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Okular Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Okular for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Foxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Evince or MuPDF. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Okular and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Okular are FBReader, Foliate, Qoppa PDF Studio and zathura.

Okular 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 Okular.
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  1. 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.  Spell CheckingFoxit Reader can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    7.  Text to SpeechFoxit Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    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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    Foxit Reader vs Okular opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Foxit Reader is still a legitimate alternative to Okular, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Doesn't support DjVu format.

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    Doesn't support extensions like djvu

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    Perfect performance, high quality displaying, very nice pdf annotation, compatible with windows PDF viewers such as adobe pdf reader.

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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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    Most users think Evince is a great alternative to Okular.
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    There is windows compatible version this program.

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    MuPDF

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    • Xfce
    77 alternatives to MuPDF 

    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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    1.  LightweightMuPDF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableMuPDF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  PDF annotationMuPDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    4.  Ad-freeMuPDF doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    FBReader

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    94 alternatives to FBReader 

    E-reader application.

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    1.  Dark ModeFBReader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Foliate

    • Linux
    • FLATHUB
    • Snapcraft
    • BSD
    37 alternatives to Foliate 

    A simple and modern eBook viewer for Linux desktops.

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    1.  Dark ModeFoliate supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Built-in DictionaryFoliate has a built-in dictionary where you can look up broader definitions of words.
    3.  Ad-freeFoliate doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Text to SpeechFoliate allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    5.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Foliate.
    6.  Works OfflineFoliate can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Full-Text SearchFoliate lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    8.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Foliate without registration.
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  6. Qoppa PDF Studio icon

    Qoppa PDF Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    181 alternatives to Qoppa PDF Studio 

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

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

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • MacPorts
    • Homebrew
    63 alternatives to zathura 

    zathura is a highly customizable and functional document viewer based on the poppler rendering library and the gtk+ toolkit. The idea behind zathura is an application that provides a minimalistic and space saving interface as well as an easy usage that mainly focuses on keyboard...

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    1.  Lightweightzathura consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionszathura can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  8. KOReader icon

    KOReader

    • Linux
    • Android
    • Kobo
    • PocketBook Reader
    • Kindle Fire
    34 alternatives to KOReader 

    KOReader is a document viewer for E Ink devices. Supported fileformats include EPUB, PDF, DjVu, XPS, CBT, CBZ, FB2, PDB, TXT, HTML, RTF, CHM, DOC, MOBI and ZIP files. It’s available for Kindle, Kobo, PocketBook, Android and desktop Linux.

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    1.  Built-in DictionaryKOReader has a built-in dictionary where you can look up broader definitions of words.
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    Bookworm

    18 alternatives to Bookworm 

    Read the books you love without having to worry about different format complexities like epub, pdf, mobi, cbr, etc.

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    qpdfview

    • Linux
    • Haiku
    • Qt
    69 alternatives to qpdfview 

    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.

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    1.  Lightweightqpdfview consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Fill PDF Formsqpdfview supports forms in PDF files.
    3.  PDF annotationqpdfview support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    qpdfview vs Okular opinions
    This alternative is disputed. qpdfview is still a legitimate alternative to Okular, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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