Foxit PDF Reader

Foxit PDF Reader

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1869 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2 build 0201
  • Total Downloads:
    16,910,631
  • Date Added:
    February 18, 2005
  • File Size:
    36.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,857
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    4.7

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star 45
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
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    out of 1869 votes

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5 stars

"best pdf viewer"

January 31, 2006  |  By shogunu

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

Pros

very small, very fast, free pdf viewer; tested it for myself against other pdf viewers (including acrobat reader 5 & 7, brava! reader, expert pdf reader), found it to be extremly light (only 5 megs in ram), and fast (opens huge .pdf files in a snap)

Cons

none; if you want a more recent version, go to the foxit software homepage, select downloads, there is a foxit reader installer on that list

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5 stars

"Much better than Adobe PDF Reader"

January 21, 2006  |  By CableguyTK

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

Pros

Its free.

It is MUCH lighter on RAM usage than Adobe.

Loads MUCH faster than Adobe.

Works fine in Internet Explorer, just like Adobe.

Requires no install. Can be copied to a USB flash drive and used anywhere.

Cons

Doesn't work in any other browser except Internet Explorer. Sure you can download the PDF's and read them in the program, but you can't assoicate the PDF filetype with Foxit and then have Foxit open WITHIN FireFox or Opera. It only does that for Internet Explorer.

No installation. The program comes in a zip...one file. I would prefer there to be an installer to copy the file to the Program Files folder for me, and associate the PDF filetype with the program.

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5 stars

"What can I say!"

January 18, 2006  |  By Amwhoam345

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

Pros

If there ever was an example of "less is sometimes more" the Foxit PDF reader is it. I've uninstalled Adobe's (70 mb+) resource hog and gone with Foxit's PDF. No install required. Drop anywhere you want to read a pdf and click the icon, you got a full blown PDF reader.

Cons

None so far.

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5 stars

"Happy to say Farewell to Adobe"

January 18, 2006  |  By martinyk

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

Pros

Try it, You wont regret it.

Cons

Nothing what could bother me.

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5 stars

"At last a decent alternative!"

January 13, 2006  |  By drsox

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

Pros

No install

Quick to load

No sodding splash screen (unlike adobe)

Cons

Might need an "install" for the thick computer users among us :)

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5 stars

"Download this ASAP!"

January 12, 2006  |  By bzseal

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

Pros

I love the product! I've been reading a lot of ebooks lately and I noticed that Adobe Reader was using a lot of system resources. For a 1.23 MB PDF, Adobe was using 23MB of memory!! Then I thought to myself, this is so not right. So I searched for an alternative and look what I found! FOXIT PDF READER! Small, fast and freeware to boot! I opened the same PDF in Foxit and it's only using 8MB!

There is no comparison between these products for me since I just mostly read PDF. So I made it into my default reader. I also enabled it in Mozilla Firefox to read PDF there directly.

Fantastic product! I love it!

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5 stars

"Great!!!"

January 06, 2006  |  By rgutier

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

Pros

It's easy of use and faster.

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5 stars

"excellent product"

December 31, 2005  |  By wellingtonwong

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

Pros

small file size, excellent pdf reading speed, big buttons for easy visibility. unlike other pdf reader software which will let you download the software after downloading a download file, this software doesn't need to be installed at all. Great product!

Cons

no cons

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4 stars

"Small footprint and Fast -Version 1.3 build1209"

December 17, 2005  |  By GuidoMele

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

Pros

I have been using for a year now and do not plan on going back to the Other Big name pdf reader. reason- this Foxit is Fast, small footprint(arounf 1ng) and has typewriter featue allowing you to enter Data on Any and all pdf forms- wow- Any form-

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5 stars

"Great, very functional for general internet users"

December 14, 2005  |  By 6herniations

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

Pros

I downloaded Adobe, and since I have dial up, it took 3 HOURS! This handy little program finish in 2-3 MINUTES and I don't need to make any PDF files, I just need to view, and print. FOXIT has GOT IT! Like I said, this is perfect for a general internet viewer/printer.

Cons

NOTHING

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General
Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Release Date February 18, 2005
Date Added February 18, 2005
Version 1.2 build 0201
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 36.2MB
File Name FoxitReader703.0916_prom_enu_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 16,910,631
Downloads Last Week 4,857
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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