I downloaded, tried it, and then disabled the toolbar. I’m going to stick with a Print to PDF plug-in.
I’m sure this toolbar works great but I don’t like that it has all these buttons which clutter up my screen. I use less than half the sites linked to on the toolbar (Foxit Messages, CNN, Foxit Products, Youtube, Foxit Messages, Facebook, weather, games, celebrity, personas), and the ones I do visit are already bookmarks.
Update: I’ve now used the toolbar for over a week and it’s really not worth installing. Compared to other PDF printing options, it’s slow. Also it doesn’t provide any extra features to make up for lack of speed.
From the press release:
Foxit today announced the release of a brand new product – Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar 1.0, a free browser plug-in which enables users to conveniently and efficiently create high-quality PDF documents from different file formats.
The Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar integrates the Foxit PDF Creator with the ASK Toolbar. Foxit PDF Creator uses Foxit’s cutting-edge PDF conversion technology. The integrated Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar enables a one click PDF creation from the toolbar. The toolbar is also a great way to Foxit’s latest news as well as instant online services. Backed by Ask’s powerful search engine makes web browsing fast and easy.
“Foxit is constantly looking for ways to empower our PDF users with more features at a better value.” said Alex Alexander, Assistant Vice President Corporate Marketing, Foxit Corporation. “We are always looking for different product offers that will improve the user experience of our 100 million Foxit Reader user base.”
Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar is small, fast and accurate for converting most common office files, to reliable PDF files while retaining the look and feel of the original documents.