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Free PDF-XChange Lite!

[1]There are plenty of PDF readers and creators/printers out there. PDF-XChange seems to be one of the more popular ones, even being featured on a Lifehacker Hive Five contest. While dotTech has never reviewed PDF-XChange, many of people recommend this program as fast, lightweight, and efficient piece of software. Giving users the ability to view PDF’s in a tabbed interface, providing a fast load time, and also allowing users to create new PDF’s and edit or convert existing ones is just some of the attractive features of PDF-XChange.

PDF-XChange is actually available in many different editions, PDF-XChange Lite ($26), Normal ($54), and Pro ($76), with each edition having different features. This chart illustrates the differences between the three editions (chart created by the developer):


Although we can only wish for a freebie of PDF-XChange Pro in the future, there is one freebie that is available now: Back on October 20 PDF-XChange Lite was made free for home and academic users! Here’s a list of features for PDF-XChange Lite as per the developer:

PDF-XChange 4 ‘Lite’ features include:

  • Terminal Server/ Citrix Compatible
  • Multi-Language UI support
  • Output Documents from any Windows Application & Create new PDF file
  • Control Basic Paper Settings including paper size & scaling; Basic graphic resolution settings; and normal, n-up and booklet layout settings.
  • Add Custom PDF AcroForms to PDF documents during creation.
  • Control how and where you save your converted PDF files or let’s you use standard Save As Dialog.
  • Embedded fonts support
  • Create PDF files with clickable literal URL links (http;//, mailto:) intact after converting to PDF.
  • Resolution – Max Output 2400 DPI
  • Mirrored Printing Supported
  • Add Document Information/Metadata/XP Metadata

The developer states this is a limited time offer, but does not specify how long this offer will last, so grab it while you can:

Version being given out for free: v4.0 Build 188

Free updates: Unknown

Supported OS: Windows 2000 and higher

Download size: 22.4 MB

Giveaway limitation: Free for home, academic, and non-commercial use only

Note: Unless specifically stated otherwise in this article, PDF-XChange Lite has not been tested or reviewed by dotTech (aside from checking to make sure this promotion is valid). Please do not take this post as an endorsement/rejection or review of the program. This article is simply to inform about the availability of this program as a freebie; nothing more, nothing less.


Oother than that there is no need to enter a serial key or anything.

If you have any trouble getting PDF-XChange Lite for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.