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Alternatives to PDF.js

Showdown, OpenPDF, Modernizr, Modernizr, and fancybox are the most popular alternatives and competitors to PDF.js.
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What is PDF.js and what are its top alternatives?

It is a Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer that is built with HTML5. It is community-driven and supported by Mozilla Labs. The goal is to create a general-purpose, web standards-based platform for parsing and rendering PDFs.
PDF.js is a tool in the Javascript Utilities & Libraries category of a tech stack.
PDF.js is an open source tool with 37.3K GitHub stars and 8.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PDF.js's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to PDF.js

  • Showdown

    Showdown

    Showdown lets you add in-browser preview to existing Markdown apps. Any app that accepts HTML input can now be made to speak Markdown by modifying the input pages's HTML ...

  • OpenPDF

    OpenPDF

    OpenPDF is a free Java library for creating and editing PDF files with a LGPL and MPL open source license. OpenPDF is based on a fork of iText. ...

  • Modernizr

    Modernizr

    It’s a collection of superfast tests or detects as we like to call them which run as your web page loads, then you can use the results to tailor the experience to the user. It tells you what HTML, CSS and JavaScript features the user’s browser has to offer. ...

  • Modernizr

    Modernizr

    It’s a collection of superfast tests or detects as we like to call them which run as your web page loads, then you can use the results to tailor the experience to the user. It tells you what HTML, CSS and JavaScript features the user’s browser has to offer. ...

  • fancybox

    fancybox

    It is a tool that offers a nice and elegant way to add zooming functionality for images, html content and multi-media on your webpages. It is built on the top of the popular JavaScript framework jQuery and is both easy to implement and a snap to customize. ...

  • Lodash

    Lodash

    A JavaScript utility library delivering consistency, modularity, performance, & extras. It provides utility functions for common programming tasks using the functional programming paradigm. ...

  • Moment.js

    Moment.js

    A javascript date library for parsing, validating, manipulating, and formatting dates. ...

  • Underscore

    Underscore

    A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects. ...

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