Sumatra PDF Portable for Windows starts very fast from any removable media like a flash drive or nonremovable drives such as a hard disk or SSD. This lightweight free PDF reader comes with a clean and simple interface. It is available in both Windows 32-bit and 64-bit portable formats. The portable version can be run without installation and is not written to the Windows registry. Sumatra PDF Portable contains all basic functions required to read or to do additional tasks like rotating, zooming in, searching PDF, navigating, tabbed view, printing, etc. Even being very small in size, it is enough powerful to load any large PDF file quickly.
What is Sumatra PDF?
Sumatra PDF reader is a PDF reader app for Windows PC. It is an open-source PDF reader application that you can use for absolutely free and it runs on almost all Windows Operating systems. This lightweight PDF reader also supports several ebook formats, text, and comic book archive files such as ePub, MOBI, CHM, XPS, DjVu, CBZ, CBR, etc, and lets you read them on your Windows PC.
Sumatra PDF reader is a very fast PDF viewer which is created for maximum comfort and useful features, especially targeting users who have a very low-end computer that struggles to read PDF on the official PDF reading software Adobe Reader. Because it is so easy to get access to all tools that are needed for reading PDFs, Sumatra PDF is also very useful for those who have very little technical knowledge of computers.
What is Sumatra PDF Portable version:
A portable application is a version of any software application that does not need to be installed on a PC to run. A portable app does not use an installer like other normal applications. It contains all the files needed to run the app in one folder, which you can place anywhere on the system. Moving the folder will make the app work the same way. Instead of installing a portable app, you typically download it as a ZIP file, extract that ZIP to a folder, and run the executable file for the app. If the app allows you to save settings, those settings are stored in files within the same folder.
Portability is another best advantage of Sumatra PDF Reader. It provides both the portable mode and the installer mode. You can download the installer which needs to install on the PC before use. But you can use the portable version instantly after downloading it without installing it on the computer. Just download the ZIP file of the Sumatra PDF 64-bit portable version and unzip it using Window Explorer or other archive managers such as 7-Zip or WinRAR and click on the Sumatra PDF app to run it instantly. You can carry the portable version in any removable drive like a flash drive,
Difference between Sumatra PDF Portable and Installer:
One of the main differences between these two is that you can use Sumatra PDF portable instantly after downloading and unzipping but to use the installer version, you need to install Sumatra PDF using the installer or the setup file that you have already downloaded.
Secondly, you can carry the portable version in a removable media like a Pendrive and run the app directly from the drive, but the regular installer version can not be carried or run from a removable drive without installing it on a PC.
The advantages of using Sumatra PDF Reader:
- It consumes only a small amount of computer memory (RAM) and computer system resource.
- It has a very simple and easily understandable user interface.
- Sumatra PDF also provides a portable version, which can be run from a USB drive.
- It supports many other formats like ePUB, XPS, CHM, CBR, CBZ, etc.
|Software||Sumatra PDF Portable|
|Operating System||Windows 11, 10, 7 (32/64-bit)|
|Updated on||07 June 2023|
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