When it comes to opening PDF files, Adobe Reader is the first name that comes to the mind. But Adobe Reader has become bloated and slow. It opens PDF files slowly and hogs your system resources. A better alternative is Foxit Reader. It’s a lightweight PDF tool that’s much faster than Adobe.
When you run the installer, it will ask you if you want to install Foxit Reader Toolbar and set Ask.com as you default search engine and homepage. Make sure to uncheck these options, you don’t need them. Continue with the install wizard.
When you launch Foxit Reader for the first time, it will ask you to select the layout and skin. It’s easiest to pick the default — you can change it later.
Next choose the basic settings for your use and requirements.
Foxit Reader has a similar layout to Adobe Reader with similar functionality. You can open a PDF, zoom in/out, search text and much more. If you’re not happy with the performance or system usage of Adobe Reader, then Foxit Reader is one of the best alternatives. It also will integrate with Firefox or Internet Explorer for reading online PDF files.
If you’ve been using Adobe Reader, give Foxit a try. You’ll be impressed how much faster it is!