Adobe Reader Lite 9.4.0.31 for Windows

by XhmikosR

Avg. Rating 3.7 (151 votes)

File Details

File Size 22.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 101,045
Publisher XhmikosR
Homepage Adobe Reader Lite

Publisher's Description

Adobe Reader Lite is a bloat-free version of the PDF viewer, Adobe Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free, and freely distributable, software that lets you view and print Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Latest Reviews

theidealword

theidealword reviewed v9.4.0.31 on Aug 15, 2011

This is a very good software. And I use it frequently.

olivi78

olivi78 reviewed v9.4.0.31 on Mar 1, 2011

I prefer PDF-XChange. For my opinion it's the best.

sweathog

sweathog reviewed v9.4.0.31 on Jan 30, 2011

@Hilbert. This is not a software version published by Adobe. If you had taken the time to read the publisher information right above your post you would have seen that this version is made by XhmikosR. It's amazing how many people seem confused over the benefits of this version of Adobe Reader Lite and just give a knee jerk reaction that it’s a waste of time, when in fact they are massively wasting their time installing the official version. Read GetCool's review or Second Shadow's further down if you don't "get" it. XhmikosR had done Windows users a massive public service taking all the crap out of Adobe's "official" Reader installer, Unfortunately Adobe shut him down so they can continue to peddle the crappy bloated version, unfettered.

Hilbert

Hilbert reviewed v9.4.0.31 on Oct 11, 2010

I tried yesterday to download Adobe Acrobat Lite. NO LUCK, the links just go round in circles. Same again today.

If I’ve to spend more than 500ms trying to find a workable link then forget it, I’ve much better things to do.

Adobe’s idea of sending users on an extended ‘treasure’ hunt just for a copy Adobe Reader has to be some kind of sick joke. As it is, the Adobe Reader is already the pits—has been so for years. (Even when one has the Reader it’s about as boring as trying to figure out some obscure setting in that other bottom-of-the-barrel-dirge—the Gimp.)

I’ve moved on already.

gozzak

gozzak reviewed v9.3.0.30 on Mar 3, 2010

GetCool - you are 100% on the mark. I DESPISE Adobe reader and Flash Player with a passion. They are bloated, inneficiant, flakey software. But they are absolutely vital. I`ve tried the Acrobat alternatives, but they just arent as good.

Same issue with Sun Java and iTunes. ITunes wrecks a PCs performance and installed malware like Bonjur, and Sun Java is the most bloated software ever written (I think it`s up to 80MB+ now). Fortunatley WinAMP can now do most of what iTunes does without wrecking a PC. No alternative to Java.

I also noticed there is a new verion of Adobe Reader - 9.3.1 that has major security updates ??? If no one posts a "Lite" version, I will install it over the top of Lite 9.3.0.30 soon

GetCool

GetCool reviewed v9.3.0.30 on Mar 2, 2010

@emanresU deriseD: It doesn't matter what I deploy or where. This repackaged executable is in violation of Adobe's EULA; that I agree with. But the fact of the matter is it is hosted here, on this page, and I am reviewing the application and its uses. Submitting a review implies I have downloaded this application and used it. Exactly how I used it is moot, because *any* way that I use it is in violation of Adobe's EULA.

The truth is that as much as I hate to admit, Adobe Reader is the definitive PDF reader. Personally, on Windows, I use Sumatra. But I do XML/XSLT publishing for a living and I create a lot of PDFs. Adobe Reader *has* to be my main testing application, because all of the customers I distribute my PDFs to are going to be opening them with Adobe. And they don't always look 100% the same from application to application. It's like web design and having to test pages in IE. A necessary evil.

I hate Adobe Reader with a passion, but this software is far from useless. Nowhere did I condemn the use of alternative PDF readers, or say that this program was any better. It is not. But this repackaged executable significantly removes the headache-inducing bullcrap that normally comes with the "legal" version of this application.

Adobe Reader is *necessary* in the professional world (due to ignorance... but necessary nonetheless). This repackaged executable simply makes using it a little less painful.

