Why you should kick "Adobe PDF Reader" Out !
September 18, 2006 8 Comments
Everyone knows the importance of a PDF reader in day to day life and thanks to adobe for such a cool product.
Then why the hell, I am asking you to kick out the PDF reader itself ? Well, we have one more cool product for us to read PDF documents instead of Adobe PDF reader.
I have been using Foxit Reader since it’s version 1.2 and I was very much impressed with the ease and performance of the little tool. The reasons I got to remove Adobe’s PDF reader are as follows…
When I re-build my laptop anytime, I used to search for Adobe PDF reader software in my CDs, just because I could not wait 15~20 mins of time to download the heavy download of Adobe Reader using my low-bandwidth internet connection out here.
Now Adobe PDF Reader 7.0 comes up in a ~20 MB sized download. Give a break ! Why should I download a whoping 20 MB files just to read a PDF file…?
On the contrary side, Foxit Reader comes in an amazing 1.5 MB (almost fits a floppy) sized download.
Adobe Reader has a good installer which creates many registry entries. Foxit Reader does not need an Installer. It works as a stand alone reader. All it does probably is to register itself as a PDF Opener program on your OS.
03. PerformanceMany times, people get frustated by the time Adobe PDF reader takes to load when they open any PDF from browser. That is very annoying and irritating. Foxit wins over Adobe here too…Super fast and Instantaneous.
I hate Adobe PDF reader’s Update manager. When I am eager to open some important documentation, Adobe update manager starts checking for updates and prompts for updating the client.
So what are you waiting for now? Just kick out your Adobe PDF reader and go get the cool Foxit PDF Reader.