Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Alternatives for Linux

    Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Foxit Reader iconFoxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Small Evince iconEvince or Small Okular iconOkular. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and 16 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC are Small Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) iconFirefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) (Free, Open Source), Small MuPDF iconMuPDF (Free, Open Source), Small Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in iconChrome PDF Viewer Plug-in (Free) and Small zathura iconzathura (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 9, 2021

    • Free PDF software that enables you to create, annotate, share, and collaborate on PDF documents. View 96 alternatives to Foxit Reader
      Most users think Foxit Reader is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .

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      • Free PersonalProprietary
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      Foxit Reader vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
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      Multi tabs, stable, and very clean design.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      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 2 years ago

      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 2 years ago

      Notiz_Me Has the ability to print in booklet format, which a lot of other readers lack.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

      wlfzsyhhc Available on Gnu/Linux, FOSS
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      Excellent interface and qucik and easy to use.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      Simple, no bloat features
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    • Evince 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). For a comprehensive list of formats supported, see Supported Document Formats. View 96 alternatives to Evince
      Most users think Evince is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      Evince vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
      pros, cons and recent comments
      uncertainquark Fast and simple. Allows images to be saved from the right-click context menu.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      Light and comes natively with Ubuntu.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago



    • Okular is a universal document viewer developed by KDE. Okular works on multiple platforms, including but not limited to Linux, Windows, macOS, *BSD, etc. View 87 alternatives to Okular
      Most users think Okular is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
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      Okular vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
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      karlossss1996 It's very fast free pdf reader with some useful editing functions.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      escobartopex editing text, colour highlighter
      Top positive comment  10 months ago

      There's no form filling tools
      Top negative comment  7 months ago

      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 month ago

      Notiz_Me Doesn't have the ability to print in booklet format.
      Negative comment about 2 months ago

      Lightweight, highly functional, and aesthetic.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Lightweight, can read many document fomats like cbz or cbr, can even merge pdfs
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    • PDF Viewer (aka pdf.js) is a new revolutionary extension using web standard technologies that allows you to display within https://alternativeto. View 54 alternatives to Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js)
      Most users think Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
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      • Google Chrome
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
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      braky Firefox can also be used as a PDF viewer.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    • 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. View 64 alternatives to MuPDF
      Most users think MuPDF is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
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      • Xfce
      MuPDF vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
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      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 1 year ago



    • In version 8, Google Chrome introduced a free PDF viewer, installed by default. View 50 alternatives to Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in
      Most users think Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC .
      • FreeProprietary
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      • Google Chrome
    • zathura is a highly customizable and functional PDF viewer based on the poppler rendering library and the gtk+ toolkit. View 53 alternatives to zathura
      This alternative is disputed. zathura is still a legitimate alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC , but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • BSD
      • MacPorts
      • Homebrew
    • Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, macOS, and Linux. View 165 alternatives to PDF Studio
    • 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. View 93 alternatives to Atril
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • qpdfview is a Qt-based tabbed document viewer using the Poppler library for PDF rendering and CUPS for printing. View 62 alternatives to qpdfview
      This alternative is disputed. qpdfview is still a legitimate alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC , but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Haiku
      • Qt
      qpdfview vs Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
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      Really fast, many options with keybindings.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      SeanDFroszt Anything written using the beautiful Qt SDK (or better yet with the KDE SDK) is awesome, and it's a tabbed PDF viewer! It's sweet!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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