The user interface of the program consists of a plain window in which navigating is done seamlessly. You can import a document by using the file browser (the “drag and drop” method is not supported).
Thus, you can view document properties (file path, date of creation, application, PDF producer and version, file size, number of pages, page size), as well as change the view to facing, book, presentation, full screen, and others.
In addition, you can rotate the page left or right, go to a particular page number, zoom in and out (up to 6400%) as well as create a favorites list.
Furthermore, you can change the interface language (there are numerous options to choose from), use a search function, print the document, use keyboard shortcuts and command-line arguments.
In the “Options” menu, you can select the default layout and zoom, disable the options to show the bookmarks sidebar when available, remember current settings for each document, automatically check for updates and remember opened files, as well as make SumatraPDF your default PDF reader.
The program uses a low-to-moderate amount of system resources and comes with a comprehensive user manual.
Since SumatraPDF offers all the necessary elements for the simple act of viewing a PDF file and is very easy to play with, we strongly recommend this tool to all users.
SumatraPDF is a slim, open-source PDF viewer that does what any other pdf viewer does. It’s small size and low memory consumtion makes it an ideal program for older systems.
Sumatra has a minimalistic design, small and starts up very fast.
You can also download SumatraPDF Portable.
- open PDF files via menu
- open PDF files via drag & drop
- page up and ‘p’ for going to previous page
- page down and ‘n’ for going to next page
- q’ to quit
- set different zoom levels via menu
- full-screen mode for ebooks (Ctrl-L)
- new key bindings:
- F9 – show/hide menu (not remembered after quitting)
- F8 – show/hide toolbar
- support WebP images (standalone and in comic books)
- support for RAR5 compressed comic books
- fixed multiple crashes