Foxit Reader Portable (PDF reader and creator) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on April 18, 2013 - 10:30am

logoFoxit Reader Portable has been released. Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer and creator, with small size, fast launch speed and a rich feature set. This release updates Foxit to the latest version. It's packaged as a portable app, so you can view PDF files on the go and it's in Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the Platform. Foxit Reader is free for personal and business use.

Foxit Reader is packaged for portable use with permission from Foxit Corporation.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


Screenshot From the publisher: "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."

Learn more about Foxit Reader... Installer / Format

Foxit Reader Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Foxit Reader Portable is available for immediate download from the Foxit Reader Portable homepage. Get it today!

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John T. Haller's picture

I haven't checked yet, but they may have switched language handling in 6.0. I know they haven't released any language packs since 5.0, so they may be incompatible.

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I installed Foxit Reader locally. Then tried it in local application. It's the same. I guess language files haven't released yet.

John T. Haller's picture

We included the language files with the portable version. But they're the ones from 5.0. Usually, they continue to work in Foxit even though they aren't updated. But 6.0 is a major change from 5.0 (new UI, new features, etc) so that may not be the case any longer.

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John T. Haller's picture

The app itself switches from saving settings in one place to another, so settings don't seem to be preserved. Making a backup won't help with that. We maintain both copies in the portable version in the hope that a later release allows you to choose.

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