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    Foxit Reader Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Foxit Reader for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is SumatraPDF, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Foxit Reader and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Foxit Reader are PDF Reader (Freemium), calibre (Free, Open Source), Okular (Free, Open Source) and PDF-XChange Editor (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 11, 2022

    1. 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.
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      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  about 4 years ago

      6
      Foxit can edit PDF files too. Sumatra is just a viewer.
      Top negative comment  over 6 years ago

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      Free, very light, stable, open source. Minimal distractions.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      If you want just a pdf reader, Sumatra is the best option.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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

      5
      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.
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      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 almost 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.
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    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.
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      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 almost 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. The smallest, fastest, most feature-rich PDF editor/viewer available * Full Direct Content Editing (text based PDFs, not scanned/image based PDFs) * Includes OCR feature * View, Edit, and annotate PDF files
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      Almost everyone thinks PDF-XChange Editor is a great alternative to Foxit Reader.


    6. Xournal++ (a fork of Xournal) is a handwriting Notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with plattform independent GTK, supporting Linux, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Suse, macOS and Windows 10. Supports Pen input like Wacom Tablets.
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    7. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a powerful software for viewing, printing, and annotating PDFs. It’s connected to Adobe Document Cloud — so it’s easier than ever to work with PDFs on computers and mobile devices.
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      Adobe Acrobat Reader DC vs Foxit Reader opinions
      Some users think Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 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 about 1 year ago

      2
      phytographer Some PDFs only work in Adobe Reader
      Positive comment about 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.
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    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. Also available for...
      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 almost 2 years ago

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    9. Master PDF Editor is complete solution for editing PDF and XPS files. You can insert, edit, remove, copy, add images or graphics. Export, import, remove and change page layouts.
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