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Foxit Reader

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    Oct. 21, 2016
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Editors' Review


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.


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.


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

"Quick install; Good performance; Perfect"

October 24, 2016  |  By Julia188

2016-10-24 03:23:06  |  By Julia188

 |  Version: Foxit Reader


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.


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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


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!


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


Organized interface and various features.


want more features

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
  • Integrates with Box
    Integration with Box enables users to open PDFs files stored in Box directly from the Open menu, and save files to Box from the Save As menu.
  • Foxit Archive integration
    Integrates with Foxit Archive, which is a secure, cloud-based, document management solution. Users can check in and out PDFs in Foxit Archive for easier document collaboration through Foxit Reader.
  • Annotating enhancements
    Improved the workflow of all annotation tools, and allow users to change statuses of the annotations made by others in a shared review.
  • Supports JavaScript form submission actions.
  • Allow ConnectedPDF document owners to allow or disallow other users to start Connected Reviews or create new versions.
Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site
Release Date October 21, 2016
Date Added October 21, 2016
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 49.51MB
File Name FoxitReader81_enu_Setup_clean.exe
Total Downloads 17,330,504
Downloads Last Week 2,601
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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