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Easy to annotate documents, save as images. It was deployed at my office as a replacement for Acrobat so I can't comment on ease of installation or cost.
Foxit Reader has one the price in the market. And for it, you get a reliable and fully featured PDF document reading and editing solution.

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Muhammad Rizki O.

Research, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The most affordable (even free) PDF reader

Reviewed 5 years ago

I use Foxit Reader everyday, installed in all my personal computer devices. I use Foxit to open any PDF documents, fill forms and sign secured documents.

Pros

I really like the fact that Foxit reader provided most features like the other expensive PDF reader in its free version. There is a pro version of this PDF reader, but I found that the free version is very sufficient for most basic functionality of a PDF reader. Foxit reader is also fast and not memory-consuming.

Cons

I don't have the luxury to complain for using the free software. Since my basic needs to use PDF reader are fulfilled, then this software is really good for its price.

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Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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A great option for the workplace

Reviewed 4 years ago

Foxit reader works great and I have had no issues with its functionality. It is not the most popular however so a few programs that are designed speciffically to work with Adobe pdf reader, (such as Quickbooks Online) do not appear correctly. It is a very minor issue and most people woundn't even notice so I would highly recomend Foxit Reader to anyone looking for an alternative to Adobe.

Pros

I use Foxit Reader with Foxit PhantomPDF and it is a wonderful combo. It is much cheaper than Adobe and has all the same functionality from what I can tell.

Cons

Foxit is not the most commonly used pdf reader so some things do present better on Adobe Pdf Reader and you may need a version of it to get some documents to appear correctly.

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Chris Y.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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works well with others

Reviewed 3 years ago

Speed of transition and ability to communicate with others via the universality and security of pdf files has been a great timesaver for us. Foxit is much more efficient and easier to use than similar Adobe products and others. Foxit has helped us to evolve in the workplace and be more efficient and create new ways to advance how we do business.

Pros

The ability to create stamps and stamp documents (for us it is exhibits) is very useful and it is simple to use. The ability to copy text or pictures from word or email or almost anywhere and be able to edit that into a pdf is a tremendous timesaver. Converting docs and other formats to pdf is seamless and easy. Foxit Reader has help us streamline many daily functions.

Cons

There are only two issues with Foxit. First, we used to be able to right click and applicable file (docs, jpegs, email, etc.) and convert to pdf. That feature stopped working after an update and we have been unable to get that back. We can still convert once the file is open, but it is a little more time consuming. The other issue is that sometimes Foxit can use up tremendous system resources causing freezing and sometimes rebooting becomes necessary. This seems to have been improving, but it can cost time and cause losses of information not saved. Of course, we back everything up regularly, but to lose what was created within the last 15-30 minutes can sometimes take hours to recreate.

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Mike S.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Fast, reliable and exocnomical: the PDF software of choice

Reviewed 2 years ago

It's the fact that I don't notice any problems that is a testament to its quality. The software doesn't get in the way of what you want to do or make a complex interface.

Pros

It's fast - super-fast. At a time of bloatware, Foxit stands out by offering an intuitive user interface and insanely fast PDF renderer. As with other readers, the bottom-tier product is free, but the premium features come at low cost.

Cons

There are ads throughout the free version, but that's to be expected and they are not intrusive.

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Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Easy and affordable PDF solution

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The reader is a free and more secure alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader. Is very easy to deploy . Foxit CO. sells also Phantom PDF that offers Acrobat PRO like features at lower price Both can be used and licensed on remote desktop services

Cons

The support to the PDF/A format could be improved,

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Daniel P.

Internet, self-employed

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Great Product, Poor Sales/Customer Service

Reviewed a year ago

The company makes it incredibly difficult to reach someone, and although the company boasts being a cheaper option than Adobe, they certainly don't care about helping on the expensive standalone license. They push hard for the yearly licensing. I find that the company is what makes the experience bad, not the software itself. They are not interested in communicating with you at all. As of this writing, their website is created so that the only way you can communicate is via phone or support ticket. No email address. And when they do communicate with you they will blatantly stay they are not interested in providing a discount unless you purchase a volume license.

Pros

I really enjoyed the software overall. The layout, the tab structure of having multiple PDFs open, and all the editing options out in the open. I find it significantly easier to use than Adobe Acrobat.

