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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Sep 28, 2018
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Foxit Reader Review

Fernando Ortega
A suitable alternative to Adobe's laggy PDF reader
A review of Foxit Reader by Fernando Ortega

Tired of having your Adobe Reader (or Acrobat Reader) constantly bog down and sometimes eventually crash your PC when reading even small PDF files? Foxit is here!

Foxit is absolutely the most popular alternative to the Adobe reader and has been chosen by millions as their default PDF reader. It runs extremely fast and doesn't suffer from some of the memory leaks plaguing Adobe software. It's a lightweight alternative and definitely worth having a look at if you've been plagued by the aforementioned issues.

The overall interface of Foxit Reader is certainly familiar and switching from Adobe's monster reader application shouldn't be an issue at all.

Luckily with Foxit's speed demon PDF reader, it doesn't force you to open up documents from the web in a browser window which is still and was one of the issue Adobe's reader suffers from.

The newest version of Foxit Reader (5.0 and above) improves on previous versions with support for drawing, highlighting text and adding notes to PDF documents.

Foxit also offers protection to users from potentially malicious documents.

Take our advice.. switch away from the monster known as Adobe Reader and jump onboard with Foxit.

Foxit Reader is software which can read PDF files.

Features and highlights
  • Add comments or suggestions using notes
  • Highlight, underline, or use one of many other tools to bring attention to specific text
  • Easily correct mistakes by cancelling the last action with Redo & Undo feature
  • Add your comments on your PDF document
  • Use Typewriter Tool to fill forms
Compability and license

Foxit Reader is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from pdf software without restrictions. Foxit Reader is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

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  1. Foxit Reader Download
  2. Freeware PDF Software
  3. Software Reviews
  4. Major release: Foxit Reader 9.3

Compatibility with this PDF reader software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Foxit Reader may be available from Foxit Corporation. This download was signed by Foxit Software Inc. and distributed as FoxitReader93_enu_Setup_Prom.exe.

Foxit Reader has been picked by our editors as very good.
Foxit Reader has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Foxit Reader against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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Foxit Reader Setup
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