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    Evince

    Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats. It currently supports pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi, cbr, cbz, etc. The goal of Evince is to replace the...

    Open Source Windows Linux 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...

    Open Source Linux BSD KDE

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    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...

    Open Source Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad ... Xfce

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    PDFCreator

    PDFCreator is an application for converting documents into Portable Document Format (PDF) on Microsoft Windows operating systems. Once installed, it allows the user to...

    Freemium Windows

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    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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    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...

    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...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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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...

    Freemium Windows

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    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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Nitro Reader Comments

Nitro PDF is useful in combination with Sumatra PDF etc

Positive Comment by blackboard
about Nitro Reader and PDFCreator, PDFescape, PortableApps.com Oct 2014

Sumatra PDF is hands-down the fastest and best PDF reader that is only used for reading, and nothing else. I use it in the PortableApps suite. For creating and editing PDF files, especially the quick and easy way by "printing to PDF", Nitro PDF is a good replacement for PDF Creator, which used to be popular, but has had a lot of controversy due to unethical malware bundled with it. For everything Sumatra PDF can't do, Nitro PDF has worked well for me. I also use PDFescape.com for adding signatures and other little edits.

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A warning

Comment by 72dpi
about Nitro Reader and Sumatra PDF Nov 2011

This application seems overly heavy and sluggish. The installation takes a long time, it validates itself and such (I prefer installers that just install) and I got the feeling it installs After installation I noticed it had associated the files it reads to itself (so PDFs will by default open in Nitro).

When using Nitro PDF to browse pages in a PDF, I experienced a delay of about 1 second. The same document reads without any delay in both Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Sumatra PDF.

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Nice, looks like Office 2010 interface. It has a lot of fun ...

Comment by JonM33
about Nitro Reader Jun 2011

Nice, looks like Office 2010 interface. It has a lot of functionality and isn't just a reader. Currently Beta so be aware.

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i'm still testing it, so far looks impressive. Perfect repl ...

Comment by pipo2003
about Nitro Reader Jun 2011

i'm still testing it, so far looks impressive. Perfect replacement for Adobe Reade or Foxit

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