KDE 4: Okular

What is Okular? Okular is the new universal document viewer for KDE, it isn't just KPDF with a new name, it can read, aside from PDF, Postscript, DjVu, CHM, among others. It's KPDF evolved.

Toolbar and sidebar

As Dolphin, it has been conceptualized and designed for KDE 4, so unlike KDE 3 ported applications, it follows the "new" human KDE guidelines (a.k.a. easy to use and configure), as you can see in the next screenshot:


As you saw, it isn't bloated. It only shows a toolbar with the most important things, thumbnails and a sidebar with 4 options.

The toolbar clearly described itself, the selection tool is quite nice, it aloud you the selected part of the page and copy it to clipboard, this can be as an image, or detect the text in it, and translate it to plain text, very cool actually:


Then, there it's the sidebar, it can show thumbnails as I already showed.

The content tab show the pages of the document without the thumbnail:


The reviews tab have a lot of cool little features, you can make notes on the document, highlight text, etc, just as you would do reading a book, and, you can filter them:


The last one, show your bookmarks pages:


View Modes.

They aren't shown in the toolbar, but I believe they should, instead of those non-use next-previous buttons, because the same functionality is make by arrows on the lower part.

There are 3, inside the view menu, view modes.

The single page you have seen a lot today:



Facing pages, for looking documents with a more magazine feeling:


Overview, a way to have big thumbnails :P :


Configuration Dialogs, Print Dialog and other neat feature

Let's start with Configuration dialogs, look at them:



Those they look familiar? They are very easy to follow too, I don't have to explain them. I hope in a near future all KDE 4 applications have configurations as Dolphin and Okular.

Print Dialog is simple, sadly, Kprint didn't make it to KDE 4.0, but don't worry, it'll be back in KDE 4.1


And the simple neat feature that I liked, is the font detector :), under file, properties.


That's all for now, I hope you enjoy it reading it, as much as I enjoy writing it.

PS: I updated Dolphin article with an Embedded Console screenshot as somebody requested, and, I can't believe I forgot about it, I added some lines and screenshots showing the new open file dialog.

Coming up next: Gwenview. Stay Tuned.

15 comments:

Luca said...

You should avoid Kontact for now, not because it's bad, but because kdepim won't be 4.0 material. It's still pretty broken.

Luis Augusto said...

I'm aware of that :/

I thought about what you said, but I believed, since it's divided in modules it could be a nice read anyway.

However, you may be right ;) I could delayed it (just as like I'm doing for Plasma and Oxygen), and instead make some for GAMES or GWenview., .

Luca said...

Games and Edu are probably the ones in best shape at the moment.

Luis Augusto said...

Yes, I know, but GWenview is quite stable, and is an application with more relevance for users.
In the next issue I'll cover GAMES, and for the next one Juk. after that one, I'll cover Edu.

Thanks for the feedback :)

info said...

Hi I'm from www.kde4.de should we link eachother ? We have got nearly the info for end users. Would be great to hear from you.

Luis Augusto said...

Great, of course we can link each other.

info said...

good, your are linked ;-)

milf said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.