PDF-XChange Viewer


PDF-XChange Viewer


The No.1 rated BEST PDF Reader – as voted by Life Hacker Readers by a 2-1 margin for the 2nd year in a row!

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Those wishing to View/Modify or perform simple editing and even OCR Image based PDF files on their Windows PC’s now have a FREE pdf reader alternative to the Adobe Reader! The PDF-XChange Viewer is smaller, faster and more feature rich than any other FREE PDF Reader/ PDF Viewer/ PDF Editor available. This free pdf viewer download also allows users to try the extended functionality offered by the PDF-XChange Viewer ‘PRO’ in evaluation mode – for free. No PDF reader or Viewer offers more features than PDF-XChange - or does so without compromising performance and quality, checkout the feature list below and save $100′s in unnecessary expenditure on your PDF software today. Also included are the very powerful PDF-XChange Shell Extensions and iFilter.
The licensed PDF-XChange Viewer ‘PRO’, is a PDF creator in it’s own right, allowing users to create PDF files directly from scanners, image files and can even take a .txt or a .rtf file and convert it to PDF or build your PDF document from scratch.
The FREE OCR functionality supports a base language set of English, French, German & Spanish.The FREE PDF viewer download of the PDF-XChange Viewer may be used without limitation for Private, Commercial, Government and all uses, provided it is not -: incorporated or distributed for profit/commercial gain with other software or media distribution of any type – without first gaining permission.
**Now included PDF converter: PDF-XChange 4 Lite... Free (licensed end users only)  !**
Included FREE features:
  • New -  OCR options included -  OCR your image based/scanned PDF's to make fully text searchable PDF files !!!!
  • Add Comments and Annotations to any PDF file (subject to security settings) - unlike the Adobe Viewer which requires the PDF creation tool to be 'certified' by Adobe !
  • Add & apply Custom Stamps from any Image or PDF File and even your Windows Clip board !
  • Measurement Tools incl. perimeter and area
  • Mark-up pages with text and objects
  • Type directly on any PDF page, not just Adobe enabled forms documents - in Typewriter mode.
  • Export PDF pages or entire files to any one of the supported Image formats including BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG and many more ...
  • Extract text from a PDF page/File
  • Make your navigation of large or complex PDF files both simple and enjoyable with the extended functionality of our 'Loupe' and the 'Pan' Window tools
  • PDF Security Support including 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/256 bit AES Encryption Password and Permissions Add/Edit
  • Data Execution Prevention (DEP) - stops the execution of nefarious scripts from Virus's/trojans etc.
  • Fill and Save Adobe Forms to disk, email or 'post' -including XFA and dynamic forms (new in V2.5) ! 
  • Full Javascript Engine included
  • Store/Restore of last opened files (last session)
  • Updated JPEG2000 Compression support - improving speed.
  • Plug-Ins for both MS IE or Firefox Browser's included
  • Integrate seamlessly with your favorite translation software to translate text on the 'fly' - including :  ABBYY Lingvo 12, Translate It!, Lingoes.
  • Auto-Highlights Fillable Form Fields
  • Integrated Shell Extensions for PDF thumbnails and document preview in Windows Explorer
  • Document Search. Probably the fastest PDF document search engine available today !
  • Set default viewing preferences for PDF files
Included FREE features:
  • IFilter Fast Search ! Trackers super fast IFilter is supplied FREE with all PDF-XChange Viewerinstalls and extracts and searches text from pages, document info (title, authors, subject etc.), comments, and bookmarks etc - faster than any competing IFilter product available!
  • Adobe® Porfolios® Supported
  • Includes comprehensive Help file and PDF Manual - no extra downloads required to add features etc.
  • Support for PDF File Attachments (portfolio)
  • Import/Export Reader default settings
  • Send PDF files via email from viewer
  • Ruler, Snap To Grid and Guidelines
  • Customize User Interface (Toolbar options etc)
  • Undo/Redo functionality for text editor
  • Portable version also available - can be run from any suitable device such as a Memory stick/CD/DVD etc - simply unzip and use - no installation required - just 6MB download !
  • Compatible with Windows XP and later (32/64 bit)
  • Simple editing options - see latest releases
  • Add/Edit/Move Bookmarks (Now a Free Feature)
Advanced PRO features - License Required.
