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Companies that create or handle PDF documents, either in their internal processes or their customer-facing applications, across all industries.

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Powerful, robust PDF technology in SDK including annotations, digital signatures, form filling & security. Foxit PDF SDK is optimized for Enterprise and Cloud Apps. Key features include PDF rendering, Cross-platform reflow, asynchronous support, page creation and organization. Why choose Foxit? We have better rendering speed and quality, Worldwide support, out of memory management, superior font handling and mobile optimization.

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Foxit Software

https://developers.foxitsoftware.com

Located in United States

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  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

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  • Documentation

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Foxit PDF Software Development Kit Features

Collaboration Tools
Compliance Tracking
Document Archiving
Document Assembly
Document Indexing
Document Retention
Electronic Signature
File Recovery
File Type Conversion
Offline Access
Optical Character Recognition
Version Control

Foxit PDF Software Development Kit Reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5

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Rodrigo G.
PhD
Research, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2018

“Linux best PDF authoring software”

OverallIt is extremely useful in Linux. It makes the process of reviewing scientific paper very easy.
ProsAfter trying different PDF authoring software packages, I found that for Scientific Linux this is by far the best, it is the only that allows you to do fast and effective authoring of PDF files. Information for non Linux users: Adobe Acrobat has been deprecated for some years now and Foxit is the only one that compares (and exceeds) its functionality being a fast, secure and affordable solution. Local installation (no sudo privileges) is easy because every step is documented in the support centre. I use it to comment and review scientific papers.
ConsWhen viewing documents on Foxit, I haven't found a way to directly click on local (stored) PDF href links, I need to look for the local file and open it manually.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Wholesale, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 23, 2019

“Foxit Phantom PDF review”

ProsAll PDF editing and security capabilities for a fraction of the cost. Easy to integrate with document management systems. layout is very user friendly as it mirrors microsoft office, but non cloud based digital so you can own the license.
Consoccasion bugs and system glitches, but are always handled very quickly by the IT team.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 23, 2019
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Romel Jose R.
Supervisor de seguridad
1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2018

“functional and fast application.”

Overallworks perfectly from any computer, you do not need to have internet for your use.
Prosis an application that has been of great help to me, especially since I have to make and send different documents every day, such as admonitions, information, schedules, etc. It allows me to transform the information in pdf and avoid any modification.
Consthe download is quite fast as well as moving the documents to pdf, so for the people who must send documents via mail this application will be very useful.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2018
Brittany A.
Accountant
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2018

“Foxit software allows me to open PDF's.”

ProsFoxit software allows me to open PDF's on my computer. It has useful tools like highlighting and selecting. There are different versions available to use depending on your needs.
ConsI do wish there was more capability with the regular version of Foxit. It allows me to do what I need to, but not be creative.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2018
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Chad M.
Teacher
Education Management, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 16, 2018

“Foxit provides PDF solutions on par with Adobe at a cheaper price”

OverallGreat product at a good price. Company is solid with support.
ProsFeatures are on par with Adobe. The user interface is modern but not crazy like the recent Adobe Acrobat interface redesigns. Generally fast and gets the job done.
ConsVery few cons. I have had mild intermittent crash problems but nothing that is a consistent problem that hinders use.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 16, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Medical Practice, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 15, 2019

“FoxIt Review”

OverallI use this software daily. I comes in so handy throughout the day when dealing with editing PDFs or in virtual printing to PDF.
ProsGreat software! I use this daily for virtual printing. Very user friendly and easy to creat and edit PDF.
ConsI would like to see it easier to "erase"/ delete text in order to customize documents
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 15, 2019
Jennifer C.
Office Manager
Construction, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 15, 2018

“Foxit is such a great program when you work with many files daily!”

OverallIt has been a great tool I use all day long!
ProsThe program is easy to use with little to no training needed. You can combine multiple pages into 1 PDF document to make it much easier on customers. I have received a lot of positive feedback that they are grateful I took the time to do that after they initially sent in multiple separate pages.
ConsWhen arranging the documents into 1 file, they get out of order very easily so if you do not fix it yourself the first time you will have to go back and do that.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 15, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Legal Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2018

“Got help”

ProsWe use this program to convert files from TIF to PDF. TIF files are so more heavy than PDF and when we need to send documents that is not the way to go. Mostly, because we send everything through email. it also allows you to print the document and to edit the archive.
ConsThe program can get very slow sometimes.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Accounting, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 6, 2018

“So many tools!”

OverallThis is our go to software for opening, viewing, and editing pdfs.
ProsMy favorite thing about this product is the various tools available to work with pdfs. I mostly use the security feature and the signature feature. I also like how easy it is to extract, switch and combine pages in pdfs.
ConsThis software tends to crash and not respond a lot.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 6, 2018
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eduar L.
Profesor de ciencias
Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2018

“Easy and does not affect at all the functionality of my team.”

