RPG Tools: A PDF Reader

Since so many RPG products now come in the form of a PDF, wouldn’t it be nice to have a PDF reader that wasn’t a pig?  PDF X-Change Viewer is a free Windows app that is lightning fast compared to Adobe’s reader.  The Savage Worlds Explorer’s Edition PDF opens nearly instantly and pages refresh in a flash.  Not only that, but you can annotate it, so the House Rules I was talking about earlier are now recorded in my copy of the PDF.  When you install it by default it makes itself the system PDF reader and replaces the Firefox plugin;  I really appreciate how much faster it loads a PDF there.  There’s also a portable version, suitable for carrying around and running from a USB flash drive.

PDF Viewer – Software To Open A PDF File – PDF Editing Software

Those wishing to view PDF files on their Windows PC’s now have a choice when it comes to Viewing PDF files – the PDF-XChange Viewer is smaller, faster and more feature rich than the Adobe Reader which has until now been the Reader of choice for PDF files – we think that’s about to change !

7 thoughts on “RPG Tools: A PDF Reader

  1. I’m not sure, since I haven’t tried Foxit…it appears from their website that the annotation tools are only available in Foxit if you choose “Check for updates”, which makes me think there’s probably some small amount of nagware to that aspect, but I can’t say for sure.

    1. @Tom -Really? I get noticeable redraw scrolling page-to-page on the Savage Worlds PDF with Reader on my 3GB Quad-Core 2.3 Ghz desktop… and worse on my Asus Eee PC subnotebook. And of course Adobe wants you to pay for their overpriced and overweight tools in order to do things like annotations…unless there’s some way of doing it in their free reader that I missed?

      @awmyhr – My wife’s pretty much taken over the Macbook Pro, so that leaves me with winboxen…. but I haven’t tried the annotation functions in the OS X preview thingy. It’s nice to know they work.

  2. OS X’s native Preview app has served me very well for PDF viewing, very fast, low resource, and supports annotation

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