Foxit Reader

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Foxit Reader
Foxit Reader
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Foxit Reader under Windows 8.1
Developer(s) Foxit Corporation
Stable release (July 1, 2014; 8 days ago (2014-07-01)) [±]
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows 2000 or higher
Platform Desktop computer, Mobile Devices
Size 35.71 MB - Windows
Available in Multilingual
Type PDF Viewer / Reader
License Proprietary[1][2] / Freeware

Foxit Reader is a multilingual PDF reader. Both the basic and full version readers can be downloaded for free, though the basic version offers to install third-party software.[3]

Foxit Reader is a 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 is notable for its short load time and small filesize, and has been compared favorably to Adobe Reader.[4][5][6] The Windows version allows annotating and saving unfinished PDF forms, FDF import/export, converting to text, highlighting and drawing.


Windows version[edit]

Foxit Reader v6.x is available for 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows XP through Windows 8,[7] While different versions are available for iOS, Windows RT , Android and Windows CE 4.2 and 5.0. Older version of Foxit reader (2.0) allows Windows 98/ME to open Acrobat version 7 and 8 files, which the current version of Adobe’s Acrobat reader for those operating systems will not. It also supports the U3 smart drive when used with Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Foxit Reader 2.0 is the last version which runs on Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, and Windows Me. Foxit Reader 4.1.1 can be installed on unsupported versions of Windows such as Windows 98SE, by installing KernelEX 4.5 first.[8] [5] Version history with release notes is available from Foxit, although not including release dates.[9] However, other sites do provide release dates, some with more detail on changes.[10] [11]


The Foxit installer and updates come bundled with adware, PUPs and in some cases malware.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Foxit Reader End User License Agreement
  2. ^ Foxit® PDF Technology Chosen for Google® Open-Source
  3. ^ Foxit Reader Free Download - Open PDF. (2012-03-17). Retrieved on 2014-05-05.
  4. ^ "PC World, Foxit (PDF) Reader review". Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  5. ^ a b "brothersoft, Foxit (PDF) Reader". Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  6. ^ Russell, Dan (May 6, 2014). "cnet Foxit Reader 6.2 build 1866 review". Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Foxit Software - Downloads(Latest Version)". 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  8. ^!topic/alt.windows98/fCgOxFA9ea8
  9. ^ "Version History". Foxit Corporation. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  10. ^ "Foxit Reader - Changelog". Softpedia. 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  11. ^ "Old Version of Foxit Reader (also includes current version)". OldApps. 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  12. ^ Foxit Forum

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