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  • Sumatra PDF icon

    Sumatra PDF

    What is Sumatra PDF? Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI viewer for Windows. Why another PDF reader? Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

    Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a powerful software for viewing, printing, and annotating PDFs. It’s connected to Adobe Document Cloud — so it’s easier than ever to work with PDFs on computers and mobile devices. The commercial...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows Phone iPad ... Blackberry 10

  • PDF-XChange Viewer icon

    PDF-XChange Viewer

    PDF-XChange Viewer is an alternative viewer for PDF files that enables you to view and annotate PDF files. You can add text, sticky notes, and other annotations and save them to the file, which will be compatible with the standard...

    Freemium Windows PortableApps.com

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    Okular

    Okular is a universal document viewer based on KPDF for KDE 4 with support for advanced document features, such as annotations, forms, and embedded files. Okular combines the excellent functionalities of KPDF with the versatility...

    Open Source Linux BSD KDE

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  • MuPDF icon

    MuPDF

    MuPDF is a lightweight PDF and XPS viewer. The renderer in MuPDF is tailored for high quality anti-aliased graphics. It renders text with metrics and spacing accurate to within fractions of a pixel for the highest fidelity in...

    Open Source Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad Xfce

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  • Nitro Reader icon

    Nitro Reader

    Nitro Reader offers features and functionality far beyond typical PDF readers, and makes working with PDF easier than ever before. Create PDF files, comment and review, save PDF forms, extract text and images, type text directly...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Preview

    Preview is a simple and elegant application by Apple for viewing and working with images and PDF documents. With a single click, Preview takes your PDF document full screen for an ideal reading or viewing experience. Quickly...

    Free Mac

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  • STDU Viewer icon

    STDU Viewer

    Are you tired from many viewers one for each document? Do you want to have, one program for all your technical documentations, scientific books and so on? Do you want to have program, which fast opens files, fast loads pages and...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Skim icon

    Skim

    Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

    Open Source Mac

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    WinDjView

    WinDjView is a fast, compact and powerful DjVu viewer for Windows with tabbed interface, continuous scrolling and advanced printing options. It uses the free DjVuLibre library to decode DjVu documents. DjVu is a web-centric format and...

    Open Source Mac Windows PortableApps.com

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    Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in

    In version 8, Google Chrome introduced a free PDF viewer, installed by default. While this plug-in lacks many features of the Adobe Acrobat Plug-in, it is much faster and lighter, and updates with the browser rather than an external...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome

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    PDF-XChange Editor

    The smallest, fastest, most feature-rich PDF editor/viewer available * Full Direct Content Editing (text based PDFs, not scanned/image based PDFs) * Includes OCR feature * View, Edit, and annotate PDF files

    Freemium Windows

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    qpdfview

    qpdfview is a Qt-based tabbed document viewer using the Poppler library for PDF rendering and CUPS for printing. Support for the DjVu and PostScript formats can be added via plugins.

    Open Source Linux Haiku Qt

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    zathura

    zathura is a highly customizable and functional PDF viewer based on the poppler rendering library and the gtk+ toolkit. The idea behind zathura is an application that provides a minimalistic and space saving interface as well as an...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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    Perfect viewer

    Perfect Viewer is a very fast image/comic viewer. *Turn black/white image into 4 colorize image(Only available for donated users. Need install Perfect Viewer donation application). *Page layout: Auto single page, Auto dual page...

    Free Android

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    GoodReader

    With GoodReader on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, you can read virtually anything, anywhere. Books, movies, maps, pictures; GoodReader puts it all in a single app, right in your pocket. GoodReader lets you transfer files to your...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

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  • Google Docs Viewer icon

    Google Docs Viewer

    With Google Docs Viewer, you can quickly view many file types online, including PDFs, Microsoft Office files, and many image file types.

    Free Web / Cloud

    • Discontinued Focus has moved to Google Drive but Docs Viewer still accessible: http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2015/02/google-docs-viewer-page-no-longer.html
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    Xee

    Xee is a lightweight, fast and convenient image viewer and browser. It is designed to be a serious tool for image viewing and management, with a sleek and powerful interface. Xee can: Display a large number of image formats -...

    Commercial Mac

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    Notability

    Notability is the first truly integrated note-taking app for iOS. Standing on a framework that automatically links notes with audio recordings, Notability supports all of your note-taking needs -- handwriting, PDF annotation, word...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

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    Xpdf

    Xpdf is an open source viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. (These are also sometimes also called 'Acrobat' files, from the name of Adobe's PDF software.) The Xpdf project also includes a PDF text extractor...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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    • Bundleware The installer attempts to install, via opt-out, a non-free browser bar. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    Xodo

    Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF viewer and annotator. And it’s 100% free. Powerful, fast, and optimized for all phones and tablets, Xodo’s mobile app makes it easy to access, mark up, sort, share, sync, and manage even the...

