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Foxit Reader Portable

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    May 30, 2011
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    #43 in PDF Software

Editors' Review


For many people, Adobe Reader is their go-to PDF reader. The program is free, easy to use, and very popular. But it's a PDF reader in the strictest sense of the word; there's really not much you can do with it besides view a PDF file. Foxit Reader Portable is a versatile program that adds many useful features to the PDF-viewing experience. Much more than just a reader, the program is actually a limited PDF editor, allowing users to make marks and notes on PDFs and easily share them.

The program's interface is attractive and intuitive, utilizing the typical PDF reader format; there are menus across the top, and a couple of toolbars beneath them. The usual PDF reader features are here; users can search for text within the document, zoom and rotate pages, attach the document to an e-mail, and so on. But where Foxit Reader Portable really shines is with its editing features. It's not a full-fledged PDF editor--you can't actually change the content of the document--but there are plenty of options for making notes and marks. Users can add text, arrows, strikethroughs, insertion marks, and more. We were also impressed that the program allows users to select certain portions of the document to be copied as an image file. Images and even videos can be inserted into the PDF, another nice touch. The program comes with a lengthy PDF Help file that covers all of its functions in detail. Overall, we think that Foxit Reader Portable is a great program; it works well as a basic PDF reader, but it offers plenty of useful features for users who need to make annotations and other additions to their PDF documents.

Foxit Reader Portable installs and uninstalls without issues. We highly recommend this program to all users.

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1 stars

"Mostly doesn't work"

July 30, 2011  |  By chuck50954

 |  Version: Foxit Reader Portable


It's not Adobe, with all its bloatware and mandatory updating requirements.


It doesn't work in multiple browsers.


Most of my reading of PDFs is online as webpage PDFs, and if you're like me, then Foxit probably won't work for you either. In Firefox, Foxit repeatedly causes PDFs, then the entire browser window to freeze and/or crash. There are error popups and other nonsense. Iin its mild defense, Foxit does work as a reader for PDF files already on my computer. Sometimes Foxit decides to work anyway after a lengthy pause and error message, but you never know. Uninstalling/reinstalling/updating my browser and Foxit have not fixed this problem. There are threads online of people experiencing the same issues. I installed SRWare Iron browser the other day, and Foxit won't work with that browser at all - SRWare says that the program is "not working." So I'm moving on to a new program.

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1 stars

"Doesn't install"

July 06, 2011  |  By brunojam

 |  Version: Foxit Reader Portable


Don't know


Publisher is unrecognized; tries to install to a bogus directory


Who reviews this stuff? Sounds simple enough. If anyone on the CNET staff had tried to download it, they would find these errors. No quality control...

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1 stars

"Never finished the install."

June 02, 2011  |  By sircondo

 |  Version: Foxit Reader Portable


Never used Foxit Reader only heard good things about it.


Now to this part. For some reason when i go to install i get a security warning saying not to proceed this product can harm your computer, so for now I'm playing it safe.

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Full Specifications

Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date May 30, 2011
Date Added May 30, 2011
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.55MB
File Name FoxitReaderPortable_6.0.6.paf.exe
Total Downloads 229,551
Downloads Last Week 384
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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