Foxit PDF Reader

Foxit PDF Reader

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September 19, 2006
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Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
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Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Editors' review

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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    September 05, 2014   |   By solo247

    Version: Foxit Reader


    been using FoxIt PDF for years now, and has always been impressed with its performance and many options for working with PDF files. It has features that fits users of every stage, but really is geared towards those who are looking for a professional pdf application that does extraordinary things with pdf files and documents. And, best of all - ITS FREE!!!


    all great things in this innovative software, nothing to complain about.


    highly recommended software for your day-to-day PDF needs.

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