Open Source Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Alternatives

    Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is described as 'powerful software for viewing, printing, and annotating PDFs'. There are more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for various platforms. The best alternative is SumatraPDF, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Adobe Acrobat Reader DC are Evince (Free, Open Source), Okular (Free, Open Source), Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) (Free, Open Source) and MuPDF (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 9, 2021

    • Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI/FB2 viewer for Windows.Why another PDF reader? View 87 alternatives to SumatraPDF
      Most users think SumatraPDF is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      SumatraPDF vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
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      pbfranon Free, quick to install, quick to uninstall, loads fast.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      Very lightweight, always works well, better performance
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      Sumatra does not support editing forms and adding annotations.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      Notiz_Me Doesn't have the ability to print in booklet format.
      Negative comment about 2 months ago

      it doesn't support annotations.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

      Better performance and lower memory footprint make it faster to load. Can run from a USB drive.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      miromarvel The only FOSS PDF reader on Windows. Very fast, responsive and straight forward. No useless features or complicated UI.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    • Evince 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). For a comprehensive list of formats supported, see Supported Document Formats. View 96 alternatives to Evince
      Most users think Evince is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      Evince vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
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      uncertainquark Fast and simple. Allows images to be saved from the right-click context menu.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      Light and comes natively with Ubuntu.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago



    • Okular is a universal document viewer developed by KDE. Okular works on multiple platforms, including but not limited to Linux, Windows, macOS, *BSD, etc. View 87 alternatives to Okular
      Most users think Okular is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Okular vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
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      karlossss1996 It's very fast free pdf reader with some useful editing functions.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      escobartopex editing text, colour highlighter
      Top positive comment  10 months ago

      There's no form filling tools
      Top negative comment  7 months ago

      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 about 1 month ago

      Notiz_Me Doesn't have the ability to print in booklet format.
      Negative comment about 2 months ago

      Lightweight, highly functional, and aesthetic.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Lightweight, can read many document fomats like cbz or cbr, can even merge pdfs
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    • PDF Viewer (aka pdf.js) is a new revolutionary extension using web standard technologies that allows you to display within https://alternativeto. View 54 alternatives to Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js)
      Most users think Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
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      braky Firefox can also be used as a PDF viewer.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    • 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. View 64 alternatives to MuPDF
      Most users think MuPDF is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Xfce
      MuPDF vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 over 1 year ago



    • Document Viewer is a highly customizable document viewer for Android, fork of the last GPL version of EBookDroid . View 131 alternatives to Document Viewer
      Most users think Document Viewer is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • F-Droid
      Document Viewer vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
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      For android smartphones, its the best choice as it is opensource and has many features.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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

    • 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. View 64 alternatives to Skim
      Some users think Skim is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC , some don't.
    • zathura is a highly customizable and functional PDF viewer based on the poppler rendering library and the gtk+ toolkit. View 53 alternatives to zathura
      This alternative is disputed. zathura is still a legitimate alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC , but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • MacPorts
      • Homebrew
    • v1.1.0 - PDF file association. - New PDF file icons. v1.0.0 - First release. - Tabbed View to easily switch between multiple documents. View 21 alternatives to Lector - PDF Reader
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
    • 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. View 93 alternatives to Atril
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
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