Overallallows me to quickly transfer documents that by their content should not be modified or reused by other people, thus maintaining their originality
Prosfor my work I must constantly send documents to my students which should not be modified, with foxitReader allows me to move them quietly from Microsoftword to pdf.
Consvery fast download in less than 20 minutes already had it downloaded, does not affect the system of my team like other applications, its use is fast I think it's great, it has helped me to make my job much faster!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Law Practice, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2018

“Helpful for me”

OverallI can change every document into a PDF easily!
ProsTo be honest., I use this software because my scanner in the office only allows me to get the documents in TIF type, so with Foxit I can modify every TIF document into a PDF document. Also, this software allows you to directly print the documents and to make certain edits to the archive. Also, it has a comment section which can be helpful if you need to make annotations about something in the doc.
ConsSometimes the software can be very slow.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2018

“I really enjoy using Foxit. It sure beats having to pay for Adobe and still has all the functions.”

OverallHaving the same functions as Adobe but in a much simpler format.
ProsIt does everything that Adobe does. It seems more user friendly and just the overall navigation is better.
ConsSo far, I have not come across anything I did not like yet. I guess my only downfall is that I didn't come across it sooner!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2018
Mike B.
Adjunct Faculty
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 5, 2018

“Great Software”

OverallI am able to create my own material for my college classes and edit the material in ways that I could not do before buying Foxit.
ProsI primarily use the editing features. It allows me to find online resources, edit out some of the distractions, and create PDF-files to use for my classes. I also use it to combine PDFs and so forth. It has been very helpful.
ConsFoxit software has frequent updates that seem to be more about advertising than truly updating the software. That can get tiresome.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 5, 2018
Jeffrey M.
Software Security Analyst
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 22, 2018

“Efficient solution to formatted PDFs. ”

ProsHaving been tasked to produce secure pdf files for clients, Foxit PDF SDK allows efficient coding and almost realtime spitting out of reports. This meets PCI requirements for security. Pdfs created can be opened with adobe suite for docs or any other pdf file reader meeting standards.
ConsShifting the software to another team in-house required there to be extra licensing involved. Upskilling on the SDK has been easy except adding extensions can be a bit of a trial and error. SDK seems to slow down some IDE's but it is manageable with a good spec pc.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 22, 2018
Leyniker Raul R.
system engineer
Market Research, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: I used a free trial
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
2/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 21, 2018

“Foxit PDF review”

Prosvery good complete tool, is one of the PDF editors with more tools than I have seen.
ConsUse foxit on both PC and smartphone. I like it but there are some things to improve, for example. the result in color must be able to choose the default color; Sometimes, when you open a document again, I forgot where you left it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 21, 2018
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Innocent M.
IT Specialist
Food & Beverages, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 17, 2018

“Foxit Reader Pdf review”

OverallIt has helped alot since i used to download pdf documents and sign them manually while scanning it again to send it to the designated receiver. Now am able to sign and send without a hustle.
ProsThis among my best software for it's wonderful features which includes rendering, adding digital signatures. That's why love it.
ConsSo far i havent met any challenges using this software. It has proved to be efficient.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 17, 2018
Alex G.
Team Leader
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 9, 2018

“Similar to Adobe but getting used to some features”

ProsMarking up documents electronically when colleagues require reviews done is very easy on foxit I have found.
ConsI have found it difficult to separate out the tabs onto two computer screens if I am using more than one PDF file.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 9, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 3, 2018

“Best Open source PDF Tool”

ProsThe best feature about this is that it provides wide variety of tools in order to view and modify our docs easily and that to at no cost. It is seemingly more fast that Adobe and once easily understand its GUI and work properly.
ConsCurrently I don't see any cons as when compared to Adobe it is providing the same features at no cost. One should go ahead with Foxit instead of Adobe.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 3, 2018
Verified Reviewer
51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 16, 2018

“Helpful PDF Software”

ProsFrom my point of view it's really useful, you can read pdf files but also edit them and add comments if it's neccesary those are the functionalities i have used but it has other fancy options too
ConsThey could update the interface to compete with Adobe PDF since that is a more friendly tool and easy to use
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 16, 2018
NICK P.
Order Entry Clerk
Sporting Goods, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 21, 2018

“The best Adobe PDF software substitute! Save your money folks, go with Foxit.”

OverallBeing able to create and view PDFs quickly and easily with a great interface.
ProsEven easier to use than Adobe with all the capability and much cheaper to purchase for yourself or your company.
ConsI currently have no serious complaints about this software. Manage PDFs in bulk easily for software development or any other purpose.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 21, 2018
Anne C.
Owner
Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 11, 2018

“Foxit is used primarily for transferring drawings for specifications between key groups.”

ProsFoxit software is extremely easy to use. There is little to no training curve in instructing users how to best utilize the software. The price is tough to beat.
ConsAt this point, I haven't found any cons. I would recommend this product to anyone. Simple to use, great product, and great value.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 11, 2018