PDF-XChange Viewer

PDF-XChange Viewer

The smallest, fastest, most feature-rich PDF reader/viewer available.

  • View, modify, and annotate PDF files.
  • Free OCR included.
  • Please note that this product has been updated and replaced by PDF-XChange Editor.
Current version: 2.5.322.10
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP or later

PDF-XChange Viewer has been discontinued and replaced by PDF-XChange Editor - which is now available and includes all the features of the Viewer and much, much more...

The No.1 rated BEST PDF Reader - as voted by Life Hacker Readers by a 2-1 margin for the second year in a row!

Those wishing to view/modify or perform simple editing and even OCR image-based PDF files 
on their Windows PCs now have a FREE PDF-reader alternative to the Adobe Reader! PDF-XChange Viewer is smaller, faster and more feature-rich than any other free PDF reader/viewer/editor available. This free PDF viewer download also allows users to try the extended functionality offered by PDF-XChange Viewer 'PRO' in evaluation mode - for free. No PDF reader/viewer offers more features than PDF-XChange without compromising on performance and quality. Please see the feature list below and save $100s in unnecessary expenditure on your PDF software today. Also included are the very powerful PDF-XChange Shell Extensions and iFilter features. 

The licensed PDF-XChange Viewer 'PRO', is a PDF-creator in its own right that enables users to create PDF files directly from scanners, image files .txt and/or .rtf files, as well as create new PDF documents.

The OCR functionality supports a base language set of English, French, German and Spanish. Additional language extension packages are available here.

PDF-XChange Viewer may be used without limitation for private, commercial, government and all other uses, provided it is not incorporated or distributed for profit/commercial gain with other software or media distribution of any type - without first gaining permission from Tracker Software Products.

A Software Developer's Viewer SDK is available that can be licensed for third-party software applications that require the functionality of a PDF reader or the ability to edit PDF files without exorbitant royalty fees.

Note: For those users that would still like to use the licensed "PRO" version of PDF-XChange Viewer, the serial keys for PDF-XChange Editor, PDF-Tools and PDF-XChange Pro are compatible for directly unlocking the "Pro" features of the Viewer.

Free Stamp Collections for PDF-XChange Viewer are available here.

Included FREE features:

  • New -  OCR options included -  OCR your image based/scanned PDF's to make fully text searchable PDF files !!!!
  • Add Comments and Annotations to any PDF file (subject to security settings) - unlike the Adobe Viewer which requires the PDF creation tool to be 'certified' by Adobe !
  • Add & apply Custom Stamps from any Image or PDF File and even your Windows Clip board !
  • Measurement Tools incl. perimeter and area
  • Mark-up pages with text and objects
  • Type directly on any PDF page, not just Adobe enabled forms documents - in Typewriter mode.
  • Export PDF pages or entire files to any one of the supported Image formats including BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG and many more ...
  • Extract text from a PDF page/File
  • Make your navigation of large or complex PDF files both simple and enjoyable with the extended functionality of our 'Loupe' and the 'Pan' Window tools
  • PDF Security Support including 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/256 bit AES Encryption Password and Permissions Add/Edit
  • Data Execution Prevention (DEP) - stops the execution of nefarious scripts from Virus's/trojans etc.
  • Fill and Save Adobe Forms to disk, email or 'post' - including XFA and dynamic forms (new in V2.5) ! 
  • Full JavaScript Engine included
  • Store/Restore of last opened files (last session)
  • Updated JPEG2000 Compression support - improving speed.
  • Plug-Ins for both MS IE or Firefox Browser's included
  • Integrate seamlessly with your favorite translation software to translate text on the 'fly' - including :  ABBYY Lingvo 12, Translate It!, Lingoes.
  • Auto-Highlights Fillable Form Fields
  • Integrated Shell Extensions for PDF thumbnails and document preview in Windows Explorer
  • Document Search. Probably the fastest PDF document search engine available today !
  • Set default viewing preferences for PDF files

Included FREE features:

  • IFilter Fast Search ! Trackers super fast IFilter is supplied FREE with all PDF-XChange Viewer installs and extracts and searches text from pages, document info (title, authors, subject etc.), comments, and bookmarks etc - faster than any competing IFilter product available!
  • Adobe® Porfolios® Supported
  • Includes comprehensive Help file and PDF Manual - no extra downloads required to add features etc. 
  • Support for PDF File Attachments (portfolio)
  • Import/Export Reader default settings
  • Send PDF files via email from viewer
  • Ruler, Snap To Grid and Guidelines
  • Customize User Interface (Toolbar options etc)
  • Undo/Redo functionality for text editor
  • Portable version also available - can be run from any suitable device such as a Memory stick/CD/DVD etc - simply unzip and use - no installation required - just 6MB download !
  • Compatible with Windows XP and later (32/64 bit)
  • Simple editing options - see latest releases 
  • Add/Edit/Move Bookmarks (Now a Free Feature)

Advanced PRO features - PDF-XChange Editor License Required.