  • Delete Pages
  • Move Pages - By Drag&drop in Thumbnails View.
  • Insert/Import Pages (from existing PDF files)
  • Extract pages to a new file (PDF or Image format - 15 formats supported)
  • Crop Pages/Files  
  • Flatten Annotations/Comments
  • Insert Blank page
  • Summarize Comments
  • Export Comments
  • Scan Direct to PDF
  • Create PDF documents from text and RTF files
  • Convert 15 supported image formats to PDF
  • Add Digital Signatures (incl. Time Stamps)
  • And now even more value ! Purchase a PRO Viewer license and  receive a FREE copy of PDF-XChange 4.0 Lite.
-XChange Viewer offers the simple and advanced user a feature rich annotation library of tools far surpassing the offerings of our competitors, as well as the means to customize each tool. From pop-ups and sticky notes to stamps and auto calculated measurement tools, we know you'll be surprised with what our viewer has to offer.  
A small sample of just some of the many features PDF-XChange Viewer has to offer.
Secure your PDF files and setup document permission options with ease.  PDF-XChange Viewer allows user to add 40/128 bit RC4 or 128/256 bit AES encryption,  as well the PRO version offers Digital Signature support to ensure Document & Content Authenticity.
PDF-XChange Viewer 'Free Version' is free for private and commercial use, provided it is not bundled with other software for financial gain. The Viewer as well contains extra features and functions that are unlocked when you purchase a license for PDF-XChange Viewer PRO.   In FREE mode, many menu items will be marked with a special marker that indicates that the specific feature requires a PRO license to use without producing watermarks: PRO Function Logo
You can try any of the PRO features but, be very careful not to save your PDF if you don't want the watermarks to appear in the upper corners of each page of the document.  Once a document is watermarked, there is no way to remove them so save a copy of the original PDF before trying the PRO features in an unlicensed Viewer.
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Single User License
Includes 1 year of product maintenance
3 Users Pack
Includes 1 year of product maintenance
10 Users Pack
Includes 1 year of product maintenance
25 Users Pack
Includes 1 year of product maintenance
50 Users Pack
Includes 1 year of product maintenance
100 Users Pack
Includes 1 year of product maintenance
250 Users Pack
Includes 1 year of product maintenance
500 Users Pack
Includes 1 year of product maintenance
1000 Users Pack
Includes 1 year of product maintenance
Corp Site License Pack
Includes 1 year of product maintenance
Corp Country Pack
Includes 1 year of product maintenance
Corp World Wide Pack (Global)
Includes 1 year of product maintenance
This is a small sample of our client list, which includes: 
  • 3M Inc (USA)
  • Aarhus University (Denmark)
  • ABB Group (Switzerland)
  • Abu Dhabi Ship Building Limited (UAE)
  • ACTOM (Pty) Ltd (South Africa)
  • ADRIA AIRWAYS TEHNIKA d.d. (Slovenia)
  • ADP-Automatic Data Processing Inc.(USA)
  • AECOM (Global Licensing)
  • Aer Lingus (Ireland)
  • AEROTEC Engineering GmbH (Germany)
  • American Bank of Commerce (USA)
  • American Petroleum Institute (USA)
  • Amstein-Walthert (Switzerland)
  • AOL Canada (Canada)
  • AOL Inc (USA)
  • Apache Corporation (Oil & Gas Exploration) (Canada)
  • Asia Pacific Industrial Safety Equipment (Hong Kong)
  • Austalian Catholic University (Australia)
  • Baring Asset Management (UK)
  • Bathium Canada Inc. (Canada)
  • BC Hydro (Canada)
  • BE & K (Global Licens
