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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very very fast"

    November 4, 2005  |   By ruthunter

    Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

    Pros

    Very small file. Program loads faster than the other two viewers that I have used (pdf viewer & adobe. Prints good.

    Cons

    none

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  • 1.0 stars

    "won't open documents"

    November 3, 2005  |   By pugnut

    Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

    Pros

    zero

    Cons

    after downloading and setting it as a default for pdfs, I can't get it to open any of them. I can't figure out how to uninstall it, as it doesn't appear in add/remove programs. I like Mozilla, but this add-on is TERRIBLE! Foxit--give me back Acrobat Reader

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Small and speedy, just be aware of its limits."

    November 2, 2005  |   By Joe M

    Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

    Pros

    Adobe Reader is HUGE and slow in its current version, but Foxit is just the opposite. It opens almost instantly, installation is a snap, and the "type on any document" is a handy feature.

    For "everyday use" like it says, Foxit makes a lot more sense than gobbling up all those megabytes of disk space for a read-only program.

    Cons

    Foxit does not support PDF fill-in forms, extractable images, or balloon-tips like Adobe does, so it might not always display all the information in a PDF. It doesn't always play nice with Firefox, and graphics and some fonts can look a little ragged sometimes. These might be deal-breakers for some users, but for reading only the occasional PDF like many of us do, Foxit works well enough.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Small, reliable, and Fast"

    October 26, 2005  |   By d-boyz

    Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

    Pros

    The most perfect reader in market

    Cons

    I can`t find it

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Text is not clear"

    October 14, 2005  |   By davg

    Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

    Pros

    This is a very fast and compact program.

    Cons

    I can't believe other reviewers are ignoring the most serious defect. That is that this program displays PDF documents with blurred uneven text. They haven't implemented a good sampling algorithm. Just compare a document in FoxIt with the same in Adobe Acrobat Reader, and you will see the large difference. Given that the whole point of the program is to read documents on screen, this is a critical defect and makes it unusable for me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "No more acrobat reader!"

    October 2, 2005  |   By Dachi

    Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

    Pros

    I like everything about it, it is fast, free, and does everything I need it to do without being bloated or intrusive.

    Cons

    I didn't find it sooner.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "THE ADOBE ACROBAT READER BEATER"

    September 25, 2005  |   By SpencerUk

    Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

    Pros

    low memory usage,

    basic for first time users,

    small download,

    quick loading of documents and program

    Cons

    not as many features as acrobat reader,

    no self installer

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  • 5.0 stars

    "fastest start up ever."

    September 22, 2005  |   By boo-grrr

    Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

    Pros

    no bloated software, The reader instals like a charm and bearely touched the processor. Very light on the resources and opens files within 3 seconds. Navigation was intuitive.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Foxit PDF Reader 1.3.....What a pleasant surprise!"

    September 16, 2005  |   By wyzardofodd

    Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

    Pros

    For the five years that I've had my computer the only PDF reader I ever used was Adobe. While I was never all that satisfied with it I stayed with the program over that period partially out of my familiarity with it and in part because I didn't know of any other free PDF readers. Adobe Acrobat Reader was a monstrously large program that took forever to load and was often prone to freezing up......very often! Well, things have changed! There's a new sheriff in town. I stumbled upon Foxit PDF Reader 1.3 today and from the start it was love at first sight. This beauty of a program is free, less then 1MB in size, opens instantly, and hasn't froze up on me once. Yes! That's a lot more then I can say for that poderous sloth-like piece of garbage from Adobe.

    Cons

    The free PDF Reader version is not as feature rich as the Adobe reader, but as my needs are simple, the speed and reliability of Foxit make it a no-brainer. NOTE: Foxit also has a more full featured Pro version of their reader for $39.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "A great Fox!"

    September 15, 2005  |   By tonystawreberg

    Version: Foxit PDF Reader 1.2 build 0201

    Pros

    It's very fast!

    Cons

    Because my PC at work is old, Foxit helps me speeding up the daily routines, when Acrobat Reader is too "heavy" for my computer.

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