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    Adobe Acrobat Reader Alternatives for Linux

    Adobe Acrobat Reader is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Foxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Okular or Evince. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader are Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js), MuPDF, Xournal++ and Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in.

    Adobe Acrobat Reader is mainly a PDF Reader but alternatives to it may also be eBook Readers or PDF Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
    This page was last updated May 3, 2022
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    1. Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

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      The installer tries to install McAfee WebAdvisor and PhantomPDF Business. These can be skipped by clicking Decline on each.

      Foxit Reader vs Adobe Acrobat Reader opinions
      Most users think Foxit Reader is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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      Multi tabs, stable, and very clean design.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      The accessibility of the commands is great, the most important features are free. I haven't felt the need to change to a third pdf viewer. Plus, you can print to PDF when many other software started eliminating this option.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      The UI is kludgy and looks like it belongs in the 1990's. Also, basic functionality now included in Adobe isn't (or at least not easily) found in Foxit. I love Foxit's products and have a Business user of theirs for years - so, this is really disappointing.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

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      danielcastelli Best full featured alternative
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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      ease to use, customizable view, good searching interface
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      Notiz_Me Has the ability to print in booklet format, which a lot of other readers lack.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      wlfzsyhhc Available on Gnu/Linux, FOSS
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. Multi-platform, fast and packed with features, Okular allows you to read PDF documents, comics and EPub books, browse images, visualize Markdown documents, and much more.
      Okular vs Adobe Acrobat Reader opinions
      Most users think Okular is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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      karlossss1996 It's very fast free pdf reader with some useful editing functions.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      escobartopex editing text, colour highlighter
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

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      There's no form filling tools
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      ccxfied One of the best possible alternatives to Adobe Reader and Foxit. FOSS, available as UWP. Isn't as lightweight as SumatraPDF, but has configurable memory/RAM profiles and a plenty of annotation options. Customizable and Privacy-respecting. What else do y'want? Except if you're searching for Booklet Printing or some Pro Features you get on other PDF apps, Okular is the pefect app.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Notiz_Me Doesn't have the ability to print in booklet format.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Lightweight, highly functional, and aesthetic.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Lightweight, can read many document fomats like cbz or cbr, can even merge pdfs
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    3. Evince (or GNOME Document Viewer) is a document viewer for multiple document formats: PDF, Postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi, XPS, SyncTex support with gedit, comics books (cbr,cbz,cb7 and cbt) and others. See Supported Document Formats for details.
      Evince vs Adobe Acrobat Reader opinions
      Most users think Evince is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader.
      mlocik97 Use it every day, it has better UI/UX and is light.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      Light and comes natively with Ubuntu.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      uncertainquark Fast and simple. Allows images to be saved from the right-click context menu.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    4. PDF Viewer (aka pdf.js) is a new revolutionary extension using web standard technologies that allows you to display within Mozilla Firefox almost all PDF files found on the web without a plugin.
      Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) vs Adobe Acrobat Reader opinions
      Most users think Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader.
      braky Firefox can also be used as a PDF viewer.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      josephcw pdf.js cannot be used to annotate documents or fill forms.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      MuPDF is a highly versatile, customizable PDF and XPS interpreter solution that can be used across a wide range of applications as a PDF renderer, viewer, or toolkit.
      MuPDF vs Adobe Acrobat Reader opinions
      Most users think MuPDF is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader.
      theannymspro It doesn't have several major features that adobe reader has. MuPDF just open files that's all. no options at all, no resizing, no editing, no change in view, there is nothing.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    5. Xournal++ (a fork of Xournal) is a handwriting Notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with plattform independent GTK, supporting Linux, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Suse, macOS and Windows 10. Supports Pen input like Wacom Tablets.
    6. In version 8, Google Chrome introduced a free PDF viewer, installed by default. While this plug-in lacks many features of the Adobe Acrobat Plug-in, it is much faster and lighter, and updates with the browser rather than an external utility.
      Most users think Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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    8. zathura is a highly customizable and functional document viewer based on the poppler rendering library and the gtk+ toolkit.
      This alternative is disputed. zathura is still a legitimate alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    9. Atril is a simple multi-page document viewer. It can display and print PostScript (PS), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), DJVU, DVI, XPS and Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
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