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Download Free PDF Reader for Windows 10

by Hung Nguyen

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Get the best PDF reader for Windows 10 for free. It also comes with tools to convert, compress, and modify PDFs.

Are you looking to download the very best PDF reader for your Windows 10 machine? We have just the solution.

Smallpdf features the most comprehensive PDF tool suite on the market, including a new and revamped PDF reader. Our brand new Windows 10 PDF reader features lighting-fast loading and clutter-free navigation for you to view PDF documents with ease—offline.


The Smallpdf PDF Reader for Windows 10

How To Download PDF Reader for Windows 10 for Free

  1. Click the ‘Download App’ button at the top.

  2. Install Smallpdf on your Windows computer.

  3. And that is all there is. Enjoy your new PDF reader.

What is Smallpdf?


We’re the most popular online PDF software, intending to make PDF easy for everyone.

Since our launch back in 2013, we have created more than 20 different online PDF tools to convert, compress, and modify PDF documents.

A total of 500 million people have used our service over the year, and we’ve been hard at work to improve our service for those in need continuously. In turn, we’ve branched out to process other file formats, including Word, JPG, and even Excel spreadsheets.

And with our new PDF reader for Windows 10—we aim to enable an even more streamlined digital document workflow.

Features of the PDF Reader


The majority of people use offline PDF viewers for PDF reading. However, your work doesn’t have to end there. Before you upload, share, or email your PDF—remember to check out all the tools that the Smallpdf PDF Reader has to offer, including:

  • PDF Compression: To reduce the size of your PDFs

  • PDF Conversion: Convert your PDFs to and from Word, JPG, Excel, and PPT

  • Organize PDFs: Merge, split or delete pages as you wish

  • File Security: Unlock and protect PDFs with an encrypted password


Features of the Smallpdf PDF Reader

Once you open a PDF document in reading mode, you can click the colorful ‘Tools’ icon, displaying all the different options available to you—for that particular document.

Different Use Cases for the PDF Reader


Once you download and install our PDF reader from your web browser, opportunities to work with the different types of PDFs are endless.

Let’s say you have a contract or agreement on hand; feel free to convert it to PDF, fill them out as you need, and compress the final document for email attachments. On the other hand, if you need to share many PDFs at once—you can merge multiple PDFs files into one—to save everyone time.

Other than the options to convert and edit PDFs, we also have an online storage service online—which may be useful for those that are always on the go. To get started, please create a free account on our website.

From there, you can upload different types of PDFs, images, and Office documents—via the ‘Documents’ tab. The document cloud option is becoming increasingly popular, primarily since many of us now work from home. Thus, we’re continuously working on adding new features, as new user requirements arise.

Operating System Requirements


Although this article focuses on Windows 10—you may also install our PDF reader on older operating systems, which should still work (albeit we recommend Windows 10).

You will still be able to convert multiple PDF files to other file types, compress them, and of course—quickly open them for an optimal PDF viewing experience. As the app process documents offline—the only moment you’ll need a working internet connection is to download the client, install the app, and log into your account (if you are a Pro user).

There is also a legacy version of our desktop app for Mac users, and a revamped version is coming your way in the near future.

Why Download Smallpdf’s PDF Reader for Windows 10


We know what you’re probably thinking: There are so many PDF readers out there. There is the Foxit reader, PDF XChange Editor, or the godfather of PDFs—Adobe Acrobat.

However, most of these apps come with extortionate price tags. Adobe, albeit free, requires an account for many of their PDF tools.

Smallpdf, on the other hand, is offering our entire offering at zero cost. Once you install our PDF reader on your Windows 10 machine, you may edit it as much as you please. You can share the link with your friends and colleagues so that everyone has free access to efficient PDF solutions.

On top of that, our online site is the most frequented PDF software in the market, with 40+ million monthly users. Not only that, we are one of the most visited websites on the internet, with a ranking of 196 on Alexa—at the time of writing.

But that’s not all—we care about our users, who have helped us to grow our brand to what it is today. We have a dedicated Smallpdf team that is always pushing to improve our platforms, whether it’s the user interface, the conversion accuracy, or the loading speed of it all (who likes to wait?).

There’s also the free Smallpdf Chrome Extension, mobile apps, and many more online tools for you to experiment with once you get a hand at the Windows 10 PDF reader. Any questions, reach out to our support team via the ‘Help’ section of our site. We’re available 24/7 for your PDF-related needs.

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager