Speeding Up PDFs

Stephen Yagielowicz
While we all have benefited from the uniformity and ease-of-use of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF), the application reader's slow start-up time and overall sluggishness leave much to be desired. We recently came across a fantastic alternative that's quick, free and significantly reduces PDF document load time. Foxit Reader allows you to view and print PDF documents without the hefty interface that Adobe's reader requires. It's a quick download — less than 1 MB — and runs immediately, without installation. When every second counts, we've found it to be extremely helpful, alleviating a great deal of down time waiting for PDF documents to load. Download Foxit Reader free at: www.foxitsoftware.com.