Speedy Reader

By now most netizens are familiar with the ubiquitous Portable Document Format (PDF) file. Commonly used to distribute printed material online PDF files have been traditionally opened with Adobe’s Acrobat Reader (now just Adobe Reader) but that has become quite a slow and bloated program over the years. I don’t know about you but I would rather it not take two minutes just for a program to load so I can read a simple one page document. While it may not have all the bells and whistles associated with the Adobe Reader I’ve found that the free Foxit Reader is a great Microsoft Windows compatible alternative viewer for PDF files. Taking just a second to load and coming in at less than 1 MB this is a splendid example of putting bloatware on a diet. You may want to keep a copy of Adobe Reader handy for filling out PDF forms or in case you have a particularly complex file to open but for the average PDF Foxit Reader certainly is a speedy alternative.

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