  • BDO Dunwoody LLP (Canada)
  • Black & Decker Inc (USA)
  • BODEMANN GMBH (Germany)
  • Boeing (USA)
  • Boeing Sikorsky (Int'l)
  • Bologna University (Italy)
  • Bombardier Inc, (Canada)
  • Borg Warner Inc (USA)
  • Brisbane City Council (Australia)
  • British Airways (UK)
  • British Telecom (UK)
  • BT Online Software (Germany)
  • Butterfield Bank (Bermuda)
  • Cable & Wireless (UK)
  • Cambridge School of Graphology (UK)
  • Casio Computer Co. Ltd (Japan)
  • CC Data-Disc AG (Switzerland)
  • Central European University (Hungary)
  • Charity Commission (UK)
  • Chaio Tung University (National) (Taiwan)
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (USA)
  • Chicago Public Schools FACILITY OPS & MNT (USA)
  • China Airlines (China)
  • City Of Winnipeg (Canada)
  • Civica Services Ltd (UK)
  • Colorado School of Mines (USA)
  • Colorado State University (USA)
  • Columbia University, NY (USA)
  • Commerce Bank (USA)
  • Condor Rebar Consultants (Canada)
  • Continental Airlines (USA)
  • Corning Inc (Global Licensing)
  • Creative Software (USA)
  • Creighton University Medical Center (USA)
  • CSC Pharmaceuticals Handels GmbH (Germany)
  • Danish Standard Association (Denmark)
  • Danske Invest Administration A/S (Denmark)
  • Deloitte Consulting (USA)
  • Deloitte & Touche (Canada)
  • Deloitte & Touche Oy Finland
  • Dept of National Defense (Canada)
  • Dept of Veteran Affairs (USA)
  • Deutsche Bank (Int'l)
  • DICOM Group plc (UK)
  • DuPont Inc (USA)
  • East Tennessee State University (USA)
  • Edith Cowan University (Australia)
  • EDS Inc (UK)
  • Environment Canada
  • ERG Consulting LLC (USA)
  • Faber Systems, Italy
  • Fabyanske Westra & Hart P.A.
  • Faegre & Benson LLP
  • Federal Aviation Authority (USA)
  • Finnish National Parliment
  • Fujitsu
  • GE Inc (Canada)
  • GE Inc
  • GE Medical Systems
  • GE Healthcare (UK)
  • Geffen Studios (USA)
  • GeoDelft - National institute for geo-engineering (Netherlands)
  • General Motors (Global Licensing)
  • GKN Aerospace (USA)
  • GKN Chem-tronics (USA)
  • Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland (UK)
  • Goodrich Atlantic Inertial Systems, Great Britain (UK)
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (USA)
  • Goettingen University (Germany)
  • Government of Nunavut (Canada)
  • Grundfos Management A/S
  • Guernsey Financial Services Commission (UK)
  • Helsingin kaupunki - City of Helsinki (Finland)
  • Helsinki University
  • Hewlett Packard (USA)
  • Hitachi
  • Hofstra University (USA)
  • Honeywell (USA)
  • Hoover Company Inc (USA)
  • House Of Representatives - Hawaii (USA)
  • Hoveround Corporation (USA)
  • Hydro IS (Norway)
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries Co (Korea)
  • Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd. (UK)
  • IBM (Germany)
  • IBM (UK)
  • IMPACT Publishing Inc
  • Indian School of Business (India)
  • Indiana State University (USA)
  • Intel Corp Inc (USA)
  • Intellisoft Inc
  • International School of Brussels (Belgium)
  • IPC Publishing
  • Invensy
  • John Deere Engineering Inc (Global Licensing)
  • Jotun (Korea, Vietnam and Malaysia)
  • Kanto Gakuen University (Japan)
  • Karodata Datenv. GmbH
  • Kent State University (USA)
  • KnowledgeLake Inc.
  • Komatsu International Canada
  • Kompass Group
  • Kungsholms Express AB (Sweden)
  • Kyoto University (Japan)
  • Lexmark, Illinois (USA)
  • Linetec GMBH
  • Lufthansa Systems Infratec Gmbh
  • Lockheed Martin (USA)
  • MakeMusic, Inc. (USA)
  • MBNA Bank INC
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Medcor Inc.
