SumatraPDF Alternatives for Linux

    SumatraPDF is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Foxit Reader iconFoxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Small Okular iconOkular or Small Evince iconEvince. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SumatraPDF and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SumatraPDF are Small FBReader iconFBReader (Freemium), Small MuPDF iconMuPDF (Free, Open Source), Small Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) iconFirefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) (Free, Open Source) and Small Cool Reader  iconCool Reader (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 9, 2021

    • Free PDF software that enables you to create, annotate, share, and collaborate on PDF documents.
      Some users think this is a great alternative to SumatraPDF, some don't.

      Bundleware

      The installer tries to install McAfee WebAdvisor and PhantomPDF Business. These can be skipped by clicking Decline on each.

      • Free Personal
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • ReactOS
      Compared to Sumatra PDF, foxit it's heavier, but also includes more tools for the user, as highlighting.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago 24 users agree and 5 don't

      SumatraPDF is a document viewer, however Foxit Reader is mainly a PDF editor.
      Negative comment 7 months ago 3 users agree and 5 don't

      FoxIT is a very valuable tool to perform excentricities within the documents attached to this puvlication so everything in the world must use this excelent Software Libre toolto view, edit and print your mobile documents such as pdf, xps, cbr, cbz, cba, cb7, cbt in your MACs, Windows Phones PCs and Linuz computerz. Greetings. Bai Bai!!!
      Positive comment about 3 years ago 4 users agree and 31 don't

    • Okular is a universal document viewer developed by KDE. Okular works on multiple platforms, including but not limited to Linux, Windows, macOS, *BSD, etc.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Because both programs are design to see documents.
      Positive comment 7 months ago 1 users agree



    • Evince 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). For a comprehensive list of formats supported, see Supported Document Formats.
      Some users think this is a great alternative to SumatraPDF, some don't.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      Holy It has thumbnails. Renders faster. But it's a little bit less stable and no updates for Windows for a long time
      Positive comment over 2 years ago 3 users agree and 1 doesn't

    • FBReader is an e-book reader for various platforms.

      Features:

      Supported e-book formats are:
      ePub, an international e-publishing standard.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
    • 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.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Xfce
      This is the core application within SumatraPDF so should be faster but with limited menus
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago 4 users agree and 2 don't

      While the MuPDF library is very lightweight, this reader is more a proof of concept than a lightweight GUI. The MuPDF download is about 70 Mb, Sumatra is less than 10.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago 2 users agree

    • PDF Viewer (aka pdf.js) is a new revolutionary extension using web standard technologies that allows you to display within http://alternativeto.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      Firefox PDF viewer is a browser extension not a desktop app it is in wrong category
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago 6 users agree and 4 don't

      This is a PDF reader built into Firefox, not a standalone application.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago 1 users agree and 4 don't

    • Cool Reader is fast and small cross-platform XML/CSS based eBook reader for desktops and handheld devices.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      its good for a lot of formats to read
      Positive comment 10 months ago 0 users agree and 1 doesn't

    • zathura is a highly customizable and functional PDF viewer based on the poppler rendering library and the gtk+ toolkit.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • MacPorts
      • Homebrew
      Minimal user interface, keyboard-driven and a delight to use. However, it requires some time to get used to.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    • EPUBReader is a Firefox addon which lets you read ePub-files just in the browser. You don't need to install additional software!
      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
    • Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, macOS, and Linux.