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Google Docs Viewer offers a simple browser bookmarklet that can open any PDF file you come across while browsing web in Google’s online PDF viewer. This comes in handy if you do not have a PDF viewer installed or fed up using Adobe’s PDF viewer that tends to freeze the browser.

google online pdf viewer

To add it to your browser drag the provided bookmarklet onto your browser toolbar. When you come across a PDF file link, first click on the bookmarklet and then the link pointing to a PDF document. Almost simultaneously the PDF file will be loaded in Google’s online PDF viewer. The viewer can also open PowerPoint files (PPT and TIFF).


  • View PDF files in Google’s online PDF viewer.
  • Also supports PowerPoint files in PPT and TIFF formats.
  • Simple and really easy to use.
  • Similar tools: Issuu, PDFMeNot and Vuzit.

Get Google Docs Viewer Bookmarklet @

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  1. uhhm
    October 7, 2009 at 11:08 am

    ehhm, what bookmarklet?