Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1875 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1.3.320
  • Total Downloads:
    17,024,437
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 25, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    36.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,003
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Foxit Reader creates, converts, and edits PDFs (including secure documents), accepts plug-ins, and makes it easy to collaborate and share documents by email and social media.

Pros

Layout: Foxit Reader's layout takes design cues from Office, like the ribbon-style main toolbar, though the software has its own touches, like the Quick Access Toolbar. Nearly everything can be customized.

Protect: Foxit Reader's security features include DocuSign options on the Protect tab.

Read out loud: The View tab's Read feature can read documents out loud through headphones or your PC's loudspeakers. Sliders adjust speech rate and volume.

Support: Hundreds of millions of users have helped Foxit's developers work the bugs out of Reader and add the features and extras that work best. Help is available in abundance, including manuals, error reports, and Command Line Help.

Cons

Complicated: Despite a well-designed interface, Foxit Reader can seem busy and complicated. You can customize things to suit your needs, but that's another complication. Since cost isn't an issue, more basic one-function PDF utilities sometimes offer faster solutions.

Bottom Line

Foxit Reader isn't the only excellent freeware PDF solution out there, but it's certainly one of the top few. Business-oriented upgrades are available for a price, but the freeware has more than enough for most users.

 
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    • 2 star 94
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2 stars

"How the mighty have fallen"

April 17, 2015  |  By enc0ded

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.1.3.320

Pros

Once good now Foxit has ruined what was a good free lightweight simple easy to use PDF reader

Cons

Foxit is bundled with a variety of unwanted apps and bloatware, free software trials which constantly change on each update.
Foxit will attempt to install toolbars and change your system settings.
IE Foxit cloud unwanted no option to NOT install or default printer settings changed ,Foxit install it's own "Foxit PDF printer" which crashes also Foxit does not cleanly uninstall leaves lots of entries in the registry folders .

Summary

I know Foxit wants to make money on adverts etc but given the user no option to uncheck certain features bundled in the program has lost a user

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1 stars

"New versions crash constantly"

April 16, 2015  |  By bwprager123

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.1.3.320

Pros

Used to be the best. Now it is unusable with Win 8.1.

Cons

Print to pdf plugin for browser (firefox) causes constant crashing. No way around it. The reader itself as a stand-alone also crashes constantly. Stops responding completely; requires hard stop with task manager

Summary

I would love to know what is a pdf reader that can be used with current version of Windows, MS Word, Firefox, and get on with life already!

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1 stars

"End of an era!"

April 16, 2015  |  By kdavison252

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.1.3.320

Pros

Not as annoying and unstable as Adobe's Reader

Cons

Easy addition of text and markup to PDF's

Summary

I've been using Foxit for a long time as it offered so many useful features. As of the last time I updated (7.1.0.306) there have been so many changes that it's no longer useful.
I used to use the Stamp and signature features to quickly drag a stamp in and sign it before forwarding it on to another department. Now the signatures can no longer be dragged over top of a stamp and when I do forward it on, the document won't open claiming that the stamp and signature files are missing.
I frequently organize PDF's via a naming structure. Hitting Save As and naming my files based upon dates, names and other content in my PDF's. Now, Save As changes the viewing tab on the PDF so that I can no longer see the document while I'm saving it. I realize these are minor changes but they present a significant change in the efficiency gained in using Foxit over other solutions.
It feels to me like changes are being made to the software without adequate testing. I can't see any real reason to continue using it now.

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1 stars

"Foxit Reader 7.1.3.320 locks up displaying documents"

April 12, 2015  |  By randmart65

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.1.3.320

Pros

It used to be good.

Cons

I have used Foxit Reader for several years as my default PDF reader. Version 7.1.3.320 locks up while displaying documents despite reboots and re-installation of a fresh download. I'm now looking for a different, reliable reader.

Summary

Unless it is fixed quickly, I am done with Foxit

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.1.3.320
Feature Improvements
General
Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Release Date March 23, 2015
Date Added March 25, 2015
Version 7.1.3.320
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 36.81MB
File Name FoxitReader713.0320_prom_enu_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 17,024,437
Downloads Last Week 4,003
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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