Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4.3.0920
  • Total Downloads:
    16,928,603
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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

    4.4

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • 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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5 stars

"Much faster"

December 03, 2012  |  By Williamtommy

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 5.4.3.0920

Pros

It is faster to view and print any PDF file.

Cons

I hope more good function can be developed.

Summary

It is one of my favored tools.

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5 stars

"it's more practical to me"

December 02, 2012  |  By zhouyuhe

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 5.4.3.0920

Pros

really faster ,lighter than Adobe.and friendly to users.
ALL of my friends prefer it to Adobe.

Cons

if its system can support more languages, it would be better.

Summary

a mini tool with big function. we like it~

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5 stars

"Efficient and professional"

December 02, 2012  |  By yyyyummy

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 5.4.3.0920

Pros

Foxit provides high quality work.

Cons

May I have more choice compared with PDF reader?

Summary

it is an amazing software

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5 stars

"Smooth and steady"

December 02, 2012  |  By wiilianwilla

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 5.4.3.0920

Pros

It works smoothly.

Cons

The operation speed can be more faster?

Summary

This foxit reader really satisfy my need.

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5 stars

"Stable and safe"

December 02, 2012  |  By BoobyCarry

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 5.4.3.0920

Pros

It really has a quick start speed

Cons

I hope updates can be more frequently

Summary

This tool is great for me

Updated on Dec 2, 2012

This tool is great for me

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5 stars

"fast and easy to use"

December 02, 2012  |  By Fubbyhury

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 5.4.3.0920

Pros

i can watch movies and vedios smoothly

Cons

It would be a great if it could updates qickly

Summary

it is a good choice for me to buy it

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5 stars

"faster and lighter"

December 02, 2012  |  By Mattyhillen

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 5.4.3.0920

Pros

can open easily quickly without mistakes

Cons

Can it be cheaper?

Summary

no need worry about the problem of safety i love using it

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5 stars

"so professional and safe"

December 01, 2012  |  By Adrianlily

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 5.4.3.0920

Pros

charge free, works well and professional

Cons

the update maybe can faster

Summary

i cannot find a better one than it

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5 stars

"easier to use"

November 30, 2012  |  By Tonybearback

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 5.4.3.0920

Pros

It is easy to install, small and exquisite, can satisfy the ordinary users daily needs

Cons

With some PDF compatibility is good or not

Summary

It is the first choice

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5 stars

"fast and affordable"

November 30, 2012  |  By Salinaleonny

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 5.4.3.0920

Pros

Fast, affordable, and secure, it can be read smoothly

Cons

not find any until now

Summary

I like it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.4.3.0920
Version 5.4.3.0920 fixed a security issue where the insecure application loading libraries could be exploited to attack the application.
General
Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Release Date September 26, 2012
Date Added September 26, 2012
Version 5.4.3.0920
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista
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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