PDF Readers…PDF-XChange!

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.

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011

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Kulvinder Matharu

"A traveller with a camera!" I was born in Tanzania but have lived here in the United Kingdom since the age of two. I've always liked science and engineering so, after graduating, I took up a career in telecommunications and datacoms, with an emphasis in systems engineering and assurance. I have various interests in programming, photography, and pedalling furiously on my mountain bike! I also enjoy travelling off the beaten path, seeing the natural world, and meeting different peoples in their varied cultures. I created this the main website site many years ago and it has undergone significant changes over that time. However, it continues in its main role as a collection of my travel photos, and of other miscellaneous images such as digital paintings. I've also added this blog which allows me to rant and rave, mainly about absurdity and irrationality, but can include articles on almost any topic ranging from mountain biking equipment to colour management workflows. Perhaps there's something here that might interest you!