This is not the first time I’m saying that Adobe Reader is very slow. PDF documents are commonly opened by Adobe Reader, the most popular PDF Reader right now, but it takes time to startup and is very slow.
I’ve always looked for the best and fastest applications I use for whatever work. And in case of PDF readers, I mostly prefer webapps for handling such documents like .DOC, .PPT etc. But for people looking for a simple desktop PDF reader, I’ve found a great app!
Google has finally added the much-requested feature in Google Docs, PDF documents support. Just a few days ago, Google announced that soon users will be able to upload, read and share PDF documents in Google Docs, and lo! It’s here! But the bad part is, you can only upload, read and share PDF documents. I mean, editing PDF files is not yet supported by Google Docs, and is expected to be added later.
Uploading a PDF document is simple as cake (they don’t offer anything to eat, though!). Just go to the Google Docs homepage, and click Upload. The maximum size you can upload from your computer is 10MB and and from web URL is 2MB.
Foxit PDF Reader is a free PDF reader which runs on minimum resources and is only 2.55MB in size, as compared to Adobe Reader (more than 20MB). I have been using this application for quite a while now, and I can proudly say that it’s the best PDF reader! I don’t even remember the last time I installed Adobe Reader. Foxit Reader is itself built with tons of features that you don’t need any other reader along with this one.
The best part is, it does not start at system start-up, nor run any services in the background. This makes this application very lightweight and does not eat system resources. Let’s take a look at some of its features.