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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 100 alternatives to Evince and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Evince are Xournal++, Foxit Reader, MuPDF and Qoppa PDF Studio.

Evince alternatives are mainly PDF Readers but may also be PDF Editors or Ebook Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Evince.
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  1. Okular icon

    Okular

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    101 alternatives to Okular 

    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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    1.  PDF annotationOkular support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  LightweightOkular consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Dark ModeOkular supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Text to SpeechOkular allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    5.  Fill PDF FormsOkular supports forms in PDF files.
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    Okular vs Evince opinions
    Most users think Okular is a great alternative to Evince.
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    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.

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    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.

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    i used that in kde desktop

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    Xournal++

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    32 alternatives to Xournal++ 

    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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    1.  Handwritten NotesXournal++ supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  PDF annotationXournal++ support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  Works OfflineXournal++ can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Pressure SensitivityXournal++ can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    5.  Support for LaTeXXournal++ supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    6.  Ad-freeXournal++ doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  3. Foxit Reader icon

    Foxit Reader

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • ReactOS
    109 alternatives to Foxit Reader 

    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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    1.  PDF annotationFoxit Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Fill PDF FormsFoxit Reader supports forms in PDF files.
    3.  Sign PDF filesFoxit Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    4.  LightweightFoxit Reader consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Support for scriptingFoxit Reader supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    6.  Spell CheckingFoxit Reader can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    7.  Text to SpeechFoxit Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    8.  PortableFoxit Reader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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    Foxit Reader vs Evince opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Foxit Reader is still a legitimate alternative to Evince, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  4. MuPDF icon

    MuPDF

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    • Xfce
    77 alternatives to MuPDF 

    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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    1.  LightweightMuPDF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableMuPDF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  PDF annotationMuPDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    4.  Ad-freeMuPDF doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Qoppa PDF Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    181 alternatives to Qoppa PDF Studio 

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

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    1.  Sign PDF filesQoppa PDF Studio support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    2.  Dark ModeQoppa PDF Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  PDF annotationQoppa PDF Studio support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    4.  Text to SpeechQoppa PDF Studio allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    5.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    6.  Fill PDF FormsQoppa PDF Studio supports forms in PDF files.
    7.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    zathura

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • MacPorts
    • Homebrew
    63 alternatives to zathura 

    zathura is a highly customizable and functional document viewer based on the poppler rendering library and the gtk+ toolkit. The idea behind zathura is an application that provides a minimalistic and space saving interface as well as an easy usage that mainly focuses on keyboard...

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    1.  Lightweightzathura consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionszathura can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    Bestfit
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    zathura vs Evince opinions
    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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    qpdfview

    • Linux
    • Haiku
    • Qt
    69 alternatives to qpdfview 

    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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    1.  Lightweightqpdfview consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Fill PDF Formsqpdfview supports forms in PDF files.
    3.  PDF annotationqpdfview support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    qpdfview vs Evince opinions
    This alternative is disputed. qpdfview is still a legitimate alternative to Evince, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Butterfly

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    • Self-Hosted
    28 alternatives to Butterfly 

    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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    1.  Dark ModeButterfly supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Butterfly without registration.
    3.  Ad-freeButterfly doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  No TrackingButterfly will not track you or use your personal data.
    5.  LightweightButterfly consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    6.  DecentralizedButterfly is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    7.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    8.  End-to-End EncryptionButterfly has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    9.  Privacy focusedButterfly is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Atril

    • Linux
    • BSD
    101 alternatives to Atril 

    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. When supported by the document, it also allows searching for text, copying text to the clipboard...

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    1.  Dark ModeAtril supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Ad-freeAtril doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  PDF annotationAtril support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    Atril vs Evince opinions
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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.

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    Generic full functional GTK GUI like Evince but lighter

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    Sioyek

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    18 alternatives to Sioyek 

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

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    1.  Dark ModeSioyek supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  LightweightSioyek consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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