Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1871 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1.3.320
  • Total Downloads:
    17,007,516
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 25, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    36.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,932
  • 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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5 stars

"Runs circles around Adobe Reader"

March 13, 2015  |  By Lobo912

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.1.0.0306

Pros

Been using Foxit for a couple of years now and have had no issues with it. New version 7.1 loads pages much faster than 6.0. Program does everything I've asked of it.

Cons

Interface is a little quirky and is not necessarily intuitive, so there's a little learning curve.

Summary

I used to dread working with PDFs because of the instability of Adobe Reader, but with Foxit I'm expanding my usage all the time. Recently created a 50-page PDF document and it went very smoothly.

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5 stars

"Love the new Foxit Reader"

March 03, 2015  |  By Barpa21

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.0.6.1126

Pros

-Very lightweight and fast
-Have much more tools than any other free software
-It's free!
-Annotating tools are the best one

Cons

I haven't found any so far

Summary

What I like most about Foxit reader is that I can easily share my comments to a PDF document with my team. When I started working at this company, I was the first person using Foxit Reader but later more and more employees start moving to Foxit Reader.
The reasons, there were various employees complaining about the endless annual upgrades from Adobe. Also, few employees were affected by the malware issues that adobe Reader causes. There are still few employees using but great majority of the departments are s using Foxit Reader and they are very happy!

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4 stars

"It's the only game in town!"

October 02, 2014  |  By hawaiianman79

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.0.3.916

Pros

Much faster scrolling than Adobe Reader and simpler!

Cons

Versions 6 and 7 crash when history recent documents is set to "0". The ribbon takes up too much room on low height wide screen monitors, I use the classic toolbar mode.

Summary

Where else is there to go, all the other free pdf readers are lacking for one reason or another, stick with Foxit.

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1 stars

"Serious issues with latest version (7.0.3.916)"

September 30, 2014  |  By PoxyPig

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.0.3.916

Pros

Foxit has been an excellent free PDF viewer over many years.

Cons

Later versions have become bloated and attempt to install OpenCandy PUP and Foxit Cloud.
I allowed Foxit to update itself to version 7.0.3.916. After that neither the Mozilla plug-in nor the one for IE8 worked. My attempt to install the latest browser plug-in file was thwarted when Foxit refused to recognise their .fzip format.
I've had to do a system restore to get version 6.2.2 back and working.

Summary

What was a fantastic application has been ruined over the years. An alternative PDF viewer is needed to replace Foxit

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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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2 stars

"Newest version is poor"

July 19, 2014  |  By dafolzey

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 6.2.1.0618

Pros

Requires little memory or storage.
Attractive UI
Integrates well with Internet Explorer
Great PDF printing/creation capabilities

Cons

The newest version uses a constant 12-13% of my rather powerful CPU, there is no reason for this.

Summary

I haven't directly noticed any of the malware that other reviewers have listed, but a PDF reader using a constant 12-13% of my CPU is definitely indicative of malware, which is what got me suspicious initially. Its a shame, becuase Foxit used to be the best PDF reader out there. I generally try to avoid Adobe products because of their security history, but really they're the only other free choice, so I guess I'm going back to the red and white team.

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1 stars

"Foxit Reader should be removed ASAP"

June 17, 2014  |  By eezee_cnet

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 6.2.0.0429

Pros

There are no pros, anymore.

Cons

1. Newest update comes with the OpenCandy malware. DO NOT INSTALL!!
2. I checked the support forum today, and it's over-flooded with spam.

Looks like the dev's of Foxit gave up on their product and want to go out in a blaze of malware and spam. I got the message, Foxit will be removed from my systems and it will not be installed or recommended by me ever again.

Summary

Looks like the dev's of Foxit gave up on their product and want to go out in a blaze of malware and spam. DO NOT INSTALL!!

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4 stars

"It works o.k. for me."

June 08, 2014  |  By brakker1

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 6.2.0.0429

Pros

Easy to use, which is a big plus for me.

Cons

none that I am aware of.

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1 stars

"Dangerous malware in latest update- no warning"

June 06, 2014  |  By rlc24u

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 6.2.0.0429

Pros

None. Cant use it if I cant trust it.

Cons

See here:
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/foxit-reader-upgrade-warning.360532/

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5 stars

""The best PDF Reader""

June 03, 2014  |  By Barpa21

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 6.2.0.0429

Pros

The software is very lightweight and for instance much faster than any other PDF reader software. Foxit Reader comes with a cool free PDF creation tool allowing you to convert any format into PDF. In my opinion, This makes the product more useful and definitely put it on top of other popular PDF Readers like Adobe Reader .
I mostly use Foxit reader to create, share and provide comments to PDF documents. This tool has worked so well for me that many people with whom I work with, have finished Downloading Foxit reader due to its great annotating capabilities.

Cons

The user interface is not like Adobe but more likely to Microsoft Office. If you don't like Microsoft office UI, you won't like Foxit UI.

Summary

I always recommend my friends and co-workers to use Foxit. Foxit Reader has become an important tool for me to the point that I use it at work all the time. Even, when I have to provide feedback to documents not in PDF, I prefer to convert them into PDF and do my comments from Foxit reader .

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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, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 36.81MB
File Name FoxitReader713.0320_prom_enu_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 17,007,516
Downloads Last Week 4,932
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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