Open Source PDF Reader and Converter

PDFlite is a free and open source PDF viewer and PDF printer. You can convert any document or image to a PDF file – doc to PDF and jpg to PDF

Learn more about the PDF reader or the PDF converter usage.

Features – what can PDFlite do?

  • PDF Reader

    View PDF documents quickly and easily with all common features such as search, print and zoom. The perfect lite PDF reader.

  • PDF Converter

    Convert files to PDF like Word to PDF, JPG to PDF, Images to PDF & more. Any program that can print, can convert to PDF.

  • Minimalistic Design

    Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features. Concentrate on reading the document, not the PDF viewer software.

  • Always Free

    PDFlite is completely free open source software. You may use it as long as you wish, with no registration required.

  • Open Source

    Expanded from the SumatraPDF project, PDFlite is open source and will benefit from community driven development.

  • Multilingual

    Can be used in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Dutch, Japanese, and many more languages.

Installing PDFlite

Clicking the download button begins installation of InstallIQ™, which manages your PDFlite installation. Learn More.
You may be offered to install the File Association Manager. For more information click here.
You may be offered to install the Yahoo Toolbar.


  • Testimonials

    PDFlite is free, open source and very light. View a PDF file and it loads quick and runs well. What more would you want? Oh and it’s free and can be used as a PDF converter!

    Samuel Philip Thomson, New York — USA

    PDFlite is the best program to convert from Word to PDF. Just type your document in Microsoft Word and then select PDFlite as the printer. Doc to pdf! Simple!

    Laurent Davies, Manchester — UK

  • Download Mirrors

    Get it from CNET!


    Current Version: 0.7 — Major bugfixes with converter and plugin.
    07 mar 2012
    Source Code — Current Release, based on the Sumatra PDF project.
    GPLv3 – Open Source