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Favourite PDF reader

Which is your favourite PDF Reader (by usability)

  • Adobe Reader

    Votes: 18 16.1%
  • Foxit Reader

    Votes: 76 67.9%
  • PDF X Change

    Votes: 6 5.4%
  • Sumatra

    Votes: 3 2.7%
  • Others

    Votes: 9 8.0%

  • Total voters


Debian Gnu/Linux User
Pick up your favourite pdf reader.
It should be a freeware.. usability is more important.

My priorities goes below

1> Speed
2> Text and Image Quality
3>Other Features.

for me > PDF X Change viewer.


Right off the assembly line
Adobe reader is certainly a bloatware.Crashing from time to time and other problems.
For me it is only and only Foxit PDF reader.Simple ,fast and easy to use


Debian Gnu/Linux User
yes.. adobe has several problems from version 5.

as far as i know, nobody use adobe.
but i would like to know what type(!) of people use adobe reader.
also adobe system does not care about end user ?


Super Moderator
Staff member
overall foxit pdf reader is the best one - it's small, have very little memory footprint and is very fast.
foxit is good.
But does it handle inbuilt videos?
I am not sure as downloaded a pdf file of 22 pages of plain text with some added videos. they were supposed to be guitar tabs. foxit could not play it. I have not tried adobe as I have long uninstalled it.

have you ever got this type of problem?


Super Moderator
Staff member
For general PDF file viewing Foxit is always the best

but for a multimedia pdf file with mixed contents like audio and video I like to use adobe pdf reader - it also has gpu acceleration - just enable it in options and see the zooming of a document will be smooth as butter.


Super Moderator
Staff member
^^ is this the best pdf reader for linux - it would be really great if you can name some other pdf readers for linux.


^ Evince is also quite good pdf reader for Linux.

Okular does the job for me and handles large pdfs quite well.


Fox it.
its gets installed in just less then 1 minute.
Opens PDF really fast. no waiting.
i didnt notice the Handtool in latest adobe reader which i always use in Foxit.

i would say best pdf editor as well.


Super Moderator
Staff member
I've used that but Evince is avilable for windows too - right ?

@ vishalgmistry - just right click in anywhere on the document and select hand tool for Adobe pdf reader.


^I believe Evince is available for Windows too. Can you post a link for some multimedia embedded pdf so that i can test whether Okular supports it properly or not?
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