Foxit Reader is a popular choice among computer users who prefer a lightweight pdf reading solution. It is not the only pdf reader that provides this, alternatives are the portable software Sumatra, Nitro PDF Reader, Adobe Reader Lite, a dev version of the Google Chrome web browser that comes with basic pdf support or one of the available online pdf reading solutions provided by services such as Google Docs or Zoho.
The developers of Foxit Reader have just released version 4.0 of their pdf reader. Foxit Reader 4.0 now includes additional free features such as document collaboration, commenting tools, spell checking, multi-level security and multimedia support.
In the past, premium PDF features such as these have been associated with a premium price tag. Today, Foxit is offering its powerful PDF technology platform, complete with premium features that go beyond the basic reading of PDF documents, as an upgrade at no cost. Built on Foxit’s trusted PDF technology platform, Foxit Reader 4.0 has an easy-to-use navigation system that promises users rapid downloading of PDF documents, reliable viewing and printing options, a tiny desktop footprint, single or multiple document interface modes and rapid response security releases. Now, even more users may take advantage of the Foxit Reader’s powerful framework to implement PDF solutions to reach their business goals.
One of the recent additions is the Trust Manager, which protects the user from potentially dangerous actions and data transmissions. This feature has now been added to the installation process. The actual feature was already part of previous Foxit Reader versions.
It is recommended to select the custom install option to prevent the installation of the Ask Toolbar and eBay shortcuts.
Features that have been added or enhanced in Foxit Reader 4.0 are:
The good news is that the new features do not slow down the pdf reader. It opens pdf as fast as in previous versions. Especially users who do not use a pdf reader just for reading documents will benefit from these new additions.
Foxit Reader 4.0 is available for download at the Foxit website.
Update: Foxit Reader 5.0 has been released
Update 2: Read our Foxit Reader 5.4.
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