Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit)

Nitro PDF Reader (32-bit)

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 203 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.6.5
  • Total Downloads:
    576,890
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 01, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Nitro PDF Reader bills itself as the only free PDF reader that also creates and converts PDFs. Its compact, attractive user interface borrows from Office, including a Ribbon-style toolbar. A packed Help tab offers a User Guide, Learning Center, Knowledge Base, and more -- you can even share ideas for improving Nitro Reader. Specific downloads are available for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows; we tried Nitro PDF Reader 32-bit.

Pros

Create PDFs: The ability to create and convert PDFs clearly sets Nitro Reader apart from other free readers. Even if the competition starts offering similar capabilities, Nitro Reader has a substantial head start.

Collaborate: Nitro Reader's collaboration tools include sticky notes, text markups with comments, and the ability to summarize and sort comments.

Signature profiles: You can create multiple password-protected digital signatures for specific needs.

QuickSign: A single click of Nitro Reader's QuickSign feature will stamp documents with your handwritten signature and return them to sender.

Cons

Competition: Nitro faces stiff competition from other popular PDF readers, offering their own combination of features and advantages. Some free tools will match Nitro feature-for-feature in future releases.

Bottom Line

Nitro Reader is free, installs in one go, and does more than similar freeware, starting with the biggie -- creating PDFs. That gives it a long leg up, not only on other free readers but also ad-hoc collections of PDF freeware that manage to do the same basic job as Nitro Reader, but without any kind of software compatibility or interoperability.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • 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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Nitro PDF Software
Publisher web site http://www.nitropdf.com
Release Date August 01, 2013
Date Added August 01, 2013
Version 3.5.6.5
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 1.6MB
File Name nitro_pdf_reader_32_dlm.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 576,890
Downloads Last Week 3,347
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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