Alternatives to Nitro Reader for all platforms with any license

  • 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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    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 multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop with a...

    Open Source Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC  icon

    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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    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 select PDFCreator as their printer, permitting almost any...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware The installer contains adwares. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • 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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  • 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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  • Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in icon

    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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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

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    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

  • Foxit PDF Creator icon

    Foxit PDF Creator

    Foxit PDF Creator is a virtual printer that allows any application with printing capability to generate high-quality PDF documents conveniently and efficiently. Like the popular Foxit Reader, Foxit PDF Creator is designed specially...

    Commercial 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • qAllInOne icon

    qAllInOne

    qAllInOne (aka qAIO) is a free open-source software built using Qt to provide users an All-In-One media player, so it can view images, play videos and audio. Features Built using Qt5 Cross-Platform (Can work with Microsoft...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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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    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/
  • 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

  • BePDF icon

    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

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    SlimPDF Reader

    SlimPDF Reader is a high quality PDF viewer that is only 1.5MB in size. Features and benefits: - Eliminate bloatware and help your computer run faster; - View any PDF File just like Adobe Reader; - 100% Free; - The smallest...

    Free Windows

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  • PDF Previewer for Windows 8

    An attorney who deals with a lot of PDFs set himself with the task of finding a way to preview the PDFs in Windows Explorer (much like Cover Flow view already does in Mac OS X) without actually opening them. He has searched high and...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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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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