PDF Reader for Windows 8

PDF Reader for Windows 8

Allows users to manage PDF files while providing support for file conversion
4.8  (4 votes)
1.1.0 (See all)

As the name tells, PDF Reader for Windows 8 is a straightforward program used for reading, opening, reviewing, and printing Adobe PDF files.
The program installation is very typical and once you launch it, you discover a regular GUI with menu icons very similar to those from Windows XP, all covered in blue. Though aesthetically the interface is quite outmoded, the functional part works just fine.

PDF Reader for Windows 8 can be considered an alternative to Microsoft Windows Reader: it's free for personal and home use, and supports conversion to TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF, TIFF, WMF, EMF, and EPS.

Other embedded functions include zoom in and zoom out, PDF slideshow or page rotation. Another useful option is that the program can be added to Windows 8 as a built-in PDF browser.

Furthermore, this PDF reader can copy text and graphics contents in any selected region on any PDF page. Also, it provides users with multiple viewing modes, so you can view PDF's contents either as single pages or as a collection of pages.

All in all, PDF Reader for Windows 8 is a generic software program that allows users to view and manage PDFs, coming with a set of features designed to make the user experience more enjoyable.

John Saunders
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Review summary


  • Supports conversion to TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG,TIF, TIFF, WMF, EMF, EPS
  • Provides users with multiple viewing modes
  • Allows page rotation, zooming and PDF slideshows


  • Has an outmoded interface
  • The menu icons are similar to Windows XP ones
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