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(1,515)4.5 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader? Tons of people want File Reader Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. Foxit PDF Reader, PDF Reader Pro, PDF Reader, and PDFlite are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Top Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader

  • Foxit PDF Reader
  • PDF Reader Pro
  • PDF Reader
  • PDFlite
  • File Viewer Plus 3

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Adobe Acrobat Reader

Browse options below. Based on reviewer data you can see how Adobe Acrobat Reader stacks up to the competition, check reviews from current & previous users in industries like Information Technology and Services, Higher Education, and Computer Software, and find the best product for your business.
    #1
  1. Foxit PDF Reader

    (107)4.6 out of 5
  2. Foxit PDF Reader is the PDF Reader which enables you to become part of the connected world. Provide authors with comments on documents, be notified when new document versions become available, discuss interesting topics right in the document, or securely open protected documents.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    Daniele R.
    DR
    It's a full featured PDF solution that can edit, print, sign, and create fully compatible PDF. Fast, light, secure, and easy on system resources.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Acrobat Reader, Foxit PDF Reader is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    More usable
    #2
  3. PDF Reader Pro

    (8)4.2 out of 5
  4. PDF Reader Pro is a PDF powerhouse, helping to annotate, fill forms, edit pages, encrypt files on Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    AM
    If you're like me and you hate clutter, this app is for you! I deleted so many other apps because this one can do it all, and then some. Overall, the tools are especially ideal for those who do a...Read more
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    #3
  5. PDF Reader

    (53)4.5 out of 5
  6. PDF Reader is a document productivity solution that supports a wide range of document functions for your business and daily life. The Kdan PDF Reader series enables you to view, store, and manage various document file formats, including iWorks, MS Office, text, images, audio, and video files.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    Christopher T.
    CT
    It's nice to be able to save all your PDFs in the Kdan Cloud. The app is also easy to use - it usually takes me some time to figure out what's what, but with one I was able to download it, get some...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Acrobat Reader, PDF Reader is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    More usable
    #4
  7. PDFlite

    (33)3.8 out of 5
  8. PDF lite is a free and open source PDF viewer and PDF printer. You can convert any document or image to a PDF file doc to PDF and jpg to PDF.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    Dixon C.
    DC
    I like this application because it allows me to read PDF files in a very clear, precise and pleasant way, besides being very light, as other programs slow down the computer. It has the...Read more
    #5
  9. File Viewer Plus 3

    (5)4.3 out of 5
  10. File Viewer Plus 3 is an advanced Windows file utility that you can use to open, edit, save, and convert files. The software can open over 300 file formats, including PDFs, word processing documents, spreadsheets, images, audio files, video files, compressed archives, source code files, and many more. File Viewer Plus also includes a batch converter that allows many files to be converted at once.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    SB
    File Viewer Plus is an easy to use file reader. The program can access different formats from previous versions as recent versions. What I like most about this software is that it has a file...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Acrobat Reader, File Viewer Plus 3 is:

    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
    #6
  11. FreeFileViewer

    (19)3.8 out of 5
  12. FreeFileViewer is a non-bloated, simple file viewer and music player. For example, it will enable you to display Adobe PDF files and Microsoft Office documents without Adobe Reader or Microsoft Office being installed, and PSD files without having Adobe Photoshop installed.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    Donald P.
    DP
    Being able to open multiple documents of different file formats using one application. This uses less memory than MS Office and Adobe combined when multiple files are opened. Also, there is less...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe Acrobat Reader, FreeFileViewer is:

    More usable
    #7
  13. File Viewer Lite

    (13)4.1 out of 5
  14. File Viewer Lite is a FREE Windows utility that allows you to view any file. It can display the native view of over 150 of the most popular file formats, such as word processing files, spreadsheets, PDFs, audio, and video files.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    GC
    It is a tool that opens different file formats. For a free product, File Viewer Lite is the great option as the layout and design is very easy to use and the product is quite stable. Excellent...Read more
    #8
  15. Readdle Documents

    (2)4.3 out of 5
  16. Readdle Documents helps to open and view any type of document, including iWork, MS Office, music and PDFs on iPhone and iPad.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    UB
    I like that this program allows me to view and edit multiple document types. I especially like the annotation features and highlighting options.
    #9
  17. SysTools PST Viewer

    (1)4.5 out of 5
  18. Free Outlook PST file viewer easily open multiple PST file without Outlook environ. This utility view PST file with it items like emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, journals. PST reader provides multiple email view option which are a normal view, property view, attachments view. PST viewer tool supports all Outlook version PST files from latest 2016 to older 2003. This tool compatible with all Windows OS such as 10, 8.1, 8, 7, etc

    Categories in common with Reader:
    Jean G.
    JG
    It was able to view my emails within my pst's with ease. It did take a little time to load it but that is more of an issue of me having a large pst file. It opens the pst file almost like if you...Read more
    #10
  19. SysTools Lotus DXL Viewer