Cons

There is nothing I didn't like about the software. It takes a Microsoft Office approach to the layout, which most people are familiar with. Very easy to use. Sadly, the company makes it incredibly difficult to reach someone, and although the company boasts being a cheaper option than Adobe, they certainly don't care about helping on the expensive standalone license. They push hard for the yearly licensing.

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simon l.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Great Value PDF Software

Reviewed 2 months ago

great software, cant beat the price and easy to use which is essential for all staff to be confident using it

Pros

Same functions and easy to use like adobe but without the price tag

Cons

sometimes the software can take a while to load on windows Pc running windows 10, very quick on a mac

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Khan Md Mohaiuminul Islam S.

Civil Engineering, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The easiest way to complete my documentation works.

Reviewed 4 years ago

For the last several years, I am using several different pdf readers. I find Foxit readers is the easiest way to operate than others. It takes less time than other relevant software. I don't have to wait to open a file. What I need to finish my work, I can do that with Foxit reader. Break a PDF file, edit it, and then merge it with my other files is more comfortable with this software because it's quick and easy for me to understand what I need to do. I forget to mention that it's a lite and low ram consuming software than other similar software, which means I can use it on my low-end pc also.

Pros

The interface is too easy for me to operate. The main reason for choosing this software is its take no time (so less, I mean) to open any pdf files than others; I don't have to wait for this. I am using text editor tools with ease. It also has a great feature of exporting pdf; when I need a specific page as pdf from a big pdf file, I can easily do that quickly and edit it with ease.

Cons

While I was using windows 7, after some heavy use, sometimes it crashes. It's a bit annoying for me sometimes I get some ads when I am working.

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Marisa P.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to use!

Reviewed 5 years ago

A pleasant experience 3+ years in! I was using Nuance Power and it was super confusing.

Pros

I currently have Foxit Phantom PDF, however, I had originally started using the free version years and years ago! It has been such a life changer! I work within this PDF editor daily, I honestly don't know what I'd do without it. I remember a time when I didn't have this in my life and I just don't know how I was able to go about my daily activities without it. Anyone who works in the Legal Industry or just office industry in general can benefit from this software! The price for this is paid back within no time. It has helped to maintain my efficiency!

Cons

Nothing that I can think of! I really enjoy using Foxit and it has been everything I could have asked for and more.

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Vernessa T.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Foxit PDF Reader goes above and beyond the call of duty (and will even "read" your PDF to you)

Reviewed 6 years ago

Foxit Reader goes above and beyond the call of duty, giving me a set of tools for working with PDF documents not found outside of web-based premium add-ons or in more expensive software. (Most PDF readers don't allow you to create files, only read them, unless you use a premium, cloud-based version.) It renders pages quickly, even large documents. From combining documents to adding attachments to incorporating thoughtful security measurements, Foxit Reader does a good job. Since I've been using it, it has only crashed once (I'm not sure why). There are a few gotchas but I'm hoping the creators will pay attention to those and keep improving Foxit Reader. I recommend it to friends and clients alike.

Pros

This review is about the standalone version of Foxit Reader for Windows PC. My favorite feature is ability to create a PDF from most types of files (docs, spreadsheets, text, graphics), and from scanner or from text copied to the clipboard. And Foxit Reader includes my all-time favorite: a tabbed interface so you can open more than one PDF at a time. Really useful is being able to add attachments...

Cons

The User Manual is online so when working offline the manual is not available. Ditto with the help system -- no help if you're not connected to the internet. Since it is in PDF format (albeit online), why not include it with the software for offline use? I like this feature but it could stand some finessing: Foxit Reader incorporates a "read PDF" feature where the PDF you're viewing can be read to you. Unfortunately, the voice is rather robotic and the inflections don't quite cut it, but it's still a neat feature to have in a pdf reader. Too bad it's a Windows-only program. I'm also a Linux user so I'm always looking out for programs that are cross-platform or can run on multiple operating systems.

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Mahmudul islam S.

Civil Engineering, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Powerful Pdf reader with simple interface

Reviewed a year ago

Foxit PDF reader is free to use PDF reader, it has very smooth and easy interface. For Opening PDF files very quick in Foxit reader. Unlike other products it takes low time, For large files it takes sometime to load but its very good for me.

