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    Foxit Reader Alternatives

    Foxit Reader is described as 'free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7' and is a leading PDF Reader in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Foxit Reader for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, Mac, Android and iPad. The best alternative is SumatraPDF, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Foxit Reader are PDF Reader (Freemium), calibre (Free, Open Source), Okular (Free, Open Source) and Evince (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 7, 2022
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    1. Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) viewer for Windows.
      SumatraPDF vs Foxit Reader opinions
      Most users think SumatraPDF is a great alternative to Foxit Reader.
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      Sumatra is a good alternative because 1) wide range of formats supported, and 2) it's open source.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      it supports many formats, light-weight, easy to use
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Foxit can edit PDF files too. Sumatra is just a viewer.
      Top negative comment  almost 7 years ago

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      Free, very light, stable, open source. Minimal distractions.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      If you want just a pdf reader, Sumatra is the best option.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Sumatra is open source, ligthweight and handles vector graphics very well.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Lightweight and effective--always works.
      Positive comment over 4 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 Foxit Reader opinions
      Almost everyone thinks PDF Reader is a great alternative to Foxit Reader.
      rosalindmorris23 PDF Reader is faster and has a clear interface
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    3. Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application made by users, for users. Many languages, designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats.
    4. Multi-platform, fast and packed with features, Okular allows you to read PDF documents, comics and EPub books, browse images, visualize Markdown documents, and much more.
      Okular vs Foxit Reader opinions
      Most users think Okular is a great alternative to Foxit Reader.
      How it deals with comments is great and it's open source, on any platform I use.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      looks better than SumatraPDF and KDE is a respected company
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    5. Evince (or GNOME Document Viewer) 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) and others. See Supported Document Formats for details.
      Evince vs Foxit Reader opinions
      Some users think Evince is a great alternative to Foxit Reader, some don't.
      tibi97427 Because Evince is only for Linux
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    6. Compact and fast loading PDF viewer and editor.
      Almost everyone thinks PDF-XChange Editor is a great alternative to Foxit Reader.
    7. View, sign, collaborate on and annotate PDF files with our free Acrobat Reader software. And to easily edit and convert your PDFs into file formats like Excel and Word, try out PDF editor and converter Acrobat Pro DC.
      Adobe Acrobat Reader vs Foxit Reader opinions
      Some users think Adobe Acrobat Reader is a great alternative to Foxit Reader, some don't.
      Only VERY basic tools in the free edition. Almost every necessary function available in the paid version only.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      phytographer Some PDFs only work in Adobe Reader
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      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.
    8. 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.
      Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) vs Foxit Reader opinions
      Some users think Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) is a great alternative to Foxit Reader, some don't.
      Integrated, no bloatware, light
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    9. 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 Foxit Reader opinions
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      MD98SY Very well built, very clean, very fast, with fairly sufficient amount of features, all for FREE.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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