Evince Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Evince for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Okular, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Evince and 17 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Evince are Foxit Reader (Free Personal), MuPDF (Free, Open Source), Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) (Free, Open Source) and PDF Studio (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 10, 2021

    1. 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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      Okular vs Evince opinions
      Most users think Okular is a great alternative to Evince.
      Okular is open-source (like evince) and is intended to encompass various file types like evince. Okular also has a small set of annotation tools, which makes it similar to evince in that it is on the light side with respect to annotation tools.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      inventor500 Okular is very similar to Evince. However, it does not seem to have the ability to jump to a specific page in a large document.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      i used that in kde desktop
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    2. Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.


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

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      This alternative is disputed. Foxit Reader is still a legitimate alternative to Evince, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

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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.
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    3. 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. Also available for...
    4. Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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    5. zathura is a highly customizable and functional PDF viewer based on the poppler rendering library and the gtk+ toolkit.
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      This alternative is disputed. zathura is still a legitimate alternative to Evince, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    6. 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.
      This alternative is disputed. qpdfview is still a legitimate alternative to Evince, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    7. 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.
    8. 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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      hostmaster Atril is a new life of Evince: Evince is a part of Gnome, and Atril is a part of MATE.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      Generic full functional GTK GUI like Evince but lighter
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      The Xpdf open source project includes a PDF viewer along with a collection of command line tools which perform various functions on PDF files: - xpdf: PDF viewer - pdftotext: converts PDF to text - pdftops: converts PDF to PostScript - pdftoppm: converts PDF pages to netpbm...
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