Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Windows with any license

  • Sumatra PDF

    Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI viewer for Windows. Why another PDF reader? Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity...

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    • Free, quick to install, quick to uninstall, loads fast. pbfranonJun 2016 • 15 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 • 8 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very lightweight, always works well, better performance Guest • Sep 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very light (a few MB) and great compatibility. Guest • May 2017 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sumatra is perfect, lightweight, does what is useful and does it well. Guest • Aug 2016 • 6 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • lightweight, fast to open/close, render document very fast. rickysantosoJul 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, effective, an can be run from a USB. Guest • 5 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Small, powerful, fast and very configurable. 01101001bOct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, separate windows, loads fast. However, no form fills Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It is light, fast, free, multilingual, and open source. It is more user-friendly than Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

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    • Bundleware The installer tries to install McAfee WebAdvisor and PhantomPDF Business. These can be skipped by clicking Decline on each.
    • This one has the ability to mark PDFs for highlighting books and etc. Guest • Jun 2016 • 6 agrees and 1 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 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Multi tabs, stable, and very clean design. Guest • Jan 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not as light as Sumatra PDF because have another feature. It's a great alternative to Acrobat Reader. rickysantosoJul 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • PDF-XChange Viewer

    The PDF-XChange Viewer has been discontinued and replaced by the PDF-XChange Editor.

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    • Has enough bells and whistles to be competitive with Adobe without all the useless bloat. Additionally, PDF-XChange Viewer has many options for software installation such as 32-bit, 64-bit, full and portable installs. Guest • Dec 2016 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Tried PDF-Zilla and Sumatra, PDF-XChange has a cleaner UI, more fluid for me. Also tried Okular, but they referred Windows users to a separate site that didn't appear to have the software available for download. As PDF-XChange doesn't work on Linux, I might try Okular on my Linux machines. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It allows note and annotation extraction in text format (contra e.g. Sumatra or Foxit) Guest • Aug 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight and efficient, loads of controls and options, free for personal use. Guest • Sep 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

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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...

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    • 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Universal Viewer

    Universal Viewer is an advanced file viewer for wide range of formats. Supported file formats are: Images: all major graphics formats: JPG BMP ICO GIF PNG WMF...

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last versions, released in 2012-2013, can be still downloaded and bought from the official website.
  • Flipping PDF Reader

    The Flipping PDF Reader allows to read PDF documents in user friendly interface with flipping book effect. Good looking and convenient alternative for Adobe PDF Reader.

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    • Discontinued No update since 2011, you can still download it from the website.
  • Xpdf

    Xpdf is an open source viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. (These are also sometimes also called 'Acrobat' files, from the name of Adobe's PDF...

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    • Bundleware The installer attempts to install, via opt-out, a non-free browser bar. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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