Nitro Reader Alternatives for Linux

    Nitro Reader is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Foxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Okular or Evince. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Nitro Reader and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Nitro Reader are Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) (Free, Open Source), MuPDF (Free, Open Source), zathura (Free, Open Source) and PDF Studio (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 23, 2021

    1. 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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      The installer tries to install McAfee WebAdvisor and PhantomPDF Business. These can be skipped by clicking Decline on each.

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      Almost everyone thinks Foxit Reader is a great alternative to Nitro Reader.
    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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    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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    4. 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...
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • 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.
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    5. zathura is a highly customizable and functional PDF viewer based on the poppler rendering library and the gtk+ toolkit.
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    6. Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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    7. qpdfview is a Qt-based tabbed document viewer using the Poppler library for PDF rendering and CUPS for printing. Support for the DjVu and PostScript formats can be added via plugins.
    8. 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.
    9. 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.
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