A couple of days back I had to install a software on a freshly formatted system and the installation guide was in PDF format. I had 2 options to open/read the file.
- Install Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Try out Foxit reader
I opted for the second option and I am now regretting for not using this software earlier.
Opening PDF files is no longer a pain with Foxit reader. I had read that it loads the PDF documents very fast, but you have to try it out to believe how fast it is.
The Acrobat reader plugin for the browser(IE and Firefox) is a much bigger pain and it has frozen the browser many a times. I couldn’t find any Firefox extension or Firefox Plugin for Foxit but I did find a way of making the online PDF’s open in Foxit.
- Open Firefox.
- Select “Manage” in Tools -> Options -> Content
- Search for PDF Extension
- Select “Change Action”
- Choose “Open with the Default Application”
(Note: If the default option is not set to Foxit, you might need to start Foxit reader once and set it as the default application for PDF’s)
Unless you’re doing some serious creating/editing of PDF’s, Foxit is probably the only PDF reader you’ll ever need.