Free PDF Reader

Allows users to view PDF file formats in Windows


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  • Category PDF
  • Program license Free
  • Version 1.2
  • Size 3.36 MB
  • Works under: Windows 8.1
  • Program available in English
  • Program by PDFZilla

Free PDF Reader gives you complete access to all the paid programs that let you view PDF files without charging you a fee for that service.

There are a number of reasons why you might need to use PDF files. You may use those files for work, for school or when filing information online. Even the Internal Revenue Service sometimes asks citizens to submit PDF files online, and you may need to use one of those files when applying for a new apartment or a home loan. With Free PDF Reader, you can now view all those files from your computer without paying for an expensive program.

As the name implies, this program allows you to view any type of PDF file. Unlike other similar programs that require you open the program first and then open your file, this one lets you click on a file. It will then automatically convert the file into the proper format and let you view it in a PDF version. This is one of the easiest ways to view the files that you need.

You'll also have access to some other impressive features too. The program lets you view a single page or multiple pages at the same time, and it also has a sidebar that lets you move from page to page. You can drag the pages around to view more content, and you can also increase the font size to get a better view of each page.

Free PDF Reader is one of the few programs that will also work instantly with PDF files you view online. Instead of saving a copy of that form to view later, you can click on the form, load the program and view that page in seconds. This feature is especially important when reading the terms and conditions before buying something online. Though the program labels each button, you may find that these buttons look outdated and are harder to use.

The other issue is that the developers behind Free PDF Reader use their programs as promotional tools. When you download this program, you'll see new icons appearing on your desktop that let you access other features and apps from the company. The program also frequently places ads on your screen that tell you about other products you might like. While you may want to track down a program that turns documents into PDF files, you probably don't want to see ads for those products every time you use this one. If you can get over those minor issues, you'll find some great reasons to use Free PDF Reader.


  • Free to download and use
  • Works instantly with online PDF files
  • Lets you open files instantly without opening the program first
  • View one or more pages at the same time


  • Frequently runs ads for similar products
  • Downloads other icons to your desktop
  • Buttons and some features look outdated
  • Lacks the features found on Adobe Reader and similar products
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