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...

    • Free, quick to install, quick to uninstall, loads fast. pbfranonJun 2016 • 22 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very lightweight, always works well, better performance Guest • Sep 2017 • 9 agrees and 1 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 • 11 agrees and 4 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
    • Very light (a few MB) and great compatibility. Guest • May 2017 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Small, fast, light, libre, delightful. Guest • Feb 2017 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 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • lightweight, fast to open/close, render document very fast. rickysantosoJul 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, effective, an can be run from a USB. Guest • Sep 2018 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 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...

    • 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 • 7 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Multi tabs, stable, and very clean design. Guest • Jan 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 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 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • fast, complete, and a similar interface Guest • Oct 2018 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 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

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  • Evince

    Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats: PDF, Postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi, XPS, SyncTex support with gedit, comics books (cbr,cbz,cb7 and cbt). For a...

    • Light and comes natively with Ubuntu. Guest • Nov 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast and simple. Allows images to be saved from the right-click context menu. uncertainquarkJan 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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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.

    • Lightweight, can read many document fomats like cbz or cbr, can even merge pdfs Guest • Sep 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, highly functional, and aesthetic. Guest • Oct 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • PDF-XChange Viewer

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

    • 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 • 3 agrees and 1 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It allows note and annotation extraction in text format (contra e.g. Sumatra or Foxit) Guest • Aug 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight and efficient, loads of controls and options, free for personal use. Guest • Sep 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows

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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...

    • 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

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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...

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

    Freemium Windows

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