List Of PDF Reader For Linux Operating System

PDF Reader For Linux

Let’s check out the awesome list of PDF reader for Linux operating system.

List Of PDF Reader For Linux Operating System


MuPDF is a lightweight PDF, XPS, and E-book viewer application. It is an open source cross platform application. It supports many document formats, such as PDF, XPS, OpenXPS, CBZ, EPUB, and FictionBook 2.

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2. Okular

Okular is a pdf document viewer application developed by KDE. It is a cross platform application which is available for multiple platforms. It supports different kind of documents, like PDF, Postscript, DjVu, CHM, XPS, ePub and others.

Run the following command to install:

$ sudo apt-get install okular


# yum install okular

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3. Foxit

Foxit is a popular name. It is one of the widely used pdf reader in Linux.

Download Foxit

4. Evince

 Evince is a lightweight pdf reade. Evincee is the default pdf reading applicaiton for Gnome desktops.

Download Evince

Run following command to install Evince.

$ sudo apt-get install evince


# yum install evince

5. PDF.js

PDF.js is a Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer. It is built with HTML5.

Download PDF.js

6. Qpdfview

qpdfview is a tabbed document viewer. Qpdfview uses Poppler for PDF support, libspectre for PS support, DjVuLibre for DjVu support, CUPS for printing support and the Qt toolkit for its interface.

Qpdfview features:
– Outline, properties and thumbnail panes
– Scale, rotate and fit
– Fullscreen and presentation views
– Continuous and multiple-page layouts
– Search for text

– SyncTeX support
– Rudimentary annotation support (with Poppler version 0.20.1 or higher)
– Rudimentary form support

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– Configurable tool bars
– Configurable keyboard shortcuts
– Persistent per-file settings
– Support for PostScript and DjVu documents

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Xpdf is a free PDF viewer and toolkit. It has  a text extractor, image converter, HTML converter, and more.

To install XPDF Viewer, Run following command:

$ sudo apt-get install xpdf


# yum install xpdf



It is one of the old PDF and Postscript viewer application by GNU. GNU gv allows to view and navigate through PostScript and PDF documents on an X display by providing a graphical user interface for the Ghostscript interpreter. 

Install GNU GV with following command:

# yum install gv


$ sudo apt-get install gv