Sumatra PDFSumatra PDF

Sumatra PDF
Developer(s)Krzysztof Kowalczyk, Simon Bünzli and others
TypePDF Software
Latest Version3.1.2
Operating SystemWindows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP
FeaturesFree PDF Reader, Powerful, Small, Starts up very fast

Sumatra PDF is free and open source PDF Software to open or view PDF Files. This application is very powerful, lightweight, and runs very fast for viewing documents such as PDF, eBooks, XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book. This program has a minimalist design, made with the simplicity of the user interface, tightly integrated and optimized for Windows.

Sumatra Free PDF Reader supports many document formats including: Portable Document Format (PDF), Microsoft Compiled HTML Help (CHM), DjVu, EPUB, FictionBook (FB2), MOBI, PRC, Open XML Paper Specification (OpenXPS, OXPS, XPS), and Comic Book Archive file (CB7, CBR, CBT, CBZ). It is developed exclusively for Microsoft Windows, but it can run under Linux using Wine.

Sumatra PDF, Free PDF Reader, Download for Windows

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Sumatra PDF has a minimalist design, with its simplicity attained at the cost of extensive features. For rendering PDFs, it uses the MuPDF library. It was designed for portable use, as it consists of one file with no external dependencies, making it usable from an external USB drive, needing no installation. This classifies it as a portable application to read PDF formats. As is characteristic of many portable applications, It uses little disk space.

Supported Document formats:

  • PDF (.pdf)
  • eBook: unencrypted EPUB (.epub), MOBI (.mobi), Fiction Wise (.fb2, .fb2z, .zfb2), .pdb (Palm DOC format), .tcr
  • Comic book: .cbz, .cbr, .cbt, .cb7z, DjVu (.djv, .djvu)
  • Microsoft Compiled HTML Html (.chm), XPS (.xps)
  • Image (.tga, .gif, .jpg, .j2k, .png, .webp, .tiff)

User might have other viewers installed alongside Sumatra PDF and might wish to open current file in alternative viewer. By default it auto-detect several other PDF readers (Adobe Acrobat, Foxit, PDF XChange etc.). If they are present, it add Open with Adobe Reader (etc.) items to File menu (available when you have .pdf document opened in Sumatra).


Advanced Install Options:

Users may install other software in addition to Sumatra PDF and may want to open the current file in an alternative viewer. By default it automatically detects several other PDF readers such as Adobe Acrobat, Foxit, PDF XChange etc. If there is, add open with Adobe Reader, etc. to the File menu (available if the .pdf document is opened using Sumatra PDF).

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