I just want to view not edit tabs and I think paying 60 bucks to listen/edit is too much.
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There's also TuxGuitar. It's not as good as Guitar Pro, but should be enough for your needs.
My favorite is TabToolkit for iPad. If you have an iPad, it is $10 well spent.
I know the title says free, but in the questions you said that $60 is too much. I agree, but I don't think $10 is too much.
Free/Open-Source (GPL) Guitar Pro Tabs Viewer:
- Phone Guitar Tab (For Windows Phones)
- Tab Star (iPhone and iPad)
- Guitar Tab Viewer (Android Devices)
- Guitar Tab Player (Android Devices)
- GuitarTab (Android Devices)
Guitar Pro Tabs Online Viewer:
and many more...
is an online Guitar Pro playing site. It's a "freemium" model, where the free version gets you limited functionality (from memory):
- No turning individual parts up / down / off / on.
- No printing
If you subscribe then those limitations are lifted, but...a year of it costs more than Guitar Pro! I just got it for the purposes you describe - and as a backup band! I thought it was worth much more than the $50 I paid for it. Check Amazon, Guitar Center, etc.. for discounted pricing.
There are Chrome extensions to view guitar pro tabs directly online: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/guitar%20pro%20viewer?hl=es&_ac=0
TEFview for IOS or for Android open, play and print as pdf all GP files (an many other file types). TEFview is freeware.