Award-Winning PDF Reader Adds Mac and Linux Support

FREMONT, Calif. September 15, 2015 – Foxit® Software, a leading software provider of fast, affordable and secure PDF solutions, today announced that Foxit Reader, the company’s flagship PDF reader, is now available for the Mac® and Linux® platforms.  This release now provides a consistent user experience for PDF consumption across multi-platform environments, consisting of Foxit Reader for Windows®, Mac, and Linux desktops and Foxit MobilePDF for iOS®, Android®, and Windows Phone mobile devices.

Foxit Reader’s success and popularity has resulted in over 325 million installs; making it one of the most used PDF technologies in the industry. Now organizations can deploy a proven PDF solution enterprise-wide, allowing everyone to view, print, and annotate PDF documents.

Capabilities of the Foxit Reader for the Mac OS X and Linux platforms include:

View PDF

  • Open and view PDF files quickly and accurately

  • Open multiple documents at the same time and switch among open documents using tabs

  • Open password protected PDF files

  • View PDF files in single page, continuous, facing, or facing continuous mode

  • Easily navigate PDF files by page number, page thumbnail, or bookmark

  • Support zoom in or out of PDF files

  • Support page rotation

  • Support text search

  • Open password protected documents

Annotate PDF

  • Mark up the text in PDF files with text markup tools

  • Add notes in PDF files using the typewriter tool

  • Make comments in PDF files with sticky notes

Print Documents

  • Print PDF documents to physical printers

Microsoft RMS Support

  • Encrypt and decrypt PDF files with Microsoft Active Directory® or Azure Rights Management Services

  • Add security watermarks in protected PDF files to secure sensitive information

  • Specify file permissions

  • Microsoft RMS support is available as a paid for add-on

“Our customers have asked us to bring our lightweight, high performance, and feature rich PDF reader to the Linux and Mac platforms,” said Frank Kettenstock, vice president of marketing at Foxit. “Now multi-platform enterprises can standardize on a single PDF reader to provide a consistent PDF experience across desktop and mobile devices.  In addition, Mac and Linux consumers can now enjoy the superior technology of Foxit Reader on the system of their choice.”

For more information on the Foxit Reader or to download your free copy, please visit

To learn more about Foxit Software, visit Foxit at www.foxitsoftware.comor contact us at 1-866-MYFOXIT.


About Foxit Software

Foxit is a leading software provider of fast, affordable, and secure PDF solutions.  Businesses and consumers increase productivity by using Foxit’s cost effective products to securely work with PDF documents and forms.  Foxit is the #1 pre-installed PDF software, shipped on one-third of all new Windows PCs, including those from HP®, Acer, and ASUS®.

Foxit’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) help developers reduce costs and improve time to market by easily integrating industry leading PDF technology into application workflows. This technology shares the same underlying technology that powers Google’s open-source PDFium project.

Winner of numerous awards, Foxit has over 325 million users and has sold to over 100,000 customers located in more than 200 countries. Since Foxit products are ISO 32000-1/PDF 1.7 standard compliant, they are compatible with your existing PDF documents and forms.

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    Is there a way to flatten a page in Foxit reader?
    I know i can do it in Phantom, do i have create a script to do it???


  • #2
    Unfortunately, Foxit Reader can not do that, you should try Foxit PhantomPDF to get it working.


    • #3
      Just "print" the doc to pdf using foxit print to pdf or any other application that prints to pdf. That will produce a pdf with all your annotations, comments, images, etc. included. Many people who receive pdfs cannot see your annotations (often Mac users or iPhone users), so this step is a must if you need to send docs you have annotated or signed. I don't understand why Foxit doesn't add this as a feature.


      • #4
        Hi pkopko,

        Could you please kindly let us know the following info?
        1) From which application did you try to generate the PDF document? May I get a copy of the document for testing purpose?
        2) Please provide a copy of the PDF document that generated on your side;
        3) If possible, please make a screenshot of the problem.

        If it is inconvenient to upload here, you may send them to [email][/email]. Thank you.