Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for all platforms with Free License

  • 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...

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    • Free, quick to install, quick to uninstall, loads fast. pbfranonJun 2016 • 14 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's nowhere as vulnerable to attacks as Adobe Reader, doesn't execute embedded JS, and renders documents blazingly fast AtoshiNov 2016 • 7 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very lightweight, always works well, better performance Guest • Sep 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very light (a few MB) and great compatibility. Guest • May 2017 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sumatra is perfect, lightweight, does what is useful and does it well. Guest • Aug 2016 • 6 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • lightweight, fast to open/close, render document very fast. rickysantosoJul 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, effective, an can be run from a USB. Guest • 2 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Small, powerful, fast and very configurable. 01101001bOct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, separate windows, loads fast. However, no form fills Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It is light, fast, free, multilingual, and open source. It is more user-friendly than Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Foxit Reader

    Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7. Whether you're a consumer...

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    • Bundleware The installer tries to install McAfee WebAdvisor and PhantomPDF Business. These can be skipped by clicking Decline on each.
    • This one has the ability to mark PDFs for highlighting books and etc. Guest • Jun 2016 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Typewriter function can make any form a fillable form. Skip the printing and associated cost. Did this with lengthy government forms and docs. Seamless. Guest • Jul 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Multi tabs, stable, and very clean design. Guest • Jan 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not as light as Sumatra PDF because have another feature. It's a great alternative to Acrobat Reader. rickysantosoJul 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • PDF-XChange Viewer

    The PDF-XChange Viewer has been discontinued and replaced by the PDF-XChange Editor.

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    • Has enough bells and whistles to be competitive with Adobe without all the useless bloat. Additionally, PDF-XChange Viewer has many options for software installation such as 32-bit, 64-bit, full and portable installs. Guest • Dec 2016 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Tried PDF-Zilla and Sumatra, PDF-XChange has a cleaner UI, more fluid for me. Also tried Okular, but they referred Windows users to a separate site that didn't appear to have the software available for download. As PDF-XChange doesn't work on Linux, I might try Okular on my Linux machines. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It allows note and annotation extraction in text format (contra e.g. Sumatra or Foxit) Guest • Aug 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight and efficient, loads of controls and options, free for personal use. Guest • Sep 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Okular

    Okular is a universal document viewer based developed by KDE. Okular works on multiple platforms, including but not limited to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, *BSD, etc.

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    • Lightweight, can read many document fomats like cbz or cbr, can even merge pdfs Guest • Sep 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Okular is a highly functional .pdf reader provided as a default with KDE and KDE's Plasma desktop environments. Open source, flexible and fast. What's not to like? JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, highly functional, and aesthetic. Guest • Oct 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

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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...

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    • Unlike Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, which allows you to edit and erase certain parts of PDF files, Preview won't let you do it if it's only 1 page. I suggest getting a different PDF viewer, reader, and editor. Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

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    • 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. Guest • Mar 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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.

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  • Document Viewer

    A fork of the last GPL version of EBookDroid. Supports the following formats: PDF DjVu XPS (OpenXPS) Comic...

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    • open source, fast, lightweight, support for many formats, many available settings Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • For android smartphones, its the best choice as it is opensource and has many features. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

    Free Open Source Linux Haiku Qt

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    • Anything written using the beautiful Qt SDK (or better yet with the KDE SDK) is awesome, and it's a tabbed PDF viewer! It's sweet! SeanDFrosztNov 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

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    • it can be launched faster and easily used than big apps and some alternative functions. yelinzhangOct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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