PDF Reader chrome extension

Version: 0.3.1
PDF Reader
A general-purpose Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer based on Mozilla's PDF.js library
4.57 Based on 63 user rates

What is PDF Reader?

PDF Reader is a pdf extension for chrome. also, it is pdf reader extension and document reader extension. it's a free extension , it has 50,000+ active users since released its first version, it earns an average rating of 4.57 from 63 rated user, last update is 504 days ago.

What’s new in version 0.3.1?

                This extension uses Mozilla's pdf.js library to display PDF files in your browser. It will be used as a replacement for the default PDF viewer. This extension supports rendering remote and local PDF files on top frames. The extension provides the same experience as you open PDF files in the Firefox browser.

To allow the extension to parse local PDF files, you need to enable "Access Local Files" in the extension manager.

If you prefer the extension to parse PDF files in frame elements use the right-click context menu checkbox

1. Supports light and dark theme
2. Supports page navigation with "page" hash
3. Supports custom styling the PDF viewer
4. Supports displaying PDF signed and unsigned signatures
5. Supports opening PDF files by dropping them into the view
6. Partially supports executing PDF scripts

Available Rendering Options:
   Disable Page Labels
   Enable Permissions
   Enable Print Auto-Rotate
   Enable WebGL
   History Update URL
   Ignore Destination Zoom
   PDF Bug Enabled
   Render Interactive Forms (AcroForm/XFA)
   Use Only CSS Zoom
   Disable Auto Fetch
   Disable Font Face
   Disable Range
   Disable Stream

Version Log:
1. Updates pdf.js library to v1.9.426
2. Favicon detection is improved
3. There are two context menu items to open PDF links in a new tab and in a new background tab
1. Updates pdf.js library to v2.2.228
2. Handles *.PDF files in Chrome OS
3.Allows opening of local PDF files either by dropping them or by using the open button on the user-interface            

How to install PDF Reader?

You could download the latest version crx file or older version files and install it.

Preview of PDF Reader

Technical Features:

  • Latest Version: 0.3.1
  • Requirements: Windows Chrome, Mac Chrome
  • License: Free
  • Latest update: Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
  • Author: emano.waldeck

PDF Reader Available languages:

Deutsch, English, Français, Nederlands, español, italiano, polski, português (Brasil), português (Portugal), русский, 中文 (简体), 日本語.


  • What about others talk about pdf reader chrome extension?

    58% user give 5-star rating, 21% user give 4-star rating, 5% user give 3-star rating, 5% user give 2-star rating, 11% user give 1-star rating. Read reviews of pdf reader

  • How could i get help if there is something wrong with pdf reader chrome extension?

    You could find more help information from pdf reader support page.

  • How could i contact the developer of pdf reader chrome extension?

    You could send emails to publisher, or check publisher's website.

  • What are the required permissions for extensions?

    • webNavigation
    • webRequest
    • webRequestBlocking
    • storage
    • contextMenus
    • fileBrowserHandler
    • <all_urls>
    • chrome://favicon/

    More about manifest_file of pdf reader.

  • How could i report abuse of pdf reader chrome extension?

    You could click to report abuse of pdf reader.

Reviews of pdf reader:

Qing Ye January 15th, 2023
Qing Ye

Missing 1. Document loading progress bar 2. Text Tool 3. Draw Tool The above are in epub.js

wibie4Life August 9th, 2022

All good but one. Need to add the feature of showing "Recently Opened PDFs", so we could easily reopen them. It's a standard feature in all doc apps. It ought to be already available without us asking for it.

GOKUL B June 22nd, 2022

I get really annoyed by the touch UI layout of chrome pdf viewer. Found this best extension that is updated regularly which doesn't occupy more vertical screen space.

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