Foxit Reader

October 8, 2019 - (Free)

Foxit Reader Filehippo is a free PDF document viewer and creator, with incredible small size, breezing-fast launch speed, and rich feature set. Whether you’re a consumer, business, government agency, or educational organization, you need to read, create, sign, and annotate (comment on) PDF documents and fill out PDF forms.

Foxit Reader is a small, lightning-fast, and feature-rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, sign, and print any PDF file. Foxit Reader is the only high volume PDF reader providing a complete PDF creation solution, providing the power of PDF creation to every desktop. Foxit Reader comes equipped with comprehensive protection against security vulnerabilities, keeping your system and company safe. Note that ConnectedPDF can not be used portably due to it requiring a locally-installed service.

Specifically designed to work with PDF files in the easiest way ever, Foxit Reader is an intuitive application that serves its purpose pretty well: it opens PDFs instantly without bothering the user too much and, at the same time, offering them some very interesting goodies.


User-friendly PDF reader with handy features

When installing Foxit Reader, users have the possibility of disabling the shell extensions that would integrate the software’s functions within Windows Explorer. The Trust Manager feature is another useful one since this safe reading mode does not allow the opening of links and websites directly from a PDF file, while also preventing JavaScripts codes.

Foxit Reader has quite an eye-candy interface but those who want to customize it can easily resort to applying a skin or opting for another color scheme. Though packed with numerous buttons and menus, the UI does not seem crowded, leaving plenty of room for viewing any PDF file, rotating or zooming it, as well as easily sharing it on Facebook.

Foxit Reader allows users to read the file’s comments, preview each layer and attachment, as well as verify or validate the signatures. It also supports text-to-speech, meaning that it can read aloud a selected page or the entire document.

Furthermore, documents can be viewed as text-only files, thus stripping all the images or objects and accessing only the actual text, with no distractions. A full-screen mode is also within reach when users want to focus on their files.

Foxit Reader Filehippo Features


  • Create a Connected PDF document
  • Manage versions
  • Connected review
  • Track a Connected PDF document

View, Print, and Fill:

  • Intuitive user interface
  • Customizable toolbar
  • Touch screen support
  • Create portfolios
  • Fill forms
  • Import and export data
  • Ultraform 2D barcode

PDF Create:

Collaborate and Share:

  • Shared review
  • Commenting tools
  • Manage comments
  • OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox integration
  • Sharepoint integration
  • Share PDFs
  • Create and manage stamps


  • Integrate MS RMS
  • Sign PDF documents
  • Digital signatures
  • Trust manager (safe mode)
  • Support ASLR & DEP
  • Disable JavaScript
  • Security warning dialogs

Customize and Deploy:

  • Support for group policy
  • SCUP catalog
  • XML configuration
  • Setup customization tool