8 Best PDF Document Viewers for Linux Systems

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Aaron Kili

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23 Responses

  1. Derek says:

    I very much enjoy using PDF Studio. PDF Studio is a versatile tool for manipulating and annotating PDFs. This is the perfect replacement to Adobe Acrobat(I use Ubuntu). There is a slight learning curve. However the installation is very simple. I use it to edit my notes as a college student.

  2. Lurkin4pdf4Linux says:

    Could you please add whether the above viewers support fillable forms. Thank you.

  3. senthil says:

    does anyone knows PDF editor tool for centos 6 or 7 supported application ???

  4. mgundogdu says:

    qpdfviewer default on Manjaro and its work everything with pdf files.

  5. Mauro says:

    qpdfview is the best I’ve come around. FOSS, nice rendering, nice annotations. However for everyday things I stick with eVince.

  6. nsynet says:

    OKULAR /Evince / xpdf all based on poppler, and have problem when handing GBK charset, for Chinese people we suggest not use these pdf reader.

  7. Luiz L. Marins says:

    Greetings … Is there any software in Linux to convert pdf to odt (or docx)?

  8. ac says:

    At the moment Foxit is the most reliable PDF viewer (I mean – it will render all documents without any issues and have good support for annotations/comments and highlighting).

    Evince has problems with annotations/comments, more advanced PDF’s (not always are rendered as intended) and it’s quite slow for larger documents.

    PDF.js works well with smaller docs – it’s quite good to preview downloaded PDF’s in the browser, but is very slow).

    Didn’t tried Okular since it has too much dependencies for GTK based environments.

    MuPDF is missing in this list – it’s very fast so I use to quick preview documents…

  9. Aaron Kili K says:

    Sure will collect all info and update you with that

  10. sony K Sunny says:

    Could you add any repository details for yum?

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