Nitro PDF Reader (64-bit)

Nitro PDF Reader (64-bit)

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 97 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.5.6.5
File Size:
1.6MB
Date Added:
August 01, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
373,567
Downloads Last Week:
2,827
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 97 votes

    • 5 star: 51
    • 4 star: 23
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 11
  • Current Version:

    2.8

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1 stars

    "Not cool. Installed unwanted additional software"

    August 12, 2014   |   By tonic2

    Version: Nitro PDF Reader (64-bit) 3.5.6.5

    Pros

    Unethical :(

    Cons

    Installed several unwanted application, included then in start-up. Resulted in a bunch of pop-up for paper supplies

    Summary

    Not cool. Dont install rubbish on my computer for a trial. Why would I want to buy it after you do that?

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  • 4 stars

    "Is This Really 64-Bit?!"

    August 07, 2014   |   By mindkampf

    Version: Nitro PDF Reader (64-bit) 3.5.6.5

    Pros

    Easy to use; great features for me; with browser plugins.

    Cons

    See my question - I hope someone can answer.

    Summary

    Just got my first 64-bit machine, with Win 7 Home, so there could be a gap in my knowledge; trying not to get too PO'd.

    If this is a true 64-bit version then why does it install to my x86 folder?

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  • 1 stars

    "This version can't edit - free trial doesn't exist"

    December 19, 2013   |   By RecklessRon1

    Version: Nitro PDF Reader (64-bit) 3.5.6.5

    Pros

    none - I can't edit my document without upgrading for money

    Cons

    They LIE about the free trial

    Summary

    Website says they have a free trial but you have to pay to download in advance. I don't know if they refund you or not but I don't pay upfront for 'free' trials.

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  • 5 stars

    "This is an excellent pdf reader"

    August 06, 2013   |   By IACThiruvananthapuram

    Version: Nitro PDF Reader (64-bit) 3.5.6.5

    Pros

    This is an excellent pdf reader and we can print and add notes. I have to go through it to write more about this.
    No spams No malware unlike most download.com freeware

    Cons

    Nothing till now.

    Summary

    I recommend anybody who finds Adobe reader becoming a nuisance can download this

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