Free, Fast & Light PDF Reader

Free, Fast & Light PDF Reader

By Diogo Costa for MakeTechEasier

Note from PC Pitstop: We recently asked our TechTalk contributors to recommend a favorite FREE application or tool that they currently use. This post is the MakeTechEasier response to our request..

Windows users often have a given set of software, which, despite possibly not being the best fitting for their systems, they have always used it and do not like to change. For a new computer, this might not be a problem, as it usually comes with enough resources to run the software smoothly, but for older computers, using lightweight applications will lead to a better performance.

So, why keep using this heavy software which take ages to load and supercharges your system? There are usually plenty of lightweight alternatives for bloated software, meaning that you just need to search for them. In this article I will talk about seven applications which can easily be replaced by lighter ones without compromising the functionality you are looking for.

Adobe Reader -> Sumatra PDF

Do not take me wrong: Adobe Reader is actually great, but it takes ages for the application to load and open files. With Sumatra PDF, files are opened in a blink of an eye. This small software has all the basic tools for PDF viewing which makes it perfect for anyone looking for a fast PDF Reader. However, if you need PDF editing tools, then Sumatra PDF is not the best fit. Check out other nice alternatives for Adobe Reader here on Make Tech Easier.

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