Foxit Reader Portable 5.4.3 (PDF reader) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on September 28, 2012 - 9:45am

logoFoxit Reader Portable 5.4.3 has been released. Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer, 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 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 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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sorry to be a nit-picker / pedant, but in the features Foxit is described as "Incredibly small: The download size of Foxit Reader is just a fraction of Acrobat Reader 20 M size."

These day Acrobat Reader is about 50M in size (vs Foxit Reader Portable 12M)

Cannot install this update via PA Platform. It shows this update, I click Next, a message "Your portable apps have been updated and are available in the Menu" appears instantly. No installation happens. When I restart PortableApps platform, same thing happens.

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Do you have it in keyboard friendly navigation mode? If so, you need to manually highlight each update you want to apply. We can't highlight them all by default like we do with the checkboxes. Remember, the keyboard friendly mode is primarily intended for scree readers as they are not compatible with checkboxes embedded in listboxes due to the way Windows handles the controls.

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John T. Haller's picture

As indicated in the description, it's "Keyboard-Friendly Selections in Updater and App Directory". Without it, the keyboard can't select/unselect options. But, with it, you need to use specific navigation techniques to use and we can't (yet, anyway) pre-select anything. Essentially, it's a workaround designed for screen-readers only.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!