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Document Readers


  • fbpdf — small framebuffer PDF viewer based off of MuPDF, with VIM keybindings, written in C || fbpdf-gitAUR
  • fbdjvu — djvu viewer similar for fbpdf but for djvu files || fbpdf-gitAUR (can be built from the same source after small PKGBUILD modification)


  • apvlv — A lightweight PDF viewer with VIM key bindings || apvlv
  • ePDFView — A free lightweight PDF document viewer using Poppler and GTK+ libraries || epdfview
  • Evince — document viewer for multiple document formats. Supports pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff and dvi || evince
  • Foxit Reader — small, fast (compared to Acrobat) PDF viewer || foxitreaderAUR
  • llpp — A very fast PDF reader based off of MuPDF, that supports continuous page scrolling, bookmarking, and text search through the whole document || AUR: llppAUR, llpp-gitAUR
  • MuPDF — A very fast PDF viewer and toolkit written in portable C. Features CJK font support || mupdf
  • Okular — viewer for KDE. || kdegraphics-okular
  • qpdfview — A tabbed PDF viewer using the Poppler and QT libraries || qpdfviewAUR
  • Xpdf — A viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files || xpdf
  • zathura — Another lightweight PDF viewer similar to apvlv, only lighter || zathura
CHM Viewers
  • Gnochm — A CHM viewer meant to integrate with GNOME. It is based on pychm. || gnochm
  • xchm — xchm is a lightweight CHM viewer, based on chmlib. || xchm
  • chmsee — chmsee is a CHM viewer based on xulrunner. || chmsee
  • kchmviewer — kchmviewer is a 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 KDE. || kchmviewer

Office suites

  • LibreOffice — fork of, the one under active development || libreoffice
  • — powerful office suite, relicensed under Apache License || openoffice-base-binAUR
  • Calligra — fork of KOffice, integrates nicely with kde, actively developed. || calligra


  • pinot — personal search and metasearch tool || pinot
  • recoll — full text search tool based on Xapian backend || recoll

Word processors


  • Abiword — A full-featured word processor || abiword
  • Abiword Light — A lighter version of Abiword || abiword-lightAUR
  • BlueGriffon — BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. || BlueGriffonAUR || libreoffice-writer || openoffice-base-binAUR?
  • Markdown — A text-to-HTML conversion tool that allows you to write using a simple plain text format || markdownAUR
  • pandoc — A swiss-army knife for converting one markup format into another (supports Markdown) || pandocAUR
  • txt2tags — A dead-simple, KISS-compliant lightweight, human-readable markup language to produce rich format content out of plain text files || txt2tags
  • Ted — easy GTK-based rich text processor (with footnote support) || ted
  • Scribus — A desktop publishing program. || scribus


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Scientific Documents

With LaTeX, creation of any scientific document, article, journal, etc. is made commonplace. Here are two examples of frontends for LaTeX.


  • TeXMacs — wysiwyw (what you see is what you want) editing platform with special features for scientists. || texmacs
  • LyX — LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG). || lyx
  • Texmaker — Texmaker is an cross-platform, light and easy-to-use LaTeX IDE. || texmakerAUR
  • AUCTeX — Turns Emacs in one of the most powerful TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt environment to date. || auctex

OCR software