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Adobe Acrobat Reader Alternatives

Adobe Acrobat Reader is described as 'View, sign, collaborate on and annotate PDF files with our free Acrobat Reader software. And to easily edit and convert your PDFs into file formats like Excel and Word, try out PDF editor and converter Acrobat Pro DC' and is a very popular PDF Reader in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and Android Tablet. The best alternative is SumatraPDF, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Adobe Acrobat Reader are Foxit Reader, PDF Reader, Okular and Evince.

Adobe Acrobat Reader alternatives are mainly PDF Readers but may also be Ebook Readers or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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  1. qpdfview icon

    qpdfview

    • Linux
    • Haiku
    • Qt
    69 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Lightweightqpdfview consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Fill PDF Formsqpdfview supports forms in PDF files.
    3.  PDF annotationqpdfview support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    qpdfview vs Adobe Acrobat Reader opinions
    This alternative is disputed. qpdfview is still a legitimate alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    SeanDFroszt

    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!

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    Really fast, many options with keybindings.

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    Atril

    • Linux
    • BSD
    101 alternatives to 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 for text, copying text to the clipboard...

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    1.  Dark ModeAtril supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Ad-freeAtril doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  PDF annotationAtril support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc


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    Sioyek

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    18 alternatives to Sioyek 

    Sioyek is a PDF viewer with minimal interface optimized for reading research papers and technical books.

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    1.  Dark ModeSioyek supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  LightweightSioyek consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    You can search in the table of contents
    Portals show relevant figures to the current location in a separate window
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    onkoe

    It's a minimalist PDF reader for programmers and other such nerds. Includes dark mode, keyboard navigation, and a minimalist UI that allows for great focus.

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    EBookDroid

    • Android
    45 alternatives to EBookDroid 

    EBookDroid is an open source (GPL'ed) document viewer for Android based on the VuDroid code base.

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    Secure PDF Viewer

    59 alternatives to Secure PDF Viewer 

    Simple Android PDF viewer based on pdf.js and content providers. The app doesn't require any permissions.

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    1.  LightweightSecure PDF Viewer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Privacy focusedSecure PDF Viewer is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Universal Viewer

    • Windows
    136 alternatives to Universal Viewer 

    Universal Viewer is an advanced file viewer for wide range of formats. Supported file formats are:

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    1.  PortableUniversal Viewer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Drawboard PDF

    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    40 alternatives to Drawboard PDF 

    The top AEC PDF app to markup and manage drawings and documents. Ideal for replacing pen and paper, avoid printing documents again by using our intuitive feature set that makes marking up a PDF easy. Open or create a new PDF, markup using our extensive array of tools, then save...

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    1.  PDF annotationDrawboard PDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Handwritten NotesDrawboard PDF supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    3.  PortableDrawboard PDF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Xpdf

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    56 alternatives to Xpdf 

    Xpdf is a free PDF viewer and toolkit, including a text extractor, image converter, HTML converter, and more. Most of the tools are available as open source.

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    Gaaiho PDF Reader

    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    82 alternatives to Gaaiho PDF Reader 

    Besides exceptionally fast launching and displaying speed, Gaaiho Reader is reliable in printing, filling forms annotating documents and adding bookmarks.

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    1.  Dark ModeGaaiho PDF Reader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  PDF annotationGaaiho PDF Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  PDF encryptionGaaiho PDF Reader can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
    4.  Sign PDF filesGaaiho PDF Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    5.  Fill PDF FormsGaaiho PDF Reader supports forms in PDF files.
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    iTop PDF

    • Windows
    53 alternatives to iTop PDF 

    iTop PDF is a full-featured yet easy-to-use  PDF tool, which helps view, edit, comment, convert and protect your  PDF  documents.  It is not only an ideal choice for you to create perfect  PDF documents by editing content, adding text, images & many...

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    1.  Fill PDF FormsiTop PDF supports forms in PDF files.
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