I please need recommendations for PDF viewers or editors on #Linux
I recently switched to #NixOS and I had been using Kubuntu for quite some time, so I'm used to okular but as my new setup is a bit more minimalistic I want to avoid installing all its KDE dependencies.
I found zathura to be quite nice as a quick viewer and I use command line tools to manipulate PDFs from the terminal but sometimes I need a more feature rich GUI viewer to fill out forms or make annotations. Evince maybe?
@arpanek Thanks for your suggestion, but it installs the Mate desktop as a dependency, so it's nto for me, but glad you're happy with it ✌️
@totoroot I use qpdfview. It is a good viewer and support some forms. And for simple edit I use LibreOffice.
@totoroot Evince is cool and minimal. It also supports text highlight and annotation by the press of a button integrated on the gui. Simple stuff.
@LinuxNomad Yeah right, I've used it some time in the past, but evince too has just a bit too many dependencies which disqualifies it in this case. But good that you're happy with it ✌️
@totoroot Yeap, I proposed/confirmed it though as a selection cause on your original post you ended with "Evince maybe?", so I assumed it was an option..
@LinuxNomad Sure, I did not check at first and thought that maybe since I've already got some software from the GNOME environment installed, some of its dependencies would already be present on my system. But I'm happy with my choice know so it's all good. Thanks for your help!
@totoroot I always use Zathura for reading PDFs. I guess that evince is cool too, but I needed something more minimal
@samurro My main pdf processor is #pdfcpu which is just wonderful.
It is a library written in #Go whcih comes with a cli and I was able to replace most of my #Ghostscript scripts with it.
Extracting, splitting, converting, rotating, putting watermarks etc. can all be done with it and I am always surprised how few people know it 😄
@totoroot I've been very happy with evince. Adding highlights and annotations and filling out forms works well in my experience, particularly in recent releases (I'm using 3.36.7, which is the version currently shipping on Ubuntu Focal).
If you need an editor, use only the described version:
Master PDF Editor 4.3.89
@fraslo Thanks for the recommendation, but I try to stay away from proprietary software and I think I'm happy with qpdfview and zathura!
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