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Drawboard PDF Alternatives for Linux

Drawboard PDF 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 Xournal++. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Drawboard PDF and 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Drawboard PDF are Evince, OpenBoard, Qoppa PDF Studio and xournal.

Drawboard PDF alternatives are mainly PDF Readers but may also be PDF Editors or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Drawboard PDF.
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    Foxit Reader

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • ReactOS

    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.

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    Some users think Foxit Reader is a great alternative to Drawboard PDF, some don't.
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    doesn't allow handwritten annotations with a stylus

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    You can write into the PDF, underline text, ... Similar features to Drawboard PDF even in the free version.

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    Hand written notes are note quite the same as Drawboard PDF

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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.

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    The annotation for okular doesn't function as seamless drawing on a PDF

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    Xournal++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. OpenBoard is a cross-platform (Linux / Windows / macOS) interactive whiteboard application. It is currently maintained by the Education Department (DIP) of the Canton of Geneva in Switzerland.

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  6. Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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  7. Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and runs on Linux (recent distributions), Windows and other GTK+/Gnome platforms.

    Discontinued

    It hasn't been updated since 2017, but there is an active fork Xournal++ icon Xournal++

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  8. 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.

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    Atril

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    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.

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