PDFlite Alternatives

    PDFlite is described as 'can be used to read any PDF file. With it's light simplistic design you can concentrate on your documents, not the software. Since version 0.2 you can use the PDFlite printer so you can convert any document to a PDF file' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PDFlite for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is SumatraPDF, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PDFlite are Foxit Reader (Free Personal), Evince (Free, Open Source), Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (Freemium) and MuPDF (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 28, 2020

    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.

      Bundleware

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

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    3. Evince 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). For a comprehensive list of formats supported, see Supported Document Formats.
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    4. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Xfce
      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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    5. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • F-Droid
      Document Viewer is a highly customizable document viewer for Android, fork of the last GPL version of EBookDroid .
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    6. Preview is a simple and elegant application by Apple for viewing and working with images and PDF documents.
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    7. 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.
    8. Nitro Reader offers features and functionality far beyond typical PDF readers, and makes working with PDF easier than ever before. Create PDF files, comment and review, save PDF forms, extract text and images, type text directly onto the page, and more.
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