Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1876 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0 build 1301
  • Total Downloads:
    17,025,440
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 01, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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To put it gently, Adobe Reader is a real pain in the hindquarters. It's monstrously large, slow to load, and includes many features most users will hardly ever need. Foxit PDF Reader 3.0 kills the bloat and throws in some useful features, such as multimedia support and content-sharing options, while still allowing you to quickly access your PDFs.

The interface mimics Adobe's, so you won't have to change your reading habits. In our test, the text readability was similar. The small program starts surprisingly fast compared with Adobe. You might need to fiddle a bit to get it to work with your Internet browser, but you can find help on Foxit's support forums. It's a nice touch that it opens PDFs from the Internet in their own Foxit window, instead of sucking resources from within the browser.

Foxit's biggest flaw in the old version was hogging memory and that has been corrected. Recent updates include fixing the hyperlink problem, multimedia support, printing highlighted-only sections, and tabbed PDF browsing, so you can read multiple PDFs simultaneously and with ease. Overall, unless you're tied to Adobe we strongly recommend this freeware competitor.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 29 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1876 votes

    • 5 star 971
    • 4 star 509
    • 3 star 137
    • 2 star 94
    • 1 star 165
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4 stars

"Excellent - replaces Adobe Reader"

March 23, 2009  |  By Barbara92021

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.0 build 1301

Pros

The size of this program compared to other pdf readers The extra features

Cons

I don't have any cons about this product yet. I haven't had a chance to use all the features yet.

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5 stars

"Spectacular"

March 11, 2009  |  By limtzhng

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.0 build 1301

Pros

Opens all PDFs and integrates well with firefox.

Cons

Nothing of significance

Summary

Leader of the pack for now.

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5 stars

"Excellent, have recommended it to everyone I know."

March 08, 2009  |  By pmalyse99

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.0 build 1301

Pros

Edit feature, filling out forms, all very useful, minimizes printing our hardcopies and keeping extrta paper copies around.

Cons

Extra toolbar is a small 'price' to pay, but well worth it.

Summary

It's designed the way most programs should be. Useful to its users, not a bloated piece of software that is more about old fashioned programmers trying to impress themselves rather than their users.

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5 stars

"Fast and accurate....enough said!"

March 07, 2009  |  By Rick Ghent

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.0 build 1301

Pros

Speed and simple design

Cons

I have not found anything yet I don't like about it.

Summary

see above

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5 stars

"Easy and reliable"

March 07, 2009  |  By Mikes718

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.0 build 1301

Pros

intalled it and it was ready to go. I had no confilcts like I constantly get with adobe
and it was so much smaller I wanted a PDF viewer not all the extras and trouble that comes with adobe.

Cons

None so far

Summary

Do yourself a favor and give it a try.. you'll be happy you did

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5 stars

"I like to try new programs, I am glad I tried this one"

March 07, 2009  |  By theantiqueman

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.0 build 1301

Pros

it is a smooth program, easy to use. If you don't know what you are doing on computer, like me! This program can help.

Cons

I have not found anything yet that I don't like.

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3 stars

"Smaller and needs fewer security updates"

March 06, 2009  |  By oblivious

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.0 build 1301

Pros

Won't be hacked as soon. almost the same features as other readers.

Cons

Had trouble with printing subjects being centered

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4 stars

"A most elegant soulution to a thorny problem"

March 06, 2009  |  By setracani2

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.0 build 1301

Pros

I do like the fact that it is quick and accurate about opening *.pdf files

Cons

Toolbar is not optional....'Nuff said.

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4 stars

"it works much better than Acrobat,"

March 06, 2009  |  By bushman 8

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.0 build 1301

Pros

Takes up lesser space than my old reader.The Fastest PDF Reader Available today. Very Lightweight,

Cons

none to date

Summary

: It get's done what adobe can do

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5 stars

"easy to use"

March 05, 2009  |  By neakybird

 |  Version: Foxit Reader 3.0 build 1301

Pros

this reader is intuitive and requires no real interaction from a user like me who just wants it to work when needed. I think it works much better than Acrobat, which always managed to mess up my computer and to bog down the computer speed.

Cons

I don't like the toolbar, just takes up more viewing space on the screen.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Release Date January 01, 2009
Date Added January 01, 2009
Version 3.0 build 1301
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 35.11MB
File Name FoxitReader715.0425_prom_enu_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 17,025,440
Downloads Last Week 4,377
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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