First off, the latest update to Foxit Mobile PDF introduces a redesigned interface for iOS 7. It also upgrades the app's core PDF engine for improved functionality and stability.
Foxit Mobile PDF is, first and foremost, a PDF reader. And this main function of the app has been enhanced further by its new update. For one thing, the update brings Two Pages mode on iPad, in addition to Single Page, Continuous, and Thumbnail PDF reading modes. It also adds support for previewing Word, Excel, PowerPoint, TXT, and image files, and for locking the zoom level on iPad.
Furthermore, the update adds the ability to read PDFs out loud on devices running iOS 7. “The reading language can be automatically and intelligently chosen according to the text and the reading speed can be adjusted as per your request,” the Foxit team notes. “Plus, reading out loud in background mode and lock screen control are also supportable.”
As for the app's annotation, encryption, and sharing features, these have also been improved by the new update. It adds encryptions options for better PDF protection, Note Comment support for annotations, and new sharing options.
The new version of Foxit Mobile PDF also includes the following improvements:
- Supports screen capture in iOS6 and above.
- Allows users to sort the files in Favorite.
- Protects files during unexpected quit. Automatically saves the currently editing PDF in case the application quits unexpectedly.
- Fixed some bugs and optimized the functionalities.
The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later. But users who are on iOS 5 are advised to hold off on the update on account of the crashing issues that are apparently plaguing that particular version of iOS.