Sumatra PDF for Windows

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 3.5.2
  • 4.3

  • Security Status

Softonic review

Joe Wainer
Joe WainerUpdated 4 months ago

A free PDF reader that's impressively quick

Sumatra PDF is a basic PDF viewer that aims to make viewing PDFs as quick and light as possible.

In the world of PDF tools online, applications to view and edit can get bloated quickly. The more features you add, the slower the programs become a problem that blights lots of otherwise excellent applications.

Sumatra PDF aims to overcome this by cutting out almost all of the features that weight other PDF editors and viewers down. Of course, to be so streamlined it has few configuration options and won't let you edit or create documents, but if you only want to view the occasional PDF, if will do the job really well.

Great language options and good zoom and search functions are two extra features that add to Sumatra PDF's good points. It opens large files quickly and efficiently, and has a series of hotkey commands that make working with PDFs even easier. Help is online only, but Sumatra PDF is such a simple program that we doubt you'll have any problems.

Sumatra PDF - very quick, but extremely basic.

fixes for a few crashes


  • fixes for a few crashes


  • Opens PDFs very quickly
  • Good for eBooks


  • Few extra features
  • Cannot create or edit PDFs

Program available in other languages

Sumatra PDF for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 3.5.2
  • 4.3

  • Security Status

User reviews about Sumatra PDF

  • martin fennell

    by martin fennell

    Very good. It reads besides pdf, epub, mobi, cbr, cbz, and others. On the negative side, you can't cop stuff from it.

  • billy campbell

    by billy campbell

    I have tried several non-Adobe PDF readers, this is my favorite. This is a piece of work the author should be proud of, functional, usable, minimal bl More

  • Ed Bernd Jr.

    by Ed Bernd Jr.

    Fabulous PDF reader. I have been using it for many years. Never had a problem with it. It does exactly what it is designed to do, and it does it very  More

  • Vanessa Oliveira

    by Vanessa Oliveira

    Simple and clear. Best read, comfortable for eyes and mind!

  • Charles Dominique

    by Charles Dominique

    Incredibly faster than any pdf reader, but it is just a reader so you can't edit them. Perfect when you have very big file to load. I use it for pdf t More

  • Panagiotis Tsonopoulos

    by Panagiotis Tsonopoulos

    it is very quick and easy to use. The best application for home use.


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