Pros

Foxit has simple interface , its also lightweight tool than other pdf reader. Easy to use, very quick to open the PDF files. rather than other PDF reader its very quick and less freeze. Zoom in features ad taking notes function is helpful for me. Most importantly i can open multiple files at once. Adding time stamp and digital sign is also good options for me. Highlighting important lines is swift and easy.

Cons

From my use, i did not find any big Cons, for large files sometime it freeze.

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Eoin G.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great general PDF reader, ability to markup, comment, "Type" and "Sign" PDF forms is amazing

Reviewed 4 years ago

My first introduction to Foxit came more 13 years ago (or so, around 2007) when looking for a solution that did not hog so much of my cheap "student" laptop's meager resources. As the software feature set has grown, I find that I use Foxit nearly every day. Unfortunately, I have poor penmanship. With the increased use of smart phones, portable computers and tables, writing has become even more less frequent in my life. To make my "filled out" documents, like medical history forms or applications easier to deal with I use Foxit Reader's commenting features. I love the signature option for signing secure PDFs that won't let you e-sign. Keep up the great work Foxit!

Pros

Great feature set, ability to fill PDF forms and "Type" onto non-pdf forms. The ability to markup forms with text boxes, arrows and shapes. Ability to apply signatures to documents.

Cons

There is a bug with the save feature which causes the mouse to shoot to the bottom of the screen. The "default" saving location is "Foxit Cloud".

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Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Foxit reader for everything

Reviewed 3 years ago

If you have a low-end PC and struggling with other high-end PDF readers, just take a look at Foxit reader. It is lightweight and completely free to full fill all your basic PDF requirements.

Pros

I'm a kind of PRO pdf user and I have experience with almost every famous PDF reader, I can say Foxit is the best PDF reader. comparatively, it is small software with better ram management. It takes less time for the initial run & we can do all kinds of commenting works such as drawing, signing, and highlighting within the free version. It suites me very well for both my personal and professional works and its mobile version also looks impressive.

Cons

I didn't see any downside of this cool app until now. The measuring function is missing on Foxit and if it introduces in the future, it will be a great update. And mobile version needs some UI improvement for long-term survival.

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Banking, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Foxit Reader - Basic PDF editor built in

Reviewed 3 years ago

Genially Foxit gives you smooth operational capabilities when it comes to PDFs. Even creating a PDF or print to a PDF is just one click away.

Pros

The most loved feature is you get basic PDF editing facility free of charge with Foxit Reader. So you can edit basic stuff using Foxit Reader without any cost.

Cons

Nothing much. Just that Foxit already opens with a default start page. Sometimes it is bit annoying but can be easily fixable.

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Sebastian P.

Arts and Crafts, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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An must try Adobe Acrobat alternative

Reviewed 5 years ago

We use it on completing proforma invoices. The 'comment' featurea allows to complete the shipping details and the values and I can save the predefined signatures and names. Completing pdfs is easy this way.

Pros

I liked that is fast, the ribbon design is similar to Microsoft Word. We used since years, because back then the filesize was smaller. That changed, but we still like it.

Cons

The constant begging for upgrading to the Phantom. The basic features are perfectly enough for us. But I guess this is the price of using a free software.

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Jonathan R.

Civil Engineering, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Foxit Reader, a fast and efficient PDF reader.

Reviewed 3 years ago

In general, this software is one of the best with respect to software of the same characteristics. Its speed and light weight make it a recommended option. This software fulfills the functions it promises, in every aspect, both in editing and reading PDF files. It is also easy to use, even for inexperienced users, thanks to its excellent interface that is easy on the eyes. Except for some negative points, such as reading PDX files or the search tool, this software is an important alternative in terms of PDF readers.

Pros

What I liked most about this software was how fast it is and how small the files are. Some positive points of the software in my opinion, are the fluidity to view the files, quick installation, the ease to use each of its tools and how little space it takes up in memory. This software gives you options like editing, underlining, drawing and converting to text in a PDF file. Finally, the software allows you to use tabs to open several documents simultaneously.

Cons

In my opinion as a user, the negative part of this software is that it cannot read PDX files, also the search tool and the text selection can be improved in several aspects. The price of the full version is affordable for a company, but for an individual it can be expensive.

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Charilaos M.

Accounting, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A great PDF reader

Reviewed a year ago

Pretty happy with it, it's fast, runs low on system resources and handles files pretty well.

Pros

A great PDF reader. Quick, it's really fast, even with large files. File search is lightning fast as well.

