Foxit Reader Portable

Foxit Reader Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4.5.0124
  • Total Downloads:
    221,585
  • Date Added:
    January 30, 2013
  • File Size:
    20.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    206
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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1 stars

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

June 05, 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 stars

"Great PDF Reader - And a Great alternative!"

March 06, 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 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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date January 29, 2013
Date Added January 30, 2013
Version 5.4.5.0124
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.55MB
File Name FoxitReaderPortable_6.0.6.paf.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 221,585
Downloads Last Week 206
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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