Foxit Reader 7.0.3.916

User-friendly and rich-featured program that allows you to view, edit or create PDF files, while offering support for drawing tools, signatures, full screen mode and more
PDF files are widely used for their high compression and increased quality when it comes to containing images, forms or formatted texts. And since Windows does not provide native support for this format, a specialized application is required to access their contents, such as Foxit Reader.

Specifically designed to work with PDF files in the easiest way ever, Foxit Reader is an intuitive application that serves its purpose pretty well: it opens PDFs instantly without bothering the user too much and, at the same time, offering them some very interesting goodies.

Tweaks during the installation process

When installing Foxit Reader, users have the possibility of disabling the shell extensions that would integrate the software's functions within Windows Explorer. The Trust Manager feature is another useful one, since this safe reading mode does not allow the opening of links and websites directly from a PDF file, while also preventing JavaScripts codes.

User-friendly interface

Foxit Reader has quite an eye-candy interface but those who want to customize it can easily resort to applying a skin or opting for another color scheme. Though packed with numerous buttons and menus, the UI does not seem crowded, leaving plenty of room for viewing any PDF file, rotating or zooming it, as well as easily sharing it on Facebook .

Key features to play with

Unlike basic PDF viewers, Foxit Reader allows users to read the file's comments, preview each layer and attachment, as well as verify or validate the signatures. It also supports text-to-speech, meaning that it can read aloud a selected page or the entire document.

Reading capabilities

Furthermore, documents can be viewed as text-only files, thus stripping all the images or objects and accessing only the actual text, with no distractions. A full-screen mode is also within reach, when users want to focus on their files.

Editing operations and extra functions

Foxit Reader gives you the possibility to work with a multi-tabbed layout, insert rulers, add notes, callouts and text boxes, as well as create links, attach new files, and embed images, audio and video.

Plus, you may add or remove bookmarks, view and modify security settings (e.g. printing, form filling), create a PDF or insert pages from scanned documents, and draw freehand designs.

A reliable PDF viewer, editor and creator

To sum it up, Foxit Reader is a great app for PDF management, and since it comes with a free license and works on every single Windows version out there, everyone can take it for a spin and decide if it is a keeper on their PC.

Reviewed by on July 15th, 2014

Also available: Portable Foxit Reader


our in-depth analysis
Editor's Review
EXCELLENT
last updated on:
September 24th, 2014, 7:03 GMT
file size:
35.9 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Foxit Software Company
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008
category:
C: \ Office tools \ PDF
download hub:
Open PDF ( + 2 others )

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5.0/5

user rating 653

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What's New in This Release:
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  • Shared Review for Desktop and Mobile Users
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