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Skim Alternatives

Skim is described as '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' and is a popular PDF Reader in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Skim for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and iPad. The best alternative is SumatraPDF, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Skim are Foxit Reader, Okular, Xournal++ and PDF-XChange Editor.

Skim 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 Skim.
This page was last updated Jun 3, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

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...

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

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    no notes extraction available

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  2. 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.

    Almost everyone thinks Foxit Reader is a great alternative to Skim.


  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.

  4. 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.

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    Xournal++ allows for annotating pdfs with an active pen

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  5. Compact and fast loading PDF viewer and editor.



  6. 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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    doesn't support annotations

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  7. 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.

  8. MuPDF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    • 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Document Viewer

    • 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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