Open in Foxit™ Reader

Open in Foxit™ Reader

Adds a context menu item to send PDF links directly to Foxit™ Reader

What is Open in Foxit™ Reader?
'Open in Foxit™ Reader' is an extension for Firefox users to open PDF links directly with Foxit™ Reader. The add-on configures the browser to open PDF links to improve your document reading experience. Although Foxit™ Reader cannot open remote PDF links directly, this extension's clever workaround first downloads the PDF file to your default browser download directory, then opens it with the Foxit™ Reader. To fully utilize this extension, a small native client needs to be installed on your Windows, Linux, or MacOS device. Please note that although this tool enhances your use of Foxit™ Reader software, it is an independent project and not officially affiliated with Foxit Software Incorporated.
Stats
By: Lunu
Users: 2,899 ▲ 99
Rating: 4.56 (16)
Version: 0.2.3 (Last updated: 2023-09-05)
Creation date: 2018-07-21
Weekly download count: 56
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • notifications
  • nativeMessaging
  • downloads
  • activeTab
Size: 97.04K
URLs: Website
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Summary

This extension offers opening PDF links with Foxit™ Reader. After installation, a new item is added to the right-click context menu for PDF links. In the options page, you can configure the extension to open PDF links with Foxit™ Reader as well.

Note: since Foxit™ Reader cannot open remote PDF links directly, the extension first downloads the PDF file to the default download directory of your browser and then calls the external PDF reader.

Note: you will need to install a small native client for this extension to be able to communicate with Foxit™ Reader. This native client is only available on Window, Linux and Mac operating systems.

--- Legal Foxit Reader is a trademark of Foxit Software Incorporated, registered in the U.S. and other countries. This extension is an independent project and has no relationship to this project. It is just a simple tool to improve the integration

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Allows writing, highlighting, and other functions in PDFs
  • Can be set to open PDFs with any program
  • Clean and safe with unobtrusive ads
Cons
  • Confusing directions for Linux users
  • Complicated and invasive manual installation
  • Option to open in Foxit with left click does not reliably work
Most mentioned
  • Allows writing, highlighting, and other functions in PDFs
  • Can be set to open PDFs with any program
  • Confusing directions for Linux users
  • Clean and safe with unobtrusive ads
Recent reviews
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Safety
Risk impact

Open in Foxit™ Reader is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Open in Foxit™ Reader if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Open in Foxit™ Reader is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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