With the portable document format (PDF), you can create professional-looking documents that can then be viewed with a PDF reader or viewer. While you often need a paid application such as Acrobatmore
With the portable document format (PDF), you can create professional-looking documents that can then be viewed with a PDF reader or viewer. While you often need a paid application such as Acrobat Pro to create a PDF, you can easily find a free PDF viewer for almost any popular platform. PDF readers can be standalone desktop or mobile apps, or they can be built into a Web browser.
PDF readers offer a similar and small set of features. All of them enable you to view the text and graphical elements in a PDF file. Most PDF readers let you print the contents of a PDF, and a few free readers offer simple tools for annotating or marking up the PDF and applying a digital signature. With so many good free PDF readers available, one thing you should not need to do is pay for one.
Google Chrome can automatically display a downloaded PDF in the browser window. Firefox includes a built-in PDF viewer. Safari and Microsoft Edge can also display PDFs.
E-book readers can display PDFs. With Amazon's Kindle readers, you can upload and view PDFs on the device. Barnes & Noble's Nook and Apple's iBooks also let you read PDFs.
A handful of apps can easily handle the portable document format.
Adobe Acrobat Reader lets you read, print, and annotate PDFs.
Google PDF Viewer lets you view, print, and search PDF files.
Foxit Reader enables you to view, annotate, and print PDFs.
Preview, which is integrated in MacOS, lets you view and annotate PDFs, as well as sign and fill in forms.