The PDF or Portable Document Format is a format for the storage or digital documents developed by Adobe Systems backs in the 90s' and that became an open standard in 2008. Its intention was to make any document readable on any platform, regardless of its operating system. And that's why it has become one of the most extended formats that can be used on Windows PC, Linux, macOS, Android and iPhone, amongst others.
An alternative to Adobe's tool
And Adobe Acrobat Reader is definitely among the best PDF readers around, although there are alternatives such as this PDF Viewer for Windows 10, an application with basic functions to deal with this document format and that integrates perfectly into the operating system.
It's basically a free application that offers us all the following main features and functions:
- Capacity to open documents stored locally and online.
- Function to zoom in and out.
- Tools to search for text within documents.
- Browsing buttons.
- Different view modes.
- Possibility to modify the orientation.
This tool offers us a clean reading area offering us the possibility to isolate ourselves from our surroundings thanks to its huge black borders that will help us to focus on our documents.
However, is it the best program to open and read PDFs? No, definitely not. The main problem can be found in its abusive adverts and the way how it invites us to pay to use it. So if you can cope with Adobe's above-mentioned software or make use of the built-in functions of Chrome and other browsers to read PDFs, you'll be much better off.