Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit)

Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit)

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 203 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.0.29
  • Total Downloads:
    574,172
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 21, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Nitro's new free PDF reader takes the key features that you want in a PDF reader, a familiar interface, and smooth functionality and combines them into an eminently usable program that doesn't get in between you and your documents. Nitro has turned the free PDF alternative business model on its ear by providing you with a smart selection of watermark-free editing, drag-and-drop PDF creation, and tabbed PDF reading.

To put it mildly, the feature set is robust. Users can comment on PDFs using notes and text markup, fill out forms, print to PDF, or create one by dragging an existing document into Nitro, share and comment with others, and securely sign a document. This may sound like standard PDF boilerplate, but it's important to emphasize given that they're all free here, and they all work well. The search utility isn't bad, although it would be nice to see Windows 7-style federated in-document searching. The drag-and-drop took a few seconds to begin once initiated, but overall converting a four-page Word document took about 2 minutes. The highlight tool will switch automatically from box highlighting to character highlighting, depending on whether you start highlighting in an empty space or over some text. Nitro sports a ribbon-style interface borrowed from the previously released paid version of Nitro. This may still frustrate some users, but it feels slick and connected to Microsoft Office. If you don't like or need the ribbon, you can hide it with an arrow that lives to the left of the search engine. You can also customize the ribbon, placing your most commonly accessed tools where you need them.

In testing, Nitro's functionality kept pace with its comprehensive toolset. When you install it, it will ask if you want to contribute anonymous usage data. Users are opted in automatically, so if you don't like contributing don't install on autopilot. Nitro PDF Reader Free does more by default than any free PDF reader currently available, does precisely what it advertises, and does it unobtrusively, rocketing it to the top of the PDF pack.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 46 votes

    • 5 star 27
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 203 votes

    • 5 star 108
    • 4 star 37
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 26
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5 stars

"Excellent Versatility for a Free Version"

October 06, 2011  |  By adoptapet

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.0.0.29

Pros

Very easy to add a text notation in a choice of fonts.

Cons

No adjustment of resolution, so the clarity leaves something to be desired.

Summary

Probably my regret of not having the option of higher resolution is solved in the paid version. But I'm certainly not going to complain for the usefullness in the free version is much appreciated.

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4 stars

"Easiest PDF creator/reader to use"

September 25, 2011  |  By oxcolon

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.0.0.29

Pros

Really liked ease of use, small file size, quick launch

Cons

When launching a PDF the view defaults to one zoom size, cannot customize zoom size as a preference

Summary

I really like the speed and simplicity of the aplication. I went ahead and purchased the Pro version to test it out as well.

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5 stars

"My new favorite PDF reader and form filler"

September 23, 2011  |  By Charles Bender

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.0.0.29

Pros

Nitro PDF Reader does everything I want a PDF reader/creator to do, plus a lot of things I still have to learn about it. Every time I read the feature set, I can't believe everything it does... for FREE!

Cons

All those features... so much to learn, so little time. That's bad, isn't it?

Summary

This is one of the great free applications you can get that makes the every day things you do with your computer easy and inexpensive. Every computer I build has a whole list of this kind of free applications that allow me to do just about anything I want to do, without the high cost of the "pay to play (work)" productivity suites. I've been through many of the PDF readers, but I have settled on Nitro as my favorite. Anybody who receives or wants to create basic PDFs should give this one a try.

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3 stars

"good not easy to use"

September 19, 2011  |  By nayadime

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.0.0.29

Pros

free low price

Cons

not easy to use

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4 stars

"Very good PDF creator sw."

September 19, 2011  |  By swishk

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.0.0.29

Pros

easy 2 use

Cons

somewhat slow creatingprint to PDF files

Summary

recommend

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2 stars

"Do not use to print engineering drawings!"

August 15, 2011  |  By cadboy71

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.0.0.29

Pros

Toolset seems to work as well as Adobe Acrobat

Cons

Prints are scaled to fit, even if you set print scaling to 'None'. This is disastrous if you're printing large-format scaled engineering drawings and the resultant plot is 1/4" shorter than it should be. Also, the 'collate' check box doesn't work.

Summary

Do not use if you're an architect or engineer! Tried using this program when my Acrobat went on the fritz. It messed up three drawing sets.

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3 stars

"Not too bad"

August 14, 2011  |  By Anonymous445

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.0.0.29

Pros

Its a great alternative to Adobe PDF viewer. Has more options than Adobe, its free and even provides a paid-version that's much cheaper then the full Adobe products.

Cons

Its slow on load-up, that's about it. However, that should change within time.

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2 stars

"Handy all-in-one"

August 12, 2011  |  By Joe M

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.0.0.29

Pros

Read, write, and annotate PDFs with one free app.

Cons

Quirky and a little ragged. Acts like a beta release.

Summary

I really like that Nitro lets me view, create, and annotate PDFs with just one app, and especially like that it lets me save PDF forms WITH their content intact. (Adobe Reader does not.) On top of that, the download and installed size are both relatively small.

Not so great is that Nitro's browser integration doesn't work, the menus are a bit clunky, it hijacks the file type, and it is slow to open and convert files.

For me, the positives balance out the negatives, but when I recommended Nitro to two people, both found it problematic enough that they returned to using Adobe Reader. The idea is great, but there are enough rough spots to keep me from recommending it to anyone else.

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4 stars

"you can read , edit , create and so many good stuff"

August 01, 2011  |  By Marah429

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.0.0.29

Pros

It's a free good product that offer alot of great features and It's easy to use

Cons

Being the default Reader without asking the user

Summary

Nitro is a reader with many tools (Reading , Creating , Editing ...) and It's for free

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1 stars

"simple does not work in firefox 5."

July 29, 2011  |  By Seamus Mckenzie

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.0.0.29

Pros

If it would work within firefox 5 .

Cons

where do I start

Summary

all i get is black screen, I am using 64 bit pc.pulling my hair trying to find a pdf reader witrhin firefox 5 that gives me the option to SAVE. was using foxit , but that has gone to the dogs./

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.0.29
Version 2.0.0.29:
  • Web Browser Integration - preview PDF files from within Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Nitro PDF Creator 2 - all-new PDF creation engine enables users to create PDF files up to 4 times faster, with 50% reduction in file size
  • Optimized Rendering Engine - draw and display PDF files on-screen faster with crisp rendering of text and graphics
  • QuickSign - import a scanned image of your handwritten signature to sign and return documents electronically in just seconds
  • Optional Content Group (OCG) Layers - show and hide content layers within PDF files with support for printing layer views and scripting OCG interaction in form controls
  • XFA Form Support - fill-in and save static XML Form Architecture (XFA) forms
General
Publisher Nitro PDF Software
Publisher web site http://www.nitropdf.com
Release Date June 21, 2011
Date Added June 21, 2011
Version 2.0.0.29
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.6MB
File Name nitro_pdf_reader_32_dlm.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 574,172
Downloads Last Week 3,315
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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