5 Alternatives to ever so slow Adobe PDF Reader


PDF is a powerful file format that can hold lot of text and images in compact form. It is widely used for document transaction on professional level. Adobe PDF Reader is most used for accessing PDF files.

However, at times Adobe PDF Reader can be real slow and tacky. Besides large setup file size, it can take lot of space on the hard drive. While there are ways to speed up Adobe Acrobat, in case you have given up – then checkout following alternative to ever so slow Adobe PDF Reader.

1. Foxit ReaderIt is a free PDF document viewer and printer, with incredible small size (only 2.55 M download size), breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set. Foxit Reader supports Windows Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista.

It can also act as text convertor and convert a whole PDF document into a simple text file. It launches very quickly without any delay and without any splash window with fancy logo.

2. Cool PDF Reader Going by its name, it is a cool way to view and print PDF files on the fly. No installation is required, just unzip and run the application. It can convert Convert PDF files to BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, WMF, EMF, EPS.

It support PDF files of all versions and is compatible with 68+ different languages. It can also launch slide show of PDF document in full screen mode. Lite and very useful.

3. PDFescapeA big relief in dealing with PDF Files. No installation, no download – access your PDF files within your browser. PDFescape is a free web based that can act as your PDF reader, editor, form filler, form designer.

4. PDF Hammer Another free PDF Editor to edit PDF Files online without download or installing any software. Besides viewing PDF files, you can reorder pages, delete pages and append PDF file to another PDF file.

5. PDF Text Reader It is a very basic and simple PDF Text Reader. You can only view PDF files and convert them into text format (PDF to TXT). Very small and free utility to read PDF files quickly.

Above are few alternative to get over Adobe PDF Reader. Foxit Reader is a very good option from above. In case PDF files still a big issue, then you can convert PDF files into Word Document with ease.



  1. PFG-XChange Viewer is the excellent Adobe replacement. Get the Pro version and edit PDF files effortlessly.

  2. thanks my friend ,but the problem still exist :(

  3. If there is no need to load entire PDF, you can convert it to flash flip-book in online form (html+flash) or executable. Check out pressmo.com/examples for examples.

  4. Take My word for it I’ve been doing Computers for 10 years and all you need is a application that does the damn job that job is to open a pdf! That’s all, Adobe has added way too much crap to Reader it a memory HOG. So put it this way Foxit Reader = wins wins situation + Happy user. end of story. Great post 5/5

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