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Document Readers



  • fbdjvu — DjVu viewer similar for fbpdf || not packaged? search in AUR
  • fbpdf — Small framebuffer PDF viewer based off of MuPDF, with Vim keybindings and written in C || fbpdf-gitAUR
  • jfbview — Framebuffer PDF and image viewer. Features include Vim-like controls, zoom-to-fit, a TOC (outline) view, fast multi-threaded rendering and asynchronous pre-caching || jfbviewAUR


  • apvlv — Lightweight PDF/DjVu/UMD/TXT viewer with Vim keybindings || apvlv
  • Chrome — Web browser with a built-in PDF viewer || google-chromeAUR
  • ePDFView — Free lightweight PDF document viewer using the Poppler and GTK+ libraries. Development stopped || epdfview
  • Evince — Document viewer for multiple document formats. Supports PDF, PostScript, DjVu, TIFF and DVI || evince
  • Firefox — Open source web browser with a built-in PDF viewer || firefox
  • Foxit Reader — Small, fast (compared to Acrobat) PDF viewer || foxitreaderAUR
  • llpp — Very fast PDF reader based off of MuPDF, that supports continuous page scrolling, bookmarking, and text search through the whole document || llpp-gitAUR
  • MuPDF — Very fast PDF and XPS viewer and toolkit written in portable C. Features CJK font support || mupdf
  • Okular — Very powerful viewer for KDE || kdegraphics-okular
  • qpdfview — Tabbed PDF viewer using the Poppler and Qt libraries || qpdfviewAUR
  • Xournal — Pdf viewer/note taking application || xournal
  • Xpdf — Viewer that can decode LZW and read encrypted PDFs || xpdf
  • zathura — Highly customizable and functional PDF/DjVu/PostScript/ComicBook viewer (plugin based) || zathura
CHM Viewers
  • ChmSee — CHM viewer based on xulrunner || chmsee
  • GnoCHM — CHM viewer meant to integrate with GNOME, based on pychm || gnochm
  • Kchmviewer — Qt-based CHM viewer that uses chmlib and borrows some ideas from xchm. It does not depend on KDE, but it can be compiled to integrate with it || kchmviewer
  • xCHM — Lightweight CHM viewer, based on chmlib || xchm

Office suites


  • Calligra — Actively developed fork of KOffice, the KDE office suite. It offers most of the features of OpenOffice while also having versions for smartphones (Calligra Mobile) and tablets (Calligra Active) || calligra || kingsoft-officeAUR
  • LibreOffice — More actively developed fork of OpenOffice || libreoffice
  • OpenOffice — Open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more, under the Apache Licence || openoffice-base-binAUR
  • Siag Office — Extremely lightweight office suite that provides a word processor, spreadsheet, text editor, file manager and previewer || siag-officeAUR



  • Pinot — Personal search and metasearch tool || pinot
  • Recoll — Full text search tool with a Xapian backend || recoll
  • Strigi — Fast crawling desktop search engine with a Qt GUI || strigi
  • Tracker — All-in-one indexer, search tool and metadata database || tracker

Word processors


  • Abiword — Full-featured word processor || abiword
  • Abiword Light — Lighter version of Abiword || abiword-lightAUR
  • BlueGriffon — WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web || bluegriffonAUR
  • Calligra Words — Powerful word processor included in the Calligra Suite || calligra-words || libreoffice-writer
  • Markdown — Text-to-HTML conversion tool that allows you to write using a simple plain text format || markdown
  • OpenOffice Writer — Full-featured word processor included in the OpenOffice suite. || openoffice-base-binAUR
  • Pandoc — Swiss-army knife for converting one markup format into another (supports Markdown) || pandocAUR
  • Pathetic Writer — X-based rich text processor included in Siag Office || siag-officeAUR
  • Scribus — Desktop publishing program || scribus
  • Ted — Easy to use GTK+-based rich text processor (with footnote support) || tedAUR
  • txt2tags — Dead-simple, KISS-compliant lightweight, human-readable markup language to produce rich format content out of plain text files || txt2tags



  • Calligra Sheets — Powerful spreadsheet application included in the Calligra Suite || calligra-sheets
  • Gnumeric — A spreadsheet program that is part of the GNOME desktop || gnumeric
  • LibreOffice Calc — Full-featured spreadsheet application included in the LibreOffice suite || libreoffice-calc
  • OpenOffice Calc — Full-featured spreadsheet application included in the OpenOffice suite || openoffice-base-binAUR
  • Siag — Spreadsheet application based on the X Window System and the Scheme programming language included in Siag Office || siag-officeAUR

Scientific Documents

With LaTeX, creation of any scientific document, article, journal, etc. is made commonplace.


  • AUCTeX — Extensible package for writing and formatting TeX files in Emacs || auctex
  • Gummi — Lightweight TeX/LaTeX GTK+-based editor || gummi
  • Kile — User-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor for the KDE desktop with many features || kile
  • LyX — Document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG) || lyx
  • TeXmacs — WYSIWYW editing platform with special features for scientists || texmacs
  • Texmaker — Cross-platform, light and easy-to-use LaTeX IDE || texmaker
  • Winefish — Editor for experienced LaTeX users with support for UTF-8, syntax highlight, auto-completion and auto-text || winefishAUR

OCR software