Foxit Reader


Easy PDF creation and editing features

Built-in tools for security

Comes with Microsoft Office plugins

Lightweight and quick

Annotation tools available

No optical character recognition in free version

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.

User manual only online

Full Details
App NameFoxit Reader
SloganRead, create, sign, and annotate (comment on) PDF documents and fill out PDF forms
PublisherFoxit Software
Publisher web site
Release DateJuly 06, 2020
Update Last 6 Month2 time(s)
Last Update On2020/07/31
File NameFoxitReader100_Setup_Prom_IS.exe
File Size67.52MB
Main OSWindows
Compatible WithWindows 7/8/10
CategoryGraphic Design Software
SubcategoryPDF Software
VirusTotal Flags1
VirusTotal Scan LinkCheck Scan
Total Downloads17818148
Downloads Last 7 Days1074
PRICE And Limits
License ModelFree
LimitationsNot available

Foxit Reader is more than a simple replacement for the Reader app by Microsoft. It packs quite a punch in terms of tools and features, making it ideal for creating PDFs and working with them. It’s not the only tool of its kind, but it’s excellent, and a strong recommendation.

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.

Foxit Reader, developed by a California-Based Foxit Software company, has continually grown from the initial versions which already distinguished themselves through their powerful performance and lightweight files.

This program is a multilingual bundle of tools that empowers its users to create, view, sign, edit, and print their PDF files. It’s a freemium piece of software, which means that you can use it without paying a cent, but the premium version provides you with some extra perks. Note that Foxit Reader free has the basics covered, though, unless you require unique features.

Collaborate and Share – Annotate, share, and collaborate
When teams collaborate and share information, they work at their best. Foxit PDF Reader links knowledge workers together to increase flexibility and results. Integrate with leading storage services – Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Alfresco, and SharePoint. Participant in shared and connected reviews. Provide comments to documents with a large variety of annotation tools.

Protect and Sign – Encrypt and sign PDFs
Many documents contain confidential information. Don’t just protect your perimeter, protect information by protecting the documents themselves. The PDF Reader supports multiple security options.

ConnectedPDF – Next generation PDF for the connected world!
FoxitReader goes beyond PDF viewing, it’s ConnectedPDF Powered. ConnectedPDF is leading edge technology that powers cloud-based services for PDF files, services include: ConnectedPDF Security – grant and revoke document access. ConnectedPDF Document Management – Track to see who opens your document and what they do and notify readers of new updates.

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.PDF Creator – Create PDF documents
The connected world shares documents in the PDF format. Foxit PDF Reader allows you to create PDF from common file formats. Create standard compliant PDFs that are compatible with other PDF products.

Customize and Deploy – Take control in enterprise wide deployments
Foxit makes it easy to deploy Foxit PDFReader to all the desktops in the organization, no matter how widespread your empire reaches.

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.

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.

Foxit Reader runs on Windows and Mac computers. Foxit Reader for Windows asks for Windows 7 to Windows 10 operating system, while Foxit Reader for Mac needs Mac OS X or higher.

Foxit Reader is portable, too. You can run it from a local folder, one on the Cloud, or an external drive, which means you don’t even have to install it onto your desktop, but instead carry it on a flash drive – its lightweight feature comes in handy here, too.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.

Filnally Small, fast, and feature-rich PDF viewer that allows you to open, view, and print any PDF file. Unlike other free readers, it enables you to create PDFs, participate in a shared review, and more. Now available with ConnectedPDF technology.

The Foxit Reader program is lightweight. The installation file is just 12 MB large, making it quick to install and open documents with it. The design also reflects this lightness, as it doesn’t come with endless splash-up screens, plugins, and credits lists.

Instead, all toolbars and tools within serve a clear purpose. In these bars, you’ll find utilities for zooming, taking snapshots, searching, viewing the document in full screen, selecting a piece of text, and more.