapper for Foxit Reader which portablizes paths and handles registry keys. Alternatively, a JPE launcher is available but paths are not portablized for recent documents.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FoxitReaderPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDF-XChange Viewer
What's new? New Features in Foxit Reader 7.3
  • OneDrive and Google Drive integration
  • Word count
  • Time stamps
  • Sign with certificate
  • Scroll lock

Improvements in Foxit Reader 7.3
  • PDF sign improvements
  • Microsoft Office 2016 support
  • XFA form enhancement
  • Vertical split view

Issues Addressed in Foxit Reader 7.3
  • Fixed a security issue where the application could crash unexpectedly when converting certain image with incorrect image data.
  • Fixed a security issue where the application could crash unexpectedly when parsing certain PDF files that contain a malformed image inside a stream object.
  • Fixed a security issue where the application could be exposed to a remote code execution vulnerability due to a JBIG2 Out-of-Bounds Read.
  • Fixed a security issue where the application could be exposed to the XFA FormCalc Replace Integer Overflow Vulnerability.
Latest comments
Specular on 2014-03-15 05:46

Heard recently that Foxit now comes bundled with Conduit, essentially malware, that has causes a huge number of users issues with their systems. A search for 'Foxit Conduit' will return results.

Just thought I'd give a heads up here, even though it's likely the portable version isn't affected.

webfork on 2014-03-16 18:35

Specular: confirmed. However, the portable version doesn't currently include this.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-05-02 17:55

PDF-XChange is the PDF reader I use, but make sure You configure it
right before executing the programm.(fx. disable Java).
Foxit Reader doesnt have the tools I like that comes with PDF-XChange.

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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.316.1 Updated

Checker on 19 Jan 2016
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by Myles

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.

Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

Note: The free version of PDF-XChange Viewer is missing some features of its commercial siblings, but is otherwise fully functional and totally free for both private and commercial use.

Category:
System Requirements: 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
What's new?
Latest comments
Checker on 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 on 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 on 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 ;)

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Sumatra PDF v3.1.1

billon on 3 Nov 2015
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Nov 2015
  • Suggested by Darkbee

Sumatra PDF is a lightweight, tabbed document reader for a variety of formats. Includes a wide variety of views including table of contents, rotation, facing pages, book view (2 pages side-by-side), full screen, and presentation mode. Includes support for bookmarks, command-line arguments, hotkeys, and more. Additionally, Sumatra can function as a portable browser plugin. Supported formats include PDF, ePub, MOBI, CHM, XPS, DjVu, CBZ, CBR, LaTeX.

Alternatively, Sumatra Portable adjusts recently used and most used file paths.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPL v3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SumatraPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: STDU Viewer
What's new?
  • (Re)add support for old processors that donít have SSE2.
  • Support newer versions of unrar.dll.
  • Allow keeping browser plugin if itís already installed.
  • Crash fixes.
Latest comments
ripu on 2015-12-24 06:31

I was using sumatra for a long time. Recently I had to open a high graphics magagine PDF. And it was very slow, slower than foxit and pdfxchange. Then I tried all the pdf viewers in this site.

After testing I found that, Universal Viewer is the fastest PDF viewer, especially for high graphics magagine kind of PDFs. I have a lower mid range laptop. Universal viewer throws sumatra, pdfxcange, foxit out of water when it comes to speed of loading one after another high graphics page. And it's the lightest of all the PDF viewers, uses minimal CPU unlike others I have mentioned.

ripu on 2015-12-24 06:46

Ignore my previous comment. I am an idiot. It actually uses an old version of Sumatra, which was faster and lighter.

Midas on 2015-12-24 15:59

@ripu: you shouldn't be so hard on yourself, mistakes happen. :)

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STDU Viewer v1.6.375

Checker on 27 Apr 2015
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by joby_toss

STDU (Scientific and Technical Documentation Utility) Viewer is intended to combine a variety of document, text, and graphics format viewers into one. The program includes a modern tabbed interface, search, rotate, thumbnail view, etc. The program can also export pages to an image file, create bookmarks, and more.

Primarily supporting formats used (as the program name suggests) for scientific/technical docs (TIFF, PDF, DjVu, XPS, and JBIG2), the program also supports a variety of others including FB2, Comic Book Archive (CBR or CBZ), TCR, PalmDoc(PDB), MOBI, AZW, EPub, DCX and both standard and specialized image formats (PCX, WMF, EMF, PSD).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL only on Windows 2000
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for private or educational use -- commercial users must register.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch STDUViewerApp.exe.
What's new?
  • Fix minor bugs.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2013-10-04 01:30

@Craunch
Confirmed. Thanks.

Changed license to Freeware (ad supported).

Specular on 2014-07-22 08:38

Pretty decent PDF viewer, just the kind of lightweight app I was looking for. Unfortunately there is no 2-page face-to-face only layout view, as the 'face' layout it has scrolls down including any pages below. No idea why such an extra layout isn't included, as it's a better way to view books especially.

hamasaki on 2015-04-28 03:10

Doesn`t work half the time, keeps saying the epub file is corrupt. Yet, they open in Sumatra and just about any other epub viewer with no issues.

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Cool PDF Reader 3.1.6.308

Midas on 31 Jan 2015
  • 789KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Oct 2014
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Cool PDF Reader is a very compact PDF document viewer. It is very fast and comes with everything you need to view and print PDF files.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the standalone EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch CoolPDFReader.exe.
What's new?
  1. Snip text and graphics out of PDF.
  2. Support Windows 10.
Latest comments
Hob on 2009-08-19 21:13

This is rubbish! you can't drag and drop pdf files on it, It didn't work on the file i tried, and the UI is just disgusting

z on 2009-08-25 21:03

oneof the wirst readers i used

smaragdus on 2015-02-02 12:01

This PDF reader is of very poor quality and besides it shows ads it has a nag screen on program's exit ("Do you need...", "Do you want...", etc).

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