Is there any equivalent linux application to Preview on Mac OSX?

By this I mean that it lets you view, but not necessarily edit many different file types from things such as documents to photos.

  • Are you thinking of Quick Look instead? Just curious.
    – user46
    Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 13:14
  • Nope, definitely preview.
    – Autumnal
    Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 14:25
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    Does it have to be a single application, or can it be a way to launch a format-specific application? Is the lack of editing features important? You need to tell us more precisely what you want, and also explain why you want it — tell us your story. See our tips on writing good questions. Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 16:44
  • I mean one application that can open and view lots of different types of files, as I often need to quickly look at lots of different file types. It doesn't need to be able to edit them, but this functionality would not be a problem. By different types of files, I mean PDFs, as many different types of picture as possible, but also microsoft office formats.
    – Autumnal
    Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 17:59

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  • Google Chrome: You can view
    • All Text-Based formats, including: HTML, CSS, XML, Markdown, Text files, JavaScript
    • Some image formats: JPG, gif, png
    • Documents: PDF
    • Videos: AVI
    • Container formats: Flash
    • and much more, when you have the necessary plugins / extensions / addons
  • Gimp: All sorts of "image-like" documents. This includes PDF and ps files.
  • Sublime Text: All types of text-based documents

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