List of applications/Documents

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Document Readers



  • fbdjvu — A DjVu viewer similar for fbpdf. || not packaged? search in AUR
  • fbpdf — A small framebuffer PDF viewer based off of MuPDF, with Vim keybindings and written in C. || fbpdf-gitAUR


  • apvlv — A lightweight PDF/DjVu/UMD/TXT viewer with Vim keybindings. || apvlv
  • ePDFView — A free lightweight PDF document viewer using the Poppler and GTK+ libraries. || epdfview
  • Evince — A document viewer for multiple document formats. Supports PDF, PostScript, DjVu, TIFF and DVI. || evince
  • Foxit Reader — A 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. || llpp-gitAUR
  • MuPDF — A very fast PDF and XPS viewer and toolkit written in portable C. Features CJK font support. || mupdf || kdegraphics-okular
  • qpdfview — A tabbed PDF viewer using the Poppler and QT libraries || qpdfviewAUR
  • Xpdf — A 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 — A CHM viewer based on xulrunner. || chmsee
  • GnoCHM — A CHM viewer meant to integrate with GNOME, based on pychm. || gnochm
  • Kchmviewer — 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 it. || kchmviewer
  • xCHM — A lightweight CHM viewer, based on chmlib. || xchm

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