New in version

August 19th, 2015
  • Join Cloud-based Shared Review:
  • Enables users to join a shared review and send back the feedback or comments through Foxit Cloud.
  • Pattern Search:
  • Adds an option to Advanced Search box to search for a pattern in a PDF such as phone numbers.
  • Set Enhanced Security Settings in Preferences:
  • Supports to specify trusted locations and files in preferences to provide more secured PDF workflow.
  • Snap Measurements:
  • Supports to snap the measurement to a particular point (such as the endpoint, midpoint, intersection, etc.) along an object, which helps users measure objects more accurately.
  • Fixed an issue where Foxit Reader could not open PDF files in Internet Explorer.
  • Fixed a security issue where memory corruption may occur when opening certain XFA forms, which could lead to a controlled crash execution.
  • Fixed an issue where ¡°Foxit Reader¡± folder was reserved after clean uninstallation in 32-bit OS.

New in version (May 2nd, 2015)

  • Fixed a security issue where memory corruption may occur when verifying the digital signatures. Attackers could exploit this vulnerability to execute a controlled crash.
  • Fixed a security issue where memory corruption may occur when parsing a PDF file that contains an invalid stream.

New in version (May 2nd, 2015)

  • New Features:
  • Page Navigation in Web Browser by URL Parameters. Link to a bookmark/specific page within a web pdf in a web browser using URL parameters.
  • Add Bulleted Lists in Free Text Annotations. Add bulleted lists in Typewriter/Callout/Textbox annotations to improve readability.
  • PPDF (Pfile-based PDF) File Encryption (Enterprise Reader Only). Support using Microsoft IRM Protection for PDF Version 2 to encrypt PDFs and output the encrypted files in PPDF format.
  • Feature Improvements:
  • Shared Review Enhancement. Configure the interval to check new comments during shared review and notify users by flashing the Foxit Reader icon in the taskbar if any.
  • PDF Stamp Improvements. Rotate stamp annotations and provide an option to apply a stamp on multiple pages.
  • Save and Share Custom Annotation Colors. Save custom colors in annotation properties and then all the annotations can share the custom colors.
  • Preview Signatures and Stamps before Application. Show the preview of selected ink signatures and stamps during mouse over.
  • Streamline PDF Scanning Workflow. Streamline the workflow when scanning paper to PDF.
  • Extend the Usage of GPO Templates (Enterprise Reader Only). Support more settings using the GPO templates, including forbidding all auto-connecting to server, setting to hide document message bar in preferences, and more.
  • Issue Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where the application interface became fuzzy in higher DPI.
  • Fixed an issue where users could not join the shared review of RMS protected files with Foxit Reader.
  • Fixed a security issue where memory corruption may occur when converting a GIF file with an invalid value in Ubyte Size in its DataSubBlock Structure, which could lead to a controlled crash execution.

New in version (May 2nd, 2015)

  • DPI-aware Application:
  • Introduces DPI awareness to make UI elements automatically scaled and bitmaps and icons properly loaded based on the DPI value, for avoidance of image distortion or text truncation. This new feature helps the application run better on devices with high-DPI display settings.
  • PPDF (Pfile-based PDF) File Decryption (Enterprise Reader Only):
  • Supports the decryption of PPDF files (the Microsoft IRM protection for PDF V2 protected files), allowing users to modify and save the modified PPDF file if permissions allow.
  • Fixed an issue where Foxit Reader failed to remain as the default PDF viewer after update in Windows 8.
  • Fixed an issue where a wrong message was prompted during custom scan.

New in version (November 20th, 2014)

  • New Features in Foxit Reader 7.0:
  • Shared Review for Desktop and Mobile Users
  • 2D Barcode Displaying
  • Optimized PCL Printing
  • Free-form Annotation with PSI (Pressure Sensitive Ink)
  • Bi-directional Language Support
  • Signature Verification on XFA Forms
  • Friendly Ribbon Customization
  • Stronger Security from RMS Plugin (Enterprise Only)
  • Create PDFs with RMS Encryption (Enterprise Only)
  • Improvements in Foxit Reader 7.0:
  • Text Copy with Formatting Maintained
  • SharePoint Network Drive Support
  • GPO Improvement (Enterprise Only)
  • Issues Addressed in Foxit Reader 7.0:
  • Fixed the critical issues on Microsoft Touch Screen where:
  • 1) Users cannot exit Full Screen Mode;
  • 2) Users cannot bring out the context menu by tap-and-hold;
  • 3) Users cannot move up or down the annotation objects.
  • Fixed an issue where an error prompted when users emailed a file with CJK characters in the file name if Windows

New in version (July 2nd, 2014)

  • Improvements:
  • Updates Foxit’s compatibility with the Microsoft IRM extension for PDF Specification.
  • Issues Addressed:
  • Fixed an issue where the application may suffer security vulnerabilities when reading and displaying filenames and their paths on the “Recent Documents” section from the Start Page.

