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:
Included FREE features:
Advanced PRO features - PDF-XChange Editor License Required.
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.
A small sample of just some of the many features PDF-XChange Viewer has to offer.
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.
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
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 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.
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 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.