Foxit PDF Reader

Foxit PDF Reader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2 build 1316
  • Total Downloads:
    16,910,631
  • Date Added:
    February 06, 2007
  • File Size:
    36.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,857
  • 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

    4.4

    out of 78 votes

    • 5 star 46
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 0
  • 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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3 stars

"Great, but not fully compatabile"

February 25, 2009  |  By seaweedsteve

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2 build 1316

Pros

Opens quickly, nice features

Cons

won't open some docs - need Adobe reader for those

Summary

Use it, even make it your default, but don't to toss Adobe! You'll still need it often enough

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4 stars

"Very Good, even does .PDPs!"

November 15, 2007  |  By Andrew Siegler

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2 build 1316

Pros

It alsoreads .PDPs!

Cons

Nothing!

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5 stars

"Fast and efficient!"

November 11, 2007  |  By rivik45

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2 build 1316

Pros

Has all the basic pdf functions. Loads much faster than Adobe. Recommend for slow computers.

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5 stars

"basic"

November 05, 2007  |  By japet4jefferson

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2 build 1316

Pros

all necessary and basic things about pdf reader is here. like i almost do,. read, navigate, copy text, zoom,. that doesn't need to have more codecs.

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2 stars

"There is better freeware PDF viewer."

November 04, 2007  |  By ekhine

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2 build 1316

Pros

Light and fast. Works on U3 drives.

Cons

Features are limited in free version. It puts evaluation watermarks if you save files w notes, highlights, etc.

PDF XChange viewer is more stable, has more features and completely free. No paid version. It lets you save altered files without limitation. It is not as fast but much more useful. Unless you need a PDF reader on a U3 drive, PDF XChange is a better choice.

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4 stars

"Good"

November 01, 2007  |  By Miguelnoname

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2 build 1316

Pros

maybe....very good.

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5 stars

"Good Bye Adobe... your Flash.oxc made my Windows XP run slow and then crash! "

November 01, 2007  |  By peterpanippleskin1

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2 build 1316

Pros

Very light and simple. Nothing heavy in the download. Perfect for opening and reading PDF's. Adobe used to be great until they loaded it with so much garbage that the average person doesn't need or use.

Foxit Reader is wonderful. No more worries about the Adobe Flash Player add-on crashing my system through Internet Explorer.

Cons

Easy to navigate. Nice clean look. Opens fast without any delays. Does everything a person needs to work with PDF documents.

Thank You!

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4 stars

"Ver satisfactory- better than Adobe reader"

October 19, 2007  |  By libbylab

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2 build 1316

Pros

quick and it DOESN'T keep upgrading like Adobe did.

Cons

occasionally, it can't open a pdf file.

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5 stars

"Like a reader should be"

October 14, 2007  |  By kendawson

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2 build 1316

Pros

I don't understand how this Adobe/pdf business ever got off the ground in the first place, nor why some people like to piddle about with it. I'd become so fed up of waiting for Adobe Reader to load that it got so that I would not open any web page links or anything else that had to be viewed in pdf.

Thank goodness for Foxit Reader. Ten times smaller, ten times faster and just as good as the abominable Adobe heavyware.

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4 stars

"Excellent and better to Adobe's Own"

October 12, 2007  |  By dadog423

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2 build 1316

Pros

Quick and painless install and usage, it is clean, did I mention it is fast? It also lets you click links and javascript if contained in the document. If not, goto help > check for updates... > and choose the javascript one.

Cons

Some documents make it crash in Vista, will not display 100% of all PDFs, about 98.76% IMO but still very good.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Release Date February 06, 2007
Date Added February 06, 2007
Version 2 build 1316
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Me, Windows XP
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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