New in version (May 6th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • PDF/A File Notification.
  • Foxit Plugin Platform.
  • SCUP Catalog for Automatic Application Updates.
  • Feature Enhancements:
  • UX Improvement.
  • Controls Operations to Toolbars by GPO template.
  • Word-to-PDF Conversion with Document Properties Maintained.
  • Supports Windows Embedded Standard 7.
  • Enables SharePoint Plugin by Default without Registry Entry.

New in version 6.1.2 (February 24th, 2014)

  • Improves the compatibility of converted PDFs, allowing users to open converted PDFs with greater accuracy and more smoothly than other PDF products.
  • Enhances the conversion function, making the converted contents clearer and sharper.

New in version 6.1 (February 24th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • Area Highlight
  • Signature Protection
  • Simplified Scanning Process
  • SharePoint Integration Enhancement
  • Extensive Find & Search
  • “.CSV” Support for Form Export
  • Easier File Attaching and Appending
  • “Black and White” PDF Conversion
  • Feature Enhancements:
  • UI Improvements

New in version 6.0.3 (August 1st, 2013)

  • Added the option of switching back to classic mode in Ribbon mode.
  • Fixed a bug where Microsoft Office Apps will crash after the Reader installation.
  • Fixed a bug of Foxit Reader & Windows encrypted file system.

New in version (July 5th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • PDF Creation
  • Allows users to quickly and easily create PDF.
  • With one-click, create from Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel through the Foxit Reader plug-in.
  • High performance PDF conversion from hundreds of file types by:
  • Dragging and dropping the document into Foxit Reader.
  • Using the Foxit Reader create From File capability.
  • Right mouse clicking on the file.
  • Convert hardcopy documents into PDF with the create From Scanner functionality.
  • Extend any application with print capabilities to include PDF conversion through the included Foxit Reader PDF Printer (PDF print driver).
  • Cut and paste content via the Windows clipboard into a new PDF by using the From Clipboard feature.
  • Ribbon-Based Toolbar
  • New user interface with a ribbon-based toolbar based on Microsoft Office 2013 (Office 15) design is more intuitive and provides users with a familiar user experience.
  • Read and Search PDF Portfolios
  • Open and read PDF portfolios and perform searches either within a single PDF file or across all the PDF files in the portfolio.
  • Whitelist Trusted URLs for Form Submission
  • Enables users to create and maintain a whitelist of the trusted URLs when submitting form online to manage the file access.
  • Create and Insert Stamps
  • Allows users to create and insert stamps into their PDF documents and forms, by selecting from a choice of pre-made stamps, creating static custom or dynamic stamps.
  • PDF Sign
  • Allows users to sign documents with their own handwriting. Signatures can be created from an image of your signature or by writing it yourself on touch enabled desktop systems or tablets. Users can quickly and easily manage, place, and apply these signatures.
  • Plug-in Manager
  • Adds plug-in Manager which shows a list of installed plug-ins and the relevant information.
  • Feature Enhancements:
  • Comments Summary
  • Supports sorting comments by checkmark status, setting current properties of any comment as default, and deleting comment by batch. Plus, the Note comment now supports to be printed.
  • Booklet Printing
  • Allows users to print multipage PDF in booklet format.
  • Run Script Right Control
  • Supports to control the right of running Script for better PDF protection.

New in version 5.4.5 (January 21st, 2013)

  • Fixed a security issue where attackers can exploit a web browser plugin vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.

New in version 5.4.4 (November 23rd, 2012)

  • New Features:
  • Supports opening PDF files on Microsoft SharePoint Server and allowing users to seamlessly check out and check in PDF files within Foxit Reader.
  • Allows users to easily send, sign and save PDF documents and forms using DocuSign, the industry's most widely used eSignature solution.
  • Issue Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where Foxit Reader may call and run malicious code in the Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file.
  • Fixed an issue where the application cannot remember the last print paper size setting.
  • Fixed an issue where certain digital signatures cannot be verified by Foxit Reader.

New in version 5.4.2 (September 8th, 2012)

  • Supports opening PDF files on Microsoft SharePoint Server and allowing users to seamlessly check out and check in PDF files within Foxit Reader.
  • Allows users to easily send, sign and save PDF documents and forms using DocuSign, the industry's most widely used eSignature solution.

New in version 5.3.1 (June 13th, 2012)

  • Fixed an issue where some PDFs could not be opened because of a problem with the "loading font" process.
  • Fixed an issue with using Hotmail accounts after installing Foxit Reader.
  • Fixed an issue where the Foxit Reader plug-in cannot be loaded in Opera and will cause other plug-ins to fail to load.
  • Fixed an issue caused by using track point to scroll PDFs on ThinkPads®.
  • Fixed an issue where the cursor cannot be moved to the beginning of PDF content when using the short-cut key "Ctrl + Left".

