I have tried a few pdf readers : Adobe , foxit , and evince .
However, all of them have one basic flaw/ short coming compared to their windows and android counterparts. I have pdf files with many pages( thousands per file), which cannot be read in one go. So I would prefer the reader to restore to that last page where I left. Adding custom bookmarks is not a solution since there will be too many of them, and they'll be useless every time.
However, every time, I restart my system and open the pdf files, they open from page 1 and not that last page. This is very inconvenient as a lot of time gets spoiled just to recall where I left, and then find that page. This is unlike in windows and android, where the reader remembers where I left.
So is there any option in the readers which I am missing, or can you please suggest some other reader ( possibly light weight and fast, like foxit ; evince is very slow for me) which includes this functionality, as I am unable to find any.
I tried xpdf as mentioned in comments , re-installed adobe and evince just to make sure they work like I expect, but they dont. Evince does remember past history, but it is very slow and takes time to load even the next page. xpdf doesnt remember, neither does adobe or foxit.
( However, I seem to have run into a new issue as well. The newly installed programs dont show up in the list when I decided to change application defaults. Adobe was already installed earlier and showed in list as well. After reinstallation, its there, but doesnt show up in list, although I managed to change defaults using ubuntu tweak. )