    Free Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad ... Kindle Fire

  • Free Opener icon

    Free Opener

    Free Opener allows users to view, edit and print many different types of files without having to download specialty software. Currently, the software supports over 80 different file formats including Microsoft Office Files (.doc...

    Free Windows

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    Universal Viewer

    Universal Viewer is an advanced file viewer for wide range of formats. Supported file formats are: Images: all major graphics formats: JPG BMP ICO GIF PNG WMF TIFF PSD..., over 40 formats. Also RAW images from 400+ cameras are...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Kami icon

    Kami

    Cloud-based PDF viewer and annotation tool for your browser. Perfect for Chromebook 1:1 schools. View, export, print and share your PDF files straight from your browser. Notable PDF works on all browsers and works best with Google...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Chrome

  • Gaaiho PDF Reader icon

    Gaaiho PDF Reader

    Free PDF reader with a complete set of annotation tools. It also includes signing and sharing options.

    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • RepliGo Reader icon

    RepliGo Reader

    The application allows you to directly open and read PDF files that have been saved to your media card – without the need for server-side conversion, services or subscriptions.

    Commercial Android Blackberry

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    Atril

    Atril is a simple multi-page document viewer. It can display and print PostScript (PS), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), DJVU, DVI, XPS and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. When supported by the document, it also allows searching...

    Open Source Linux

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  • PDF Reader icon

    PDF Reader

    "PDF Reader" is the one app you can rely on when you need a portable solution to work with PDFs.

    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • ezPDF Reader icon

    ezPDF Reader

    ezPDF Reader is a PDF viewer with some powerful features such as TTS (Text-to-Speech), annotations and PDF forms. Customized Viewing Clearly presented without the fluff, documents appear as they would on your PC, but customized...

    Commercial Android iPhone

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  • Flipping PDF Reader icon

    Flipping PDF Reader

    The Flipping PDF Reader allows to read PDF documents in user friendly interface with flipping book effect. Good looking and convenient alternative for Adobe PDF Reader.

    Free Windows

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  • ePDFView icon

    ePDFView

    A simple PDF document viewer, in the lines of Evince but without using the Gnome libraries. ePDFView is a free lightweight PDF document viewer using Poppler and GTK+ libraries.

    Open Source Linux

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    Open Freely

    Open Freely: the Easiest Way To Open ALL Files For FREE! Edit, Print & Save All Microsoft Office Files One Program To Open Many File Types - Over 100 Types Supported Built For Windows. Windows 7, Vista, XP all...

    Free Windows

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    BePDF

    BePDF is a PDF viewer for the BeOS, Haiku & Zeta. Besides viewing, it supports annotating and user-defined bookmarking for unencrypted PDFs. It's fully localized for 20 languages at the moment with additional languages being...

    Open Source Haiku

Evince Comments

Almost the best

Positive Comment by drink_n_drive
about Evince Sep 2015

Evince is my default PDF reader, but still lacks annotations as you can notice by the comments above.
Still, it has great GTK+3.x theme integration, no bloat, and I can read both my big true-pdf files and .cbr comic books flawlessly.
My upvote.

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Great but have some issue

Comment by grea09
about Evince and Windows 7 Aug 2013

Probably the best PDF reader out there. Have even a windows version. The only flaw is the lack of support of underlined annotation in PDF.

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Home row

Positive Comment by SextaExtincion
about Evince Nov 2012

It is great also that you can use the home row (h, j, k, l), and other useful shortcuts, to move arround

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Install Evince on Mac

Comment by aint
about Evince Oct 2012

How to install on mac?

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Good program, but it didn't copy text from PDF to clipboard ...

Comment by maxon
about Evince Jun 2011

Good program, but it didn't copy text from PDF to clipboard - what a disappointment =(

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since Evince can read comicbook files, Comical can be consi ...

Comment by nitrofurano
about Evince Jun 2011

since Evince can read comicbook files, Comical can be considered as alternative

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I've been downloading a lot of PDF viewers, and after downl ...

Comment by Xeogin
about Evince Jun 2011

I've been downloading a lot of PDF viewers, and after downloading this one, I was instantly in love. It didn't crash when I pushed it like Sumatra. It has previews on the side, it's very fast, has great text selection, and it's always active, unlike Foxit's nastiness. The only issues I had were how it wanted to install in Application Data, which was easy to fix, and my only current issue: It opens the same, tiny size each time. There may be a setting somewhere, but I'd like it to open at 100% each time.

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