New in version 5.3.0 (May 7th, 2012)

  • New Features
  • Supports viewing RMS-protected PDF files with the dynamic watermark.
  • Added the option “Tile Large Pages” to the print dialog box. With this new feature, users can tile pages that are larger than the selected paper size at a specified scale. The whole page content will be divided and printed on pieces of paper.
  • Provides users with three update options, allowing users selecting the most appropriate upgrade method according to their requirements.
  • Automatically changes the hand tool to the select text tool after moving the cursor to the text content
  • Supports controlling preference dialogue with the keyboard shortcuts.
  • Improvements:
  • Added the option “Read from Current Page” to the Read Out Loud feature, which makes the system read out the PDF content from current page to the end of the file.
  • Improved the user interface elements, including arrow comment, Facebook interface, etc.
  • Added the toolbar mode switch icon to the toolbar, simplifying user’s manipulation.
  • Shows the progress bar before displaying the content when opening the PDFs in the web browser.
  • Improved the accuracy of highlight location, enabling the highlight area more agree with the target text.
  • In the Full Screen mode, places the toolbar in the location adjusted last time.
  • Supports using arrowheads to switch the file tabs when opening multiple PDF files, which is convenient for users when the tabs cannot be arranged in a row.

New in version 5.1.3 (February 13th, 2012)

  • Fixed an issue when opened inside of a web browser and the interface language is switched.
  • Fixed an issue where paper size in the Preview Area of the Print Dialogue Box cannot be updated accordingly when using Xerox Printers.
  • Fixed an issue when switching the interface language.
  • Fixed an issue where the Paper Drawer cannot be changed to Cassette when printing.
  • Fixed an issue when opening certain PDF files.

New in version 5.1.0 Build 1021 (January 13th, 2012)

  • For better reading experience with maximized PDF document display area, Foxit Reader supports showing PDFs in Reading Mode that hides the toolbar, navigation pane and status bar, with only the menu bar available.
  • In Tabbed Toolbar Mode, Foxit Reader supports collapsing/expanding the toolbar area to maximize the reading area.
  • To extend the document pane, the Auto-hide Status Bar feature hides the Status Bar during reading and shows the status bar floating at the bottom of the page only when the cursor is moved to the bottom.
  • Provided integration to the social networking sites to satisfy Facebook and Twitter users.
  • Supports Read out loud function.
  • Supports displaying PDF documents in Reading mode or Full Screen Mode automatically when opening PDFs with Foxit Reader.
  • Foxit Reader enhanced the text rendering quality to display the text more clearly and neat.
  • Increased performance for reader startup, opening a PDF file, and closing a PDF file.
  • Automatically chooses paper type according to the page size of PDFs when printing.
  • Shows the page thumbnails when dragging the scrollbar in a single page display mode.
  • Added the Foxit Reader classic skin.
  • Disabled spell check function in the Typewriter/Form Mode as the default option of the preference.
  • Improved the accuracy of spell check.
  • Moved the comment and attachment pane to be aligned with bookmark, thumbnail, layers and signatures panes.
  • Fixed many bugs and enhanced the performance.

New in version 5.0 (January 13th, 2012)

  • XFA form filling
  • Opens the RMS - protected PDFs
  • Customizes shortcut keys
  • Split View mode
  • Fit Visible mode
  • Tabbed Toolbar Mode
  • Supports 11 different page transition types in the full screen mode
  • Offers four nice skins
  • Searches keywords in the comment and bookmark
  • Previews a PDF attachment in Microsoft Outlook
  • Displays the PDF files in the Windows Explorer as the thumbnails
  • Adds more available command lines

New in version 4.3.0 Build 1110 (January 20th, 2011)

  • Viewing the PDFs Embedded in HTML:
  • Foxit Reader 4.3 supports the viewing of PDF documents that are embedded inside HTML, giving users many advantages and flexibility when viewing PDF files. Also, reading a PDF in an HTML page operates the same as any other PDF document viewed in Foxit Reader. The same tool bar options are available in all PDF documents.
  • Many Bugs Fixed

New in version 4.2 (January 20th, 2011)

  • Verify the digital signature:
  • Foxit Reader 4.2 now features a PDF digital signature verification technology which uses an enhanced, yet ISO 32000 compliant, verification process that ensures the signature is real and neither the document nor the signature have been compromised. This new verification process provides a secure and reliable platform for exchanging electronics documents without putting the user at risk from falsified documents.
  • Enhance security with ASLR & DEP support:
  • Foxit Reader 4.2 continues to add features that increase security by making it harder for hackers to compromise a PDF document. The current version of the reader includes Address Space Layout Randomization, ASLR, which uses a random algorithm to determine a memory address used to store key file data. A second security feature is Data Execution Prevention, DEP, which simply prevents executing code from a non-executable memory location. ASLR and DEP combine to highly improve Foxit Reader Security and provide a stable platform for enterprise, business and consumer, Foxit Reader users.
  • Many Bugs Fixed

