PDF documents are commonly used today, some websites are entirely in PDF, and it is adobe pdf reader softpedia main form used for E-books. Online guides, user manuals and tutorials are all generally and preferably presented in the form of a PDF, why? Because it adds quality to the document and it is more readable than a word document.
Foxit is another similar PDF reader which uses pretty much the same layout as the Adobe Reader, but there are other few differences and here I will outline some of them and based on this you can decide which one suits you. One of the differences is the memory consumed, Foxit consumes less memory than Adobe, and you can notice this by the time each application takes to startup, also while using the application, you’ll notice Foxit responds a lot faster. I guess this is onr of the reasons for Foxit’s success. Adobe’s 20 something MB installer which takes a considerable amount of time to install compared to Foxit’s standalone EXE.
While Foxit is better in terms of memory consumption, in terms of compatibility, Adobe would be preferred. Foxit cannot open some PDF’s, of course this problem would probably be overcome as new versions of the application is released.
Also, in terms of portability, Foxit is excellent, some guest PC’s may not have a PDF reader installed, in that case, having the 1MB foxit in your portable device can come in very handy. Finally just to be on the safe side you might want to stick to Adobe Reader, while Foxit has picked up fast it is still the new kid on the block. When it comes to me, I use Adobe reader on my PC and Foxit on my portable device. I prefer adobe mainly because of the familiarity.
The loading speed is really the own negative in my opinion on Adobe. If you’re using an onboard graphic card, just forget using Adobe. While scrolling, It will wait for seconds, and you won’t get a good performance.
But if you use Foxit, you’ll notice the difference. I just started using FOXIT when I upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista at my tech’s recommendation. FOXIT is faster, less memory, etc. Now I am defeating my original intent.
I have more stuff on my PC. If I keep both, which one engages when I select something to print assuming both will work on the document selected? Now that I have Adobe, and need it for at least one important application, why should I keep both?