Foxit PDF Reader

Foxit PDF Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1869 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    16,882,572
  • Date Added:
    September 19, 2006
  • File Size:
    36.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,836
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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To put it gently, Adobe Reader is a real pain in the hindquarters.

It's monstrously large, slow to load, and includes many features most users will hardly ever need. Foxit PDF Reader 2.0 omits these widgets and throws in some neat features, such as annotation tools, while still allowing you to read PDF documents.

The interface mimics Adobe's, so you won't have to change your reading habits. In our test, the text readability wasn't much inferior to Acrobat's. The 1.6MB program starts surprisingly fast compared to Acrobat. You might need to fiddle a bit to get it to work with your Internet browser, but you can find help on Foxit's support forums. It's a nice touch that it opens PDFs from the Internet in their own Foxit window, instead of sucking resources from within the browser.

Foxit's biggest flaw in the old version was hogging memory and that has been corrected. We did find it incredibly irritating that URL hyperlinks were unclickable, and that some features were secretly blocked in the evaluation copy.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 40 votes

    • 5 star 25
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1869 votes

    • 5 star 969
    • 4 star 509
    • 3 star 137
    • 2 star 93
    • 1 star 161
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4 stars

"It's the only game in town!"

October 02, 2014  |  By hawaiianman79

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.0.3.916

Pros

Much faster scrolling than Adobe Reader and simpler!

Cons

Versions 6 and 7 crash when history recent documents is set to "0". The ribbon takes up too much room on low height wide screen monitors, I use the classic toolbar mode.

Summary

Where else is there to go, all the other free pdf readers are lacking for one reason or another, stick with Foxit.

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1 stars

"Serious issues with latest version (7.0.3.916)"

September 30, 2014  |  By PoxyPig

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.0.3.916

Pros

Foxit has been an excellent free PDF viewer over many years.

Cons

Later versions have become bloated and attempt to install OpenCandy PUP and Foxit Cloud.
I allowed Foxit to update itself to version 7.0.3.916. After that neither the Mozilla plug-in nor the one for IE8 worked. My attempt to install the latest browser plug-in file was thwarted when Foxit refused to recognise their .fzip format.
I've had to do a system restore to get version 6.2.2 back and working.

Summary

What was a fantastic application has been ruined over the years. An alternative PDF viewer is needed to replace Foxit

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Release Date September 19, 2006
Date Added September 19, 2006
Version 2
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows
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 16,882,572
Downloads Last Week 5,836
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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