SumatraPDF Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to SumatraPDF for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is PDF Reader, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SumatraPDF and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to SumatraPDF are Foxit Reader (Free Personal), Okular (Free, Open Source), PDF-XChange Editor (Freemium) and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. 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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      PDF Reader vs SumatraPDF opinions
      Almost everyone thinks PDF Reader is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      daynabarber38 PDF Reader is easy to use and has nothing extra
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      rosalindmorris23 Simple interface - this is the main advantage of PDF Reader!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    2. Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.


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

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      Foxit Reader vs SumatraPDF opinions
      Some users think Foxit Reader is a great alternative to SumatraPDF, some don't.
      Compared to Sumatra PDF, foxit it's heavier, but also includes more tools for the user, as highlighting.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      SumatraPDF is a document viewer, however Foxit Reader is mainly a PDF editor.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      FoxIT is a very valuable tool to perform excentricities within the documents attached to this puvlication so everything in the world must use this excelent Software Libre toolto view, edit and print your mobile documents such as pdf, xps, cbr, cbz, cba, cb7, cbt in your MACs, Windows Phones PCs and Linuz computerz. Greetings. Bai Bai!!!
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago


    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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      Okular vs SumatraPDF opinions
      Most users think Okular is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      Because both programs are design to see documents.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    4. The smallest, fastest, most feature-rich PDF editor/viewer available * Full Direct Content Editing (text based PDFs, not scanned/image based PDFs) * Includes OCR feature * View, Edit, and annotate PDF files
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      PDF-XChange Editor vs SumatraPDF opinions
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      Cong_Xu PDF-XChange Editor is one of the most powerful pdf editor on Windows. Powerful but still fast.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

    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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      Some users think Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a great alternative to SumatraPDF, some don't.

    6. FBReader is an e-book reader for various platforms. Features: Supported e-book formats are: ePub, an international e-publishing standard. fb2, a Russian e-books standard de facto.
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      Most users think FBReader is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      • 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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      MuPDF vs SumatraPDF opinions
      Most users think MuPDF is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      This is the core application within SumatraPDF so should be faster but with limited menus
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      While the MuPDF library is very lightweight, this reader is more a proof of concept than a lightweight GUI. The MuPDF download is about 70 Mb, Sumatra is less than 10.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    7. 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...
      Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) vs SumatraPDF opinions
      Most users think Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      Firefox PDF viewer is a browser extension not a desktop app it is in wrong category
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      It cant run securely outside of the browser as SumatraPDF does so is not a viable alternative
      Negative comment 5 months ago

      This is a PDF reader built into Firefox, not a standalone application.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

    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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      One eBook reader for all your Adobe DRM protected books across your iPad, Mac or PC. Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is free-to-download and use, and completely ad-free. Use it to read EPUB and PDF books, both online and offline.
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