A big plug: Foxit Software PDF tools

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The free Adobe PDF reader is all well and good but just the reader itself is about 10MB -- the reader download is 20MB. In addition, it stays loaded even when you close out of the document you are reading. This speeds loading for future sessions but is a drain on system resources. If you want to create or edit a PDF file, you need to pony up $300+ for their software. Enter Foxit Software. Their PDF reader is free for personal use, just under 3MB download, blazingly F..A..S...T.... and fully compatible with the current PDF standards. If you want to create a PDF file, their PDF creator has a free trial and costs $35 for the full version. It installs as a printer driver so you get your document the way you want and print to a PDF file. Their flagship PDF editor is only $99 and allows you to open existing PDF files and edit them, excerpt text and drawings and consolidate several PDF documents into one file. I use these both at work and at home and love the flexibility, delightful lack of bloat and the honest price. Good stuff -- can't say anything about their tech support as I have never needed it...

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