Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1875 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.1.0901
  • Total Downloads:
    17,025,440
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 03, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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To put it gently, Adobe Reader is a real pain in the hindquarters. It's monstrously large, slow to load, and includes many features most users will hardly ever need. Foxit PDF Reader 3.0 kills the bloat and throws in some useful features, such as multimedia support and content-sharing options, while still allowing you to quickly access your PDFs.

The interface mimics Adobe's, so you won't have to change your reading habits. In our test, the text readability was similar. The small program starts surprisingly fast compared with Adobe. You might need to fiddle a bit to get it to work with your Internet browser, but you can find help on Foxit's support forums. It's a nice touch that it opens PDFs from the Internet in their own Foxit window, instead of sucking resources from within the browser.

Foxit's biggest flaw in the old version was hogging memory and that has been corrected. Recent updates include fixing the hyperlink problem, multimedia support, printing highlighted-only sections, and tabbed PDF browsing, so you can read multiple PDFs simultaneously and with ease. Overall, unless you're tied to Adobe we strongly recommend this freeware competitor.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 39 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1875 votes

    • 5 star 971
    • 4 star 509
    • 3 star 137
    • 2 star 94
    • 1 star 164
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5 stars

"Great PDF Reader with any browser, better than Adobe"

October 05, 2009  |  By stately

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.1.0901

Pros

I like Foxit Reader because the use of it is easy, simple and fast. I discovered this reader while using Mozilla Firefox as my browser. When I changed, I still can easily read my pdf files with my new browser. To download newer versions is good

Cons

I have not had any problems with this reader.

Summary

I totally agree with Cnet editor's review, what Seth Rosenblatt said is true. I use to have Adobe pdf reader and I hate it. I thought I was doom forever to be stuck with it. It's wonderful to have competitors to give use more options and choices.

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4 stars

"It solved a problem with no other solution."

October 01, 2009  |  By CharlesWDavis

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.1.0901

Pros

I am a House Call technician for our computer club. I have had several calls recently where there is a conflict with Adobe Reader 9 on Windows XP systems. The Adobe Reader was uninstalled and Foxit Reader 3.1.1.0901 was installed. Solved!

Cons

I have no problems with the product.

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4 stars

"light and simple but powerful"

September 30, 2009  |  By rhodnius

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.1.0901

Pros

can do anything what adobe reader can

Cons

trouble opening/connecting to server when opening pdf web pages causing the browser to hang

Summary

a very light and simple pdf reader with a lot of features comparable to adobe reader. i had trouble opening pdf web pages though. it seems that it cannot connect to the server and i have to open the task manager to terminate the process with the server for the pdf file to appear on the browser.

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5 stars

"Excellent product, highly recommend it!"

September 30, 2009  |  By gamalaret

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.1.0901

Pros

Easy to use and light weight

Cons

None so far

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4 stars

"AS GOOD AS ADOBE"

September 30, 2009  |  By jaytee1943

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.1.0901

Pros

ABILITY TO EDIT EASILY

Cons

CANNOT THINK OF ANY

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5 stars

"very fast in comparison with Adobe Reader"

September 29, 2009  |  By thingumajig

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.1.0901

Pros

very fast in comparison with Adobe Reader

Cons

yet noticed

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3 stars

"it's ok program"

September 29, 2009  |  By SRGRMB

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.1.0901

Pros

it works ok I use another program now prefer it.

Cons

lacks some extra's that it should have.

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5 stars

"Great Stuff"

September 29, 2009  |  By Douglas Meeks

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.1.0901

Pros

Small and fast!

Cons

Not 100% compatible with everything PDF on the web

Summary

I used this program on a computer that for unknown reasons would not run Adobe reliably and it was a life saver. Would I replace Adobe on all my computers with this, hmmmm, maybe not but if you are having problems or need something faster and smaller in memory that WILL ruin probably 90%+ of any PDF applications (and 100% for most folks) then replace the Adobe elephant with Foxit.

Updated on Sep 29, 2009

uh, that was RUN not RUIN :) Sorry, whole different meaning ..

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4 stars

"Does exactly what it's supposed to do"

September 28, 2009  |  By nomadys

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.1.0901

Pros

fast, reliable, works with Firefox

Cons

the user interface (toolbar) is not as "shiny" as in Acrobat Reader

Summary

I recently replaced Acrobat Reader 9.1 because my system (Vista and Firefox 3.5.3) constantly froze when attempting to open a pdf file in the browser. Result: all my open Firefox windows stopped responding, and I had to close Firefox manually. That happened several times a day, at home and at work. I replaced Acrobat today with Foxit, and it seems to work perfectly. Opens all pdf documents accurately and very fast, no comparision to the speed of the bloated Acrobat Reader dinosaur. Only the interface could be a bit nicer, icons and toolbar are not so polished as in Acrobat, but that's no problem for me as long as my system doesn't lock-up anymore.

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5 stars

"El tiempo el es tiempo. Aqui no se desperdicia"

September 26, 2009  |  By carlomart

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.1.0901

Pros

Rapido, facil de manejar. Utilisimo

Cons

No hay nada que decir en contra

Summary

Un programa practico, agil, limpio en sus resoluciones, que permite leer con versatilidad, todas los mismas operaciones de Adobe se pueden realizar en este, ymuchas mas operaciones, USELO se lo recomiendo,.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.1.0901
Version 3.1.1.0901 fixes the reported issue of Foxit Reader 3.1.0.824 crashing when users are viewing certain PDF files.
General
Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Release Date September 03, 2009
Date Added September 03, 2009
Version 3.1.1.0901
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 35.11MB
File Name FoxitReader715.0425_prom_enu_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 17,025,440
Downloads Last Week 4,377
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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