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).

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/3/2020 11:00:00 PM

Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Windows with any license

  • SumatraPDF

    Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI/FB2 viewer for Windows. Why another PDF reader? Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features. Its small and starts up very fast. Its designed for portable use: its just one file with no external dependencies so you can easily run it from external USB drive.

    • Sumatra does not support editing forms and adding annotations. Guest • Nov 2019 • 31 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The only FOSS PDF reader on Windows. Very fast, responsive and straight forward. No useless features or complicated UI. miromarvelAug 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Free, quick to install, quick to uninstall, loads fast. pbfranonJun 2016 • 45 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, separate windows, loads fast. However, no form fills Guest • Apr 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very lightweight, always works well, better performance Guest • Sep 2017 • 27 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Better performance and lower memory footprint make it faster to load. Can run from a USB drive. Guest • Sep 2020 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Small program, excessively-fast to open .pdf files: Just pdf viewer you want. Guest • Sep 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight and fast. No crapware bundled. Guest • Sep 2019 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast and free. He doesn't support adding annotations :( Guest • Apr 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Sumatra PDF is lightweight, stable and user-friendly, as well as being completely free. It doesn't include the entire feature set of some of the other popular PDF readers, such as form fill, but does have some features that others don't, such as a tabbed interface. I highly recommend. I personally use Sumatra for reading and FoxIt for writing/major reading. SzubxeroJan 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • lightweight, fast, unclattered UI Guest • Mar 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Super fast. Instant in fact, whereas DC crawls and hangs and crawls and hangs. Wish I'd found this sooner. Guest • Dec 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's nowhere as vulnerable to attacks as Adobe Reader, doesn't execute embedded JS, and renders documents blazingly fast AtoshiNov 2016 • 15 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, effective, an can be run from a USB. Guest • Sep 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • lightweight, fast to open/close, render document very fast. rickysantosoJul 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is light, fast, free, multilingual, and open source. It is more user-friendly than Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Guest • Jun 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very light (a few MB) and great compatibility. Guest • May 2017 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sumatra is perfect, lightweight, does what is useful and does it well. Guest • Aug 2016 • 8 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Small, powerful, fast and very configurable. 01101001bOct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Small, fast, light, libre, delightful. Guest • Feb 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Foxit Reader

    Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7. Whether you're a consumer, business, government agency, or educational organization, you need to read, create, sign, and annotate (comment on) PDF documents and fill out PDF forms. Foxit Reader is a small, lightning fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, sign, and print any PDF file.

    • Bundleware
      The installer tries to install McAfee WebAdvisor and PhantomPDF Business. These can be skipped by clicking Decline on each.
    • Excellent interface and qucik and easy to use. Guest • Aug 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Jul 2019 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Dec 2018 • 5 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • fast, complete, and a similar interface Guest • Oct 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Multi tabs, stable, and very clean design. Guest • Jan 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not as light as Sumatra PDF because have another feature. It's a great alternative to Acrobat Reader. rickysantosoJul 2018 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Typewriter function can make any form a fillable form. Skip the printing and associated cost. Did this with lengthy government forms and docs. Seamless. Guest • Jul 2017 • 5 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This one has the ability to mark PDFs for highlighting books and etc. Guest • Jun 2016 • 7 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad ReactOS

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  • Okular

    Okular is a universal document viewer based developed by KDE. Okular works on multiple platforms, including but not limited to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, *BSD, etc. Okular combines the excellent functionalities with the versatility of supporting different kind of documents, like PDF, Postscript, DjVu, CHM, XPS, ePub and others. Okular is a Free Software PDF reader.

    • Okular is a highly functional .pdf reader provided as a default with KDE and KDE's Plasma desktop environments. Open source, flexible and fast. What's not to like? JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • editing text, colour highlighter escobartopexJul 2020 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's very fast free pdf reader with some useful editing functions. karlossss1996Oct 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, highly functional, and aesthetic. Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, can read many document fomats like cbz or cbr, can even merge pdfs Guest • Sep 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • PDF Reader

    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. You can quickly backup and send documents to your friends, classmates and colleagues via email and cloud storage services (share via Android). Optimizing your work quality and productivity couldn’t be easier! Key Features - FILE MANGER & VIEWING MODE.

    • The free version provides all functions needed for the regular user. charlesjones86Feb 2019 • 17 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • More versatile than the Adobe Reader. daynabarber3Aug 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js)

    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 Google Chrome and Opera

    • Firefox can also be used as a PDF viewer. brakyApr 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome Opera ... Firefox

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  • MuPDF

    MuPDF is a lightweight PDF and XPS viewer. The renderer in MuPDF is tailored for high quality anti-aliased graphics. It renders text with metrics and spacing accurate to within fractions of a pixel for the highest fidelity in reproducing the look of a printed page on screen. MuPDF is also small, fast, and yet complete. It supports PDF 1.7 with transparency, encryption, hyperlinks, annotations, searching and more. It also reads OpenXPS documents.

    • 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. theannymsproNov 2019 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad ... Xfce

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  • Nitro Reader

    Nitro Reader offers features and functionality far beyond typical PDF readers, and makes working with PDF easier than ever before. Create PDF files, comment and review, save PDF forms, extract text and images, type text directly onto the page, and more. Start working with PDF files the way you always wanted. There is also a printer driver included, which you can use to create PDFs from any application.

    • You can create pdfs from other documents and even from pics. It has OCR so you can edit and change what is written even in a picture... plus other stuff. Guest • Mar 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows

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  • STDU Viewer

    Are you tired from many viewers one for each document? Do you want to have, one program for all your technical documentations, scientific books and so on? Do you want to have program, which fast opens files, fast loads pages and fast renders page to screen? And all of this in free software? STDU Viewer is a document viewer for multiple file formats. The goal of this software is to replace the multiple document viewers with a single simple application.

    • Discontinued
      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.6.375, released in April 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Lector - PDF Reader

    v1.1.0 - PDF file association. - New PDF file icons. v1.0.0 - First release. - Tabbed View to easily switch between multiple documents. - Document Navigation Tools. - Thumbnail and Outline Panes. - Find, Go to, Zoom and Print.

    Free Open Source Windows

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