Featured Software
February 2020
by Dan Delong

Okular Document Viewer

I have been relying on Evince as my go-to pdf viewer, but since it is no longer in development for Windows, I have to use my original standalone installer from years ago. (Evince is still available for Linux).

Okular is a universal document viewer developed by KDE. Okular works on multiple platforms - Windows, Mac OS X, Linux. Some common PDF editting functions are possible.


Okular also supports reading Postscript, DjVu, CHM, XPS, ePub and others (15 formats in all), with the added ability to write most of them.


Due to Okular's submission to Microsoft's whims, with respect to this app's access to most parts of your Windows computer, this program may not be desirable for all users. Privacy tweaks are not allowed for Windows Desktop apps. In other words, anything you do while using such apps, can be accessed by Microsoft. All parts of your computer MAY be watched / used by the app developer should they so wish. This is not unlike a lot of Android apps on phones, controlled by Google. [My dislike for Microsoft grew as a result of such incursions into MY COMPUTER.]

This program / app will not download without a Windows / Microsoft user account. To install a standalone version of Okular requires installation of the KDE environment first, which in turn requires greater knowledge than is typically needed for normal program installation.

Okular associates itself with .epub and .mobi file types, during installation. Removal of Okular seems to be a straighforward operation under Settings (Gear-shaped Settings icon) > Apps > Apps & features.


Once installed and running, Help provides a link to this Okular Handbook, with a full complement of short-cut keys and more specific editting techniques.

System requirements:

Platform: Windows 64-bit, Mac OSX, and Linux

Version: 1.9

Price: Free

Language: English and probably others

Download Size: 153.9 MB

Installed Size: 477.2 MB


Download Site For Linux and From the Windows App Store [no current standalone version]