Use Reader to open PDF, XPS, and TIFF files. Reader makes it easy to view documents, search for words or phrases, take notes, fill in forms, and print or share files.

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Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

This version has been updated to improve reliability and to address data loss issues


  • Fill in forms, add notes, and highlight content.
  • Save, share, and print.
  • Quickly return to files you've opened recently.

System Requirements

OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture ARM, x86, x64
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture ARM, x86, x64

Additional info

Published by
Microsoft Corporation
(c) Microsoft Corporation

Approximate download size
4.3 MB - 15.27 MB

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Access your home or work networks

Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

The product developer believes this product meets accessibility requirements, making it easier for everyone to use.

Language supported
Српски (Србија)
Srpski (Srbija)
English (United States)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Français (France)
日本語 (日本)
العربية (المملكة العربية السعودية)
Български (България)
বাংলা (ভারত)
Català (Català)
Valencià (Espanya)
Čeština (Česká Republika)
Dansk (Danmark)
Ελληνικά (Ελλάδα)
English (United Kingdom)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
Eesti (Eesti)
Euskara (Euskara)
فارسى (ایران)
Suomi (Suomi)
Galego (Galego)
ગુજરાતી (ભારત)
עברית (ישראל)
हिंदी (भारत)
Hrvatski (Hrvatska)
Magyar (Magyarország)
Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia)
Italiano (Italia)
ಕನ್ನಡ (ಭಾರತ)
کوردیی ناوەڕاست (کوردستان)
Lietuvių (Lietuva)
Latviešu (Latvija)
മലയാളം (ഭാരതം)
Монгол Хэл (Монгол Улс)
Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia)
Norsk, Bokmål (Norge)
Nederlands (Nederland)
ଓଡ଼ିଆ (ଭାରତ)
پنجابی (پاکستان)
Polski (Polska)
Português (Brasil)
Português (Portugal)
Română (România)
Русский (Россия)
සිංහල (ශ්‍රී ලංකා)
Slovenčina (Slovenská Republika)
Slovenščina (Slovenija)
Srpski (Srbija I Crna Gora (Bivša))
Svenska (Sverige)
தமிழ் (இந்தியா)
తెలుగు (భారత దేశం)
ไทย (ไทย)
Türkçe (Türkiye)
ئۇيغۇرچە (جۇڭخۇا خەلق جۇمھۇرىيىتى)
Українська (Україна)
Tiếng Việt (Việt Nam)
Afrikaans (Suid-Afrika)
አማርኛ (ኢትዮጵያ)
অসমীয়া (ভাৰত)
Azərbaycan Dili (Azərbaycan)
Беларуская (Беларусь)
বাংলা (বাংলাদেশ)
Bosanski (Bosna I Hercegovina)
Cymraeg (Y Deyrnas Unedig)
Filipino (Pilipinas)
Gaeilge (Éire)
Gàidhlig (An Rìoghachd Aonaichte)
Hausa (Nijeriya)
Հայերեն (Հայաստան)
Igbo (Nigeria)
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ქართული (საქართველო)
Қазақ (Қазақстан)
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Кыргыз (Кыргызстан)
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मराठी (भारत)
Malti (Malta)
नेपाली (नेपाल)
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Sesotho Sa Leboa (Afrika Borwa)
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (ਭਾਰਤ)
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K'iche' (Guatemala)
Runasimi (Peru)
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)
سنڌي (پاکستان)
Shqip (Shqipëria)
Српски (Босна И Херцеговина)
Српски (Србија И Црна Гора (Бивша))
Kiswahili (Kenya)
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ትግርኛ (ኢትዮጵያ)
Türkmen Dili (Türkmenistan)
Setswana (Aforika Borwa)
Татар (Россия)
اُردو (پاکستان)
O'zbekcha (O'zbekiston Respublikasi)
Wolof (Senegaal)
Isixhosa (Umzantsi Afrika)
Yoruba (Nigeria)
Isizulu (Iningizimu Afrika)

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Most helpful favorable review




Platform: PC

A Perfect PDF Reader

After about a year of trying to get Windows 10 Edge to open a Simple PDF file with NO success. I finely tried this App, and To my Surprise it works "Perfect" with Windows 10 Anniversary Update x64. It is a very lite and simple app and Yes it even "Prints" PDF files, a must have for me. Thank-You Microsoft for this Excellent App. It deserves a Five Star for sure.

16 out of 19 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review



Nickolas J

Platform: PC

Windows 10 Support Needed

Reader app is very useful, however can you add support and update the app for Windows 10. Can you add more files that support reader.

14 out of 19 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Simple and Easy

I love how simple and handy it is. I think it could be improved by adding more features like editing, signing or inserting pictures and links.




Platform: PC

Not bad, but I uninstalled

I used this to read some books on PDF. It was OK, it did its job, but I needed a reader where you could adjust the brightness of the screen or colors of the page. Reading the bright white pages of most readers (which many people may be used to) is just murder on my eyes. I could find no way to adjust the brightness or colors, though maybe that function is hiding somewhere I couldn't find it. So while it did its job I ended up uninstalling and going with a different reader just for the sake of my eyes.




Platform: PC

needs more functionality

I love how well this app works with the pen. It also makes reading all the research articles and philosophy papers J have for class so much easier. But it could use a highlighting with the pen option and more colors to write with

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Great for pen stylus on Dell Venue 8 Pro

Functions great with PDFs, though it may not be as fast as other programs. I use it to mark up PDFs with the active stylus. Keeps my notes looking great! Good job Microsoft!




Platform: PC

Still King

I tried several PDF readers on the store, each and everyone suggesting to be a superior PDF reader and half of them filled with advertising, the other half wont open PDF files properly, half the files will display broken. After trying all of them I always get back to this App, the base app for PDF reading... surprisingly, it's still king. It will open any and all PDF files, fast, easy to work with. Don't look for any other app on the store. Reader from Microsoft is still the king of them all.

5 out of 5 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Very good, especially with stylus

If you have a need to sign or write on a PDF, Reader is the best program for that I've found (then print to PDF to save). Also it useful for reading docs and scrolling quickly.

One person found this helpful.




Clean and crisp

Absolutely love this PDF viewer; I actually much prefer the interface to that of Edge. Please bring back support on Windows 10 mobile! :(




Platform: PC

couldn't give it zero stars

absolutely the worst! Can't find its location on the computer, it won't open pdfs, very simplistic and NOT user friendly. this app on a windows 10 computer is the worst ever! I am uninstalling it after I am done with this review!




Platform: PC

Simple and easy

This app is great for the basic college student. For one I love that it can open various file formats, not just pdf. I love how simple and easy it is to use. If you're looking for something that's more high tech, such as filling in documents or signing documents, I'm not sure if this is for you.




Platform: PC

Blurry PDF file

It is fluid, can use it to hand write notes using surface pro 3 pen. When opening a PDF file using it, the text is very blurry compared to opening the same file using adobe acrobat reader. Hope you fix this issue

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.



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