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Free PDF Expert Alternatives

The best free alternative to PDF Expert is Foxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Okular or Xournal++. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to PDF Expert and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to PDF Expert are PDF-XChange Editor, Evince, Xodo and PDF Arranger.

PDF Expert alternatives are mainly PDF Readers but may also be PDF Editors or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PDF Expert.
This page was last updated Jun 3, 2022
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  1. Foxit Reader

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • ReactOS

    Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

    Bundleware

    The installer tries to install McAfee WebAdvisor and PhantomPDF Business. These can be skipped by clicking Decline on each.

    Foxit Reader vs PDF Expert opinions
    Some users think Foxit Reader is a great alternative to PDF Expert, some don't.

    the free version does not allow editing like PDF Expert, whereas other products that allow editing are available for Windows only and do not support Mac.

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    Doesn't allow highlighting and annotating, just allows signature, etc.

    Negative comment about 2 years ago
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  2. 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.



  3. Xournal++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

  4. Compact and fast loading PDF viewer and editor.

    PDF-XChange Editor vs PDF Expert opinions
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    best affordable PDF editor that includes OCR.

    Positive comment about 3 years 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 PDF Expert opinions
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    You can't edit or create pdf documents.

    Negative comment almost 2 years ago
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  6. 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 PDF Expert opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Xodo is a great alternative to PDF Expert.

    It had the best feature i was looking for, swiping pages with my finger and annotating with the pencil on the fly, without the need for saving ... I JUST LOVE IT

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  7. Small python-gtk application, which helps the user to merge or split pdf documents and rotate, crop and rearrange their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface.

  8. 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.

  9. Preview is a simple and elegant application by Apple for viewing and working with images and PDF documents.

  10. PDFTK Builder is a free graphical interface to for PDFtk, making it much easier to use. It is a easy to use tool to collate (merge), split, encrypt, decrypt, stamp and rotate (only 90°, 180° or 270°) pdf documents.

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