Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Alternatives

    Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is described as 'powerful software for viewing, printing, and annotating PDFs' and is a well-known app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is SumatraPDF, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Adobe Acrobat Reader DC are Foxit Reader (Free Personal), PDF Reader (Freemium), Okular (Free, Open Source) and Evince (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 5, 2021

    1. Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI/FB2 viewer for Windows. Why another PDF reader? Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features. Its small and starts up very fast.
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      SumatraPDF vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Most users think SumatraPDF is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
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      pbfranon Free, quick to install, quick to uninstall, loads fast.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      Atoshi It's nowhere as vulnerable to attacks as Adobe Reader, doesn't execute embedded JS, and renders documents blazingly fast
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      10
      Sumatra does not support editing forms and adding annotations.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

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      Notiz_Me Doesn't have the ability to print in booklet format.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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      it doesn't support annotations.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Better performance and lower memory footprint make it faster to load. Can run from a USB drive.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      miromarvel The only FOSS PDF reader on Windows. Very fast, responsive and straight forward. No useless features or complicated UI.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    2. Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

      Bundleware

      The installer tries to install McAfee WebAdvisor and PhantomPDF Business. These can be skipped by clicking Decline on each.

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      Foxit Reader vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Most users think Foxit Reader is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
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      Multi tabs, stable, and very clean design.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      The accessibility of the commands is great, the most important features are free. I haven't felt the need to change to a third pdf viewer. Plus, you can print to PDF when many other software started eliminating this option.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      1
      The UI is kludgy and looks like it belongs in the 1990's. Also, basic functionality now included in Adobe isn't (or at least not easily) found in Foxit. I love Foxit's products and have a Business user of theirs for years - so, this is really disappointing.
      Top negative comment  almost 3 years ago

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      ease to use, customizable view, good searching interface
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      0
      Notiz_Me Has the ability to print in booklet format, which a lot of other readers lack.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      wlfzsyhhc Available on Gnu/Linux, FOSS
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      Excellent interface and qucik and easy to use.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    3. PDF Reader is the ideal app for anyone who works with PDFs in the office or at home. PDF Reader allows you to organize all annotated information with a few taps.
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      PDF Reader vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Almost everyone thinks PDF Reader is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      charlesjones86 The free version provides all functions needed for the regular user.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      daynabarber3 More versatile than the Adobe Reader.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    4. Multi-platform, fast and packed with features, Okular allows you to read PDF documents, comics and EPub books, browse images, visualize Markdown documents, and much more.
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      Okular vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Most users think Okular is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
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      karlossss1996 It's very fast free pdf reader with some useful editing functions.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      escobartopex editing text, colour highlighter
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      -1
      There's no form filling tools
      Top negative comment  about 1 year ago

      1
      ccxfied One of the best possible alternatives to Adobe Reader and Foxit. FOSS, available as UWP. Isn't as lightweight as SumatraPDF, but has configurable memory/RAM profiles and a plenty of annotation options. Customizable and Privacy-respecting. What else do y'want? Except if you're searching for Booklet Printing or some Pro Features you get on other PDF apps, Okular is the pefect app.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      Notiz_Me Doesn't have the ability to print in booklet format.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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      Lightweight, highly functional, and aesthetic.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Lightweight, can read many document fomats like cbz or cbr, can even merge pdfs
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    5. Evince (or GNOME Document Viewer) is a document viewer for multiple document formats: PDF, Postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi, XPS, SyncTex support with gedit, comics books (cbr,cbz,cb7 and cbt) and others. See Supported Document Formats for details.
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      Evince vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Most users think Evince is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      mlocik97 Use it every day, it has better UI/UX and is light.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      Light and comes natively with Ubuntu.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      uncertainquark Fast and simple. Allows images to be saved from the right-click context menu.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    6. PDF Viewer (aka pdf.js) is a new revolutionary extension using web standard technologies that allows you to display within Mozilla Firefox almost all PDF files found on the web without a plugin. Also available for...
      Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Most users think Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      braky Firefox can also be used as a PDF viewer.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      josephcw pdf.js cannot be used to annotate documents or fill forms.
      Negative comment 28 days ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Xfce
      MuPDF is a highly versatile, customizable PDF and XPS interpreter solution that can be used across a wide range of applications as a PDF renderer, viewer, or toolkit.
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      MuPDF vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Most users think MuPDF is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      theannymspro It doesn't have several major features that adobe reader has. MuPDF just open files that's all. no options at all, no resizing, no editing, no change in view, there is nothing.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    7. Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF viewer and annotator. Powerful, fast, and optimized for all phones and tablets, Xodo makes it easy to access, edit, mark up, sort, share, sync, manage, sign, and more with even the most complex PDF documents.
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      Xodo vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Most users think Xodo is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      Completely free, clutter-free interface, and easy to use.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      AwesomeSauce32 It's a free pdf viewer/editior that has all the features that most people use Adobe Reader for. More stable. More secure. The interface feels cleaner to me.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      It is fast and has all a pdf reader needs. Can edit, sign, mark...
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      0
      yelinzhang it can be launched faster and easily used than big apps and some alternative functions.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • F-Droid
      Document Viewer is a highly customizable document viewer for Android, fork of the last GPL version of EBookDroid .
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      Document Viewer vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Most users think Document Viewer is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      For android smartphones, its the best choice as it is opensource and has many features.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      open source, fast, lightweight, support for many formats, many available settings
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    8. 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 onto the page, and more.
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      Nitro Reader vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Most users think Nitro Reader is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      You can create pdfs from other documents and even from pics. It has OCR so you can edit and change what is written even in a picture... plus other stuff.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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