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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
out of 1894 votes out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.2.0.2051
  • Total Downloads:
    17,384,951
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 10, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    51.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,592
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #5 in PDF Software

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1894 votes

    • 5 star 980
    • 4 star 510
    • 3 star 138
    • 2 star 96
    • 1 star 170
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.2.0.2051
  • Share comments and discussions
    Post opinions or ideas on PDF documents in Discussion Board to share and discuss with others.
  • Enhanced collaboration with Connected Review
    All comment activities on the PDF document can be viewed at a glance and filtered from a comment dashboard.
  • Fast web view support
    Convert files as linearized PDF files that can be opened and viewed even before the whole file is downloaded.
  • ECM and Network Drive support
    Preview non-PDF files in SharePoint and popular network drives (Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, and Dropbox) within Reader by automatically converting them to PDF.
  • Content Sensitive Help
    Provide feature-based self-help tools that include a “Tell Me More” link that can connect you to a help center and search feature.
  • Foxit Cloud Reading
    Provides users with seamless reading experience across platforms and devices.
  • All published comments can be synchronized on both desktop and mobile devices during Connected Review, letting you never miss an important message.
  • Convert .xps files to PDFs.
  • Fixed some security and stability issues.
General
Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Release Date January 10, 2017
Date Added January 10, 2017
Version 8.2.0.2051
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 51.4MB
File Name FoxitReader82_enu_Setup_clean.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 17,384,951
Downloads Last Week 6,592
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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