List of PDF readers

A large number of Australian Government documents are made available to the public in the Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF files can be viewed using a number of different software products.

Some free alternatives include:

Name Platform
Adobe Reader Windows, MacOSX, Unix/Linux, iOS, Android
Evince Windows, Unix/Linux
Foxit Reader Windows, Unix/Linux
Nitro Reader Windows
Okular Windows, MacOSX, Unix/Linux
Sumatra PDF Windows

NOTE: The Australian Government does not endorse or offer warranties as to the suitability or safety of any of the above-listed products. As with any software installation, care should always be taken to verify that the software being installed is appropriate for your needs and malware-free.

If you have had a positive experience with a free PDF reader that we have not listed on this page, you are invited to submit it for our consideration using the feedback form below.

Last Reviewed: 2012-09-07