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  • When writing a paper or article where you’ve used a PDF file as a source, you might be unsure of exactly how to cite it. While it can seem a bit confusing at first, when you look at it as citing what is contained in the PDF file rather than the file itself, it actually becomes a pretty straightforward process. A PDF file is just…

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    Being the company that invented the PDF, it makes sense that Adobe’s Acrobat software offerings are considered the industry standard. Adobe’s Acrobat Reader DC provides an excellent experience as a free PDF reader, offering useful basic features for viewing PDFs and for filling out and signing them. The paid versions of Acrobat DC give a wide array of tools and options for editing, creating, converting…

  • Linux is a unique operating system, or rather a family of operating systems that comes in a wide variety of versions or distributions. Of all the Linux distributions, Ubuntu is one of the most well known. Linux has quite a learning curve compared to Windows and macOS, the trade off being more freedom and customizability. Luckily Ubuntu is one of the more beginner friendly Linux…

  • As the creators of the PDF file format, it’s not surprising that Adobe’s Acrobat Reader is one of the most well known and often used PDF readers. One of the reasons for this is that Adobe Reader can actually do a lot more than just view PDFs. This guide will show you how to use several of these useful features, although some will require Acrobat…

  • Drumlin Security’s Javelin PDF Reader isn’t the most well known PDF reader, but is a good simple and lightweight app for viewing PDFs on multiple platforms. While Javelin PDF Reader doesn’t offer much beyond just viewing PDFs, it does have a few useful extra features like filling forms and making bookmarks. It’s also designed for viewing special encrypted PDF files created by Drumlin Security’s software.…

  • Known for its focus on privacy, as well as its speed and reliability, Firefox also has a wide variety of extensions (add-ons) available that can further expand its capabilities. Among these are several for working with PDF files. For just viewing PDFs in your browser, Firefox’s built-in PDF reader might be your best bet, but if you want to be able to do a bit…

  • There are a lot of different file formats out there that can be used for documents, but there aren’t really any that are quite as universal as PDFs. For the widest compatibility across devices, you may want to save these document and project files as PDFs. This guide will cover how to convert some of the most common of these file types to PDF. How…

  • There are actually a few different things that can be considered Google’s PDF reader. There’s no one universal app, but a variety of ways Google allows viewing PDF files. Probably the most often used is Google Chrome, which has a built in PDF reader that opens PDFs on websites and can also be used as a PDF reader for local files on your devices. Google…

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader is one of the most popular and top rated PDF readers for a reason. As the creators of the PDF and with all the features they provide, Adobe’s products are considered the gold standard. That being said, Acrobat Reader DC is a fairly large program for a PDF reader and can be taxing and less responsive on lower end and older systems.…

  • PDF files are a widely used and convenient format for working with documents and books. Sometimes PDFs can end up a bit bloated and take up more drive space than they need to. This can add up if you have a lot of PDF files you are storing or if you need to send some as an email attachment. Luckily there are ways to reduce…

  • Nitro’s products are on par with their main competitor Adobe’s equivalents and even have some of their own advantages, which has led to Nitro becoming one of the most popular Adobe alternatives. While Nitro’s main focus is on their Nitro Productivity Suite, they do offer a free PDF Reader as well. Pros Easy to use interface inspired by Microsoft Office Provides pretty much everything you…

  • There are a lot of different ways to view PDFs, but perhaps one of the most convenient is directly in your web browser. While Google Chrome has its own built-in PDF reader, there are also several extensions available for reading and managing PDFs. These extensions can have features that Chrome’s built-in PDF reader does not and allow you to view and work with PDFs in…

  • Formerly known as Nuance Power PDF, Kofax’s Power PDF software was designed with business users in mind, putting emphasis on features like file conversion and OCR. Like most PDF software suites, Kofax Power PDF sees Adobe as their main competitor, highlighting that their one time payment model makes them less expensive in the long run than Adobe’s yearly payments. Pros Has an easy to use,…

  • If you have ever worked with any sort of digital documents, chances are many of them were PDF files. PDF is one of the most commonly used file types for documents, and for good reason. PDF stands for Portable Document Format and was created by Adobe in the 1990s. It came about as a result of the Camelot Project started by the co-founder of Adobe,…

  • As you’re reading this article, chances are pretty good you’re doing so on a Windows computer, or at least have one. Windows is the most well known and widely used PC operating system, after all. As such, Windows has a lot of different software available. With so many options out there, some of these software packages are very useful and some not so much. Ranging…