If you’ re thinking that Adobe reader is only one option available for accessing PDF files then you are wrong.‎ Since every one is familiar with Adobe Reader that’s why people generally use to prefer Adobe Reader. But as far as its performance is concerned it is quite slow and consumes a lot of RAM when running. In addition to that it has some features we don’t need always and look like absurd. I am not saying that it is of no use but these features can make your system run slower.

Sumatra PDF : A Better Alternative of Adobe Reader

Sumatra PDF : A Better Alternative of Adobe Reader

So now if are looking for an alternative that is faster, smaller and less intrusive than Adobe Reader then grab Sumatra PDF, an open-source utility and a free PDF, XPS, DJVU, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) Reader for Windows. It loads in an instant, consumes only a few megabytes of drive space, and uses just 6 MB of RAM when running.

Once installed it lets you to view pages in any configuration single pages, facing pages, full screen, rotate pages, e-mail pages, and so on. If a PDF has a hyperlink, you can click on it to open it on your default browser. Interestingly, Sumatra PDF also includes ‘Open in Adobe Reader’ option, in case you find a PDF that has reader-specific feature.

Open in Adobe Reader Option in Sumatra PDF

Open in Adobe Reader Option in Sumatra PDF

Sumatra PDF : Versions and Download Link

It is available in two versions :

  • Installer Version
  • Portable Version

You can use installer version to install Sumatra PDF in your computer but if you like running apps from a flash drive, grab the portable version.


To download and install Sumatra PDF : CLICK HERE