Skim Alternatives for iPad

    Skim is not available for iPad but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPad alternative is Foxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or MuPDF. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Skim and 12 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Skim are Xodo (Freemium), PDF Reader (Freemium), MarginNote (Paid) and Gaaiho PDF Reader (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 23, 2021

    1. 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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      Almost everyone thinks Foxit Reader is a great alternative to Skim.
    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. PDF Reader is the ideal app for anyone who works with PDFs in the office or at home. PDF Reader allows you to organize all annotated information with a few taps.
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    5. Integrating powerful tools for book annoation, mindmapping, flashcards and more, to build up your reading notes as never before. Start Your Reading - Document vs Study Document for book management and light read-annotation; Study notebooks with a full set of toolkit.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Besides exceptionally fast launching and displaying speed, Gaaiho Reader is reliable in printing, filling forms annotating documents and adding bookmarks.
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    6. Enhance productivity with refreshingly simple, versatile, and powerful document editing. PDFpen is a comprehensive, all-purpose PDF editing toolkit for macOS. Markup, edit text, OCR, sign forms, merge documents and extract pages.
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    7. Join the 60M users who are already working with PDF Reader Pro for Reading, Editing, Annotating, Create & Fill Form, Converting, Creating, OCR, and signing PDFs on their Mac, iOS, Android and Windows.
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    8. The world’s ultimate iOS/Android note-taking app «Selected by Apple and Samsung» # Flexcil is on the iPad displayed in Apple’s offline store as a demo app
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