Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1869 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3.0.1110
  • Total Downloads:
    16,910,631
  • Date Added:
    November 16, 2010
  • File Size:
    36.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,857
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Foxit PDF Reader, the program that many consider to be a faster, lighter, more able Windows alternative to Adobe Reader, has recently jumped to version 5.0. This newest release comes with many of the same solid features, a few new ones, and an upgraded interface.

As with the previous version, the setup process is a bit cumbersome. First, watch out for the two check boxes that make Ask your browser default search provider and Ask.com your home page. Opt out as necessary. Then, toward the end of the installation process, be sure to read carefully and opt out of the Addin for Mozilla FireFox, Opera, Safari and Chrome--unless, of course, you're into bloated toolbars. Once you make it through the installation gauntlet, the rest should be smooth sailing.

The new Foxit Reader 5.0 interface is a bit sleeker than in previous versions. It still has clean, easily distinguishable icons, and the toolbar is still customizable. In addition, you can now choose your color scheme (black, blue, orange, purple). It's not ground-breaking, but it's a nice touch. You can also choose a new ribbon-style menu and customize your own shortcut keys.

Foxit Reader 5.0 still includes many of the useful features that its rival, Adobe Reader, doesn't. There's tabbed PDF viewing, text-only view, rulers, Safe Mode, and several annotation tools for things like highlighting and commenting. Meanwhile, 5.0 has added a few conveniences that give it an extra edge, including XFA form filling, support for Microsoft RMS-protected files, and previews in Outlook.

Overall, we think the new Foxit Reader is a worthwhile download. While it may not be perfect--it can't create PDFs, and it pesters users with add-ons and upgrades--it's still a solid alternative to Adobe Reader.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 44 votes

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1 stars

"Adware / Malware"

January 22, 2011  |  By birdstore

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 4.3.0.1110

Pros

none none none

Cons

Installs Ask.com Browser search bar even when you decline offer -

is adware/malware. Don't download; not to be trusted.

Summary

garbage

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5 stars

"Light and lean. Doesn't bog down like Adobe."

January 22, 2011  |  By rjclak

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 4.3.0.1110

Pros

I read a lot of pdf pubs. Switched to Foxit over 5 years ago, got sooo tired of waiting for Adobe to load and respond. Foxit is fast and light and responsive. Latest version does things Adobe can't.

Cons

Frequents updates/improvements. (If you want to consider that a con - what with having to go to the trouble to do a down load just to get a faster better version than ever.

Summary

If you don't like Foxit you're very difficult to please.

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5 stars

"Does things Adobe won't do."

January 20, 2011  |  By geoangle

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 4.3.0.1110

Pros

Easy to use and many features.

Cons

None found.

Summary

Excellent program. Get it.

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5 stars

"AWESOME/BYE BYE ADOBE READER"

January 20, 2011  |  By moranacus

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 4.3.0.1110

Pros

This program is AWESOME!!!!
It way, way way, way better then Adobe

Cons

Only thing I can say that I wish that I found it soon!!!!
The program came with a game that I purchased from GOG.com

Summary

Sorry Adobe, buy the program RULES!!!!
A must program for anyone who uses PDF files.

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5 stars

"Excellent!!"

January 20, 2011  |  By kjames11

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 4.3.0.1110

Pros

Loads easily: Updates painlessly and quickly

Cons

Needs to be reactivated every year

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4 stars

"Fast, easy to use & way better than Adobe."

January 17, 2011  |  By suzybel

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 4.3.0.1110

Pros

Easy to install, loads fast & doesn't hog my computer.

Cons

Ask toolbar, but is easy to uninstall or disable. Also editing would be good.

Summary

I have been using Foxit Reader for years & it's FREE! Great PDF reader.

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4 stars

"Easy to Use, Faster than Adobe and Free"

January 17, 2011  |  By cromag5

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 4.3.0.1110

Pros

Easy to use and has alot more features than Adobe. Free! Uses minimum system resources.

Cons

Comes bundled with Ask toolbar However, unlike the editors review you can opt out. Just simply hit Decline instead of Accept. Uncheck the make ask my homepage and you're set. No problems here.

Summary

If looking for an adobe alternative then this is the best free one out on the market that I know of. No bloatware here. Does have third party software but you can opt out by simply pressing decline.

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4 stars

"does the job"

January 17, 2011  |  By bumbear

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 4.3.0.1110

Pros

i probably don't use most of it's capablities but it opens quickly ,works well

Cons

i would like to disable automatic updates - that's why i stared looking at adobe alternatives - now found that i can in adobe!

Summary

works well and most people would want auto updates anyway!

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4 stars

"Not using at this time."

January 16, 2011  |  By jkizer

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 4.3.0.1110

Pros

Not yet used.

Cons

Not yet used.

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5 stars

"I'm glad to have found this program"

January 11, 2011  |  By fishy2me

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 4.3.0.1110

Pros

It seems to load much faster than Adobe.
It seems easier to navigate than Adobe.

Cons

It's not totally without cost because to have editing and more control of a pdf document is extra

Summary

if I I needed to edit pdf's I would buy it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.3.0.1110
Foxit Reader 4.3 supports the viewing of PDF documents that are embedded inside HTML, giving users many advantages and flexibility when viewing PDF files. Also, reading a PDF in an HTML page operates the same as any other PDF document viewed in Foxit Reader. The same tool bar options are available in all PDF documents.
General
Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Release Date November 16, 2010
Date Added November 16, 2010
Version 4.3.0.1110
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 36.2MB
File Name FoxitReader703.0916_prom_enu_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 16,910,631
Downloads Last Week 4,857
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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