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Stacy's Favorite Freeware: Foxit Reader is a speedy PDF reader

Sick and tired of waiting for your PDF reader to load? Foxit Reader is a free cure for what ails ya. Finally, our thumb twiddling days are over!
Published: Dec 19, 2006
Author: Stacy Reed
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Foxit Reader 514.0104
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I'll confess, for years, I've lived with a secret fear that has kept me from fully enjoying my computing experience. I was recently self-diagnosed with PDFphobia, a commonly held fear of being bored to tears and twiddling thumbs while waiting for ones PDF reader to open. This very real fear of opening PDF files causes sufferers to avoid clicking on certain links. Some PDFphobiacs even go as far as to outright refuse or delete these types of documents even if they are sent by well-intending family, friends and colleagues. If you've ever wondered why it takes so long for your PDF reader's silly splash screen to disappear, you too may be needlessly suffering from this debilitating phobia.



The fear of launching a PDF reader is not altogether unwarranted. Most everyone has grown tired of bulky downloads, lengthy installs and annoying splash windows. But what about the lack of features, the inability to annotate, the way it automatically connects to the Internet without the user's permission?

It's time to stop living in fear! Foxit Reader 2.0 has changed my life and it can change yours too! This exceptionally small application launches instantly without delay and more importantly, without the splash screen. More than just a PDF reader or viewer, this software allows users to annotate PDF documents by drawing, highlighting, typing text, and making notes. Some people consider paying a few hundred dollars just for this ability alone. The annotated documents can be saved and printed as well. Foxit Reader can also convert PDF files to simple text files. It is free of adware and spyware, and it never connects to the Internet silently without the user knowing.

Foxit Reader is a free cure for what ails ya. Finally, our thumb twiddling days are over!


  • Foxit Reader
  • Version: 2.0
  • System Requirements: 98/2k/Me/XP/2003
  • Visit Foxit Software
  • Download Foxit Reader NOW!

About Stacy Reed

Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.

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