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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, Okular, PDF-XChange Editor and MuPDF.

SumatraPDF alternatives are mainly PDF Readers but may also be Ebook Readers or PDF Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SumatraPDF.
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Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) viewer for Windows.

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  1. PDF Reader icon

    PDF Reader

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    • iPad
    238 alternatives to PDF Reader 

    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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    1.  Sign PDF filesPDF Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    2.  PDF compressionPDF Reader can reduce the size of your PDF without losing quality
    3.  PDF annotationPDF Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    PDF Reader vs SumatraPDF opinions
    Almost everyone thinks PDF Reader is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
    rosalindmorris23

    Simple interface - this is the main advantage of PDF Reader!

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    daynabarber38

    PDF Reader is easy to use and has nothing extra

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  2. Foxit Reader icon

    Foxit Reader

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    • ReactOS
    109 alternatives to Foxit Reader 

    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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    1.  PDF annotationFoxit Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Fill PDF FormsFoxit Reader supports forms in PDF files.
    3.  Sign PDF filesFoxit Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    4.  LightweightFoxit Reader consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Support for scriptingFoxit Reader supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    6.  Spell CheckingFoxit Reader can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    7.  Text to SpeechFoxit Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    8.  PortableFoxit Reader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Bundleware

    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.
    Guest

    Compared to Sumatra PDF, foxit it's heavier, but also includes more tools for the user, as highlighting.

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    Guest

    SumatraPDF is a document viewer, however Foxit Reader is mainly a PDF editor.

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    Guest

    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!!!

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    Okular

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    101 alternatives to Okular 

    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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    1.  PDF annotationOkular support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  LightweightOkular consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Dark ModeOkular supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Text to SpeechOkular allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    5.  Fill PDF FormsOkular supports forms in PDF files.
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    Okular vs SumatraPDF opinions
    Most users think Okular is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
    veruzian

    If you want a basic PDF viewer, this will probably fit the bill. It's simple and ligthweight. I used to use Foxit Reader, and found Okular to be a good FOSS replacement.

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    Guest

    Because both programs are design to see documents.

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  4. PDF-XChange Editor icon

    PDF-XChange Editor

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    • PortableApps.com
    126 alternatives to PDF-XChange Editor 

    Compact and fast loading PDF viewer and editor.

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    1.  PDF annotationPDF-XChange Editor support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  PortablePDF-XChange Editor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    4.  Dark ModePDF-XChange Editor supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Viewing PDFs
    Commenting and Annotations
    Editing PDF files
    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.

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  5. MuPDF icon

    MuPDF

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    • F-Droid
    • Xfce
    77 alternatives to MuPDF 

    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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    1.  LightweightMuPDF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableMuPDF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  PDF annotationMuPDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    4.  Ad-freeMuPDF doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    MuPDF vs SumatraPDF opinions
    Most users think MuPDF is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
    Guest

    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.

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    Guest

    This is the core application within SumatraPDF so should be faster but with limited menus

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  6. Adobe Acrobat Reader icon

    Adobe Acrobat Reader

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    99 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader 

    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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    1.  PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat Reader supports forms in PDF files.
    4.  Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
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    Adobe Acrobat Reader vs SumatraPDF opinions
    Some users think Adobe Acrobat Reader is a great alternative to SumatraPDF, some don't.
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    FBReader

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    • iPad
    94 alternatives to FBReader 

    E-reader application.

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    1.  Dark ModeFBReader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    FBReader vs SumatraPDF opinions
    Most users think FBReader is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
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    Xodo

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    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
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    • iPad
    • Windows
    • Google Chrome
    97 alternatives to Xodo 

    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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    1.  PDF annotationXodo support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Dark ModeXodo supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Sign PDF filesXodo support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    4.  Ad-freeXodo doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    6.  Split PDF filesXodo can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    7.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    8.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Xodo simultaneously.
    Xodo PDF - comment, highlight, underline & more
    Xodo Connect - collaborate with others
    Xodo PDF - edit, and annotate on PDF
    Xodo vs SumatraPDF opinions
    Most users think Xodo is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
    Guest

    It has everything you need.

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    MD98SY

    Feature-rich, modern looking interface, powerful yet lightweight software with impressive fast loading time.

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  9. Qoppa PDF Studio icon

    Qoppa PDF Studio

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    181 alternatives to Qoppa PDF Studio 

    Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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    1.  Sign PDF filesQoppa PDF Studio support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    2.  Dark ModeQoppa PDF Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  PDF annotationQoppa PDF Studio support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    4.  Text to SpeechQoppa PDF Studio allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    5.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    6.  Fill PDF FormsQoppa PDF Studio supports forms in PDF files.
    7.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    Annotate
    Dark Mode
  10. Icecream PDF Editor icon

    Icecream PDF Editor

    • Windows
    36 alternatives to Icecream PDF Editor 

    Excellent powerful tool to edit PDF, annotate PDF, redact, protect and more.

    PRO Version includes: Remove default watermark Combine PDF files Lifetime license - Windows Commercial use Priority Support.

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    1.  PDF annotationIcecream PDF Editor support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    Add images and objects
    Annotate PDF
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