Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1869 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.4.1125
  • Total Downloads:
    16,928,603
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 26, 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

    4.2

    out of 208 votes

    • 5 star 109
    • 4 star 66
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 16
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1869 votes

    • 5 star 969
    • 4 star 509
    • 3 star 137
    • 2 star 93
    • 1 star 161
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4 stars

"Still much, much better than Acrobat Reader"

March 10, 2010  |  By qrs136

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.4.1125

Pros

* Small footprint
* loads instantly
* pleasant, uncluttered interface
* can annotate, comment, highlight and insert text
* can navigate using either bookmarks or thumbnails

Cons

* some functions that used to be free are now free, but at the cost of a watermark in the upper right corner of the pdf. The watermark goes away if you purchase the Pro version.
* the highlight button and the insert text button have confusing icons.

Summary

This is my go-to client for reading and managing PDFs. It's quick and full-featured. Head and sholders above the Acrobat product.

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4 stars

"Alter-ego of Adobe Reader"

March 09, 2010  |  By crashback

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.4.1125

Pros

It takes up less space on HD than Adobe and it operates faster

Cons

Pay to edit, etc

Summary

Overall I recommend over Adobe. It's fast efficient and gets the job done w/o taking up a lot of HD space.

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5 stars

"excellent stuff"

March 08, 2010  |  By AleksicDalibor

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.4.1125

Pros

free
very fast
has some options like adobe pro

Cons

nothing to complain about but i heard that it crushes when u working with huge amounts of PDF data

Summary

I recommend foxit to everyone who rarely works with pdf files

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4 stars

"SO much faster than Adobe! Edit AND save pdf files!"

March 07, 2010  |  By flanjerka

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.4.1125

Pros

This is a GREAT alternative to anyone who feels Adobe Reader is slow. IT IS. Foxit reader loads pdf files a thousand times faster.

Cons

Not many - sometimes annoying messages to purchase the "pro" version...

Summary

This is a FAST pdf file reader and editor. You can read all forms of pdf, enter info into pdf "fields" and even SAVE your changes. You can't do that with Adobe Acrobat! Foxit Reader even displays pdf files in your favorite browser such as IE and Firefox (though Firefox 3.6 sucks) super fast (much faster than in-browser files with Acrobat). Uses tabbed viewing, which is helpful. Just a great program and much faster than Adobe Acrobat.

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4 stars

"Pretty good and light"

March 07, 2010  |  By Arnav

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.4.1125

Pros

Does the reading part and is lighter than Adobe Reader

Cons

No creation unless you buy the full version

Summary

Good enough for most folks

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4 stars

"very good the best i know"

March 07, 2010  |  By alonisoft

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.4.1125

Pros

verry fast, small and also friendly like acrobat reader

Cons

i dont like the internet bar

Summary

i install without the internet bar

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5 stars

"Finally!!!! Can read my pdf files"

March 06, 2010  |  By pdbaugh

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.4.1125

Pros

It works. It works

Cons

None so far

Summary

Did the update to 9.3 for Adobe, and it would not work at all. This does. Yay

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5 stars

""Works great!""

March 06, 2010  |  By Andony01

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.4.1125

Pros

Small program, Easy to use loads very fast.

Cons

I don't have any problems with this product.

Summary

Good program for most uses.

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5 stars

"Very efficient with memory and fast."

March 04, 2010  |  By Weldy

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.4.1125

Pros

I have been using Foxit Reader for four weeks and have found it renders the PDF rapidly and Accuratly

Cons

Nothing to dislike with Foxit Reader so far with several dozed documents.

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2 stars

"Many features you have ot pay for"

February 28, 2010  |  By sirmarksalot

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.1.4.1125

Pros

Small program, not bloaty.
Easy to use.

Cons

Requires you to purchase the Pro version for many features.

Summary

Good program for most uses, but not all.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.4.1125
Version 3.1.4.1125 is a maintenance release.
General
Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Release Date November 25, 2009
Date Added November 26, 2009
Version 3.1.4.1125
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 34.54MB
File Name FoxitReader706.1126_prom_enu_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 16,928,603
Downloads Last Week 4,945
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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