Sumatra PDF

Sumatra PDF 2.4

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. View full description


  • Opens PDFs very quickly
  • Good for eBooks


  • Few extra features
  • Cannot create or edit PDFs


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

In the world of PDFs, 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

Sumatra PDF supports the following formats

PDF, XPS, DjVu, CBZ and CBR.

Sumatra PDF


Sumatra PDF 2.4

User reviews about Sumatra PDF

  • Philip the saint

    by Philip the saint

    "Simple, clean, perfect pdf-reader"

    I have been using Sumatra PDF for 5 years. It is simple, clean, free from annoying stuff. Perfect pdf-reader..   More.

  • Fandango499

    by Fandango499

    "Best reader on the market"

    Very good: Light, Fast and support A LOT of formats! This is the only reader you need for PDFs, ebooks and comics..   More.

  • sunvayu

    by sunvayu

    "Great ebook reader"

    Very fast, reads several formats: PDF, epub, MOBI, djvu and others. Settings can be customized. I use a portable vers...   More.

  • headerpuncher

    by headerpuncher

    "How do I get rid of Sumatra"

    Sumatra is a POS. I cannott get rid of it and I don't want it on my computer. Can somebody tell me how to get this th...   More.

  • steelcaress

    by steelcaress

    "Great piece of software"

    A couple caveats before I start the review: 1) I despise Adobe Reader. Any piece of software that takes a year to e...   More.