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Adobe Acrobat Reader Alternatives for iPad

There are many alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader for iPad if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPad alternative is Foxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try PDF Reader or MuPDF. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader and 16 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader are Xodo, GoodReader, Drawboard PDF and Gaaiho PDF Reader.

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.
This page was last updated Jun 3, 2022
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad

View, sign, collaborate on and annotate PDF files with our free Acrobat Reader software. And to easily edit and convert...

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  1. Foxit Reader

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • ReactOS

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

    Bundleware

    The installer tries to install McAfee WebAdvisor and PhantomPDF Business. These can be skipped by clicking Decline on each.

    Foxit Reader vs Adobe Acrobat Reader opinions
    Most users think Foxit Reader is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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    danielcastelli

    Best full featured alternative

    Top positive comment  2 months ago
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    This one has the ability to mark PDFs for highlighting books and etc.

    Top positive comment  about 6 years ago
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    The UI is kludgy and looks like it belongs in the 1990's. Also, basic functionality now included in Adobe isn't (or at least not easily) found in Foxit. I love Foxit's products and have a Business user of theirs for years - so, this is really disappointing.

    Top negative comment  over 3 years ago
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    ease to use, customizable view, good searching interface

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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    Notiz_Me

    Has the ability to print in booklet format, which a lot of other readers lack.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    wlfzsyhhc

    Available on Gnu/Linux, FOSS

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    0

    Excellent interface and qucik and easy to use.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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  2. PDF Reader is the ideal app for anyone who works with PDFs in the office or at home. PDF Reader allows you to organize all annotated information with a few taps.

    PDF Reader vs Adobe Acrobat Reader opinions
    Almost everyone thinks PDF Reader is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader.
    daynabarber3

    More versatile than the Adobe Reader.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    charlesjones86

    The free version provides all functions needed for the regular user.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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  3. MuPDF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    • Xfce

    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.

    MuPDF vs Adobe Acrobat Reader opinions
    Most users think MuPDF is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader.
    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 2 years ago
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  4. Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF viewer and annotator. Powerful, fast, and optimized for all phones and tablets, Xodo makes it easy to access, edit, mark up, sort, share, sync, manage, sign, and more with even the most complex PDF documents.

    Xodo vs Adobe Acrobat Reader opinions
    Most users think Xodo is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader.
    AwesomeSauce32

    It's a free pdf viewer/editior that has all the features that most people use Adobe Reader for. More stable. More secure. The interface feels cleaner to me.

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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    0

    Completely free, clutter-free interface, and easy to use.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    yelinzhang

    it can be launched faster and easily used than big apps and some alternative functions.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    It is fast and has all a pdf reader needs. Can edit, sign, mark...

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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  5. With GoodReader on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, you can read virtually anything, anywhere. Books, movies, maps, pictures; GoodReader puts it all in a single app, right in your pocket.



  6. Drawboard PDF

    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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.

  7. Gaaiho PDF Reader

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

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

  8. Join the 60M users who are already working with PDF Reader Pro for Reading, Editing, Annotating, Create & Fill Form, Converting, Creating, OCR, and signing PDFs on their Mac, iOS, Android and Windows.

  9. Synopsis

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • iOS

    PDF reader + notes + flashcard.

  10. PSPDFKit

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    PSPDFKit is helping companies and users increase productivity across the globe. With our robust PDF solutions, we ensure developers and end-users have the highest quality tools available to do their best work.

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