P.S. Also, the concept of a "review" in general is to state your opinion. So, telling me I'm on a "soap box" is inane. I already know I'm on a soap box... that's the point. And you should know that you are too, given that you spend an awful lot of time criticizing users' comments rather than writing actual reviews of software (yeah, I clicked on your name).

I'm sure that all of the readers of the Adobe Reader Lite page on fileforum eagerly await your next witty retort.

Duracell

Duracell reviewed v9.3.0.30 on Jan 30, 2010

This looks extremely useful to me. I assume that the features that are disabled or turn off can be turned on individually if I need them via Readers own UI, but could you please confirm?

It also seems that the download is only hosted on rapidshare. I've been trying to download it for a long time, but can't get through (don't have an account). Is rapidshare the only place to download this from?

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v9.3.0.30 on Jan 19, 2010

GetCool is defending Adobe Reader Lite (and calling the packager a "developer", no less), insinuating that he deploys it widely. That's funny, since Adobe Reader Lite is illegal, quite literally, since it violates the Adobe license and copyrights. You deploy illegal software? And you're on a soapbox?

nugro

nugro reviewed v9.3.0.30 on Jan 19, 2010

Fast and smooth, but I have one problem :

Can somebody help me how to get continuous page on full screen mode?

Thanks...

Second Shadow

Second Shadow reviewed v9.3.0.30 on Jan 18, 2010

Great! Thanks for yet another Lite version

Avg. Rating 3.7 (151 votes)
Your Rating
theidealword

theidealword reviewed v9.4.0.31 on Aug 15, 2011

This is a very good software. And I use it frequently.

olivi78

olivi78 reviewed v9.4.0.31 on Mar 1, 2011

I prefer PDF-XChange. For my opinion it's the best.

sweathog

sweathog reviewed v9.4.0.31 on Jan 30, 2011

@Hilbert. This is not a software version published by Adobe. If you had taken the time to read the publisher information right above your post you would have seen that this version is made by XhmikosR. It's amazing how many people seem confused over the benefits of this version of Adobe Reader Lite and just give a knee jerk reaction that it’s a waste of time, when in fact they are massively wasting their time installing the official version. Read GetCool's review or Second Shadow's further down if you don't "get" it. XhmikosR had done Windows users a massive public service taking all the crap out of Adobe's "official" Reader installer, Unfortunately Adobe shut him down so they can continue to peddle the crappy bloated version, unfettered.

Hilbert

Hilbert reviewed v9.4.0.31 on Oct 11, 2010

I tried yesterday to download Adobe Acrobat Lite. NO LUCK, the links just go round in circles. Same again today.

If I’ve to spend more than 500ms trying to find a workable link then forget it, I’ve much better things to do.

Adobe’s idea of sending users on an extended ‘treasure’ hunt just for a copy Adobe Reader has to be some kind of sick joke. As it is, the Adobe Reader is already the pits—has been so for years. (Even when one has the Reader it’s about as boring as trying to figure out some obscure setting in that other bottom-of-the-barrel-dirge—the Gimp.)

I’ve moved on already.

gozzak

gozzak reviewed v9.3.0.30 on Mar 3, 2010

GetCool - you are 100% on the mark. I DESPISE Adobe reader and Flash Player with a passion. They are bloated, inneficiant, flakey software. But they are absolutely vital. I`ve tried the Acrobat alternatives, but they just arent as good.

Same issue with Sun Java and iTunes. ITunes wrecks a PCs performance and installed malware like Bonjur, and Sun Java is the most bloated software ever written (I think it`s up to 80MB+ now). Fortunatley WinAMP can now do most of what iTunes does without wrecking a PC. No alternative to Java.

I also noticed there is a new verion of Adobe Reader - 9.3.1 that has major security updates ??? If no one posts a "Lite" version, I will install it over the top of Lite 9.3.0.30 soon

GetCool

GetCool reviewed v9.3.0.30 on Mar 2, 2010

@emanresU deriseD: It doesn't matter what I deploy or where. This repackaged executable is in violation of Adobe's EULA; that I agree with. But the fact of the matter is it is hosted here, on this page, and I am reviewing the application and its uses. Submitting a review implies I have downloaded this application and used it. Exactly how I used it is moot, because *any* way that I use it is in violation of Adobe's EULA.

