What are the best alternatives to Adobe Reader?

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    Preview is the PDF viewer that comes by default on the Mac OS operating system. With this tool you can view and print both pdf and digital images. It uses the own Apple's implementation of the PDF, the Aqua graphical interface. It also allows Mac users to view many other image formats such as TIFF, JPG, GIF, RAW and many more. 




    Alan Reynolds
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "The Preview app is the default PDF viewer on the Mac but you can also use it to view and edit images too. You can add notes on PDF files, or crop photos on the fly. I like how I was able to use the annotate tool and it was able to be used by someone who wasn't using the Preview app."
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    #2Foxit Reader

    Foxit Reader
    Foxit Reader is freemium PDF reader tool that allows you to view, create and print all PDF files. You can also digitally sign your pdf document with it. It is a light weight pdf reader for all MAC OS lovers and it overcomes in many ways to Acrobat reader. There are Windows versions too if you like to use this tool on a PC. 



    John Stewart
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "So my Adobe Reader trial just went out and I didn't want to pay for anything else so I got Foxit Reader. Its called a freemium PDF reader tool, and so far I love it, makes school easy."
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    #3PDF-XChange Viewer

    PDF-XChange Viewer
    PDF-Xchange viewer has a wide range of features that set it apart from other PDF viewers.



    Julia Mata
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "For a free software alternative, this does the job. I like the digital signature option and the new OCR option. There are lots of features to this software and if you find afterwards, you need more, you can always upgrade to the licensed version."
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    #4inkBOOK 8

    inkBOOK 8
    Unlike smartphone and tablets, the inkBOOK 8 is equipped with an e-paper E Ink Pearl™ display that was designed specifically for enjoyable e-reading. With its high-resolution 8-inch and 4:3 ratio display inkBOOK is well suited for textbooks, magazines, comic books, web pages and ebooks.


    Amy Riley
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "inkBook 8 is not an alternative to Adobe at all. It is basically an alternative to the Nook and Kindle and Kobo. There are plenty of great alternatives to Adobe Reader, but this is definitely not in the running since it is something completely different."
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    #5PDF Reader Expert

    PDF Reader Expert

    PDF Reader Document Expert is a PDF reader and editor for Mac, that stands out for its simplicity and user-friendly interface. It allows you to easily view, organize, edit and convert your PDF documents, as well as sync and backup all your files.


    Mac, Android, iOS


    Frank Lin
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "In my opinion, PDF Reader by Kdan Mobile is a great alternative. It allows you to view various formats of files, annotate, sign and scan documents to PDFs. For advanced PDF functions, you will need Adobe Reader, but Kdan's PDF Reader will cover most of your document needs."
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    Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows



    Joy Wang
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "This is a very useful PDF reader for windows. It is a good program and it is free so that's even better."
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    #7Movavi PDF Editor

    Movavi PDF Editor

    Movavi PDF Editor is a software that allows users to view and edit PDF files by adding or deleting pages, adding and rearranging images, inserting elements like signatures and stamps, and merging multiple files into one PDF file.


    Windows, Mac

    $2.45- Varies by plan

    TheDevloper belbala
    Written on July 18, 2018
    "the best PDF management application for windows, it supports various file format. it can transform images, word, excel, text, scanned documents and also many more file formats into PDF format. i tested adobe reader, foxit reader, but this one is the best among them."


Best What are the best alternatives to Adobe Reader
1PreviewSoftware 15 Free
2Foxit ReaderOther 11 Free
3PDF-XChange ViewerSoftware 6 Free
4inkBOOK 8Electronics 3 Paid
5PDF Reader ExpertApps 2 Free
6SumatraSoftware 1 Free
7Movavi PDF EditorSoftware 0 Paid

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