Going Adobe-Free for PDFs

After dealing with slow startup times and constant update nags with Adobe Acrobat, I’ve decided to take the plunge and go “Adobe-free” for my PDF support.

Instead, I’m now running:

  • Foxit Reader is a free, lightweight PDF reader; I’ve just started using it and it seems to work just fine; it’s been able to read and properly render all the PDFs I’ve thrown at it so far
  • CutePDF Writer is a PDF printer, allowing you to create PDFs from any Windows application; I’ve used this for a few years now and it’s rock solid

Notice I didn’t say “Adobe-free”…I am still running PhotoShop :)