Foxit Reader

If you are looking for Foxit Reader, you have come to the right place. We explain what Foxit Reader is and point you to the official download.

What is Foxit Reader?

The Foxit Reader is a free PDF reader that supports multiple languages and offers itself in two editions: the basic and the full versions. Like most alternative PDF readers, the Foxit Reader is minimalistic and lightweight, trumping the de facto industry standard, the Adobe Acrobat Reader, in both file size and load times, including memory footprints and resource allocation. Although quite lightweight, the Foxit Reader has a lot of features reminiscent of full-featured, commercial software in this field, including annotation, completion and saving of unfinished PDF forms, text conversion, highlighting and drawing, and FDF import and export capabilities. It supports both Windows and Linux, although the Windows version has more extended features compared to the GNU/Linux edition. There are also editions of the Foxit Reader exclusively for mobile devices.

A PDF reader enables users to access documents saved as Portable Document Formats, which have been gaining momentum that last ten years as the go-to format for sensitive and official documents. The reason for this are multiple, but primary of these is that PDFs are more secure than other document formats, and can be accessed anywhere, since PDF readers are far smaller than, say, word processor software which need to be present to access documents

Download Foxit Reader from the developer does not provide software hosting. We send you directly to the developer's site, to make sure you download the latest, original version of the program.

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File types supported by Foxit Reader

Our users primarily use Foxit Reader to open these file types:

Some users also use Foxit Reader to open these file types:

About file types supported by Foxit Reader aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

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Last updated: : May 23, 2012