Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit)

Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit)

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5
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Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 204 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    604,516
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 20, 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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5 stars

"A must-have PDF Reader"

January 15, 2012  |  By bciocco

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.1.1.3

Pros

Small
Starts fast
Easy to use
Many options
Views PDFs
Prints documents to PDF

Cons

None that I could find.

Summary

One of the first things I do on all of the computers I maintain is install Nitro PDF reader and remove the bloated Acrobat reader program that does not have as many features. I have two 64 bit and three 32 bit versions and all perform flawlessly and do not have to be updated as often as the competitors.

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5 stars

"Fast. Extremely Fast & Easy."

January 13, 2012  |  By ImNLetsRoll

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.1.1.3

Pros

Fast. Fast. Fast.

Cons

None yet. I've had it 4 months.

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5 stars

"Better than any other PDF readers"

January 08, 2012  |  By NotMyProblem

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.1.1.3

Pros

No water mark, no "Evaluation only" marking and it's free. It is easy to use. You can also put your signature too. I un-installed my other reader.

Cons

Nothing I can find, just great. Should have found it earlier

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5 stars

"five stars revieu"

January 08, 2012  |  By ashrafulansari01

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.1.1.3

Pros

This Nitro PDF Reader definitely disrobes 5 stars from me.
As I use Adobe Acrobat 9 pro extended before. Because of some ease editing functions made it one of the best software to me.

Cons

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5 stars

"Does Everything It Claims & Does Them Very Well"

December 28, 2011  |  By Old Dog New Tricks

 |  Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 2.1.1.3

Pros

- Uncluttered Pleasing & Customable GUI makes it very easy to use
- No Watermarks
- Excellent PDF Creation Tool, but didn't find the need for using the drag-and-drop method (took too long) - just clicked on the Create From File icon instead !
- Fantastic facility to sign a PDF with a copy of your own signature
- Just Loved the Extract Images from PDF feature - So Simple
- Some Simple Editing Tools incl Pop Up Notes, Typing, Cross-out Text, Highligter BUT (See Cons)

Cons

- Would like to see more FREE editing tools especially the Stamps Palette, File Attachment Tool & the Arrow Tool that come with the Paid Version. Unreasonable I know, but I get all these plus more from PDF XChange Viewer and for free. The same goes for document management features like add or delete or combine pages.
- Slightly Invasive Download which automatically declared itself as my default PDF reader, although you can change the preferences
- Shame you cannot set the default opening view to include the Thumbnails pane, but have to click the icon every visit
- Found the Help Function short on detail for some subjects

Summary

There's no doubting that this is excellent software and well worth the FREE price. The GUI is very easy to use with large icons along the top, cleverly grouped by function similarity making for easy task selection. You can also customise the tool bar although I haven't found the need, and it's clear that a lot of thought was put into it by the authors.
Nitro PDF most probably does more than any other comparable free software allowing you to view, create and edit PDF's plus a host of other goodies including the ability to email PDF's. I intend keeping PDFXChange Viewer for when I need some editing tools and the bookmarking facility not supplied with the free version of Nitro, and PDF Redirect for the document management features also not supplied with the free Nitro. However, given the rich supply of other features unique to Nitro including Image Extraction, Electronically Signing et al, I cannot see me waiting long before upgrading to Nitro Pro and dispensing with the others (as good as they are)

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Nitro PDF Software
Publisher web site http://www.nitropdf.com
Release Date December 20, 2011
Date Added December 20, 2011
Version 2.1.1.3
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.6MB
File Name nitro_pdf_reader_32_dlm.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 604,516
Downloads Last Week 2,815
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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