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    Open Source Evince Alternatives for Mac

    Evince is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best open source Mac alternative is Xournal++. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Evince and 11 are open source and available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source Mac alternatives to Evince are Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) (Free, Open Source), Skim (Free, Open Source), zathura (Free, Open Source) and WinDjView (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 9, 2022
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    Evince (or GNOME Document Viewer) is a document viewer for multiple document formats: PDF, Postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi,...
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    1. 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.
    2. 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.


    3. Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.
      This alternative is disputed. Skim is still a legitimate alternative to Evince, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    4. 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 Evince, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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      WinDjView is a fast, compact and powerful DjVu viewer for Windows with tabbed interface, continuous scrolling and advanced printing options. It uses the free DjVuLibre library to decode DjVu documents.


    5. 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.
    6. Sioyek is a PDF viewer with minimal interface optimized for reading research papers and technical books.
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      A small .pdf management tool with a command-line UI.
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      Jomic is a viewer for comic books stored in CBZ, CBR, and PDF files. Features include a two page mode, caching and support for several image formats (PNG, JFIF/JPEG, TIFF, and GIF). It is Open Source software distributed under the GNU General Public License.
    7. 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.

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