Foxit Reader Portable Released by

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Submitted by John T. Haller on November 24, 2009 - 1:44pm

Sumatra PDF logoFoxit Reader Portable has been released. Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer, with incredible small size, breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set. 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 Suite. Foxit Reader is free for personal and business use.

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


Screenshot The following is a list of compelling advantages of Foxit Reader:

  • Incredibly small: The download size of Foxit Reader is just a fraction of Acrobat Reader 20 M size.
  • Breezing-fast: When you run Foxit Reader, it launches instantly without any delay.
  • 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.
  • Text converter: You may convert the whole PDF document into a simple text file.
  • High security and privacy: Foxit Reader highly respects the security and privacy of users and will never connect to the Internet without users' permission. Foxit PDF Reader does not contain any spyware. 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 Suite 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

Thanks to prapper for the first version of his Foxit launcher. And thanks to Foxit Corporation for repackaging permission.

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OliverK's picture

Awesome! I'm gonna post this elsewhere to!

Congrats, prapper

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Happy to see Foxit on PortableApps!
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Excellent! I love this program. Ever since Adobe's software started getting bloated (around version 6, or so), I dropped them for the likes of Sumatra and FoxIt. But FoxIt has the features I've come to love in a PDF viewer. Great work guys.

Glad to see this app.

Under 'Features', did you mean to say:
"[T]he following is a list..."

Edit: Thanks

Darkbee's picture

Been using FoxIt for a while, even the free version is more than good enough for my purposes. I always had SumatraPDF as a "backup" application but to be honest, FoxIt was always my first choice, very robust (and yet small).

It's amazing to see how corporate companies are catching on to PA.c. I guess this can only be a good thing. This is another application I can check off my "apps to install" list.

thank john for ask foxit corp. for repack. but can repack pdf x change into paf archive? and foxit launcher can save my license code? thank again. . . in paf installer please add more feature to can pack more than one app.

Andibad, i interesting about this portable app website and great can save all file to my flashdisk 2-8 gb and no file in host computer, i like that.

Should the portable version of Foxit be adding a filetype designation? As soon as I launched the app for the first time, my PDF files suddenly showed the Foxit icon... and the filetype was described as a "Foxit PDF Document."

Double-clicking to open the PDF did NOT cause Foxit to open; I am simply concerned that the program is stealing (or assigning, if not already described in the registry) the filetype designation.

- M.

John T. Haller's picture

Foxit itself will do this while running if there is no PDF assocation already, or if it is not complete. The launcher cleans it up on exit.

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Good to know... but at least in my case, the launcher didn't clean it up.

My system still describes PDF files as "Fixit PDF Document" and uses the Foxit icon, although it is not treated as a "known file extension" (that is, I still see the .pdf file extension, although I have known file extensions hidden).

John T. Haller's picture

Please post a note in the forums with all the details so that it can be further researched. It does sound like a bug on your system, unless you told Foxit to become the default PDF reader.

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yes in main program foxit always take icon to pdf but not working. is no option to disable. foxit is my 10th favorite portable software. i was create launcher and ready to share. many. . .

Andibad, i interesting about this portable app website and great can save all file to my flashdisk 2-8 gb and no file in host computer, i like that.