The truth is that as much as I hate to admit, Adobe Reader is the definitive PDF reader. Personally, on Windows, I use Sumatra. But I do XML/XSLT publishing for a living and I create a lot of PDFs. Adobe Reader *has* to be my main testing application, because all of the customers I distribute my PDFs to are going to be opening them with Adobe. And they don't always look 100% the same from application to application. It's like web design and having to test pages in IE. A necessary evil.

I hate Adobe Reader with a passion, but this software is far from useless. Nowhere did I condemn the use of alternative PDF readers, or say that this program was any better. It is not. But this repackaged executable significantly removes the headache-inducing bullcrap that normally comes with the "legal" version of this application.

Adobe Reader is *necessary* in the professional world (due to ignorance... but necessary nonetheless). This repackaged executable simply makes using it a little less painful.

P.S. Also, the concept of a "review" in general is to state your opinion. So, telling me I'm on a "soap box" is inane. I already know I'm on a soap box... that's the point. And you should know that you are too, given that you spend an awful lot of time criticizing users' comments rather than writing actual reviews of software (yeah, I clicked on your name).

I'm sure that all of the readers of the Adobe Reader Lite page on fileforum eagerly await your next witty retort.

Duracell

Duracell reviewed v9.3.0.30 on Jan 30, 2010

This looks extremely useful to me. I assume that the features that are disabled or turn off can be turned on individually if I need them via Readers own UI, but could you please confirm?

It also seems that the download is only hosted on rapidshare. I've been trying to download it for a long time, but can't get through (don't have an account). Is rapidshare the only place to download this from?

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v9.3.0.30 on Jan 19, 2010

GetCool is defending Adobe Reader Lite (and calling the packager a "developer", no less), insinuating that he deploys it widely. That's funny, since Adobe Reader Lite is illegal, quite literally, since it violates the Adobe license and copyrights. You deploy illegal software? And you're on a soapbox?

nugro

nugro reviewed v9.3.0.30 on Jan 19, 2010

Fast and smooth, but I have one problem :

Can somebody help me how to get continuous page on full screen mode?

Thanks...

Second Shadow

Second Shadow reviewed v9.3.0.30 on Jan 18, 2010

Great! Thanks for yet another Lite version

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v9.3.0.30 on Jan 18, 2010

23 MB file for a "lite" viewer? Are you kidding? Why should I use this one when I can have a 4 MB portable freeware like PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER that works perfectly?

GetCool

GetCool reviewed v9.2.0.30 on Nov 24, 2009

@smarterthanyou: It's not about the program being "blazing fast". If you read the description of this app up above, it makes no claims about performance. All it says is "bloat-free".

As to your analogy, I have made "lite" versions of Windows XP in the past using nLite. Did it perform better than the default install? Not really. But that wasn't why I did it. I did it to remove all the extraneous features that I didn't want or need; i.e., the "bloat". It dropped my install size down from several GB to about 500 MB. Yeah, you might respond to that by saying 'well disk space is cheap", but time is not cheap. When you do a lot of imaging of your operating system partitions, it saves a *ton* of time when you have a 500-MB install vs. a several-GB install.

That is what I see as the point here. This version removes all the auto-update crap, which to me is the greatest feature. I don't want to connect to the web and download Adobe's plugins, updates, spyware, etc. I don't want to have to click "Yes" or "No" or "Cancel" to popups. Yeah, you can disable auto-updates from the official version, but this comes pre-configures my way out of the box. And when you couple that with a silent installer, it works wonders for mass-deployment.

TIME is the factor here. Not performance. If you don't do workstation IT and deploy hundreds of machines at a time, then you probably have no idea how valuable applications like this (and nLite/vLite) can be. Don't just go around attacking developers for no good reason.

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v9.2.0.30 on Nov 21, 2009

Great software, much faster than 8 and this helps even more. (Oh and smarterthanyou is an idiot)

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v9.2.0.30 on Oct 14, 2009

this is very nice !
smarterthanyou is dumber-than-dumb ....

Vexii

Vexii reviewed v9.2.0.30 on Oct 14, 2009

Very nice. Thanks for another lite version.

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