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A document viewer for the GNOME desktop. You can view, search or annotate documents in many different formats.

Papers supports documents in: PDF, PS, EPS, XPS, DjVu, TIFF, and Comic Books archives (CBR, CBT, CBZ, CB7).



46.1 does not fit on mobile yet, current (16-06-2024) nighly flatpak does.

Project links: Links to (pages with) screenshots:


Mobile Fit: 4

Almost perfect, works fine with tweaks for scaling, like scale-to-fit on Phosh

Project status: early

This project has been in development for a short time only. It should work mostly fine, but expect bugs and an incomplete featureset.


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Get it on Flathub!

Install as flatpak: https://flathub.org/apps/org.gnome.Papers.flatpakref

Build and install your own flatpak: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/Incubator/papers/-/raw/main/build-aux/flatpak/org.gnome.Papers.Devel.json

If you're lucky*, you can install this app by just hitting this button:


* You need to have an appstream:// handler, e.g., GNOME Software or KDE Discover, installed and the app needs to be available in a configured software repository, more details.

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Licensing and technical details

License: GPL-2.0-or-later Metadata: GFDL-1.3-only Metadata: GPL-2.0-or-later

Frameworks: GTK4 libadwaita

Backend: poppler

Programming languages: C Rust

Build system: meson

AppStream Metadata URL: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/Incubator/papers/-/raw/main/data/org.gnome.Papers.metainfo.xml.in.in