  • Merrill Lynch Bank
  • Michigan State University
  • Mindscape Software
  • Ministere de la Justice (France)
  • Ministry of Education (India)
  • Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Fisheries (Korea)
  • Montanna State University (USA)
  • Music Export Finland ry (Finland)
  • NASA (Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • National Bank of Belgium (Belgium)
  • National Center for State Courts (Virginia USA)
  • National Center for State Courts (NCSC)
  • National Semiconductor (USA)
  • New Brunswick Power Corp (Canada)
  • New Zealand Police (New Zealand)
  • Nielsen Media Research (USA)
  • Nikko Materials Inc (USA)
  • Nunavut Planning Commission (Canada)
  • Nuprecon Inc. (USA)
  • ONTRACK (New Zealand Railways Corporation)
  • Oracle Corporation (USA)
  • Ove Arup and Partners Int Ltd (UK)
  • Panasonic Business Service Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
  • Panasonic-USA (USA)
  • PeerNet Inc (Canada)
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Programmer's Paradise Inc (Canada)
  • Pronobis GmbH
  • Purdue University (USA)
  • Qantas Airlines (Australia)
  • Raad v. Accreditatie (Netherlands)
  • Radamec Defence Systems Ltd (UK)
  • Raytheon, Arizona (USA)
  • Reznick Fedder & Silverman CPA's
  • Reuters (UK)
  • Rouen Business School (France)
  • SAAB (Sweden)
  • SAAB Dynamics (Brazil)
  • Sage Software (USA)
  • Samsung Electronics
  • SAP AG (Global Licensing)
  • Seipel Consulting GmbH
  • Sheraton Hotel Brussels (Belgium)
  • Siemens AG (Global Licensing)
  • Siemens Medical Solutions
  • Siemens Westinghouse (USA)
  • Sisters of the Divine Compassion (USA)
  • Skoda Auto a.s (Czech Rep.)
  • Sony Australia Limited (Australia)
  • Sony Deutschland GmbH Stuttgart Tech (Germany)
  • Sony Music Entertainment, Great Britain (UK)
  • Sony Music Entertainment, New Jersey (USA)
  • Sony Music Entertainment, New York (USA)
  • Sothebys International
  • South Gloucestershire Council (UK)
  • SSOE Inc. (USA)
  • State Of Hawaii (USA)
  • State of Michigan, Michigan Supreme Court (USA)
  • State of North Carolina (USA)
  • State Of Ohio (USA)
  • State of Virginia (USA)
  • Stockholm University (Sweden)
  • Superior Tribunal de Justica (Brazil)
  • Swire Group (UK)
  • Telindus (Luxembourg)
  • Temple Israel of the City of New York (USA)
  • Texas Instruments (USA)
  • Thai Nguyen University (Viet Nam)
  • Time Warner Cable (USA)
  • Toshiba
  • Touchstone Capital Securities Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
  • Tribunal de Justica (Brazil)
  • Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa)
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology (UK)
  • Unisys Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
  • UNITEX (Sweden)
  • University of Antwerp (Belgium)
  • University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • University of Arkansas (USA)
  • University of Bath, Great Britain (UK)
  • University of Cape Town (South Africa)
  • University College Dublin, Ireland (UK)
  • University College London, Dept. of Pharmacology (UK)
  • University of Cologne (Germany)
  • University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
  • University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • University of Geneva (Switzerland)
  • University of Hawaii (USA)
  • University of Heidelberg (Germany)
  • University of  Klagenfurt (Austria)
  • University of Limerick, Ireland (UK)
  • University of Manitoba (Canada)
  • University of Manchester, Great Britain (UK)
  • University of Maryland (USA)
  • University of Massachusetts (USA)
  • University of Miskolc (Hungary)
  • University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka)
  • University of Northern British Columbia (Canada)
  • University of Oklahoma (USA)
  •  (Italy)
  • University of Piraeus (Greece)
  • University of Portland (USA)
  • University of Salzburg (Austria)
  • University of Sheffield, GB (UK)
  • University of Southern California - Student Union (USA)
  • University of Southern Queensland (Australia)
  • University of Tokyo, Dept of Bioengineering (Japan)
  • University of Toronto (Canada)
  • University of Vermont (USA)
  • University Of Washington PHYSIOLOGY & BIOPHYSICS (USA)
  • UPS (USA)
  • Untied States Air Force, VANDENBERG AFB (USA)
  • United States Army (TMDE)
  • United States Army Aviation & Missile Command (USA)
  • US Army Reserve (USA)
  • US Dept of Agriculture (USA)
  • US Dept of Labour (USA)
  • US National Center for State Courts (USA)
  • US Postal Service (USA)
  • U.S. Steel (USA)
  • VIA Rail Canada Inc. (Canada)
  • Verbatim Hong Kong Ltd (Hong Kong)
  • Vertis DGC (USA)
  • Vodafone PLC (UK)
  • Washington University (USA)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)
  • Western Digital (USA)
  • World Book Publishing (USA)
  • Xerox Inc (USA)
 and many, many more!