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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 alternatives are mainly PDF Readers but 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 Jun 3, 2022
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  1. Sioyek

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Sioyek is a PDF viewer with minimal interface optimized for reading research papers and technical books.

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    onkoe

    It's a minimalist PDF reader for programmers and other such nerds. Includes dark mode, keyboard navigation, and a minimalist UI that allows for great focus.

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  2. Xpdf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Xpdf is a free PDF viewer and toolkit, including a text extractor, image converter, HTML converter, and more. Most of the tools are available as open source.



  3. qpdfview is a Qt-based tabbed document viewer using the Poppler library for PDF rendering and CUPS for printing. Support for the DjVu and PostScript formats can be added via plugins.

    qpdfview vs Adobe Acrobat Reader opinions
    This alternative is disputed. qpdfview is still a legitimate alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    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!

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    -3

    Really fast, many options with keybindings.

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  4. Paperboy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    A small .pdf management tool with a command-line UI.

  5. Butterfly

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Butterfly is a note app where your ideas come first. You can paint, add texts, and export them easily on every device. This app works on android, windows, linux, and in the web.



  6. ePDFView

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A simple PDF document viewer, in the lines of Evince but without using the Gnome libraries. ePDFView is a free lightweight PDF document viewer using Poppler and GTK+ libraries.

  7. Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    • Chrome Web Store

    Automatically previews pdfs, powerpoint presentations, and other documents in Google Docs Viewer.

  8. modern computer flatboat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    modern computer flatboat is a mobile pdf viewer written in Qt and using MuPDF's libfitz.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.8.32, released in January 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  9. RAD PDF

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    RAD PDF is a website component and online interface for editing, filling, signing, and viewing PDF documents. This ASP.NET technology offers your users a free PDF editor, ready for integration with your web application.

  10. OpenViewerFX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Innovative open source JavaFX PDF Viewer that combines the power of JavaFX with IDRsolutions industry leading PDF library to deliver a complete cross-platform PDF Reader/Viewer.

    Discontinued

    Last commit was in June of 2015.

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