Battle of Two Best Free PDF Readers — Adobe Reader vs Foxit Reader

Adobe Reader and Foxit Reader are two most popular PDF readers. Here is a post to compare these two programs on some aspects so that users could choose them easily rather than give a recommendation of one program over the other. After reading this post, you may have your own opinion which better suits you.

Adobe Reader 


Adobe Reader is a free software tool which can open and print Adobe Portable Document Format(PDF) files in a snap. As the pioneer of PDF readers, it provides various additional functions to users. A full set of commenting tools make you add sticky notes or use lines comment your file freely. Adobe Reader can fill out forms, sign files with e-signatures and provide you with online services, like turn PDFs into Office files, or build fillable PDF forms in minutes.

Faster, more reliable, and simple, Adobe Reader is an essential tool for you to choose. With increased security, Adobe Reader can also send files by e-mail, but memory use is still a little weakness, it has become more bloated and bloated. Hope it can improve itself better and better.

Foxit Reader 


Foxit Reader is also a free PDF reader which can open and print your PDF file. Foxit Reader also includes easy to use collaboration features like the ability to add annotations, fill out forms, and add text to PDF documents. One of the good things is that Foxit Reader has a small footprint that starts up instantly. Renders PDF files quickly and uses very little memory. But if you have enough disk space you may not care this much. Besides, Foxit Reader highly respects the privacy of users and will never connect to the Internet without users’ permission.

Small file size and quicker than Adobe Reader makes Foxit Reader become a small fast and stable functional tool for you to choose. Nevertheless it has some nagging messages in the program to install/upgrade to other components which may make you feel bored. And it doesn’t allow you to edit file which may be a weakness which limits its development.