I recently discovered a great free alternative to Adobe Acrobat: PDF-XChange Viewer. Where have you been all my life? This little program outperforms Acrobat in every respect that I can think to examine. It loads faster, pans and zooms far more smoothly, and has better printer setup and preview. Moreover, it includes some great features that the free version of Acrobat lacks. It allows text markups, readlining, and saving of edited documents — features reserved by Adobe for the pro version only. Even the pro version of PDF-XChange comes in at an affordable 35 bucks, compared to a whopping $376.49 current Amazon list price for Adobe Acrobat Pro. If you tire of Acrobat’s counterintuitive interface and clunky load/response times, look no further than PDF-XChange. So far, I’m not seeing any cons.