Okular Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Okular 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 Okular and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Okular are Foxit Reader (Free Personal), Evince (Free, Open Source), FBReader (Freemium) and MuPDF (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 26, 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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      calibre vs Okular opinions
      This alternative is disputed. calibre is still a legitimate alternative to Okular, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      rmsfis Calibre is a library management system, while Okular is a feature-rich PDF reader
      Negative comment 6 months ago

    2. Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.


      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.
      Doesn't support DjVu format.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      Doesn't support extensions like djvu
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      Perfect performance, high quality displaying, very nice pdf annotation, compatible with windows PDF viewers such as adobe pdf reader.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago


    3. 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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      Evince vs Okular opinions
      Most users think Evince is a great alternative to Okular.
      There is windows compatible version this program.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    4. FBReader is an e-book reader for various platforms. Features: Supported e-book formats are: ePub, an international e-publishing standard. fb2, a Russian e-books standard de facto.
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      • 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. 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 Okular opinions
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      It works well and it works in Firefox
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    6. zathura is a highly customizable and functional PDF viewer based on the poppler rendering library and the gtk+ toolkit.
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    7. Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Kobo
      • PocketBook Reader
      • Ubuntu Touch
      • Amazon Kindle
      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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