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Introducing Foxit PDF SDK 5.2 (with 5 New Features)

by Conor Smith | February 21, 2017

Introducing our update to Foxit PDF SDK, our industry leading PDF SDK designed for application developers looking to leverage powerful, standard-compliant PDF technology.

Version 5.2 of Foxit PDF SDK will contain the following new features:

  • Redact Sensitive Information
  • Search Annotations
  • Delete Custom Metadata
  • Set z-order of Annotations
  • Delete Page Objects (Java API)


Try Foxit PDF SDK 5.2 for free for 30 days now!


A detailed look at the new features

Enhancing Foxit SDK’s already powerful annotation capacity, we’ve added the ability to search annotations and set the z-order of an annotation. These two features will help users find a specific comment within a PDF and to reorder the overlap of annotations.


One of the most frequently requested features, Redaction support, has finally made its way into Foxit PDF SDK. This feature is a must for companies dealing with documents which contain sensitive information such as faces, names, and bank account numbers. Redact tools will enable software developers to add the ability to obscure text improving security and compliance.


We’ve also added the ability to remove metadata and page objects by creating two new APIs. This will enable developers to implement new features into their applications.


About Foxit PDF SDK

Application developers who use Foxit PDF SDK leverage Foxit’s powerful, standard-compliant PDF technology to securely display, edit, annotate, format, organize, and search PDF documents and to fill PDF forms. The PDF SDK provides a robust set of platform-independent PDF libraries that allow developers to “develop once, port many times” and to quickly and cost-effectively extend the reach of their software to multiple platforms. Optimized for enterprise-class, cloud-based, desktop and mobile applications, this SDK delivers outstanding PDF rendering and document/form modification.