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    Evince Alternatives for Windows

    Evince is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is PDF Reader, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Evince and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Evince are SumatraPDF (Free, Open Source), Okular (Free, Open Source), Foxit Reader (Free Personal) and Xournal++ (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 9, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    Evince (or GNOME Document Viewer) is a document viewer for multiple document formats: PDF, Postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi,...
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    1. PDF Reader is the ideal app for anyone who works with PDFs in the office or at home. PDF Reader allows you to organize all annotated information with a few taps.
      Almost everyone thinks PDF Reader is a great alternative to Evince.
    2. Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) viewer for Windows.
      Some users think SumatraPDF is a great alternative to Evince, some don't.

    3. 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.
      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 over 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 about 2 years ago

      i used that in kde desktop
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    4. 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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      This alternative is disputed. Foxit Reader is still a legitimate alternative to Evince, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    5. 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.

    6. View, sign, collaborate on and annotate PDF files with our free Acrobat Reader software. And to easily edit and convert your PDFs into file formats like Excel and Word, try out PDF editor and converter Acrobat Pro DC.
      This alternative is disputed. Adobe Acrobat Reader is still a legitimate alternative to Evince, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • F-Droid
      • Xfce
      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.
    7. 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.
    8. Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
    9. Nitro Reader offers features and functionality far beyond typical PDF readers, and makes working with PDF easier than ever before.
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