All right. Real quick, before I get distracted by something else. I’m over in the Windows partition again. I want to read my assorted ebooks and other PDFs.
Looked around at several readers — rather, several PDF editing suites, as plain old readers seem vanishingly rare. Settled on STDU Viewer.
STDU Viewer supports several document and image formats. It’s free for noncommercial or educational use. I can read my PDF and EPub files, in a reasonable tabbed interface.
That’s honestly all I need. But being able to highlight passages is a nice bonus.
STDU Viewer also lets you create split views of your document. Handy when you’re doing exercises! It doesn’t let you open another document in the split, unfortunately.
- Use the "Download free STDU Viewer" link. I couldn’t get the MSI installer to work.
- I couldn’t find any documentation. Maybe that’s in the paid version?
- Which reminds me: I couldn’t find a link to buy STD Viewer if I was so inclined. Presumably you get pricing information by emailing support (link in the ? → About menu item)
- Here’s a bit of documentation: bookmark and highlight passages by selecting them with the "Select Text" tool and right clicking over selected text.
I don’t like clicking any more than I have to, so I set extra shortcut
keys in Options. One for highlighting with
h, and a couple to get
k scrolling like I’m accustomed to in my Linux desktop.
That’s it, really
Despite my annoyance at the documentation, STDU Viewer provides the functionality I needed in a PDF reader. No more, and no less. Check it out if that sounds pleasing to you!