Okular Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Okular for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is PDF Reader, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Okular and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Okular are SumatraPDF (Free, Open Source), calibre (Free, Open Source), Foxit Reader (Free Personal) and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 24, 2021

    1. PDF Reader is the ideal app for anyone who works with PDFs in the office or at home. PDF Reader allows you to organize all annotated information with a few taps.
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      PDF Reader vs Okular opinions
      Almost everyone thinks PDF Reader is a great alternative to Okular.
      charlesjones86 I like that okular is open source, but PDF reader is more user-friendly.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      daynabarber3 It has more editing features.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      hryan5369 To my mind Pdf reader really good alternative cause has nice pdf annotation.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    2. Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI/FB2 viewer for Windows. Why another PDF reader? Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features. Its small and starts up very fast.
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      SumatraPDF vs Okular opinions
      This alternative is disputed. SumatraPDF is still a legitimate alternative to Okular, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Sumatra doesn't have comments and fill forms functionality as Okular does.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

      idlesHand Tabs! and is also open source
      Positive comment over 3 years ago


    3. 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 8 months ago

    4. 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 about 1 year 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

    5. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a powerful software for viewing, printing, and annotating PDFs. It’s connected to Adobe Document Cloud — so it’s easier than ever to work with PDFs on computers and mobile devices.
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      Some users think Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a great alternative to Okular, some don't.

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      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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    6. 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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    7. Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).
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    8. 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

    9. Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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