System Utilities Tweaking Adobe Reader SpeedUp

Adobe Reader SpeedUp 1.36 for Windows

by Joseph Cox

Avg. Rating 4.4 (221 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 199,485
Publisher Joseph Cox
Homepage Adobe Reader SpeedUp

Publisher's Description

Adobe Reader SpeedUp significantly decreases the amount of time required for Adobe Reader to start by disabling most of the least used plugins. Plugins can be freely enabled and disabled, if required.

Currently supports free and full versions of Adobe Acrobat v3.0, v4.0, v4.0.5, v5.0, v5.0 CE, v5.1, v5.5, and Adobe Reader v6.0, v6.0.1, and v7.0.

Latest Reviews

harrisandreson

harrisandreson reviewed v1.36 on Apr 28, 2010

i have used adobe reader but i think this latest version is quite simple and
extra-ordinary in sense.cissp

barbls

barbls reviewed v1.36 on Feb 28, 2007

After installing this add-in for adobe Acrobat and checking off to use all of its plug-ins, I went in to Adobe Acrobat 8.0 and found an error message. I want to uninstall Adobe Speedup but cannot find the folder where it is installed as the readme suggests. I have emailed the author but so far no response. Anyone have any suggestion as to what i should due to uninstall this software?

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v1.36 on Dec 12, 2006

Very nice speed to adobe wait and read, Adobe should learn by now that perfomance is an issue when expanding software functionality until they realize this , I am using Foxit reader...

5 for this software , 5 for Foxit , 3 for Adobe reader..

demetrisk

demetrisk reviewed v1.36 on Dec 11, 2006

People, this is not the place to rate the Adobe readers! :-)

I installed Adobe Reader 8, and found it used a massive amount of RAM. After running ARSU, things are better (and faster).

Foxit is not a solution for me, for three reasons:

1. Not ideal font rendering w/ ClearType
2. Not fast rendering of images
3. Issues with search

indoguys

indoguys reviewed v1.36 on Dec 10, 2006

Adobe Reader - Read: Adobe Waiter - most people use it indeed to read and Adobe made it almost impossible to do so. Use Foxit simply as that. There is no need for a speed up tool ;-)

InSuboRdiNaTioN

InSuboRdiNaTioN reviewed v1.36 on Dec 10, 2006

rseiler- Version 6,7,8 are lightning quick because they sneakily load files with windows. Remove the entries from your startup and see just how quick they are then.

Excellent program, although it did not make as big of a difference for version 8 as it did for 7.

rseiler

rseiler reviewed v1.36 on Dec 10, 2006

This hasn't been needed since v6 -- v7 and v8 are lightning quick.

edwerz

edwerz reviewed v1.36 on Dec 10, 2006

Oh, this is great. Now the Adobe beast, besides consuming massive disk space for a program of its type, also gets to consume massive system resources so I always can be ready to open a simple PDF file. Foxit reader does the same without trying to own your machine. Might sound like a broken record, but there still might be some who don't know about Foxit , so unless you're the type thinks extremely bloated programs like the Adobe reader rock; do yourself a favor and don't install this to have Adobe sucking your RAM up.

zapatero

zapatero reviewed v1.36 on Dec 10, 2006

Reader 8.0 is faster (and has a better interface) than previous versions, does not need this program.

lumaan

lumaan reviewed v1.36 on Dec 10, 2006

Why do some pepeol's rating/review's for this program, rate/review Adobe Reader????? This program do what it say, speedup Adobe Reader.
And for this Foxit Reader, sure it sound good, yet you have to pay for addon's to be able to "Foxit Reader Pro Pack is not free. It unlocks functions to save annotation, save a PDF document as a text file, copy text from text viewer. Actually without Pro Pack, you are still able to annotate a PDF document and print it out. However when you save the annotated document, it will be stamped with an evaluation mark on the top-right corner of the annotated pages. If you purchase a Pro Pack add-on, then there will be no evaluation mark."
Well if you only open pdf to read and nothing more its fine. I'll stay with Adobe Reader and Adobe Reader SpeedUp

Avg. Rating 4.4 (221 votes)
Your Rating
harrisandreson

harrisandreson reviewed v1.36 on Apr 28, 2010

i have used adobe reader but i think this latest version is quite simple and
extra-ordinary in sense.cissp

barbls

barbls reviewed v1.36 on Feb 28, 2007

After installing this add-in for adobe Acrobat and checking off to use all of its plug-ins, I went in to Adobe Acrobat 8.0 and found an error message. I want to uninstall Adobe Speedup but cannot find the folder where it is installed as the readme suggests. I have emailed the author but so far no response. Anyone have any suggestion as to what i should due to uninstall this software?

