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MuPDF Alternatives

MuPDF is described as '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' and is a very popular PDF Reader in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MuPDF for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is SumatraPDF, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MuPDF are calibre, Okular, Foxit Reader and Xournal++.

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

    SumatraPDF

    • Windows
    96 alternatives to SumatraPDF 

    Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) viewer for Windows.

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    1.  LightweightSumatraPDF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeSumatraPDF doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  PortableSumatraPDF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  PDF annotationSumatraPDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    SumatraPDF vs MuPDF opinions
    Almost everyone thinks SumatraPDF is a great alternative to MuPDF.
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    calibre

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Homebrew
    • PortableApps.com
    • Flathub
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    107 alternatives to calibre 

    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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    1.  Built-in viewercalibre shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    2.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    3.  Portablecalibre can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionscalibre can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Lightweightcalibre consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    6.  Ad-freecalibre doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    7.  Ebook ConversionConvert your ebooks to various formats (PDF, EPUB, MOBI…) and vice-versa with calibre.
    8.  Works Offlinecalibre can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    9.  Handwritten Notescalibre supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    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.  Privacy focusedOkular is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    6.  Fill PDF FormsOkular supports forms in PDF files.
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    Okular vs MuPDF opinions
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    Both are great but if you just want to view your PDF or maybe search for a specific one the load up speed of MuPDF is just unbeatable.

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  4. 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.  Text to SpeechFoxit Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    7.  Spell CheckingFoxit Reader can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    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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    Xournal++

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    33 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.
    7.  PortableXournal++ can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Evince

    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    107 alternatives to 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 (cbr,cbz,cb7 and cbt) and others. See Supported Document Formats for details.

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    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.
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    Adobe Acrobat DC

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    271 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC 

    Make your job easier with Adobe Acrobat DC, the trusted PDF creator. Use Acrobat to convert, edit, and sign PDF files at your desk or on the go.

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    1.  Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat DC supports forms in PDF files.
    2.  PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat DC support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    6.  Split PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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  8. Adobe Acrobat Reader icon

    Adobe Acrobat Reader

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    98 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader 

    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.

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    1.  PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat Reader supports forms in PDF files.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
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  9. Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) icon

    Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js)

    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    64 alternatives to Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightFirefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Librera Reader

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    37 alternatives to Librera Reader 

    Librera Reader is a highly customizable and feature-rich application for reading books in PDF, EPUB, MOBI, DjVu, FB2, TXT, RTF, AZW, AZW3, HTML, CBZ, CBR formats on Android devices.

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    1.  Ad-freeLibrera Reader doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Text to SpeechLibrera Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    3.  LightweightLibrera Reader consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Dark ModeLibrera Reader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Full-Text SearchLibrera Reader lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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