Open Source Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is Small SumatraPDF iconSumatraPDF, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC are Small Foxit Reader iconFoxit Reader (Free Personal), Small PDF Reader iconPDF Reader (Freemium), Small Okular iconOkular (Free, Open Source) and Small Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) iconFirefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) (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 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 10 months ago

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    • 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 2 months ago

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

    • 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
    • The Xpdf open source project includes a PDF viewer along with a collection of command line tools which perform various functions on PDF files. View 49 alternatives to Xpdf
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • modern computer flatboat is a mobile pdf viewer written in Qt and using MuPDF's libfitz. View 74 alternatives to modern computer flatboat

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.8.32, released in January 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
    • Dark Mode PDF reader. View 90 alternatives to NightPDF
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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