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Editors' Review

by   / March 27, 2015

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.6.0.25114

  • PDF index searching. Search PDF index using Advanced Search, which can greatly speed up searches in PDF files.
  • More seamless integration with ECM
  • Enable you to add Numbered lists to paragraphs when using Typewriter/Callout/Textbox features.
  • Enhancements in digital signatures
  • Offer improvements in setting a scale ratio and calibrating the measurements in the document.
  • Get annotation properties through JS.
  • Add an option to scan a paper document to multiple PDF files directly.
  • Provide a new-style user interface during the installation of the EXE package.
  • Some other user-friendly enhancements.
  • Fixed some security and stability issues.

General

Publisher Foxit Software
Publisher web site http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Release Date July 04, 2019
Date Added July 04, 2019
Version 9.6.0.25114

Category

Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 79.68MB
File Name FoxitReader96_enu_Setup_Prom.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 17,772,568
Downloads Last Week 408

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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