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Foxit Reader 3.0 Released

30 Nov 2008 | | One Comment

Foxit Software has released version 3.0 of Foxit Reader, the most popular (over 1 million downloads at Download.com) alternative to Adobe Reader for Windows. The new version includes a number of bug fixes and new features like multimedia support, auto-scrolling through pages and attachment, thumbnail and layout panels.

The complete list of new features according to Foxit is:

  1. Enticing Multimedia Design. Now users can not only play multimedia in Foxit Reader, but also are empowered to add, edit or delete multimedia files with the incredible Movie Tool and Sound Tool. It helps to make PDF documents more multimedia rich.
  2. Attachment Panel. Lists all the attached files in the PDF document, and provides a number of common options that helps users manage the attachments, such as opening, deleting and adding description to the attachments. Users can also change the security settings when opening an attachment in this panel.
  3. Thumbnail Panel. Shows thumbnail images for each PDF page and allows users to quickly view relevant portions of a PDF file. Now users can navigate through PDFs with page thumbnails.
  4. Layout Panel. Lists PDF layers in the document, allows users to control the display of some certain content areas.
  5. Metric Unit Support. Within the preferences dialog box it gives users the option to set the unit of page dimension in either metric system or imperial system.
  6. Auto-scrolling with Middle Mouse Button. In the Hand Tool reading mode, users can perform auto-scrolling by holding the middle mouse button/wheel mouse button down.
  7. Awe-Inspiring Foxit OnDemand Content Management. This new add-on enables users to organize, share and collaborate on documents and forms online. Users can upload from Foxit Reader or send documents with ease. Advanced features include workflow driven document sharing, revisions of documents, CollabRoom for group collaboration.
  8. Firefox Support. With Firefox Plugin, users can view and work with PDF files loaded in Foxit Reader with Firefox web browser.

A list of enhancement in version 3.0 can be found here.

The good news for avid Foxit Reader fans out there is that the installer is still very small — especially when compared to the installer for Adobe Reader. This, along with a fast application, has been key to Foxit Readers success — and it’s clear that Foxit is keen to keep up performance in this area — Foxit Reader 3.0 is snappy.

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  • Karl De Abrew said:

    I’m interested to hear if anyone has been making use of the ContentManagement feature, I will be looking into this myself. Please report back if you have.

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