What are the best PDF annotation tools for Linux?

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    Xournal is a Linux application designed for sketching, taking notes, drawing, or annotating a document with a stylus.


    Christina Rivera
    Written on June 7, 2017
    "Although PDF annotation isnt the stated purpose of this program, it works well for just that. It's useful for a lot of things, actually. Any document or file with visual components can be tweaked with a stylus. Fun and good for productivity. "
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    Okular is a universal document reader that offers users the ability to annotate files, add forms, use embedded files, etc.
    Andrew Crawford
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Okular is a document reader that works across all operating systems, including Linux. It can read PDF documents, Postscript, DjVu, CHM, and more. It also has the ability to annotate files easily and quickly. I highly recommend this reader over the more traditional software available."
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    Jarnal is an open source annotation tool for taking notes, sketching or annotating a document in any way through a stylus or mouse.


    Hansika Balasubramanium
    Written on June 5, 2017
    "Though it works across all OS versions, this is the best annotation for Linux around. It lets you take notes, either with the mouse or a tablet stylus, so you can note things down on the fly rather than having to open notepad or attach notes in to the document. A great way to keep things organized!"
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    #4PDF Studio Viewer

    PDF Studio Viewer

    PDF Studio Viewer is a software developed by Qoppa Software for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. This free software features the rendering of digital signatures and annotating PDFs. 


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Leila Holmann
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "I am a developer so I am biased but I believe this is one of the best PDF tools available on Linux at the moment. It can annotate PDF documents with text, graphics and markup annotations. It can also fill interactive forms."


Best What are the best PDF annotation tools for Linux
1XournalWebsites 13 Free
2OkularBooks 5 Paid
3JarnalWebsites 3 Free
4PDF Studio ViewerSoftware 1 Free

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