    (1)3.5 out of 5
  20. SysTools Free DXL viewer utility is a standalone tool to automatically loads all emails and expand all DXL file folders after a quick scan process. After the file scan process completed, the DXL file reader will list its emails along with file properties.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    CS
    1) SysTools' Lotus DXL Viewer is free, costs 0.00$! 2) The software easily opens DXL files along with their attachments, it doesnt matter what type of attachment it is. whether it's an Image, a...Read more
    #11
  21. SysTools DMG Viewer

    (1)4.5 out of 5
  22. Free DMG file reader to open & view email files from Mac DMG file on all Windows Operating System. Popular mail files on Mac OS including EML, EMLX, or MBOX can be extracted on Windows using this DMG Viewer utility.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    DB
    installation was very quick, ability to open multiple dmg file in windows
    #12
  23. SysTools BKF Viewer

    (1)5.0 out of 5
  24. Free BKF Viewer offers a simple and easy to use interface to browse Windows .bkf files. If a user is unable to open any .bkf file on Windows 10 OS or lower version then BKF file reader can easily view the data of backup files. Once BKF file scanned, the application generates a preview of all items within backup file. The tool is allowed to view the data associated with each item in the list like file name, file size (KB), modification date & time.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    Dhruv Deep B.
    DB
    It totally repaired my bkf file and helped me recover and use my data ( documents, videos) again.
    #13
  25. SysTools MBOX Viewer

    (2)4.5 out of 5
  26. Free download MBOX viewer tool to scan and open MBOX files with attachments in any Windows OS. MBOX file reader is specially designed to view corrupted or damaged MBOX files.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    UF
    I really appreciate that it's a complete package of multiple features to view, scan, search, export MBOX file.
    #14
  27. Winmail.dat Viewer Pro Edition

    (1)5.0 out of 5
  28. Winmail.dat files are in fact TNEF format (Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format) sent from the senders who are using Microsoft Windows Outlook (1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010) or Microsoft Exchange. Winmail.dat contains all attachments and rich text message, and not all e-mail clients can recognize its format. It is the solution. Winmail Viewer Pro Edition is just the tool for the job. This app allows users to open .dat folders and to view, extract, share and save all contents. With Winmail Viewer Pro Edition's user-friendly interface, anyone can overcome this frustrating technical issue in a matter of clicks. In addition, it also supports batch extraction of winmail.dat files directly into Download folder.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    Brian B.
    BB
    The program opens any Winmail.dat files. Sometimes I receive Windat files from clients that mainly contain artwork or design elements. I believe the original files are createdd in PC format -...Read more
    #15
  29. ABBYY Screenshot Reader

    (1)5.0 out of 5
  30. ABBYY Screenshot Reader is a for capturing anything on screen-instantly. Point and click and create snapshots from web sites, documents, images, error messages, file menus, flash demos-if it's on the screen, it can be captured.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    JW
    I like that we can pull data from any web site, including legacy portals with no export function
    #16
  31. React PDF Viewer

    (1)4.0 out of 5
  32. Categories in common with Reader:
    Phuong B.
    PB
    Support many features such as: - Support password-protected document - Open a file from the toolbar or drag and drop to the viewer
    #17
  33. SysTools SQL MDF Viewer

    (2)4.8 out of 5
  34. SysTools Freeware MDF file opener performs a quick scan to load MDF Database files with its items and make the database file easy for analyze. A user can browse any type of MDF file even corrupted or orphaned with the help of MDF Viewer tool. The MDF file reader tool is mainly used to open MDF file without the need of SQL Server installation. The Free MDF viewer program is specially developed to load MDF file of any size and any type

    Categories in common with Reader:
    Jennifer J.
    JJ
    I like best is it was easy to set up and use and the tools were super easy.And let's me manage everything
    #18
  35. SysTools OST Viewer

    (2)4.0 out of 5
  36. SysTools OST Viewer tool allows a user to open multiple OST files with attachments. OST file opener generates an instant Preview multiple OST mailbox emails with attributes as From, Subject, To, Sent, Received Date and Size in bytes. OST file reader has an inbuilt attachment preview panel which preview OST file's attachments of any type like images, docs, files, etc. View OST file items such as emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, etc.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    Keith C.
    KC
    SysTools OST Viewer is a great tool used in the IT departments that assist many different aspects of my company
    #19
  37. ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac

    (2)4.8 out of 5
  38. ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac to transform paper documents, PDFs and digital photos of text into editable and searchable files.

    Categories in common with Reader:
    Tadas B.
    TB
    Abbyy is invaluable in OCR'ing poorly scanned PDFs and un-editable images. Whilst particularly crude files might require some elbow grease and finesse to analyze correctly, for the most part, Abbyy...Read more
    #20
  39. ARender

  40. ARender is an ubiquitous, multi-format, multi-device document view and annotation solution with expanded functionality for redaction, document split/merge, and the ability to compare two versions of the same document and highlight the differences.

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