Hello!

In the age of remote learning/teaching I started using Edge to draw in .pdfs I’m showing to my students and it really fits my basic need, but something more focused on the task and in spirit of FLOSS would great. What’s most important to me is ability to draw and easily erase what I drawn; handy page switching. More would be nice of course.

I couldn’t find anything like that, and software like Krita or GIMP doesn’t work well for my needs, that’s why I’m using Edge.

If you know anything like that please tell! ^^

        • Ephera
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          23 years ago

          Obviously, Linux would be better for avoiding Microsoft, yeah, but if that’s not preferable for other reasons, then Windows without a Microsoft account is still massively better than Windows with it.

          And honestly, I don’t feel like auto-upgrades are that important in a niche PDF reader. The chance that someone targets Windows malware against Okular or libpoppler is pretty much 0. So, just grabbing a new version every year or so, is probably fine.

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              13 years ago

              Yeah, alright, Qt is a fair point. That might actually get targeted by an attacker.

              Personally, I would still deem a Microsoft account a bigger security risk than only updating Qt every few months (if you set yourself a reminder to e.g. grab the newest version every 3 months).

              But yeah, that’s where it starts to become subjective and not something one can give as general advice.

  • @jimipb
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    63 years ago

    I use Xournal++ for all of my teaching.

  • @quiteStraightEdge
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    Thank you all for replies. I will check every proposition you made and leave a comment which one I picked.

  • @Pmfl
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    43 years ago

    Yah okular is great!

  • Arch_guy
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    Libre office draw can be used for this purpose

    • @quiteStraightEdge
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      Hm, I made a few pdfs’ in it… There is an option to open documents and draw in them?

      Also Artix ftw! (I think, I didn’t make through installation yet, haha)

      • Arch_guy
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        Ah I removed atrix lol

          • Arch_guy
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            03 years ago

            due to powercut many pksgs broke , so now returned to arch

            • @quiteStraightEdge
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              23 years ago

              That’s so unlucky… I guess I will have to get new UPS. Current one works only when system is idle, or for my laptop :p

              • Arch_guy
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                03 years ago

                I guess btrfs is good interm of data protection

                • @quiteStraightEdge
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                  Yeah. It’s has some cool features for doing snapshots? I wanted to setup Artix on it, but failed with base installation iso, so I went with gtk one and basic settings to get it running asap. I read than ext4 is more stable than btrfs? Or that it just has some issues, so I stayed with ext4. As a backup/sync thing I would recommend running LAN only instance of Nextcloud or use Syncthing. It won’t prevent your system from dying, but getting back up and running should be quite fast and convinient :)

  • Helix
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    23 years ago

    If you want to do this to use it as a virtual whiteboard and/or teach remotely, you can use OpenBoard.

    [A]n open source cross-platform interactive white board application designed primarily for use in schools. It was originally forked from Open-Sankoré, which was itself based on Uniboard.

    Otherwise, xournal++ as suggested by @drop is what I use for PDF annotation. You can use a tablet like the Huion H420 or Gaomon S620 for precise input on Windows or Linux.

    • @quiteStraightEdge
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      I got Wacom Intuos few years ago as present. So now while I’m explaining something I can draw whatever I need in the moment, to get the idea through.