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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great!!!"

    January 6, 2006  |   By rgutier

    Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

    Pros

    It's easy of use and faster.

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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 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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