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Best Free PDF Reader for Mac OS X and Windows

Are you searching for a free PDF reader for Mac or Windows computer? On one hand, there are dozens of free PDF readers on the internet for you to choose. On the other hand, the more options you have, more confused you might be. In this article, we introduce you 3 free PDF readers, 2 for Mac OS X and 1 for Windows PC, hoping it will be helpful for you to enhance your reading experience.


Free PDF readers for iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

Though Mac OS X built-in Preview allows you to read PDF files and annotate PDF with simple annotating tools, sometimes to enhance reading experience, you need a professional PDF reader for Mac. Below 2 PDF reader free applications might catch your eye.

Adobe Reader for Macintosh is a powerful free PDF reader. Some people say Adobe Reader is unresponsive and crappy. Taking its features into consideration, I still like to choose this as my default PDF reader. It offers more for users than that of lightweight PDF reader freeware. It allows users to open all PDF files, add PDF text, sign PDF with signature, print PDF files, add comment, and fill in PDF form. Add if you need, you can send the signed document to other people.

Skim is regarded as the best free PDF reader for Mac OS X. It is a free PDF reader and note-taker. It is designed for people to read and annotate PDF files. In fact, it is more than a plain free PDF reader. It allows users to export notes as text, give powerful presentation with built-in transitions, handy preview of internal links and more. It is a perfect free PDF reader.

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Free PDF readers for Windows PC

Windows users have to get a PDF reader for themselves because Microsoft Windows never provides any built-in PDF reader. Fortunately, compared with Mac users, Windows users get more options in selecting a free PDF reader. Below we introduce one of the popular free PDF readers for windows – Foxit PDF Reader.

Foxit PDF Reader is a small PDF reader freeware. It supports adding annotations, filling out PDF forms, signing PDF file and sharing PDF info with people. It functions more or less the same with Adobe Reader for Windows, but responded more quickly.

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With a free PDF Reader, you can open a PDF file for reading and add comment to a PDF file without any problem. If you need to edit PDF text, crop, delete or insert PDF file (pages), convert PDF to MS documents, you should use a PDF editor, like Wondershare PDF Editor. Wondershare PDF Editor combines PDF reading, creating, editing, and converting into one. Download the trial version to see whether it is your cup of tea or not.

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