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Foxit Reader 2.3

View, edit and annotate PDF files with this compact, fast and feature-packed tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X
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OS X 10.8 or later; Ubuntu 14.04 or later

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 10 January 2017
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Downloads To Date: 70
Developer: Foxit Software
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Foxit Reader for Mac 2.3
View and annotate PDF files

Foxit Reader is the latest generation of Foxit Software's lightweight and speedy PDF reader. This Mac and Linux version is not as a fully functional as the Windows build - there's no PDF creation tools, for example, but performance is great, with the program loading documents much faster than Adobe Reader.

There are some limited markup tools - including a highlighter, polygon and cloud-shaped tools, and you can type text directly on to the document too. Recent new features include the ability to take snapshot images of PDFs, plus change the background colour and document text to aid readability.

And document collaboration features allow you to save your PDF files online and work on them with others, via almost any computer with a web browser. This is a commercial service, but a generous 3 month trial period means you've plenty of time to try it out. Check the site for more.

What's new and improved in v2.3 (see entire changelog for more info)?

- Share comments and discussions. Post opinions or ideas on PDF documents in Discussion Board to share and discuss with others.
- Enhanced collaboration with Connected Review. All comment activities on the PDF document can be viewed at a glance and filtered from a comment dashboard.
- Foxit Cloud Reading. Provides users with seamless reading experience across platforms and devices.
- Support for the PDF Tools automated and batch-processing add-on (separate purchase required).
- Users can now opt to print only odd or even numbered pages.

Verdict:

It's a fast and increasingly powerful PDF viewer and collaboration tool, but the Mac and Linux version still lack PDF creation tools.

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