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Foxit Reader Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Foxit Reader 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 Foxit Reader and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Foxit Reader are Evince, MuPDF, Master PDF Editor and xournal.

Foxit Reader 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 Foxit Reader.
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  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.

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

    looks better than SumatraPDF and KDE is a respected company

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    How it deals with comments is great and it's open source, on any platform I use.

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  2. Evince icon

    Evince

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    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 (cbr,cbz,cb7 and cbt) and others. See Supported Document Formats for details.

    ⚫︎ LightweightEvince consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationEvince support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ PortableEvince can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Some users think Evince is a great alternative to Foxit Reader, some don't.
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    Because Evince is only for Linux

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  3. MuPDF icon

    MuPDF

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMuPDF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableMuPDF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationMuPDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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  4. Master PDF Editor icon

    Master PDF Editor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Master PDF Editor is complete solution for editing PDF and XPS files. You can insert, edit, remove, copy, add images or graphics. Export, import, remove and change page layouts.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMaster PDF Editor supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesMaster PDF Editor support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Master PDF Editor without registration.
    ⚫︎ PDF encryptionMaster PDF Editor can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsMaster PDF Editor supports forms in PDF files.
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    xournal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and runs on Linux (recent distributions), Windows and other GTK+/Gnome platforms.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationxournal support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Handwritten Notesxournal supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    It hasn't been updated since 2017, but there is an active fork Xournal++ icon Xournal++

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

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

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux
    • BSD
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    • Homebrew

    zathura is a highly customizable and functional document viewer based on the poppler rendering library and the gtk+ toolkit.

    ⚫︎ Lightweightzathura consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/Extensionszathura can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    zathura vs Foxit Reader opinions
    This alternative is disputed. zathura is still a legitimate alternative to Foxit Reader, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  8. Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in icon

    Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome

    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.

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    This alternative is disputed. Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in is still a legitimate alternative to Foxit Reader, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    On Linux specifically, few PDF viewers have support for tabs which I find keep things tidy and the chrome engine is quick and lightweight on my reasonably old gear. So for straight up A to B reading I favour this.

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    Atril

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeAtril supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationAtril support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    Sioyek

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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