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 calibre, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 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 Okular (Free, Open Source), Evince (Free, Open Source), Xournal++ (Free, Open Source) and Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 23, 2021

    1. Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application made by users, for users. Many languages, designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats.
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    2. Okular is a universal document viewer developed by KDE. Okular works on multiple platforms, including but not limited to Linux, Windows, macOS, *BSD, etc.
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      Okular vs Foxit Reader opinions
      Most users think Okular is a great alternative to Foxit Reader.
      How it deals with comments is great and it's open source, on any platform I use.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      looks better than SumatraPDF and KDE is a respected company
      Positive comment 11 months ago


    3. Evince 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). For a comprehensive list of formats supported, see Supported Document Formats.
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      Evince vs Foxit Reader opinions
      Some users think Evince is a great alternative to Foxit Reader, some don't.
      tibi97427 Because Evince is only for Linux
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

    4. 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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    5. 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...
      Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) vs Foxit Reader opinions
      Some users think Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) is a great alternative to Foxit Reader, some don't.
      Integrated, no bloatware, light
      Positive comment over 1 year ago


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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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    6. 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.
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    7. 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. It supports drawing and writing on pdf's.


      It hasn't been updated since 2017, but there is an active fork Xournal++

    8. Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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    9. 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 Foxit Reader, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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