According to a survey on Facebook of recently, on Windows, besides Adobe Reader and Foxit Reader, there are also some PDF-XChange Viewer fans. If one people love one product but others don't , there maybe some personal reasons on the people. But, if lots of people love one product simultaneously, this should be a proven that the product is really good and valuable. So let's have a general view of PDF-XChange Viewer.
PDF-XChange Viewer is another excellent alternative to Adobe Reader except Foxit Reader. It free and fast, just as Foxit Reader. Its interface looks remarkably like Adobe Reader, but with more command icons on the top. Besides viewing PDF files, this PDF Reader also have some additional functions:
- Add Comments and Annotations to any PDF file (subject to security settings)
- Markup pages with text and objects
- Type directly on any PDF page, not just Adobe enabled forms documents - in Typewriter mode.
- Export PDF pages or entire filesto any one of the supported Image formats including BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG and many more
- Extract text from a PDF page/File
- Make your navigation of large or complex PDF files both simple and enjoyable switch the extended functionality of our 'Loupe' and the 'Pan' Window tools
- Fill and Save Adobe Forms to disk, email or 'post'
- Updated JPEG2000 Compression support - improving speed
- And many more features such as Rotate and 'Save', Email files etc.
PDF-XChange Viewer Interface
If you are carefully enough and if you have used Foxit Reader before, you may find many functions are the same in these two PDF readers. And actually, either of them can meet our ordinary needs to read, comment and simply edit PDF files. The mainly differences i guess are mainly because different using habits that divides the users into different groups. Generally speaking, they are both excellent alternatives to the bloated Adobe Reader. If you are not used to use Foxit Reader, or if Foxit Reader sometimes doesn't work properly, you can give PDF-XChange Viewer a try without hesitate. On the opposite case, you can choose Foxit Reader as the best alternative.
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