Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1867 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.2.0.0303
File Size:
36.03MB
Date Added:
March 10, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
16,873,487
Downloads Last Week:
5,390
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 1867 votes

    • 5 star: 969
    • 4 star: 508
    • 3 star: 137
    • 2 star: 93
    • 1 star: 160
  • Current Version:

    4.2

    out of 43 votes

    • 5 star: 22
    • 4 star: 13
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "EXCELLENT PDF UTILITY"

    September 05, 2014   |   By solo247

    Version: Foxit Reader 6.2.3.815

    Pros

    been using FoxIt PDF for years now, and has always been impressed with its performance and many options for working with PDF files. It has features that fits users of every stage, but really is geared towards those who are looking for a professional pdf application that does extraordinary things with pdf files and documents. And, best of all - ITS FREE!!!

    Cons

    all great things in this innovative software, nothing to complain about.

    Summary

    highly recommended software for your day-to-day PDF needs.

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