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, Mac, Android, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is SumatraPDF, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PDF Previewer for Windows 8 are Foxit Reader (Free Personal), Okular (Free, Open Source), Evince (Free, Open Source) and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 24, 2021

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

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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      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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    6. 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...
    7. 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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    8. Preview is a simple and elegant application by Apple for viewing and working with images and PDF documents.
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    9. Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.
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