Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Foxit Reader 6.0.2.0413

Remember the applications needed to be bought in around few hundred dollars to read your small piece of PDF files? Well Foxit Corporation with their Foxit Reader, a freeware application, took away the pain. Unlike the before mentioned application of high budget Foxit is not only free but a really small piece of application with huge number of features too.

Foxit PDF Reader at .NeXT

Title: Foxit Reader 6.0.2.0413
Filename: FoxitReader602.0413_enu_Setup.exe
File size: 28.30MB (29,679,000 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64 / Windows8 / Windows8 64
Languages: en-US
License: Non-Commercial Freeware
Date added: April 17, 2013
Author: Foxit Software
Homepage: www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer, with incredible small size, breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set. Foxit Reader supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

Features:
  1. Incredibly small: The download size of Foxit Reader is just a fraction of Acrobat Reader 50 M size.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Text converter: You may convert the whole PDF document into a simple text file.
  5. 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.

Foxit PDF Reader screenshot at .NeXT

What's New:

* PDF Creation
- Allows users to quickly and easily create PDF.
- With one-click, create from Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel through the Foxit Reader plug-in.
- High performance PDF conversion from hundreds of file types by:
> Dragging and dropping the document into Foxit Reader.
> Using the Foxit Reader create From File capability.
> Right mouse clicking on the file.
- Convert hardcopy documents into PDF with the create From Scanner functionality.
- Extend any application with print capabilities to include PDF conversion through the included Foxit Reader PDF Printer (PDF print driver).
- Cut and paste content via the Windows clipboard into a new PDF by using the From Clipboard feature.
* Ribbon-Based Toolbar
- New user interface with a ribbon-based toolbar based on Microsoft Office 2013 (Office 15) design is more intuitive and provides users with a familiar user experience.
* Read and Search PDF Portfolios
- Open and read PDF portfolios and perform searches either within a single PDF file or across all the PDF files in the portfolio.
* Whitelist Trusted URLs for Form Submission
- Enables users to create and maintain a whitelist of the trusted URLs when submitting form online to manage the file access.
* Create and Insert Stamps
- Allows users to create and insert stamps into their PDF documents and forms, by selecting from a choice of pre-made stamps, creating static custom or dynamic stamps.
* PDF Sign
- Allows users to sign documents with their own handwriting. Signatures can be created from an image of your signature or by writing it yourself on touch enabled desktop systems or tablets. Users can quickly and easily manage, place, and apply these signatures.
* Plug-in Manager
- Adds plug-in Manager which shows a list of installed plug-ins and the relevant information.

Feature Enhancements:
* Comments Summary
- Supports sorting comments by checkmark status, setting current properties of any comment as default, and deleting comment by batch. Plus, the Note comment now supports to be printed.
* Booklet Printing
- Allows users to print multipage PDF in booklet format.
* Run Script Right Control
- Supports to control the right of running Script for better PDF protection.

System Requirements:

Operating Systems :-

  • Microsoft Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 2 or 3 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with or without Service Pack 1(32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Office® 2003 or later version (required for some PDF creation features)
  • For users utilizing the Active Directory Rights Management Service and SharePoint integration capability, Windows 7 or Windows Vista with Service Pack2 (SP2) is required
  • Windows 8 Full Version

Recommended Minimum Hardware for Better Performance :-

  • 1.3 GHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB RAM (Recommended: 1 GB RAM or greater)
  • 1 GB of available hard drive space
  • 1024*768 screen resolution

Only negative point of this little application is the adware it brings along. But those can be easily avoided if you keep yoyr eye open and uncheck the tickboxes while installation process ongoing.

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