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As a software reviewer and blogger, among my biggest challenges is coming up with fresh, relevant, and helpful reviews and being first on new software releases is an accomplishment therefore beta testing is a significant part of my blogging routine.
Yesterday’s release of the new Foxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.0 has been much awaited for more reasons that one. The all-in-one PDF suite was the newest among Foxit’s business-friendly PDF software for creating professional quality PDF documents.
Foxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.0 leverages Foxit’s very own fast PDF rendering engine to come up with a much faster and ever reliable PDF software applications to date. The software was developed in response to the success of Phantom PDF Suite 1.0 with much promise. George Gao, Sr., Vice President at Foxit Corporation said,
“The Foxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.0 enables enterprises to cost-effectively, safely and securely use Foxit’s PDF technology to reduce paper handling and streamline business processes.”
The newest PDF suite is designed to address additional features such as converting multiple files to PDFs or merging into one single file, initial document creation, drag and drop interface using the files’ thumbnails for changing or switching pages, blank page insertion or those from the scanner, and PDF form creation and database interaction with Phantom ODBC support.
Having tested the software for a while, it was blazing fast and not resource intensive compared to Adobe Reader 9.2. The latter actually amasses 210.58MB disk space while the former only consumes 24.19MB. So, based on size comparison, you’ll determine which one’s faster than the other.
A review regarding similar Foxit software can be traced back in December 2008.
There are known issues regarding the new release that could be addressed in the future versions. Bug reports can be submitted via the comments below or via their website.
If you are interested in trying this great PDF toolkit, a 30-day trial is downloadable here.