I’ve covered three lightweight pdf reader in a few days ago: Sumatra PDF Reader, SlimPDF Reader, MuPDF, they are slim, fast and simple. But if you are looking for a full featured yet compact pdf viewer & printer free software, Foxit Reader should be the NO.1 choice for you, I have been using it for 3 years.
- It allows you open and view multiple pdf document files using a tabbed interface.
- It’s much faster than adobe reader.
- Low system resource usage, it’s less bloated than adobe reader.
- It’s easy to use and has a friendly user interface, there are menus, multiple toolbars, navigation bars, right button context menus, which makes your reading / printing / manipulating tasks deadly easy.
- It allows you to add graphics/text comment( annotate ) to a PDF document, drag and resize the graphics( rectangle/arrow/line/cloudy etc. ), customize font type, font color, font size, etc.
- Supports full text document search.
- Allows you add/delete/rename bookmarks.
- Allows you convert pdf to txt file.
- It’s is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.
- Supports Multi-language UI.
- And finally, the size of its installer package is only 7.5MB!
Foxit Reader supports the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows 7 ( 32bit & 64bit ) / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / 2003 / Vista / 2008.
Download it from CNET
Download the portable version( zip archive ) from foxitsoftware.com