The objective of this article is to provide the reader with available PDF viewer alternatives on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- Evince PDF Viewer
- Okular PDF Viewer
- Atril PDF Viewer
- Adobe Reader PDF Viewer
- MuPDF PDF Viewer
- Zathura PDF viewer
- GNU gv PDF Viewer
PDF viewer list on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux
Software Requirements and Conventions Used
Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
||Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
PDF viewer alternatives on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux
Evince PDF Viewer
$ sudo apt install evince
Atril PDF Viewer
$ sudo apt install atril
Okular PDF Viewer
$ sudo apt install okular
Adobe Reader is a proprietary PDF viewer available via external 3rd party package. Adobe Reader is no longer supported on the Linux platform hence is obsolete and not recommended for the installation.
Follow our guide on how to install Adobe Reader on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux.
MuPDF PDF Viewer
MuPDF is a extremely lightweight PDF viewer that supports a PDF, XPS, and EPUB formats.
$ sudo apt install mupdf
Zathura PDF Viewer
Zathura is a free, plugin-based document viewer application. Available plugins include PDF, PostScript and DjVu.
$ sudo apt install zathura
GNU gv PDF Viewer
GNU gv is a powerful PostScript and PDF document viewer developed by the GNU Project
$ sudo apt install gv