If your work revolves around reading, handling, and working with PDF files, then an efficient and functional PDF viewer will improve your workflow. The three most common PDF viewers that a vast majority of people use are Edge, Chrome, and Adobe Reader. So here’s a detailed comparison between these three PDF viewers.
Microsoft Edge brings a whole host of features with the Windows 10 fall creators update. You get a pleasing UI with simple controls. You get access to all basic features like zooming in and out, rotating, searching content, and printing sheets.
Apart from that, the Microsoft Edge browser allows users to command edge to “Read aloud” the PDF. You can even exact layout based on your interest. Lastly, it comes preloaded with Windows 10, which is an added bonus.
It’s possibly the most used browser-based PDF viewer. Major advantages of chrome include faster loading and scrolling of PDF pages, the ability to rotate, zoom in and out, and print the desired number of pages. As far as functions are concerned, Chrome doesn’t have much to offer. It merely gets the task of reading the PDF documents comfortably done.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe acrobat introduces the most significant amount of features. It allows users to completely edit the PDF. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be used for converting files into different formats, adding digital signatures, and removing hidden content, such as metadata. Lastly, you also have to pay money for upgrading from reader to standard, pro, and suite.
Browsers have limited capabilities, and hence dedicated PDF viewers come into the game. If you have serious tasks to do with your PDF files, other than reading them, dedicated PDF viewers are worth investing.
However, there is no need to install dedicated PDF viewers if you just want to read PDF files. Two significant issues with dedicated PDF viewers are the disk space they consume, and they are comparatively slow.
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