A flutter plugin for handling PDF files. Works on both Android & iOS. Originally forked from (


Macos support currently under testing

Pub Package


Add advance_pdf_viewer2 as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file.

advance_pdf_viewer2: any


No permissions required. Uses application cache directory.


No permissions required.


Load PDF

// Load from assets
PDFDocument doc = await PDFDocument.fromAsset('assets/test.pdf');
// Load from URL
PDFDocument doc = await PDFDocument.fromURL('');

// Load from file
File file  = File('...');
PDFDocument doc = await PDFDocument.fromFile(file);

Load pages

// Load specific page
PDFPage pageOne = await doc.get(page: _number);

Pre-built viewer

Use the pre-built PDF Viewer

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: Text('Example'),
      body: Center(
          child: _isLoading
              ? Center(child: CircularProgressIndicator())
              : PDFViewer(document: document)),

This code produces the following view:

Demo Screenshot 1


  • Allow password-protected files
  • Refactor PDFDocument.getAll() method
  • Increase page resolution
  • Add swipe to change page

Third-party packages used

Name Description
path_provider A Flutter plugin for finding commonly used locations on the filesystem. Supports iOS and Android.
flutter_cache_manager A CacheManager to download and cache files in the cache directory of the app. Various settings on how long to keep a file can be changed.
numberpicker NumberPicker is a custom widget designed for choosing an integer or decimal number by scrolling spinners.
flutter_advanced_networkimage An advanced image provider provides caching and retrying for flutter app. Now with zoomable widget and transition to image widget.