Sumatra PDF is a conventional computer application that lets you open and read PDF files. It is a suitable PDF reader for beginners as it offers limited features and helps new users to read eBooks and PDF files without getting confused. It is an open source PDF reader that is available with GNU General Public License for free. It can work on Windows PCs. Since its first release in June 2006, it has been updated multiple times for adding advanced features by two developers. It can be installed or used as a portable application.
Sumatra PDF has a simple user interface in which there is a menu bar at the top left side of the screen though which you can access all its options. You can open, close, rename, save, print and Email files and check their properties. File viewing options include single page view, facing, book view, continuous page display, rotation to left or right, full screen, presentation, bookmarks and toolbar view. With Go To options you can move to next, previous or any particular page by specifying its page number.
For better reading you can change the zoom size of page from given options or custom size. You can also add pages to favorites for opening them quickly. Through settings options you can choose its language and customize options about its layout, tabs and updates. You can view its help manuals to understand its working in detail and can visit the official website. Furthermore you can quickly access any page by the bookmark index visible on the left side of screen and search for phrases with the help of its search tab.
Sumatra PDF is a fast working tool that takes very short time to open PDF documents. You can also read eBooks and comic books. It can be operated with the help of keyboard shortcuts that makes it easy to use. The supported languages include English, Arabic, French, Welsh, Nepali, Hindi, Persian, Swedish, German, Greek and many more. Its portability is another distinguishing feature.
Sumatra PDF supports only Microsoft Windows operating system. You can download and execute it on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 OS versions. It is compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit systems and does not have any particular hardware requirements as it consumes very low resources. Moreover it supports PDF, XPS, DjVu, CBZ, CBR, CHM, EPUB, MOBI, FB2, PRC, XPS, OXPS, CBT, JPEG 2000 and CB7 file formats.
Sumatra PDF is basic PDF reading software that helps you read different types of documents with less complexity. It is an open source free tool therefore any software developer can download its source code and make advancements to increase its features and make it work according to their own requirements. It is suitable for all the users who do not wish to waste their system memory space by downloading heavy PDF readers. It is a simple to use tool that lets you interact with its options conveniently.