I long ago abandoned the huge Adobe Reader in favor of the then trim FoxIt PDF Reader. But FoxIt has been adding weight and almost doubling its size (current version 6.03 is 28.33Mb, compared to 5.45 at 15Mb; and version 5.01 was 11Mb).
Other PDF readers are showing bloat-gains, too, yet none of my PDFs have any needs for ‘additional services’. None of them are filled with flashy spinning doodads and HOPEFULLY NOT links into adware scams.
What’s with PDF reader bloating? What new services does a PDF now require to simply display?
Hooks into more bloated web browsers? Some need to multi-thread a PD viewing experience (“Oh, I can’t possibly read Page 1 on the same Core as I read Page 8!! I must consume more threads and cores!!”).
I mean, what IS going on with PDF reader bloats?
It looks like I’ll drop all the dedicated PDF readers and simply accept my browser’s version, despite it’s rookie-esque warnings that “the PDF might not display properly”.
Is anyone seeing huge new advances in the PDF format itself?