Foxit Reader 2.3 supports tabs, that was the headline on many blogs that I read regularly, for instance at Cybernet News and Download Squad. My first thought was that surely no one but die hard pdf users would need tabs in a pdf reader. I don't need tabs, I need a fast tool that displays the pdf document correctly. I rarely open more than one pdf document in a day, maybe that's why it is so hard for me to find this new feature useful.
But tabs are fortunately not the only new feature that has been introduced in Foxit Reader 2.3. The list of new functions in comparison to older versions of Foxit Reader is indeed impressive. The good news first, Foxit Reader is still starting blazingly fast. I was a bit worried about the multimedia player that was integrated in the pdf reader, this could be the first step to a bloated player. As of know this fear is not justified.
Among the new features are a magnifier, rulers & guides, automatic scrolling, font information, select all behavior with CTRL + A, a commenting text tool, bookmark design, callout and textbox tool and the option to print only portion of a page. The search can be moved into a separate window that floats above the contents. This is extremely nice if you need more screen space for the pdf document.
Foxit Reader 2.3 is a great new version of the popular pdf reader. It adds several new functions that are an improvement and some that might be interesting to users who do work with pdf documents all day.
Update: New versions of Foxit Reader are released regularly by the developing company. The latest version of the program is always available for download at the official website. Here it can be downloaded for all supported operating systems including 32-bit and 64-bit versions for Windows.
Update 2: Read our review of Foxit Reader 4.0 here.
Update 3: Foxit Reader 5.0 has been released. Read our review here.
Update 4: The Foxit Reader 5.4 update has been released, read about it here.
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