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    Sumatra PDF

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    Foxit Reader

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    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Windows RT ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows Phone iPad ... Blackberry 10

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    Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js)

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome Opera Firefox

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    Okular

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux KDE

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    MuPDF

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    Open Source Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad Xfce

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    Nitro Reader

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    Free Personal Windows

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    Free Mac

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    STDU Viewer

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    Free Personal Windows

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    WinDjView

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    Open Source Mac Windows

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    Open Source Mac

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    Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in

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    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome

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    qpdfview

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    Commercial iPhone iPad

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    zathura

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    Open Source Linux Xfce

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    Xee

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    Commercial Mac

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    Notability

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    Commercial iPhone iPad

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    Google Docs Viewer Discontinued

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    Xodo

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    Free Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad ... Kindle Fire

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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    ezPDF Reader

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    Gaaiho PDF Reader

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    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    RepliGo Reader

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    Universal Viewer

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    Freemium Windows

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    PDF Reader

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    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Kami

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    Commercial Web / Cloud Chrome

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    Flipping PDF Reader

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    Free Windows

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    Open Freely

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    Free Windows

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    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet iPad ... Kindle Fire

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    Comical Discontinued

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

Evince Comments

Almost the best

Comment by drink_n_drive
about Evince Sep 2015

Evince is my default PDF reader, but still lacks annotations as you can notice by the comments above.
Still, it has great GTK+3.x theme integration, no bloat, and I can read both my big true-pdf files and .cbr comic books flawlessly.
My upvote.

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Great but have some issue

Comment by grea09
about Evince and Windows 7 Aug 2013

Probably the best PDF reader out there. Have even a windows version. The only flaw is the lack of support of underlined annotation in PDF.

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Home row

Comment by SextaExtincion
about Evince Nov 2012

It is great also that you can use the home row (h, j, k, l), and other useful shortcuts, to move arround

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Install Evince on Mac

Comment by aint
about Evince Oct 2012

How to install on mac?

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Good program, but it didn't copy text from PDF to clipboard ...

Comment by maxon
about Evince Jun 2011

Good program, but it didn't copy text from PDF to clipboard - what a disappointment =(

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since Evince can read comicbook files, Comical can be consi ...

Comment by nitrofurano
about Evince Jun 2011

since Evince can read comicbook files, Comical can be considered as alternative

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I've been downloading a lot of PDF viewers, and after downl ...

Comment by Xeogin
about Evince Jun 2011

I've been downloading a lot of PDF viewers, and after downloading this one, I was instantly in love. It didn't crash when I pushed it like Sumatra. It has previews on the side, it's very fast, has great text selection, and it's always active, unlike Foxit's nastiness. The only issues I had were how it wanted to install in Application Data, which was easy to fix, and my only current issue: It opens the same, tiny size each time. There may be a setting somewhere, but I'd like it to open at 100% each time.

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