The Difference between the UWP Version and the Desktop Version of PDF Reader Pro

Fri. 13 May. 20224513

PDF is the most popular document format today, and the PDF reading software is updated and iterated quickly. Correspondingly, PDF Reader Pro also releases different versions on different platforms according to user preferences. When you are downloading, maybe you feel distressed because you can’t understand the differences between different versions for different platforms. You don't even know which version you want to download, so you don't choose the most suitable version in the end. This article will take two versions of PDF Reader Pro for Windows as an example, introducing the UWP version of PDF Reader Pro and the desktop version of PDF Reader Pro for your reference.

The UWP version of PDF Reader Pro and the desktop version of PDF Reader Pro are both released for Windows systems. UWP (Universal Windows Platform) can run on many platforms like Windows 10 Mobile, Surface (Windows tablet), PC, Xbox, and HoloLens. It can display a unified layout design on various devices, bringing users a more unified experience. The desktop version refers to the software that can only be run on a computer. Both the UWP version of PDF Reader Pro and the desktop version of PDF Reader Pro can make it easier for users to edit PDF documents and read documents better. For example, when you want to annotate a document, the two versions can provide you with multiple ways to annotate such as Highlight, Underline, Squiggly, Strikethrough, etc. When you want to protect the privacy of your documents or prevent infringement, both of them can offer services of setting passwords and adding watermarks for you. 

Still, there are some differences between the two versions of PDF Reader Pro for Windows. Now, I will introduce their differences in the following aspects: 


1. Comparison of features

2. Access to software

3. The differences between the main interface

4. How to unlock the premium features?


Comparison of features

Maybe your biggest concern and the most doubtful question is the differences in function between the two versions of PDF Reader Pro for Windows. Now, I will use the form of a table to present it more intuitively.

1

Access to software

The UWP version of PDF Reader Pro is downloaded from the Microsoft Store. We all know that if you want to download software in the Microsoft Store, you need to register an account first, then you can download the software you want in it. In this way, you can manage your downloaded software expediently. This unified installation method ensures the security of installing applications and also saves users' time and energy in finding installation packages. In addition, after using the Microsoft account to log in to the store, the installed application history will be bound to this account, which is convenient to quickly install the used applications after reinstalling the system or changing the computer.

The desktop version of PDF Reader Pro can be downloaded from the official website. You can acquire this software quickly without registering an account. In this way, you can customize the storage location of the software during the installation process. The desktop version of PDF Reader Pro also takes up less storage space than the UWP version of PDF Reader Pro.

The differences between the main interface

In the UWP version of PDF Reader Pro, the functions such as Settings and Help are located on the left side of the main interface. Then you will open a document, you can find that the page range and view scale are displayed at the top of the interface. 

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In the desktop version of PDF Reader Pro, the functions are located at the top of the main interface. After you open a document, you will see that the page range and view scale are displayed at the bottom of the interface.   

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How to unlock the premium features?

    The desktop version of PDF Reader Pro means that you download the package directly from our website without a need for an account. You can upgrade and unlock the advanced features by purchasing a license code in the Website Store.

The UWP version of PDF Reader Pro means you download the app from Microsoft Store. Please make sure you have a Microsoft account before you download it. And you can purchase a Permanent License or 3-Month Access Pack to unlock the advanced features within the software.

Both the two versions of PDF Reader Pro for Windows are excellent products that can facilitate you to read or edit PDF documents. However, for people who are used to downloading software from the Microsoft Store and have already registered an account, the UWP version of PDF Reader Pro is the best choice for you. On the contrary, for people who are used to downloading software from websites and don’t want to register an account, the desktop version of PDF Reader Pro is the most appropriate choice for you. Of course, if your computer is running low on memory, you can also consider the desktop version of PDF Reader Pro.

What are you waiting for, the UWP version of PDF Reader Pro and the desktop version of PDF Reader Pro are both free to download, come try them!  At the same time, if you have some suggestions or problems, please leave us a message at [email protected] We will give you feedback as soon as possible!


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