Foxit Launches PDF IFilter - Desktop

Provides Advanced PDF Index and Search Capabilities to Desktop Systems

FREMONT, Calif. - March 1, 2012 - Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced a desktop version of its industry leading PDF IFilter product. Foxit PDF IFilter - Desktop provides advanced PDF search and index capabilities for desktop systems.

Quickly Find the PDF Document You’re Looking For

The growth in the number of PDF documents has exploded. With all these PDF documents, finding the one you need is like finding a needle in a haystack. Unfortunately, typical search software cannot properly index PDF files since they don’t understand the file format. Indexing is when search engines “crawl” through files to collect and store data so when users perform a search, the performance will be much faster. Foxit PDF IFilter allows search engines to index PDF files to provide accurate and efficient search of PDF documents and forms. 

Search for PDF Documents with Advanced Search and Index Technology

Built on Microsoft’s® IFilter indexing interface, Foxit PDF IFilter extracts data from PDF documents and returns the index results to search engine software. It goes beyond other PDF IFilters and indexes PDF content, titles, subjects, authors, keywords, bookmarks, attachments, annotations, create time/date, number of pages, and the names of the creating applications. 

Compatible with Existing Environments

Foxit PDF IFilter supports multiple languages with ease. PDF IFilter supports indexing and search of ISO 32000-1 (which based upon PDF 1.7) and PDF-A files, making it compatible with customers’ existing PDF environments, include those from Adobe®.

Server and Desktop Product Options Available

PDF IFilter now comes in two editions:  the existing PDF IFilter - Server product and now the new PDF IFilter - Desktop edition.

"Foxit PDF IFilter - Server continues to be a very popular product since its superior performance and scalability significantly reduces customers’ total cost of ownership," said Frank Kettenstock, VP of marketing for Foxit. "With PDF IFilter - Desktop, Foxit has taken these search and index capabilities and made them available for desktop users as well."

For more information, contact Foxit at or at 1-866-MYFOXIT.

About Foxit Corporation

Foxit Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is at the forefront of cost-effective electronic document solutions. Customers of Foxit’s award-winning products include major technology and healthcare companies, global financial services firms, and government agencies. Founded in 2001, Foxit Corporation believes in innovative, standards-based technology and unrivalled customer support, with a deep commitment to sustainable, environmentally sound products and services.


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