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Foxit Reader Portable

CNET 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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.2 stars

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 8
  • Current version:

    2.5 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Adware in the installation."

    January 18, 2013  |   By rakettfua

    Version: Foxit Reader Portable 5.4.4

    Pros

    Stick with an old and better version.

    Cons

    If you don't deselect three boxes during the installation, you are stuck with a new browser, new start page, stupid emoticons.
    Beware!

    Summary

    I'll stick to an old version, as long as the adware continues.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Garbage included"

    January 7, 2013  |   By trj43207

    Version: Foxit Reader Portable 5.4.4

    Pros

    None that I see because of added garbage

    Cons

    Program comes with crap add on games, don't download.

    Summary

    I don't recommend

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  • 3.0 stars

    "used to get a 5"

    December 5, 2012  |   By bayoubooger

    Version: Foxit Reader Portable 5.4.4

    Pros

    Excellent Reader for years

    Cons

    won't install without a side program that is a POS!

    Summary

    Please point this out in your review...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "SHAME -- SHAME--SHAME!! ON CNET.COM!!"

    November 24, 2012  |   By joelb662

    Version: Foxit Reader Portable 5.4.4

    Pros

    Foxit is an excellent PDF reader. Works better and installs more easily than Adobe, for certain, and especially better than NitroPDF!
    Program loads, remains active, and appears when summoned. Performs flawlessly, and then goes back into its hole, to await the next summons. Could not ask for more, especially for free!

    Cons

    Shame On CNET.COM - for allowing an approval to intercede in the installation process, which now requires that you select (or deselect) 3 (THREE) check boxes (very, very small check boxes) embedded in a paragraph of text, and which no doubt one is expected to bypass when in a hurry to install the software. If you DO NOT de-select the check boxes, you're stuck with a new home page, new web browser, and a set of new, stupid emoticons which will no doubt screw up a good deal of processes before they can be deleted!!

    Summary

    Foxit Portable - Excellent!! Functional, lightweight, effective and free!

    CNET -- SHAME!! SHAME!! SHAME!! FOR ALLOWING A SOFTWARE COMPANY TO SUBVERT PEOPLES EQUIPMENT!!

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