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PDF Expert Alternatives for Linux

PDF Expert is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Okular, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to PDF Expert and 16 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to PDF Expert are Foxit Reader, Xournal++, Evince and PDF Arranger.

PDF Expert alternatives are mainly PDF Readers but may also be PDF Editors or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PDF Expert.
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  1. Okular icon

    Okular

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    101 alternatives to Okular 

    Multi-platform, fast and packed with features, Okular allows you to read PDF documents, comics and EPub books, browse images, visualize Markdown documents, and much more.

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    1.  PDF annotationOkular support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  LightweightOkular consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Dark ModeOkular supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Text to SpeechOkular allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    5.  Fill PDF FormsOkular supports forms in PDF files.
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  2. 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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    the free version does not allow editing like PDF Expert, whereas other products that allow editing are available for Windows only and do not support Mac.

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    Doesn't allow highlighting and annotating, just allows signature, etc.

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    Xournal++

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    32 alternatives to Xournal++ 

    Xournal++ (a fork of Xournal) is a handwriting Notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with plattform independent GTK, supporting Linux, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Suse, macOS and Windows 10. Supports Pen input like Wacom Tablets.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesXournal++ supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  PDF annotationXournal++ support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  Works OfflineXournal++ can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Pressure SensitivityXournal++ can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    5.  Support for LaTeXXournal++ supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    6.  Ad-freeXournal++ doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  4. Evince icon

    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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    You can't edit or create pdf documents.

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    PDF Arranger

    • Windows
    • Linux
    54 alternatives to PDF Arranger 

    Small python-gtk application, which helps the user to merge or split pdf documents and rotate, crop and rearrange their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface.

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    1.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    2.  Split PDF filesPDF Arranger can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    3.  Dark ModePDF Arranger supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Export selection only. Export each selected page to a file. Export all pages to files.
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    Master PDF Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    119 alternatives to Master PDF Editor 

    Master PDF Editor is complete solution for editing PDF and XPS files. You can insert, edit, remove, copy, add images or graphics. Export, import, remove and change page layouts. Also Master PDF Editor provides full functionality for changing PDF information, including author...

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    1.  Dark ModeMaster PDF Editor supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Sign PDF filesMaster PDF Editor support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Master PDF Editor without registration.
    4.  PDF encryptionMaster PDF Editor can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
    5.  Fill PDF FormsMaster PDF Editor supports forms in PDF files.
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  7. 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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    xournal

    • Windows
    • Linux
    47 alternatives to xournal 

    Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and runs on Linux (recent distributions), Windows and other GTK+/Gnome platforms.

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    1.  PDF annotationxournal support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Handwritten Notesxournal supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    3.  Drawing Tablet Supportxournal supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    Discontinued

    It hasn't been updated since 2017, but there is an active fork Xournal++ icon Xournal++

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    Sejda

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    72 alternatives to Sejda 

    Sejda helps with your PDF tasks: edit existing text, split, merge, extract, compress, export to other formats and more.

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    1.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    2.  Sign PDF filesSejda support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    3.  Split PDF filesSejda can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    4.  PDF annotationSejda support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    5.  PDF compressionSejda can reduce the size of your PDF without losing quality
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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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