5 Ways To Read PDF files Online without Installing Acrobat Reader

We come across lot many PDF (Portable Document Format) files on daily basis having price quotations, tutorials, introduction, e-books etc and if you are not having Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, you can use online applications to read the PDF documents without installing Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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There are lot many ways to read Adobe PDFs online. Below are 5 ways to Read PDF files online,

1. Google Docs or Gmail

Google Docs is an awesome online documentation platform from Google. You can use upload option on Google Docs to upload the PDF document and then view that document over there.


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You can use Gmail to read PDF documents. Email the PDF document from your own Gmail ID to your ID only and then open that mail. Click on ‘;View’ button to read the PDF document using Google Docs.


2. Zoho Viewer

Zoho – another online documentation platform where you can use Zoho Viewer to view different type of documents including Word, Excel, PDF etc. Use this free platform to view your PDF document without installing Acrobat Reader



Use this web application to view your PDF document. Upload the document from your computer and then you can see that in action.


4. Samurajdata

Another free web application to view PDF documents online. Read PDF documents on this web application online without installing any software on your local computer.


5. PDFescape

This is also an online application where you can read PDF documents. You can use the unregistered version of PDFescape to use it without any registration.


Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.


  1. Ramkumar

    December 7, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Google Docs is definitely the best way to read PDF Files. Great listing

  2. Telugu movie blog

    December 7, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    we can read Pdf files using internet explorer

  3. Sahil Kotak

    December 7, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    That’s cool, I will try them now.

  4. Gurpreet Singh

    December 8, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I use Google Doc its Easy and useful save your files here for years and no worry of where r u ? check any time any where

  5. Blog4Boys

    December 8, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Wow really a cool post. Thanks for the sites list.

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  7. John Samuel

    December 12, 2009 at 9:39 am

    I recently was looking for such a tool. And this post came at the right time.

  8. Sanjeev Mishra

    December 14, 2009 at 12:36 am

    I am glad that the post helped you. :)

  9. Kevin

    February 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Since about one year I use PDF Exchange Viewer instead of Adobe PDF. It’s fast and free alternative and you can edit PDFs comfortably with this program! :-)

  10. Robert

    March 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    this open source component might actually be the best option for anybody who’s serious about showing PDF’s in the browser without acrobat reader


  11. stefan

    June 25, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    And whats about PDF24’s online pdf reader?

    Look here:

  12. shine

    July 29, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    my file is 10MB,but is supported only 2MB, is there any good method to read pdf online?

  13. Flo

    August 7, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    PDFMeNot.com doesn´t exist anymore – it redirects to Google Docs :( But Google Docs works fine! :)

  14. Nicholas Teo@Feng Shui since 1988

    December 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I never know I can read PDF with Google Doc, nice tips. Thanks

  15. vinnajagoda

    December 16, 2010 at 7:00 am

    This is slightly off the topic, but maybe it could be useful for webmasters… what about turning a PDF into more interactive online form? I’ve found http://pressmo.pl, it convertes PDFs into html site with embedded flash. After conversion you upload Flash publication to web server, so no viewer is required at all.

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