Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit)

Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit)

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.0.41
  • Total Downloads:
    533,839
  • Date Added:
    August 23, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,946
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/Server 2003 x86 R2

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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  • Current Version

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  • 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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  • 2 stars

    "Reviews' Credibility?"

    October 20, 2014   |   By ColdWest

    Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 3.5.6.5

    Pros

    I am on the fence here - CNET says it is excellent... other reviewers are less than enthusiastic...

    Cons

    External reviewers seem to question the program's usefulness - if they had no need to create PDF files, why did they download it?
    Lack of support and inability to uninstall are more concerning...

    Summary

    I will have to pass on this until something more definitive is provided that removes the doubts created in this piece.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works well especially filling forms"

    April 21, 2014   |   By rqpatterson

    Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 3.5.6.5

    Pros

    > Fills in forms
    > Never had an install or program start up issue
    > Smooth running

    Cons

    None found by me.

    Summary

    I prefer this to Adobe Reader because I can fill in forms. Cut and paste works well.

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  • 1 stars

    "Messed up computer, can't get rid of it"

    December 26, 2013   |   By tropicsrfer

    Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 3.5.6.5

    Pros

    None that I needed.

    Cons

    I downloaded this "free" software to change .pdf files to Word document. It doesn't do this unless you pay for the upgrade.

    Why should anyone need a Word to .pdf, since that's built into Word anyway? Obviously a come-on.

    So I tried to uninstall it. You can't. I searched Google and found lots of people trying to uninstall this. Be careful of this one.

    Summary

    Be aware of the drawbacks of this sneaky program.

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  • 2 stars

    "Limited use"

    December 25, 2013   |   By wordwriter3

    Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 3.5.6.5

    Pros

    PDF converter

    Cons

    Read website carefully, went through sign up, tried to upload file. Received error message that Nitro only converts docs up to 50 pages. This should be stated at the beginning, before wasting users' time.

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  • 1 stars

    "Does not work"

    October 07, 2013   |   By cloudsandskye

    Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 3.5.6.5

    Pros

    It used to work well.

    Cons

    Fails to work and produces an error message. No longer appears to be supported, with the last support question answered about a year ago. No way to register for support.

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  • 3 stars

    "Such a great app"

    September 30, 2013   |   By snapthomas1234

    Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 3.5.6.5

    Pros

    It is a full featured PDF reader with annotation tools, image and text extractors and a special tool to convert document to PDF.

    Cons

    doesn't save to eBook format

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  • 4 stars

    "Easy to add digital signature"

    September 04, 2013   |   By lt-tech

    Version: Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit) 3.5.6.5

    Pros

    Nice for everyday use

    Cons

    A little slow to boot up, header options could be a little easier to select and use, a GUI issue--but not terribly significant for experienced users.

    Summary

    Good tool to have.

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    What's new in version 2.5.0.41
    Version 2.5.0.41 includes general stability improvements across various product features.
    General
    Publisher Nitro PDF Software
    Publisher web site http://www.nitropdf.com
    Release Date August 23, 2012
    Date Added August 23, 2012
    Version 2.5.0.41
    Category
    Category Business Software
    Subcategory Document Management Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 x86 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or above
    Download Information
    File Size 1.6MB
    File Name nitro_pdf_reader_32_dlm.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 533,839
    Downloads Last Week 1,946
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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