One of our favorite programs here at Download Squad HQ is Foxit Reader. It’s basically a replacement for Adobe Acrobat. Foxit reads PDF files, and that’s about it. But boy does it do it well.
Adobe Reader can take 30 seconds or longer to load, and tends to bog down Firefox or Internet Explorer when you want to open a PDF from a web page. Foxit loads in a snap and can handle almost anything Adobe Reader can. But the free version of Foxit won’t let you create PDF files.
That’s where doPDF steps in. It’s one of a number of programs that installs a virtual printer on your machine. Now when you go to print a web page, word document, photo or pretty much anything else, you can save it as a PDF file. You can set the resolution to anything from 72 dpi to 2400 dpi, and the “printed” files are text searchable.
Sure, doPDF’s not the only program that performs this function, but much like Foxit, it’s free and it just works. Really well.