Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer, with incredible small size, breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

  • Incredibly small: The download size of Foxit Reader is just a fraction of Acrobat Reader 20 M size.
  • Breezing-fast: When you run Foxit Reader, it launches instantly without any delay. You are not forced to view an annoying splash window displaying company logo, author names, etc.
  • Annotation tool: Have you ever wished to annotate (or comment on) a PDF document when you are reading it? Foxit Reader allows you to draw graphics, highlight text, type text and make notes on a PDF document and then print out or save the annotated document.
  • Text converter: You may convert the whole PDF document into a simple text file.
  • High security and privacy: Foxit Reader highly respects the security and privacy of users and will never connect to the Internet without users' permission. While other PDF readers often silently connect to the Internet in the background. Foxit PDF Reader does not contain any spyware.


# New Features:
* Supports XFA form filling.
* Supports to open the RMS¨Cprotected PDFs with Foxit Reader.
* Supports to customize shortcut keys for various commands.
* Supports to reload the opened PDF document that is modified by other PDF tools.
* The new Split View mode allows you to divide the PDFs into two panes or four panes.
* Fit Visible mode enables the PDF pages to fit the width of the window.
* Supports Tabbed Toolbar Mode.
* Supports 11 different page transition types in the full screen mode.
* Offers four nice skins for appearance change.
* Supports to search keywords in the comment and bookmark.
* Enables you to preview a PDF attachment in Microsoft Outlook.
* Displays the PDF files in the Windows Explorer as the thumbnails if Foxit Reader has been set as the default PDF viewer.
* Adds more available command lines.
# Bug Fixes:
* Fixed an unexpected termination of Foxit Reader when opening some affected PDF files

Download: Foxit Reader | 12 MB (Freeware)
View: Foxit Reader Website

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I'd love to use Sumatra over Foxit but the only way to see my paychecks is online. I can see the gross and net pay just fine but the PDFs are embedded in the page so I wouldn't be able to actually see the entire paycheck without Foxit or Adobe.

Correction. There have been several updates to Sumatra since I used it about a year ago. And I can now view the embedded PDFs. Double bonus, after uninstalling Foxit Firefox now seems to launch quicker.

As long as I can install Foxit WITHOUT that stupid toolbar, I will use it.

About to try it with the link provided above.

Thanks compmaint!!

i prefer Xchange pdf reader.
btw: Foxit reader is a China government background software (100% sure Chinese/Taiwan version has official spyware such as Skype Chinese version, we do not allow Chinese/Taiwan employees to use them)

thealexweb said,
Does this build still force you to install the crapware? I.e. won't install without you accepting?

i managed to install foxit without having the need to install the crapware inlcuded in the installer

Incredibly small: The download size of Foxit Reader is just a fraction of Acrobat Reader 20 M size.

At 12MB, can they really continue to claim that?

.. Although I guess 6/10ths is still a fraction.