I’d previously written about Foxit being my preferred PDF reader. However, gradually over the years, Foxit seems to have become slower or the competition has become faster. Due to this and a number of other reasons, I decided to test other PDF readers and homed in on PDF-XChange Reader and Nitro PDF Reader.
Although I rather liked Nitro’s Ribbon interface and its ability to create PDF files, it had some problems in displaying some pages and it had a tendency to lose text when zooming in/out. In the end I went for PDF-XChange as it felt much faster in loading and in navigating, plus it did not have the display problems that Nitro seems to suffer from. It’s the speed of PDF-XChange that really impresses me though, and that makes for a far better user experience than the other PDF readers that I’ve used.
It’s probably worthwhile visiting Lifehacker’s Five Best PDF Tools at http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2011/03/five-best-pdf-tools/ to see reviews of other PDF readers.