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v1.36 on Dec 12, 2006

Very nice speed to adobe wait and read, Adobe should learn by now that perfomance is an issue when expanding software functionality until they realize this , I am using Foxit reader...

5 for this software , 5 for Foxit , 3 for Adobe reader..

demetrisk

demetrisk reviewed v1.36 on Dec 11, 2006

People, this is not the place to rate the Adobe readers! :-)

I installed Adobe Reader 8, and found it used a massive amount of RAM. After running ARSU, things are better (and faster).

Foxit is not a solution for me, for three reasons:

1. Not ideal font rendering w/ ClearType
2. Not fast rendering of images
3. Issues with search

indoguys

indoguys reviewed v1.36 on Dec 10, 2006

Adobe Reader - Read: Adobe Waiter - most people use it indeed to read and Adobe made it almost impossible to do so. Use Foxit simply as that. There is no need for a speed up tool ;-)

InSuboRdiNaTioN

InSuboRdiNaTioN reviewed v1.36 on Dec 10, 2006

rseiler- Version 6,7,8 are lightning quick because they sneakily load files with windows. Remove the entries from your startup and see just how quick they are then.

Excellent program, although it did not make as big of a difference for version 8 as it did for 7.

rseiler

rseiler reviewed v1.36 on Dec 10, 2006

This hasn't been needed since v6 -- v7 and v8 are lightning quick.

edwerz

edwerz reviewed v1.36 on Dec 10, 2006

Oh, this is great. Now the Adobe beast, besides consuming massive disk space for a program of its type, also gets to consume massive system resources so I always can be ready to open a simple PDF file. Foxit reader does the same without trying to own your machine. Might sound like a broken record, but there still might be some who don't know about Foxit , so unless you're the type thinks extremely bloated programs like the Adobe reader rock; do yourself a favor and don't install this to have Adobe sucking your RAM up.

zapatero

zapatero reviewed v1.36 on Dec 10, 2006

Reader 8.0 is faster (and has a better interface) than previous versions, does not need this program.

lumaan

lumaan reviewed v1.36 on Dec 10, 2006

Why do some pepeol's rating/review's for this program, rate/review Adobe Reader????? This program do what it say, speedup Adobe Reader.
And for this Foxit Reader, sure it sound good, yet you have to pay for addon's to be able to "Foxit Reader Pro Pack is not free. It unlocks functions to save annotation, save a PDF document as a text file, copy text from text viewer. Actually without Pro Pack, you are still able to annotate a PDF document and print it out. However when you save the annotated document, it will be stamped with an evaluation mark on the top-right corner of the annotated pages. If you purchase a Pro Pack add-on, then there will be no evaluation mark."
Well if you only open pdf to read and nothing more its fine. I'll stay with Adobe Reader and Adobe Reader SpeedUp

terminalx

terminalx reviewed v1.35 on Jun 4, 2006

this does what it says but its still slower then foxit, still takes up more memory, takes up more space but to each your own

rcutnik

rcutnik reviewed v1.35 on Jun 4, 2006

Another must-have!

And for those rating Foxit, GO TO THE RIGHT PLACE. Test this tool and rate this tool, not your biased sentiment of othertoolswork. :)

zee7

zee7 reviewed v1.35 on Jun 4, 2006

Very highly recommended. Foxit is wonderful; it's one of my favorite programs, but sometimes people need to use Acrobat. This cool little app takes the hassle out of configuring Acrobat yourself.

Cekay

Cekay reviewed v1.35 on Jun 4, 2006

For me it`s a "must have" utilite if you ever use Adobe reader. Adobe should implement the options offered here, so Adobe: talk to the author of this utility!

Comit

Comit reviewed v1.34 on Dec 16, 2005

A good program, but IMO foxit reigns supreme.

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