Top 5 Alternatives For Adobe Acrobat Reader

1. Foxit Reader :

Foxit ReaderThis is the recommended pdf reader that is recommended for portable use. Its light weight and fast and can proves as the best alternative to Adobe Reader. The main features are:

a.) Multiple Language Support.

b.) Faster and efficient recovery from failure.

c.) Free to use.

d.) Not able to open searchable catalogs(PDX format).

e.) Available in Windows and Linux in full and basic versions.

f.) Saves the unfinished form.

g.) Export to FDF and text file is a breeze.

2. PDF-XChange Viewer :

PDF Xchange ViewerThis is a PDF Viewer that is available for free and is a basic reader. This is highly recommended for light transfers and in those scenarios where there are requirements of a basic PDF reader. Its feature are:

a.) Allows PDF annotation.

b.) Allows to export to multiple formats.

c.) Efficient zooming facility and export to popular image formats possible.

d.) Free to use the basic version and paid version is also available.

e.) Allows text marking , highlighting and callouts.

f.) Supports saving of filled forms.

3. Cool PDF Reader :

Cool PDF ReaderThis is the lightest of the lot. It is only 680 KB in size. It is a highly basic and we should not expect any thing magical with this reader. Its main feature are:

a.) Can view, print and convert PDF’s into any standard known format.

b.) Slow updation of pages is done when scroll bar is pushed down.

c.) A slim reader with a few limited resources.

4. Sumatra PDF Reader :

Sumatra PDF Reader It is an open source PDF reader that is available exclusively for Windows. It has simplistic design and features which makes it a powerful yet compact reader:

a.) Designed as a portable reader and can read almost all the formats available.

b.) Highly compact as the size is only 1.7 MB.

c.) Locking of PDF is not possible and it can be refreshed also to facilitate reloading of the file.

d.) Slow printing is due to large spool size of the page to be printed.

e.) Multiple Language Support.

f.) Uses MuPDF PDF rendering library.

5. Drumlin reader :

Drumlin-ReaderIt is another light weight PDF reader that could serves as an alternative to Adobe Reader. Its features are:

a.) Light weight and slim.

b.) Secure and fast.

c.) Freeware and is available is only under Windows.

d.) Fully integrated secure PDF distribution system.

e.) Easy to Use.

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  2. zero cool says:

    yeah…foxit reader is really cool alternative to adobe reader….freeware n light in terms of system memory usage…:)

  3. Anish K.S says:

    Cool alternatives. recently i have used another one, but forgot the name.

  4. Swamykant says:

    Cool PDF readers. thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Black Hawk says:

    Foxit is cool man ! 😀

  6. Maks says:

    Today there are more then 5 good alternatives to Adobe. And my voice is for PDF-XChange from this list. I use it many years and I’m very satisfied working with it. This viewer is really one the best alternative to Adobe for years.

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