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 Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 26, 2021

      • 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      EPUBReader is a Firefox addon which lets you read ePub-files just in the browser. You don't need to install additional software!
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    1. 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.
      This alternative is disputed. qpdfview is still a legitimate alternative to Okular, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    2. 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.
      This alternative is disputed. Chrome PDF Viewer Plug-in is still a legitimate alternative to Okular, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    3. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      The Xpdf open source project includes a PDF viewer along with a collection of command line tools which perform various functions on PDF files: - xpdf: PDF viewer - pdftotext: converts PDF to text - pdftops: converts PDF to PostScript - pdftoppm: converts PDF pages to netpbm...
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    4. Qt based ebook reader.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      A small .pdf management tool with a command-line UI.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      A simple PDF document viewer, in the lines of Evince but without using the Gnome libraries. ePDFView is a free lightweight PDF document viewer using Poppler and GTK+ libraries.
    5. modern computer flatboat is a mobile pdf viewer written in Qt and using MuPDF's libfitz.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.8.32, released in January 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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