is a document viewer
designed for the GNOME desktop environment
The developers of Evince intended to replace the multiple GNOME document
viewers with a single and simple application
. The Evince motto sums up the project aim: "Simply a Document Viewer".
GNOME has included Evince since the release of GNOME 2.12 in September 2005. It is written mainly in C
, with a small part (the code that interfaces with poppler
) written in C++
Released under the GNU General Public License
, Evince is free software
Evince began as a rewrite of GPdf, which its support programmers had started to find unwieldy to maintain
. Evince quickly surpassed the functionality of GPdf and replaced both GPdf and GGV in the September 2005 release of GNOME
Evince incorporates an integrated search that displays the number of results found and highlights the results on the page. Users can optionally display (in the left sidebar
of the viewer) thumbnails
of pages to assist in page navigation within a document. When documents support indices, Evince gives the option of showing the document index for quickly moving from one section to another.
Evince can show two pages at a time, left and... Read More