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Evince

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 (cb...

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Avg rating of 3.4 (9)| 14 comments
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Evince Features

  1.  LightweightEvince consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  PDF annotationEvince support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
  3.  PortableEvince can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

Evince information

  • Developed byThe GNOME Project
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.4
  • Alternatives107 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 14 comments and reviews about Evince, and it has gotten 441 likes

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drink_n_drive
  
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Evince is my default PDF reader, but still lacks annotations as you can notice by the comments above. Still, it has great GTK+3.x theme integration, no bloat, and I can read both my big true-pdf files and .cbr comic books flawlessly. My upvote.

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madamek
  
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Opening 40 PDF fiels with average size of 2M within a second? No problem!

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maxrempel
  
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Windows installation is not easily available. It is a unix program which could be compiled for windows but go figure it yourself.

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madamek

I still have an outdated (2.32.0) installer for windows saved on my webserver and download it whenever I am dealing with users at the grandma skill level. And while some might frown at it, I find things like its lack of support for javascript reassuring.

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aani
  
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Lightweight, fast, minimalist.

PRO:
Evince supports different kinds of annotations now. All annotations start life as Highlights, and can then be customized through the "Annotation Properties" right-click menu.

CON:
Will invert colors for low-strain reading, but does not have a true Night/Dark mode. If the color of your annotations matters to you as a reader, inverting might annoy you.

OVERALL: Great lightweight PDF/Comic book reader, especially if running Linux

COMPLAINTS: No 'Dark mode' without distorting annotation colors No 'Recent items' menu

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ab1
  
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Usable if you have to close and open common documents from the last place.

It will remember zoom factor per document.
If will remember position per document.

evince --version GNOME Document Viewer 3.28.4

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jamesbond2
  
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It was awesome, till they went Gnome3 route and converted it into UGLY looking mess.

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ab1

It doesn't really matter because you see documents most of the time.

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Danilo_Venom
  
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Since Foxit Reader became too bloated I tried other PDF readers and I found Evince and Sumatra very slim and fast.

BUT both have a problem with printing on my pc with Win XP:

Evince quits and crashes when I click print and Sumatra takes 1 minute to start printing one page!

So I switched to another alternative, PDF-XChange, which works very well and is small enough.

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julienth37

It's not a reader related problem but a Windows XP problem (compatibility with printing API) /!\ Windows XP are deprecated now

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  • PDF Reader
  • tiff
  • pdf-software
  • postscript
  • tiff-viewer
  • dvi
  • pdf
  • ps-viewer
  • djvu

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