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Foxit Reader

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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.2.0.2051
  • Total Downloads:
    17,346,130
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 10, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    51.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,864
  • 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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1 stars

"Videos for the visually impaired"

December 25, 2016  |  By daveme7

2016-12-25 18:16:53  |  By daveme7

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 8.1.4.1208

Pros

Cant think of anything.

Cons

Cannot see what happens on their little video. Maybe at least some narration? Not good for the visally impared...not everyone has the chance to see what is happening in this video

Summary

This is not good when it prevents disabled people from learning of this software when they cannot make this video on here bigger!

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4 stars

"Works as warranted, good product"

November 18, 2016  |  By raylopez99

2016-11-18 11:57:06  |  By raylopez99

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 8.1.1.1115

Pros

Everything works well. You can turn off things like "automatic update" under Preferences if you don't like a program checking for updates. Spell-check is extra work to obtain (you have to register as a user), but I don't use spell check. You can edit a document. Has not crashed under Windows 10. In some ways, due to the ability to remember where a document was last read (last page saved) it's better than the non-free Adobe Acrobat I own. I also recommend for reading only the freeware "Sumatra PDF reader"

Cons

The layout, a sort of ribbon interface, is not intuitive. I doubt novices will be able to use it without a bit of study.

Summary

A good product and it's free.

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3 stars

"A complete scam"

October 28, 2016  |  By fuzzagi

2016-10-28 22:38:01  |  By fuzzagi

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 8.1.0.1013

Pros

Here is the fine details: 1) Asks for permissions to list of Accounts in AccountManager 2) Ask for authtokens from accountmanager

Cons

The finer finer print says: dl.packetstormsecurity.net/1403-advisories/googleplay-anyapp.txt

Summary

Bascially, they are installing illegal things and stealing information. I first noticed this on my kindle. Since Fox is the Corporation that made that app you should avoid this one.

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5 stars

"Quick install; Good performance; Perfect"

October 24, 2016  |  By Julia188

2016-10-24 03:23:06  |  By Julia188

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 8.1.0.1013

Pros

You're the best! We've been using Foxit product for many years and we are more than sure in it! Foxit Reader is free. PDF viewer and editor that works.

Cons

Not found so far!

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5 stars

"Very good free PDF reader"

October 23, 2016  |  By Sara_Miller

2016-10-23 22:41:36  |  By Sara_Miller

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 8.1.0.1013

Pros

Lightweight and reliable. It is good to have Box integration in this new version. I can read PDFs in my Box just within Foxit Reader. That is very convenient!

Cons

It is good to me

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5 stars

"very fast and useful"

October 23, 2016  |  By Tina416

2016-10-23 22:37:34  |  By Tina416

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 8.1.0.1013

Pros

Organized interface and various features.

Cons

want more features

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2 stars

"No longer a go-to PDF reader."

June 08, 2016  |  By JRM_4

2016-06-08 00:26:06  |  By JRM_4

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.3.4.311

Pros

Dependable pdf reader.

Cons

Can no longer be used to write comments on a PDF file. As soon as you attempt to save the file with the comments, the program crashes. This has been happening for at least the last 2 versions - on Windows Vista, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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2 stars

"Version 7.3 Classic toolbar no longer an option"

March 21, 2016  |  By BOBRGR

2016-03-21 08:48:39  |  By BOBRGR

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.3.4.311

Pros

Up through Version 7.28, the classic toolbar option made this the best pdf reader
Quick, Versatile, Customizable

Cons

7.3 version's "ribbon" interface may appeal to some...but many users like me, uninstalled and reverted to 7.28 because the classic toolbar option was no longer available on 7.3 and above

Summary

Unless Foxit changes it's "no classic toolbar' policy, many users will shift to other readers when security becomes an issue.

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5 stars

"PDF files reader, one of the best and fastest"

January 24, 2016  |  By Ibrahim Fiskiran

2016-01-24 20:55:37  |  By Ibrahim Fiskiran

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.3.0.118

Pros

Free
Very fast
Developed
Up-to-date

Cons

None as I have seen

Summary

One of the best reader
Alternative to Adobe Reader
Free

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5 stars

"This is "Very Good"!"

January 08, 2016  |  By Eddie O Sullivan

2016-01-08 20:07:55  |  By Eddie O Sullivan

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 7.2.8.1124

Pros

I was so glad find Foxit, which works very, very well.
I would recommed it to anyone!

Cons

There are absolutely no problems this pdf reader what so ever!

Summary

As I said, I would recommed it to anyone!

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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 17,346,130
Downloads Last Week 6,864
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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