GNOME Documents 3.14.1

A document viewer and indexing application for the open source GNOME desktop environment
GNOME Documents is an open source application that automatically indexes all documents stored on the predefined Documents folder inside your Home directory, as well as from various online accounts, such as Google Documents.

Even if it was recently introduced, the application is now an essential part of the GNOME desktop environment, as it allows users to share, upload, print, view and search documents that are stored locally on your Linux system or remotely on a cloud account.

It should not be confused with the Documents folder from your Home directory, as GNOME Documents its an interface for this folder, so you can quickly access your documents, while making the Nautilus (Files) app irrelevant.

While GNOME Documents makes things a lot easier when we have a very large collection of documents organized in many folders and subfolders and we want to search them by title, author and type, it kinda becomes counterproductive when we want to quickly access a document and read it in fullscreen.

The good thing about this application is that it doesn't open any other windows or programs. All the searching and viewing take place in the same window, allowing you to quickly view the first pages of a large document and go back to the entire collection.

Besides, it will display all the documents at once, not categorized in folders or subfolders. You can view them as grid (thumbnails) or as a list with date or creation and their location.

Actually, we don’t really see the point of this application in the GNOME desktop environment, when we already have access to all of our documents, in any way we want, using the Nautilus file manager.

In addition, we can view the documents stored in the Documents folders, or any other folder for that matter, with the Evince application, which is the default document viewer of the GNOME desktop environment.

Reviewed by on March 15th, 2014

last updated on:
October 18th, 2014, 12:13 GMT
developed by:
Cosimo Cecchi
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Gnome


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What's New in This Release:
  • Pass the correct arguments to pdf_loader_load_uri_async (Pranav Kant)
  • Fix crash in places and bookmarks dialog
  • Translation updates
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GNOME Documents is an open source application designed to act as a viewer for the Documents folder from your Home dire...

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