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    Nov. 17, 2016
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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.


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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4 stars

"Works as warranted, good product"

November 18, 2016  |  By raylopez99

2016-11-18 11:57:06  |  By raylopez99

 |  Version: Foxit Reader


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"


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


A good product and it's free.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
  • Foxit Archive plugin enhancements
    Improved the workflow when saving changes made in PDF documents in Foxit Archive and enabled users to open non-PDF files in Foxit Archive.
  • Fixed an issue where a date error could occur when filling in certain PDF forms.
  • Fixed an issue where Foxit Reader could be unresponsive when playing a large embedded video in an RMS-protected PDF.
  • Fixed an issue where Foxit Reader failed to save a PDF document after repeatedly adding large attachments to the PDF.
  • Fixed some security and stability issues.
Publisher Foxit Software
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Release Date November 17, 2016
Date Added November 17, 2016
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 49.43MB
File Name FoxitReader811_enu_Setup_clean.exe
Total Downloads 17,332,985
Downloads Last Week 375
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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