Free GSView Alternatives

    GSView is described as 'Use Ghostscript GSview to open PDF files with owner password restrictions. The Ghostscript-based PDF viewer disregards Adobe security settings'. There are more than 10 alternatives to GSView for various platforms. The best alternative is Ghostscript, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GSView are QPDF (Free, Open Source), iSafePDF (Free, Open Source), PDF Password Remover Tool (Free) and Freeware PDF Unlocker (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jul 31, 2019

    • Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript language and for PDF.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
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    • QPDF is a command-line program that does structural, content-preserving transformations on PDF files.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD


    • iSafePDF is a free open source PDF protection software.

      It allows you to encrypt PDF document, sign them using a certificate and timestamp the signature.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • PDF Password Remover tool is a simple tool that can be used to decrypt password protected PDF files which have their "owner" password set.
      • Free
      • Windows
    • Freeware PDF Unlocker is a simple and useful application for 32bit-Windows, that will remove the password and restrictions on any PDF file that you can read.
    • Recover Lost/Forgotten PDF User/Open Password and Decrypt Password-protected PDF Files.
      • Free
      • Windows
    • Secret PDF is capable of preventing unauthorized distribution and protect the PDF document from editing, copying, printing and converting. Keep your PDF in safe situation.
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      • Free
      • Windows