Open in PDF Reader

Open in PDF Reader

Send PDF links directly to your favorite PDF viewer like Adobe Acrobat Reader

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What is Open in PDF Reader?

Open in PDF Reader is an Edge add-on by Bermet. This add-on has 69,537 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.30, and is most similar to Google Translate in Right Click and Awesome Screenshot and Screen Recorder. The latest version, 0.3.2, was updated 4 months ago.

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By: Bermet
Rating: 3.30 (12)
Version: 0.3.2 (Last updated: 2022-12-14)
Creation date: 2021-07-25
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • notifications
  • nativeMessaging
  • downloads
  • activeTab
  • alarms
Size: 49.23K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
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Open in PDF Reader
Open in PDF Reader (v0.3.2)
49 110,438
Not available on Firefox
The "Open in PDF viewer" extension opens PDF files directly in your favorite external PDF viewer application. To use the extension, right-click on a PDF link and select the "Open in PDF viewer" item. The extension downloads the PDF file in your default downloads directory and then executes the external command to open the downloaded file with the default PDF viewer (e.g. Adobe Acrobat Reader or FoxIt PDF reader).

Note that to execute an OS-level command, you need to install a native client. Native client installation guide appears on the first usage.

1. Open PDF files from right-click context menu
2. Transfer already opened PDF files to the external PDF viewer by pressing the browser's action button
3. Detect PDF links and open them with left-click
4. Open the external PDF viewer with a user-defined delay
5. Supports most common PDF viewers

Change Logs:
It is now possible to define left-click open in default PDF reader from the options page. If this mode is enabled, the extension blocks the default action when a link with the PDF mime type is the target.
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Risk impact

Open in PDF Reader requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Open in PDF Reader is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
by Wang,, 2023-01-03

It copies the file into the user's downloads folder. The whole reason we need it is for users to edit PDFs and fill and sign forms. If they're editing a local copy, changes they make won't be copied up to the original location. This is not at all useful for us.
by Karla, 2021-10-18

It does It's Job
by Ethan, 2020-09-19
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