Foxit Reader: A lightweight and faster award winning alternative to Adobe Reader

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PDF (Portable Document Format) is the name associated with Adobe for long time.I am quite sure that most of you are using Adobe Reader but its time to look forward for a faster and better quality lightweight award winning alternative i.e; FOXIT READER.

When it comes to opening PDF files, Adobe Reader is the first name that comes to the mind. But Adobe Reader has become bloated and slow. It opens PDF files slowly and hogs your system resources. A better alternative is Foxit Reader. It’s a lightweight PDF tool that’s much faster than Adobe. Even its installer is just 13.8MB in comparison to 51.2MB of Adobe Reader so,you can easily download and install the new versions of Foxit Reader.

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Foxit Reader is an application with a small footprint that starts up instantly, renders PDF files quickly and uses very little memory. Foxit Reader is packed full of convenient and easy to use viewing, editing and printing features that make document collaboration simple. Foxit reader’s secure platform insures worry free operation. Distributed free of charge, and widely available for download from partner sites worldwide, Foxit Reader provides an excellent alternative to the Adobe Reader on any computer running the Windows operating system. View, print, and collaborate easily using Foxit Reader.

Even when tested with 700-page PDF manual comprising text and images, and with both apps, the application load time coupled with file opening was less than two seconds-so you can imagine the speed of Foxit Reader.

Foxit reader allows you to customize its look and feel to your preferences.

Note: When you run the installer, it will ask you if you want to install Foxit Reader Toolbar and set as you default search engine and homepage. Make sure to uncheck these options, you don’t need them. Continue with the install wizard.

The Best PDF Reader: Fully loaded with features that other PDF Readers miss…

The easy-to-use Foxit Reader is uniquely feature rich, bloat free and fast. Unlike Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader is secure, customizable and easy to deploy on all Windows based systems. Following are the features and benefits of Foxit Reader:

Feature Benefit
Easy-to-use review and
commenting tools
  • Add comments or suggestions using notes.
  • Highlight, underline, or use one of many other tools to bring attention to specific text.
  • Easily correct mistakes by cancelling the last action with Redo & Undo feature.
New commenting tools include Typewriter, Callout, Textbox, and Measure tools
  • Add your comments on your PDF document.
  • Use Typewriter Tool to fill forms.
  • Create comments in a callout text box.
  • Measure distances and areas of objects in PDF documents.
Social Network Integration
  • Share PDF information on your Facebook® and Twitter®accounts.
XFA Form Filling
  • XFA (XML Form Architecture) form filler is used to fill forms with XFA elements, allowing you to leverage existing XFA forms.
Read Out Loud
  • Listen to your PDF documents while you’re on the go.
Microsoft® Windows Server®Active Directory® Rights
Management Service support
  • Open an RMS-protected PDF Document.
  • Improve information security, meet compliance requirements.
  • Save time and money with improved business processes.
Free spell checker for
  • Find any spelling errors and highlight them with squiggly lines.
Multimedia Support: Add Images, Movies, Links and file attachments to any PDF document
  • Add /Edit /Play multimedia in PDF files.
  • Add an image to a PDF; adjust its size, and position, change the appearance, etc…
  • Attach PDF files and other types of files to a PDF document.
Text Viewer & Text Converter
  • View the whole text content of a PDF file.
  • Convert a whole PDF document into a simple text file.
Add/Edit/Modify Bookmarks
  • Easily modify the bookmarks in a PDF file.
Safe Mode Settings in
  • Set Safe Mode settings during initial installation.
  • Streamline the workflow by setting the option of Safe Reading Mode.
  • Enhanced secure user experience.
  • Enhance protection when receiving a PDF file.


Foxit Reader achieved many awards for its performance and quality from experts. You can confirm from following links:

  • Foxit Reader gets “The Best Free Software of 2011” from PC Magazine April 4, 2011
    “FoxIt has long been a favorite PDF reading alternative. In addition to its “no bloat” claims, the software lets you annotate PDF files and convert PDF contents to text…”
  • CNET gives Foxit Reader a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
    Foxit Reader is everything that Adobe Reader isn’t: lightweight, effective, and streamlined…”
  • Foxit Reader listed in PC World’s “Special List Issues” as one of the “50 Tools to Speed Up Your PC”.
    PC Worlds editor Preston Gralla writes, “Strictly speaking, this isn’t an optimization tool…”
  • Foxit Reader was named to PC World’s ‘101 Fabulous Freebies’ list in Tune Up (Utilities and System Tools).
    “…Adobe Reader isn’t your only option for viewing PDF files…”

I am sure with all these features and my years of personal experience with Foxit Reader that – it won’t disappoint  you anyway 🙂

Download Now  (just 13.8MB in comparison to 51.2MB of Adobe Reader)

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