Foxit PDF Reader

Foxit PDF Reader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2 build 2129
  • Total Downloads:
    16,928,603
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 16, 2007
  • Price:
    Free

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

    4.3

    out of 79 votes

    • 5 star 49
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 7
  • 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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5 stars

"Best Program"

April 24, 2008  |  By dpraisharma

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2.2 build 2129

Pros

Batter than Adobe

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5 stars

"A bare necessity"

April 20, 2008  |  By Troody

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2.2 build 2129

Pros

First thing I do whenever I got a new PC is getting rid of a monstrosity called Adobe Reader and installing this one. Works as a breeze.

Cons

If you want to print PDF files, bear in mind that you'll have a small ad in the corner of first page,

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5 stars

"very good one"

April 16, 2008  |  By izkamo

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2.2 build 2129

Pros

quick, low on resources

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4 stars

"very good"

April 14, 2008  |  By HRSITARAM

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2.2 build 2129

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4 stars

"it's good and will get better"

April 14, 2008  |  By rrtopaz

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2.2 build 2129

Pros

uses less than bloated adobe acrobat; loads extremely fast, opens all my stored .pdfs quickly, etc. have no trouble and find it a heck of a lot better than adobe.

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1 stars

"Made the saying, there is nothing free, true"

April 10, 2008  |  By wf2559

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2.2 build 2129

Cons

There was nothing I did like and to much I did not like.

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5 stars

"Small and Fast"

April 10, 2008  |  By becca1976

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2.2 build 2129

Pros

Much quicker to start up than Adobe Reader which is a bonus on an old computer

Basic and does the job i want it too

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5 stars

"does exactly as it says"

April 04, 2008  |  By macavitycat

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2.2 build 2129

Pros

integrates with existing software, easy to use and install

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4 stars

"Good Software"

April 03, 2008  |  By Lawtimes

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2.2 build 2129

Pros

The "Standarization" of all icons and all kinds or versions of PDF Documents.

Cons

I have a Printer Multifunction that makes PDF's docs. more fast and easy.

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5 stars

"works fast and excellent no problems"

March 30, 2008  |  By mrtjoinery

 |  Version: Foxit PDF Reader 2.2 build 2129

Pros

after weeks and weeks of trouble updating adobe reader finally having to delete it for the best. I searched for a new replacement pdf reader I found Foxit Pdf reader downloaded it and i havent looked back since. This software works really well and its fast thank-you.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2 build 2129
Version 2.2 build 2129 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Release Date November 16, 2007
Date Added November 16, 2007
Version 2.2 build 2129
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 34.54MB
File Name FoxitReader706.1126_prom_enu_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 16,928,603
Downloads Last Week 4,945
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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