Monday 17 November 2008

Fox it PDF Reader better than Adobe Acrobat Reader?

Lets face it, PDFs are a part of life. With so many different file formats around, one format that has continued to stay with us is the PDF. They are essential to create many things such as forms, documents that need to preserve their formatting, and presentations that also need to retain their formatting. However, using Adobe Reader to open these PDFs is no doubt a pain. It's bulky, slow and inefficient. So, why not switch to a better and lighter alternative?

Enter Foxit PDF Reader:
As the website says, the PDF reader has several advantages over Adobe's Acrobat Reader.

* Incredibly small: The download size of Foxit Reader is only 2.55 M which is a fraction of Acrobat Reader 20 M size.
* Breezing-fast: When you run Foxit Reader, it launches instantly without any delay. You are not forced to view an annoying splash window displaying company logo, author names, etc.
* 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. While other PDF readers often silently connect to the Internet in the background. Foxit PDF Reader does not contain any spyware.

So try the Foxit PDF reader today, and you'll definitely like it.

If you're on a Mac, of course, you'll want to use, which does pretty much the same thing. It also helps you reduce the file sizes of large pdf files, which of course is a plus if you don't have the $1000 Adobe Acrobat application.

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  2. The above comparison helped me to know about this amazing utility that is far better than adobe. I am so happy that now I can save a lot of space by installing this software application.
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