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Foxit PDF Reader is a free reader for PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. The app launches instantly with no annoying splash screen. You can view and print PDF documents with it. Support for printing, text selection and bookmarks make all typical PDF functions familiar. Installation is optional, so you can run it from a USB drive.
Well, I highly recommend the FoxitReader program: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php from Foxitsoftware site, which I am now using instead of Adobe Acrobat Reader for a year or so. Of course, its a portable application, i.e. a single-executable distributed in a .zip archive that requires no special installation (just extract and execute it)
Ivan Tadej, Slovenija, Europe
Y'all are missing the point of the article. While I agree that Foxit's a good reader (I use it too), it doesn't address the question. The person is looking for a device - not software. Foxit requires Windows, and hence would only work on Windows based solutions - such as the table PC I recommended looking into.
I'd love to hear about alternative *devices* for portable PDF reading.
check out the new Sony reader coming up soon featuring e-ink technology which makes characters almost look like paper text.
I've been thinking that isn't it really a insurmountable task to develop a portalbe reading device. It's not, acutally! In China, there are already a dozen of these tools available. yet pdf still seems inapproachable.
i just don't understand why such a product is not available. it doesn't seem as if the technology is that insurmountable, or is there more to it than that? but i'm very glad that such an article is available addressing exactly this issue. ideally, if the sony reader could handle pdf in a convenient fashion, that would be terrific.
I checked the sony reader in the shop, and tried many pdf formats. Almost all of them you can not use sony reader to read. It opens the file fine, but you can only zoom once on the document and it is very difficult to read the text in that size. Very very small font, can't zoom in more. I was hoping to read pdf on the go, but haven't heard of such a gadget yet. Thanks
Can u tell me if the Sony Reader with its E ink technology displays coloured photographs in PDF files? I've searched but all pics I found were showing b&w pages. Do u think Sony Reader is a good portable PDf reader?
The sony reader is a black and white device. I've heard mixed reviews, and have decided to avoid it for now, myself.
Looking for the same thing i even considered a playstation portable with pdf2psp software as a cheap alternative. Until i have seen it in action i wont bother for now though.
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