New in version 4.1.1 Build 0805 (January 20th, 2011)

  • Fixed the crash issue when opening certain PDFs.
  • Optimized the reading engine and fixed the issue where the scrolling becomes very slowly when reading large PDFs.
  • Users will not be prompted to set default PDF reader when either or both Phantom and Foxit Reader is installed.
  • PDF icons are reverted to other Reader's PDF icons when Phantom/Foxit Reader is uninstalled, if those exist.
  • Fixed the issue where the system sets Foxit Reader as the default PDF viewer without user permission when Foxit Reader launches.

New in version 4.0 (January 20th, 2011)

  • Added a advanced set of professional features
  • The New Reader 4.0 now includes Comments tools, Text Viewer & Text Converter, Form Filler, Spell Checker and Advanced Editing Tools; and it is still free. No additional licensing is required for more features with PDFs.
  • Enhanced Safe Mode Setting:
  • Supports Safe Mode settings during installation, streamlining the workflow and offering better protection with PDF File.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed the crash issue when opening certain PDF documents.

New in version 3.3.1 Build 0518 (January 20th, 2011)

  • Security Enhancement:
  • The New Foxit Reader has implemented a new screening process which protects end users from misleading messages embedded within the parameters of a pop-up dialog box. A pop-up dialog contains an area which is reserved for a message that is generated by the rendered PDF. Due to Foxit's concern that this message may mislead users to take an unadvisable action, Foxit Reader will no longer display the content of the message and removes any parameters within the Pop-up message that can be manipulated by the PDF.

New in version 3.3 (January 20th, 2011)

  • Secure Trust Manager:
  • The new Secure Trust Manager enables users to allow or deny unauthorized actions and data transmission, including URL connection, attachments PDF actions, and JavaScript functions; efficiently avoiding the attack from malicious contents and viruses.
  • Improved Ask Search Button Setting:
  • Enables users to show or hide the Ask Search Button in the Preferences menu.
  • Many Bug Fixes:
  • Fixes some bugs from previous versions including an issue where Ask Toolbar may be installed by default.

New in version 3.2.1 Build 0401 (April 3rd, 2010)

  • Fixed a security issue that Foxit Reader runs an executable embedded program inside a PDF automatically without asking for user’s permission.

New in version 3.2.0 Build 0303 (March 19th, 2010)

  • Better JavaScript support.
  • Fixed the crash issue when double clicking to open certain PDFs.
  • Fixed the issue where cannot correctly display the content copied from Text Viewer mode on popup dialog box.
  • Better support saving PDF as text.
  • Fixed the issue where pop multiple message boxes when clicking the bookmarks several times continuously.
  • Fixed the issues where some PDF documents cannot be associated with Foxit Reader.
  • Fixed the issue where space may disappear when copying text.
  • Fixed the crash issue when occasional use of arrow keys on keyboard to turn pages.
  • Fixed the issue where the text may not be highlighted.
  • Fixed the issue where the text string starting with a space cannot be searched.
  • Fixed the issue with vertical text selection and text highlight.

New in version 3.0 Build 1506 (March 9th, 2009)

  • New features:
  • Enticing Multimedia Design
  • Now users can not only play multimedia in Foxit Reader, but also are empowered to add, edit or delete multimedia files with the incredible Movie Tool and Sound Tool.
  • Attachment Panel
  • Lists all the attached files in the PDF document, and provides a number of common options that helps users manage the attachments, such as opening, deleting and adding description to the attachments. Users can also change the security settings when opening an attachment in this panel.
  • Thumbnail Panel
  • Shows thumbnail images for each PDF page and allows users to quickly view relevant portions of a PDF file. Now users can navigate through PDFs with page thumbnails.
  • Layout Panel
  • Lists PDF layers in the document, allows users to control the display of some certain content areas.
  • Metric Unit Support
  • Within the preferences dialog box it gives users the option to set the unit of page dimension in either metric system or imperial system.
  • Auto-scrolling with Middle Mouse Button
  • In the Hand Tool reading mode, users can perform auto-scrolling by holding the middle mouse button/wheel mouse button down.
  • Awe-Inspiring Foxit OnDemand Content Management
  • This new add-on enables users to organize, share and collaborate on documents and forms online. Users can upload from Foxit Reader or send documents with ease. Advanced features include workflow driven document sharing, revisions of documents, CollabRoom for group collaboration.
  • Firefox Support
  • With Firefox Plugin, users can view and work with PDF files loaded in Foxit Reader with Firefox web browser.