Free PDF Viewer App For Windows 8: Xodo Docs

Xodo Docs is a free PDF viewer app for Windows 8 and 8.1 devices. The app has a clean interface which allows you to easily open up a PDF file stored on your device within the app’s interface. When you install and launch the app, you will be presented with an interface wherein you will be able to browse and choose the file that you wish to open up on your device. The app is very lightweight to say the least, and offers different types of view modes like continuous and paginated. The app also allows you to take down quick notes on the PDF file that you have opened up on your device.

Xodo Docs is available for free from the Windows App Store.

Xodo Docs Main Screen

The main highlights of Xodo Docs for Windows 8:

When you install and launch the Xodo Docs app on your Windows 8 or 8.1 device, you will be presented with the main screen of the app from where you can easily select and open a PDF file stored on your device via the File browser window. The main screen of the app looks like the above screenshot.

In the main screen as shown above, you will be able to access the PDF files stored on your device by clicking on the Browse button. When you click the same, you will be presented with the file browser screen which looks like the standard deal, with all the basic controls of the file browser window of metro environment. This will resemble the below screenshot.

Xodo Docs File Browser Screen

You can choose the PDF file that you wish to open from the above shown interface. Once open, you will be presented with your PDF document in a full screen window.

Xodo Docs PDF File open

You can zoom in or zoom out by pinching on the screen or by using the CTRL + and CTRL – button combinations. You can right click anywhere on the screen to reveal the control bar from the top of the screen, and you can perform a lot of functions from the control bar, including the ones that allow you to edit the PDF file by taking notes or writing down quick pen notes. The control bar can be seen below in all its glory.

Xodo Docs PDF File control bars

When you click on the edit button on the control bar, you can choose the text button to type, the pen button to take down quick hand notes, etc. In the below screenshot, I have illustrated the use of the pen tool.

Xodo Docs PDF File quick note

You can either choose to save or cancel these changes that you have made via the Save or the Cancel buttons at the top right and the top left respectively. You can also use the control bar to search through the PDF document, open a new file, change the page view type, etc. This basically sums up the main features of the Xodo Docs app in a nutshell.

You can also check out the Wondershare and Reader PDF reader apps for Windows 8.

The verdict:

Xodo Docs is a very well designed app that allows you to read and edit the PDF files stored on your device with just a few clicks. The app is lightweight and makes for a decent PDF reader app for all Windows 8 and 8.1 devices. The option to allow for editing of PDF files makes it all the more interesting and potent for use in offices, schools or businesses.

I rate the app a 4 out of 5!

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