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:
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.