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PDF Previewer for Windows 8 Alternatives

PDF Previewer for Windows 8 is described as 'An attorney who deals with a lot of PDFs set himself with the task of finding a way to preview the PDFs in Windows Explorer (much like Cover Flow view already does in Mac OS X) without actually opening them' and is an app in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to PDF Previewer for Windows 8 for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is SumatraPDF, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PDF Previewer for Windows 8 are Okular, Foxit Reader, Evince and MuPDF.

PDF Previewer for Windows 8 alternatives are mainly PDF Readers but may also be PDF Editors or Ebook Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PDF Previewer for Windows 8.
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  1. SumatraPDF icon

    SumatraPDF

    • Windows
    96 alternatives to SumatraPDF 

    Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) viewer for Windows.

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    1.  LightweightSumatraPDF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeSumatraPDF doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  PortableSumatraPDF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  PDF annotationSumatraPDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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  2. Okular icon

    Okular

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    101 alternatives to Okular 

    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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    1.  PDF annotationOkular support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  LightweightOkular consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Dark ModeOkular supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Text to SpeechOkular allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    5.  Privacy focusedOkular is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    6.  Fill PDF FormsOkular supports forms in PDF files.
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  3. Foxit Reader icon

    Foxit Reader

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • ReactOS
    109 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  PDF annotationFoxit Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Fill PDF FormsFoxit Reader supports forms in PDF files.
    3.  Sign PDF filesFoxit Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    4.  LightweightFoxit Reader consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Support for scriptingFoxit Reader supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    6.  Text to SpeechFoxit Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    7.  Spell CheckingFoxit Reader can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    8.  PortableFoxit Reader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Bundleware

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

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  4. Evince icon

    Evince

    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    107 alternatives to Evince 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightEvince consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PDF annotationEvince support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  PortableEvince can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. MuPDF icon

    MuPDF

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    • Xfce
    77 alternatives to MuPDF 

    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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    1.  LightweightMuPDF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableMuPDF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  PDF annotationMuPDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    4.  Ad-freeMuPDF doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  6. Adobe Acrobat Reader icon

    Adobe Acrobat Reader

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    98 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader 

    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.

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    1.  PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat Reader supports forms in PDF files.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
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  7. Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) icon

    Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js)

    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    64 alternatives to Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightFirefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  8. Xodo icon

    Xodo

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Windows
    • Google Chrome
    97 alternatives to Xodo 

    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.

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    1.  PDF annotationXodo support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Dark ModeXodo supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Sign PDF filesXodo support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    4.  Ad-freeXodo doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Split PDF filesXodo can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    6.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    7.  LightweightXodo consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    8.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    9.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Xodo simultaneously.
    Xodo PDF - comment, highlight, underline & more
    Xodo Connect - collaborate with others
  9. Preview icon

    Preview

    • Mac
    150 alternatives to Preview 

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

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    1.  Fill PDF FormsPreview supports forms in PDF files.
    2.  PDF annotationPreview support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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  10. Qoppa PDF Studio icon

    Qoppa PDF Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    181 alternatives to Qoppa PDF Studio 

    Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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    1.  Sign PDF filesQoppa PDF Studio support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    2.  Dark ModeQoppa PDF Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Text to SpeechQoppa PDF Studio allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    4.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    5.  Fill PDF FormsQoppa PDF Studio supports forms in PDF files.
    6.  PDF annotationQoppa PDF Studio support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    7.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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