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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:

    2.3 stars

    out of 3 votes

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

    "avoid-use regular Foxit-installs trash on your computer"

    June 5, 2013  |   By dripacc

    Version: Foxit Reader Portable 5.4.5.0124

    Pros

    nothing at all

    Cons

    installed bunch of garbage on my computer, some of it did not let itself be uninstalled; had to resort to Restore

    Summary

    I liked Foxit before, and after this cnet sponsored (or created) disaster I went to Foxit site and installed regular version from there. It works fine. I used to love download.cnet, but will look elsewhere now- unfortunately, this is not isolated example.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great PDF Reader - And a Great alternative!"

    March 6, 2013  |   By Imogen7Ryan

    Version: Foxit Reader Portable 5.4.5.0124

    Pros

    Windows 8 compatible. Has all the features of its competitor and looks nicer and easier to use. It has a contents, chapters pane with the ability to bookmark places - which you can hide. It effortlessly allows for page scrolling and does what CNet's review said it does. It is much more lightweight than the other one.

    Cons

    For me there isn't any with the Reader itself. But I didn't like the 'Registration' option which required way too many details.

    Summary

    Foxit Reader is a good and just as worthy alternative. After trying a few I knew I'd end up with this one as the others simply lacked too many features. The Registration is geared much more towards Business users I believe. Foxit Reader Portable is compatible with Windows 8, works well and is much better than Win8's own Reader so Foxit has been set to Default. Try it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Instead of Foxit I got blekko search bar installed"

    February 11, 2013  |   By jeff_zzz

    Version: Foxit Reader Portable 5.4.5.0124

    Pros

    none
    software did not install

    Cons

    Instead of Foxit I got blekko search bar installed

    Summary

    Instead of Foxit I got blekko search bar installed

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