  • Delete Pages
  • Move Pages - By Drag&drop in Thumbnails View.
  • Insert/Import Pages (from existing PDF files) 
  • Extract pages to a new file (PDF or Image format - 15 formats supported)
  • Crop Pages/Files  
  • Flatten Annotations/Comments
  • Insert Blank page
  • Summarize Comments
  • Export Comments
  • Scan Direct to PDF
  • Create PDF documents from text and RTF files
  • Convert 15 supported image formats to PDF
  • Add Digital Signatures (incl. Time Stamps)

 

Comprehensive Annotation and Markup Tools

PDF-XChange Viewer offers the simple and advanced user a feature rich annotation library of tools far surpassing the offerings of our competitors, as well as the means to customize each tool. From pop-ups and sticky notes to stamps and auto calculated measurement tools, we know you'll be surprised with what our viewer has to offer.

PDF-XChange Viewer has a rich feature set compared to other PDF viewers

A small sample of just some of the many features PDF-XChange Viewer has to offer.

PDF-XChange Viewer has the ability to secure your PDF files

Secure your PDF files and setup document permission options with ease.  PDF-XChange Viewer allows user to add 40/128 bit RC4 or 128/256 bit AES encryption,  as well the PRO version offers Digital Signature support to ensure Document & Content Authenticity.

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PDF-XChange Viewer supports all Windows (32/64 bit) operating systems from Windows XP* and later:


Version 5 (2012): Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible*.
Version 4: Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible*.
Version 3: Still available for Windows 95/98

 

  • We recommend that users install the latest Microsoft Windows service packs and updates before using our products, as doing so will ensure the greatest possible performance of the software.
  • Our products - in particular the printer drivers that PDF-XChange Standard and PDF-XChange Lite utilize - are not designed to work in virtualized environments such as the XenApp software.
  • *There are some limitations to product support for Windows XP as Microsoft have stopped supporting it. Further information about this issue is available here.
  • If you are using Windows 7 then please ensure you have the latest release and all available fixes - otherwise you may encounter issues, as detailed here.

The PDF-XChange Viewer evaluation version is free for private and commercial use, provided it is not bundled with other software for financial gain. When PDF-XChange Viewer is used in evaluation mode, many menu items are marked with a PRO Function Logo symbol, which indicates that they are licensed features. These features can still be used, but watermarks will be present on output content, as detailed below. Please note that it is not possible to remove evaluation watermarks without a user license. If you want to experiment with the licensed features then we recommend creating a copy of documents with which to experiment.

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Please note that, in order to keep the size of the installer files as small as possible, the PDF-XChange Viewer manual comes as a separate download from the product installer. The PDF-XChange Viewer manual is available here.

Additionally, please note that the PDF-XChange Viewer is not designed to create new PDF files from third-party document formats. If you want to create PDF files from other Windows applications that can print to paper, then you should use the free PDF-XChange Lite virtual printer. You can use PDF-XChange Viewer to convert scanned paper documents into PDF format, and to view, edit and annotate PDF documents.

If you are unsure of which download is applicable to you, then you should use the zip installer as it will identify the version of Windows that you are using and download the correct installer for you. Note that this installer is a .exe file wrapped in a zip file, which is a necessary step as some download management software blocks .exe files. Alternatively, you can use the .msi installer - but in that case it is necessary to download and install the correct version for your operating system.

Virtual Print Drivers

PDF-XChange Lite (this product is now free for non-commercial use, and included for commercial use with PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus and PDF-Tools).

PDF-XChange Standard

PDF-XChange PRO (includes PDF-XChange Editor).

MSI Installer Options
These installers are designed for corporate-level system administrators, as opposed to general users. If you are unsure of how to approach installation then you should use the default .zip installer instead of the .msi installer.

FREE OCR Support

The new OCR functionality is available at no extra charge in both the free and licensed version of PDF-XChange Viewer - but please note that it requires build 200 or later. The default installation supports four languages (English, French, German and Spanish). Additional language extension packages are available here. If PDF-XChange Viewer (build 200 or later) has been installed without the OCR base languages support, then it is necessary to download and install the base language pack prior to any of the other available language packs.

Avg. Score From 258 Reviews : 5/5 Stars
  • by 12 Jul, 2019 05:43 PM PDT
    sin lugar a dudas Esta es la mejor aplicación pdf que he encontrado
  • by 21 Jun, 2019 11:47 PM PDT
    useful app and expect the IOS version
  • by 28 Sep, 2018 03:22 AM PDT
    I tried several pdf readers and, to me, the PDF-Xchange Viewer is the best by far. It has all the tools I need for my everyday work (commenting tools, OCR, etc.) and a great interface. Truth is, I miss to be able to digitally sign pdf documents with it (and a few minor things), but taking into account that somebody worked to give it to me for free (lots of thanks!!), I am extremely happy with it. C'mon! It is a wonderful program and it is for free !!!!
  • by Smy 01 Feb, 2018 09:19 AM PDT

    Extremely well done

  • by John Waling 06 Oct, 2016 08:19 AM PDT
    Very good product, does everything I need for manipulating pdf's.

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