Note: This review addresses v0.8.1 of the
Adobe Reader is a bloated, buggy piece of software that’s far
more trouble than it’s worth. With the free Sumatra PDF, you can
throw it away forever. Unlike Adobe Reader, it’s slim and takes up
very little RAM and few system resources. It doesn’t “phone home”
in search of updates. And it most likely won’t crash your system.
What it will do is load PDF files very, very quickly. And it won’t
cost you a penny.
Sumatra PDF doesn’t have as many features as another popular
alternative PDF program, Foxit
Reader, offers for tasks such as for file navigation. But the
Sumatra download is half the size of Foxit (which is pretty small
already). And it’s far superior to the Adobe product. Sumatra PDF
does a very nice, straight-ahead job of PDF viewing.