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Adobe Acrobat Reader Alternatives for Google Chrome

Adobe Acrobat Reader is not available for Google Chrome but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Google Chrome alternative is Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js), 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 and six of them are available for Google Chrome so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Google Chrome alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader are Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in, Kami, pdf.io and Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer.

Adobe Acrobat Reader alternatives are mainly PDF Readers but may also be Ebook Readers or PDF Editors. 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. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightFirefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Simple to use and no need to install additional applications.

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    pdf.js cannot be used to annotate documents or fill forms.

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    braky

    Firefox can also be used as a PDF viewer.

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  2. Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in icon

    Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome

    In version 8, Google Chrome introduced a free PDF viewer, installed by default. While this plug-in lacks many features of the Adobe Acrobat Plug-in, it is much faster and lighter, and updates with the browser rather than an external utility.

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    Kami

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Chrome

    Cloud-based PDF viewer and annotation tool for your browser. Perfect for Chromebook 1:1 schools. View, export, print and share your PDF files straight from your browser. Kami works on all browsers and works best with Google Chrome.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationKami support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    pdf.io

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Brave
    • Firefox

    Free set of online tools for handling PDF files. Convert and edit your PDF files with incredible ease and speed!

    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ Split PDF filespdf.io can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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    Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Automatically previews pdfs, powerpoint presentations, and other documents in Google Docs Viewer.

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    The extension is no longer updated. Last version, 3.10, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from the Chrome Web Store

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    Genei

    • Google Chrome
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    AI powered productivity tool for reading, understanding and taking notes on PDFs and long websites. Users can search, summarise, extract and define keywords, ask google-search type questions and be taken straight to the answers.

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