Foxit Reader 5.4.3.0920

The Foxit Reader is a small, fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, and print any PDF file. Unlike other free PDF readers, Foxit Reader also includes easy to use collaboration features like the ability to add annotations, fill out forms, and share information with social networks. Foxit Reader has a small footprint that starts up instantly, renders PDF files quickly and uses very little memory, which is especially important with today's handheld devices.

The Foxit Reader is packed full of convenient and easy to use viewing, commenting and printing features that make document collaboration simple. Foxit Reader's secure platform insures worry free operation against malicious virus and provides a secure and reliable digital signature verification platform for exchanging electronics documents without putting the user at risk from falsified documents.

Download: Foxit Reader 5.4.3.0920 | 14.9 MB (Freeware)
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its not that bloated, but the setup file size certainly jumped a few major versions ago
but it still remains my favorite reader

jupe said,
its not that bloated, but the setup file size certainly jumped a few major versions ago

Agreed, its memory usage is only slightly higher than Sumatra's for example which is pretty no-frills to begin with, no surprise as Foxit has more features. Significantly less than Nitro or Adobe. Render speed is pretty decent too.

Max Norris said,

Agreed, its memory usage is only slightly higher than Sumatra's for example which is pretty no-frills to begin with, no surprise as Foxit has more features. Significantly less than Nitro or Adobe. Render speed is pretty decent too.

agreed. I still use Foxit when viewing a bunch of PDF files (say, reviewing lectures in pdf form) but on ordinary viewing of PDF, I use Sumatra.

cpu usage is noticably higher on foxit then it used to be as well. I had it kill a P3 1.4 I was using one time (I do strange things sometimes) whereas Sumatra worked just fine)

I've stopped updating, and I'm on version 3.something.
Just before the massive bloatware, skins and stuff.
Still have tabs, and it works great with any of my browsers.

I couldn't find any other software as light and feature-full like version 3.x.
But I'm willing to hear your recommendations.

Might have been one of the more popular pdf readers at one time, but they have shot themselves in the foot, for most people.

cork1958 said,
Might have been one of the more popular pdf readers at one time, but they have shot themselves in the foot, for most people.

Why?