SumatraPDF Alternatives for Linux

    SumatraPDF is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Foxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Okular or Evince. 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 FBReader (Freemium), MuPDF (Free, Open Source), Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) (Free, Open Source) and Cool Reader (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 9, 2021

    1. 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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      Foxit Reader vs SumatraPDF opinions
      Some users think Foxit Reader is a great alternative to SumatraPDF, some don't.
      Compared to Sumatra PDF, foxit it's heavier, but also includes more tools for the user, as highlighting.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      SumatraPDF is a document viewer, however Foxit Reader is mainly a PDF editor.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      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 almost 4 years ago

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    2. 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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      Okular vs SumatraPDF opinions
      Most users think Okular is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      Because both programs are design to see documents.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    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 SumatraPDF opinions
      Some users think Evince is a great alternative to SumatraPDF, some don't.
      is open source, and simple
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      evince is the best and now!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      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 3 years ago

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      not even close to SumatraPDF!
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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    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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      Most users think FBReader is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • 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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      MuPDF vs SumatraPDF opinions
      Most users think MuPDF is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      This is the core application within SumatraPDF so should be faster but with limited menus
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      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 almost 2 years ago

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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 SumatraPDF opinions
      Most users think Firefox PDF Viewer (PDF.js) is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      It cant run securely outside of the browser as SumatraPDF does so is not a viable alternative
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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      This is a PDF reader built into Firefox, not a standalone application.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Firefox PDF viewer is a browser extension not a desktop app it is in wrong category
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    6. Cool Reader is fast and small cross-platform XML/CSS based eBook reader for desktops and handheld devices. Understands a number of text document formats, suppurt OPDS (in new ui-opengl version).
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      Cool Reader vs SumatraPDF opinions
      Most users think Cool Reader is a great alternative to SumatraPDF.
      Last time I tested it could not read any PDFs as SumatraPDF does so is not a viable alternative
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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      its good for a lot of formats to read
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    7. zathura is a highly customizable and functional PDF viewer based on the poppler rendering library and the gtk+ toolkit.
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      zathura vs SumatraPDF opinions
      Some users think zathura is a great alternative to SumatraPDF, some don't.
      It cant run on Windows as SumatraPDF does so is not a viable alternative
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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      Minimal user interface, keyboard-driven and a delight to use. However, it requires some time to get used to.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    8. 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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      KOReader vs SumatraPDF opinions
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      It cant run on Windows as SumatraPDF does so is not a viable alternative
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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