A long while after Alan's suggestion and inspired by BATcher's PDF Toolbox post, I start this thread so we can throw in our recommended PDF software.
To be honest, 98% of the times I don't use a PDF viewer I use PDF creation software (rather than PDF editors, converters, etc). So, despite having bragged about owning a complete set of PDF apps, I must admit that I only use one or two of these, and I don't even recall most of the other's names. I just know they are there in case I need them!
Here's my choice:
I like <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> PDF Creator. A couple years back I definitely favoured Cute PDF, but for some reason I stopped using it. I believe it happened to create a bunch of consecutive PDF documents with some spoiled blank sheets or the like.
Although there being many third-party alternatives out there, I still use old Adobe Reader versions, which are not unnecessarily packed with "features" and are thus faster. Probably Adobe Reader 5 (called Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 at that time) will do, but I might change slightly when I reinstall my machine. You can download these from http://www.oldversion.com.
These are applications I presumably got to know thanks to fellow loungers, but I cannot give an accurate descritpion right now. I just know I thought it would be a good idea to keep them handy for whatever reason I may need to resource to them. Here's the list:<UL><LI>PDF-XChange Viewer: "The free alternative to the adobe PDF viewer/reader - fully featured, faster and still.
View, print, export text & images and add content to PDF files, type on PDF's in any font, fill and save forms and much more ! Free for private and commercial use, provided not bundled with other software or for financial gain"
<LI>Free PDF to Word Converter: self-descriptive.
<LI>A-PDF INFO Changer: "A-PDF INFO Changer is an utility for Reading and changing the PDF file properties, include author, title, subject, keywords. It is a freeware. You can use it unlimited."
<LI>Tweak PDF: "With the freeware utility Tweak PDF, you are allowed to set the initial view preferences of a PDF document, such as whether to center window of the PDF file when opened, whether to display document title, to fit window, to hide menubar, to hide toolbar, and to hide window UI. [...]"[/list]Hope you find them useful.