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    Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Foxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try PDF Reader or Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js). 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC are Preview (Free), Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in (Free), PDF Studio (Freemium) and Skim (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2021

    1. 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.

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      Foxit Reader vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Most users think Foxit Reader is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
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      Multi tabs, stable, and very clean design.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      2
      The accessibility of the commands is great, the most important features are free. I haven't felt the need to change to a third pdf viewer. Plus, you can print to PDF when many other software started eliminating this option.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      1
      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  about 3 years ago

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      ease to use, customizable view, good searching interface
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      Notiz_Me Has the ability to print in booklet format, which a lot of other readers lack.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      wlfzsyhhc Available on Gnu/Linux, FOSS
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      Excellent interface and qucik and easy to use.
      Positive comment over 1 year 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.
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      PDF Reader vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Almost everyone thinks PDF Reader is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      charlesjones86 The free version provides all functions needed for the regular user.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      daynabarber3 More versatile than the Adobe Reader.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    3. 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. Also available for...
      Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Most users think Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      braky Firefox can also be used as a PDF viewer.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      1
      josephcw pdf.js cannot be used to annotate documents or fill forms.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

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    4. Preview is a simple and elegant application by Apple for viewing and working with images and PDF documents.
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      Preview vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opinions
      Most users think Preview is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      Easy, Very Fast, basic editing options.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      1
      Unlike Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, which allows you to edit and erase certain parts of PDF files, Preview won't let you do it if it's only 1 page. I suggest getting a different PDF viewer, reader, and editor.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    5. 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.
      Most users think Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .


    6. Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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    7. 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.
      Some users think Skim is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC , some don't.
    8. zathura is a highly customizable and functional PDF viewer based on the poppler rendering library and the gtk+ toolkit.
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      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.
    9. The Xpdf open source project includes a PDF viewer along with a collection of command line tools which perform various functions on PDF files: - xpdf: PDF viewer - pdftotext: converts PDF to text - pdftops: converts PDF to PostScript - pdftoppm: converts PDF pages to netpbm...
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      Features include: * Ability to click on References and Figures in order to go to their definitions (event if the PDF document doesn't provide links) * Ability to search all the previously opened documents * Browser style history navigation * Ability to mark locations...
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