Cons

Sometimes file merge fails when trying to merge files from network drives.

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Zaid S.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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the best and the smoothest PDF editing software

Reviewed 7 months ago

I have been using Foxit PDF Reader for one year, and switched from Adobe Acrobat, Foxit PDF Reader is cheaper and smoother while editing PDF files.

Pros

Foxit PDF Reader is the best software for managing your PDF files, it has all the features and abilities that help you to edit and manage your DF files smoothly, as it does not consume much from your memory resources. It is the best!

Cons

Foxit PDF Reader is the best and there is nothing to dislike about it.

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Chris L.

Civil Engineering, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Foxit PDF Reader

Reviewed 19 days ago

Foxit PDF Reader is a nice app to manage your PDF files. Works great and its offers many features even at the free version.

Pros

Foxit is a light weight and intuitive PDF reader, is small and easy to setup, works fast even on some low specs computers we use sometimes. I really like it because works on all platforms at a fraction of the Adobe price.

Cons

When i open an document, sometimes, i have some lag until the content appears.

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Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Yes this one is better than the others

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It is quick, no lag, like the big boy in town. It's got great features already built into it, like Signature. I've got my signature as an image saved within the software and can easily and quickly sign documents! Use it all the time! The bookmarking is very useful as well and it's extremely intuitive to use. It has the ribbon up top similar to Office products, which makes it a no brainer for me. Also the highlighting is quick. Entering text is easy and looks good.

Cons

My first impression of it was a bit lacking -- just seemed cheap looking to me. It performs great, however the feel of the look didn't give me the intial vote of confidence. The various extra features that you log in for ... could be me, but that was a major hassle I kept putting off. I'd get reminded over and over again and tried to get it done, but something up with the system they had made that part clunky. All this to say ... I still choose Foxit, hands down.

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Josh H.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Better than Adobe

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, I have been a fan of Foxit over Adobe since I first tried it. We did a trial run with our office recently and it had overall good reviews, so my office has since made the switch from Adobe Pro to Foxit "Phantom" for the entire office!

Pros

Foxit's performance matches Adobe, at a better price. It does everything that Adobe does and has a more relaxed feeling color scheme, background.

Cons

That you need to use the pay version to edit a PDF, but i have not yet found a platform that will let you edit PDF's on the free version.

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Lori M.

Utilities, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Foxit is just as good as other PDF software at a fraction of the cost

Reviewed 2 years ago

We needed a PDF solution that works, however we also needed to stay within a budget. Foxit has met this need for us.

Pros

Foxit works well with no issues. It's very easy to deploy and it's very user intuitive. It has a lot of nice features included and we have converted most of our office to it from another product.

Cons

We have had a PDF or two that Foxit has had trouble with openingm but other than that I really can't say anything negative about the product.

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Medical Practice, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great Price - For Now

Reviewed 5 years ago

It has been a great product, but I see the signs of price-grabbing.

Pros

Foxit Phantom PDF is a cost-effective PDF alternative to Adobe. Foxit is perfectly functional and its interface is easy-to-use. Documents can be combined, pages reorganized, security features manipulated, text detected and edited, and more.

Cons

The cost seems to be going up for the most current version, and it only supports for a year; buying the previous 8.3 version is no longer possible.

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Damien B.

Airlines/Aviation, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy to use

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall this an excellent, cost friendly alternative to more expensive competitor products, so far it has been able to meet all of my personal and professional needs and I highly recommend this software.

Pros

This software is easy to use and I prefer the interface over alternatives. I use this daily for viewing PDF documents and for scanning and saving documents.

Cons

It's really easy to use and I've had no issues to date.

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Civil Engineering, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best PDF reader in my life

Reviewed 4 years ago

As a summary, i must to say that i really enjoy reading pdfs using this software. This helps me a lot in my academic activities in my day to day activities. Much love about Froxit reader app and highly recommend to anyone without any second thought.

Pros

Foxit reader is one of the most popular pdf reader software in the present world. The best thing about it is that it provided to us freely without any cost. Also it having various multi functioning options like we can directly connect to a printer via bluetooth and print what we required very easily without any other software. Also user friendly interface of this software provides very help to new users to familiar about the app.

Cons

New versions of this app updates are consume quiet a lot of data usage to download. But this app provides excellent experience in pdf reading to worthy about our data usage.