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Foxit Reader

By Foxit Software Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Foxit Reader

  • Go paperless viewing, annotating, form filling, signing, sharing, and customizing mass-deploying, next generation PDFs
  • Last updated on 09/28/20
  • There have been 4 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Android and iOS

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 10.1.0.37527

  • Provides an enhanced 3D plugin that delivers new and enhanced features.
  • Easily navigate, view, comment, and measure 3D content through the 3D toolbar or by right-clicking on PDF content.
  • Adds more 3D navigation tools like Spin, Walk, and Fly.
  • Provides more tools to add 3D comments and measurements.
  • More options to set different visual effects and create different views.
  • Supports to display 3D PDF files in PRC format.
  • Streamlines and improves the update process of Reader.

General

Release September 28, 2020
Date Added September 28, 2020
Version 10.1.0.37527

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 17,835,375
Downloads Last Week 1,502
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Developer's Description

Whether you're a consumer, business, government agency, or educational organization, you need to read, create, sign, and annotate (comment on) PDF documents and fill out PDF forms. Foxit Reader is a small, lightning fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to create (free PDF creation), open, view, sign, and print any PDF file. Foxit Reader is built upon the industry's fastest and most accurate (high fidelity) PDF rendering engine, providing users with the best PDF viewing and printing experience. Available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

New Features and Enhancements in Foxit Reader 9.7 Allow you to search an embedded index for a single PDF, which makes it much faster to search the document with that index. The Standards panel icon automatically appears on the left side of the navigation pane when you open a PDF that is compliant with a standard, giving you a quick way to view the standards information of the PDF. Allow you to choose files from Dropbox, Box, and DMSforLegal when creating PDFs. Some other user-friendly enhancements. Issue Addressed in Foxit Reader 9.7 Fixed some security and stability issues.