Foxit Reader under Windows 8.1
|Stable release||6.2.1.0618 (July 1, 2014[±])|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows 2000 or higher|
|Platform||Desktop computer, Mobile Devices|
|Size||35.71 MB - Windows|
|Type||PDF Viewer / Reader|
|License||Proprietary / Freeware|
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. The Windows version allows annotating and saving unfinished PDF forms, FDF import/export, converting to text, highlighting and drawing.
Foxit Reader v6.x is available for 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows XP through Windows 8, 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.  Version history with release notes is available from Foxit, although not including release dates. However, other sites do provide release dates, some with more detail on changes. 
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