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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 or MuPDF. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Skim and 14 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Skim are Xodo, PDF Reader, MarginNote and Drawboard PDF.

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.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

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    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.

    35 Languages
    Almost everyone thinks Foxit Reader is a great alternative to Skim.
  2. 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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    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.

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  4. 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.

    Xodo PDF - comment, highlight, underline & more
  5. 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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  6. Integrating powerful tools for book annoation, mindmapping, flashcards and more, to build up your reading notes as never before.

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    Drawboard PDF

    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    The top AEC PDF app to markup and manage drawings and documents. Ideal for replacing pen and paper, avoid printing documents again by using our intuitive feature set that makes marking up a PDF easy.

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    Gaaiho PDF Reader

    • 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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  9. PDF annotation, reading and management.

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  10. 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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