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How To View PDF Online

by Akemi

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View your PDF files online, without needing to download any software, with Smallpdf PDF Reader.

With so many PDFs in the world nowadays, everyone needs a PDF Reader, whether it is to view documents online or offline and, of course, also on your cell phone.

Fortunately for you, Smallpdf offers all three options!

How To View PDF Online With Smallpdf

  1. Drag and drop your file to the indicated area.

  2. And voilà! You will see your file presented immediately.

  3. In the right sidebar you will have access to our other tools if you decide you need to compress, convert, rotate or even freely edit your PDF.


How To View PDF Online

How To View PDFs on Mobile


If you prefer, you can always open your PDF in the PDF Reader available on our website, which is completely responsive to any screen size.

But to make your reading experience even more enjoyable, the best option is to download our app for your Android or iOS.

In the app, you can view not only PDFs, but also JPGs and Word documents.

Just select the desired file from the file list and click on the glasses icon in the top right corner of the screen. The app will adapt the text to the most comfortable way of reading so that your eyes do not suffer with small letters!

What if I Want To Download a Software To View PDF Offline?


If you need a software installed on your computer, for occasions when you don't have an internet connection, like on a flight or in the middle of the Amazon forest, don’t worry. We also have this option.

Our desktop app comes, of course, with a PDF Reader, with which you can open any PDF file.

But it doesn't just serve as a simple reader. You can use it to perform practically all the procedures we offer on our website, such as compress, convert, join, rotate...

Tip: make Smallpdf the standard PDF reader on your computer.

How To Choose A Default PDF Reader on Mac:

  1. Right click on any PDF file
  2. Click on 'Get Info'
  3. In the 'Open with' section, select 'Smallpdf'
  4. Then click 'Change All'
  5. In the pop-up window, click 'Continue' to finish the process.

How To Choose A Default PDF Reader on Windows:

  1. Right-click on any PDF file
  2. Press 'Open with'
  3. Select Smallpdf
  4. Select the option 'Always use this program to open .pdf documents'
  5. Press 'OK' to finish the process.

There you go. Enjoy reading all your documents in comfort!

Akemi - Marketing Smallpdf
Digital Marketing Specialist