Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 16:26

Now you can read PDF directly inside Google Chrome or Chromium. It is just same with Firefox built-in PDF reader. To get it, you need to install a Chrome extension named PDF Viewer. This extension created by Rob Wu and friends. This extension is available in Chrome Web Store. The development page of PDF Viewer is on Github (if you want to contribute). This extension is compatible both in Chromium or Google Chrome.

View PDF in Chromium Browser
There are some benefits from reading PDF inside Chromium:
  1. You do not need to wait Okular or Evince in Linux to has multitab support. 
  2. You get a multitab PDF reader in Linux just same as Foxit PDF Reader in Windows. 
  3. You just read any PDF on the net inside Chromium, no redundant work.
  4. You can also download the PDF.
  5. You can read any PDF when you are offline.

Install PDF Viewer

  1. Open Chromium.
  2. Open the PDF Viewer store page.  
  3. Add PDF Viewer Extension
  4. Click Add To Chrome button.
  5. Wait until it finished. 
  6. Try to open any PDF link or open PDF from your files.

Open Debian Packaging Guides PDF in Chromium