PrimoPDF

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1744 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    33,449,453
  • Date Added:
    April 02, 2008
  • File Size:
    7.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    37,337
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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PrimoPDF 4 converts just about any file type to a PDF, using the source program the file was created with and its print command. Two new changes make the program easier to use and more useful. The interface redesign is definitely easier to navigate, and users can now choose to email the PDF instantly after its creation.

The conversion process from whatever document is on your screen to PDF is quick and efficient. Other features include a security feature, which allows the user to wrap the PDF in 40-bit or 128-bit encryption, PDF merging, and password protection. The user also can restrict editing of the new PDF, leaving comments and making other changes.

Primo's size is surprisingly large for such an unobtrusive app, and it's absolutely necessary to launch the read-me file at the end of installation, since the application loads no icons and leaves no other visible traces on your machine, except in the Start menu's All Programs.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 49 votes

    • 5 star 27
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 1744 votes

    • 5 star 823
    • 4 star 555
    • 3 star 118
    • 2 star 72
    • 1 star 176
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5 stars

"Excellent!"

January 07, 2009  |  By dcejohnson

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.1

Pros

It is easy to use and actually does what one would expect of this type of product. It's conversion properties make it a bona fide application for those seeking professionalsm and ease of use.

Cons

What's not to like? It works -- easily and well

Summary

I have used Adobe from its inception and have never been happy with it. It is over-priced and does not do a fraction of what this product does. It makes me very happy to be productive, professional and to have some money in my pocket for my efforts -- racing my deposit to the bank Adobe is a sad thing. If all they want are the wealty and/or business class buyers, they should discontinue their free Reader and notify the less financially and less technically saavy not to bother visiting their site.

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

May 11, 2008  |  By dalla_via

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.1

Pros

Adobe programs are so bad... This program is very light and very fast and converts files to pdf with many options and security encription. Excellent!

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5 stars

"it works fine so far"

May 08, 2008  |  By Yin-Wong Cheung

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.1

Pros

It converts files into pdf's quite accurately

Cons

N.A.

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5 stars

"Great pdf creation software and easy to use."

May 08, 2008  |  By swampturkey

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.1

Pros

Easy to use and lots of quality settings.

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5 stars

"Simple wonder"

May 04, 2008  |  By tokuzoh

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.1

Pros

Everything is carefully worked out

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1 stars

"Not up to expectations"

May 04, 2008  |  By blaineb

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.1

Pros

I actually liked and used this program when I was running 32-bit Windows XP. It seemed to do the job, and was unobtrusive.

Cons

The bad thing is that I have since switched to 64-bit Vista. I downloaded the installer from download.com and it informed me that I would have to go to the publisher's site to get a 64-bit installer. I would have preferred a 32 bit/64 bit option at Download.com, but that's not relavant. The installer ran fine, but I have not been able to get any output at all from it. I've watched the print queue for the Primo driver, and I see my document pop in, but it goes right away without asking me where I want to save it. The best I can determine, all of my attempts have gone off to The Big Bit Bucket never to be seen again. I'd like to go back to using Primo, but instead, I've moved on to a solution that installed on Vista-64 from the version I downloaded from Download.com and works just fine.

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5 stars

"How did I live without it"

May 04, 2008

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.1

Pros

The prior version was good, this version is even better.

It really takes no thinking to create a PDF from any software product.

Cons

At the moment, I'm happy.

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5 stars

"special"

May 03, 2008  |  By 676767gian

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.1

Pros

read

Cons

no

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4 stars

"Good Utility if you really need all these features."

May 03, 2008  |  By MrLarryB2k

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.1

Pros

This utility includes almost every feature in a PDF printer driver that you could ever need. It is totally free and not limited or crippled in any way. It is not a trial, it is the complete unlimited package.

Cons

This is overkill for most users. A 19megabit download for a printer driver? For a simpler solution download Bullzip PDF freeware. It has all the same features in under 4MB. Also, PDF Writer and Cute PDF are free but no encryption.

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1 stars

"How does this crapware bloat my Word document?"

May 02, 2008  |  By raymond7

 |  Version: PrimoPDF 4.0.1

Cons

How did PrimoPDF take a 285K Word document and turn it into a 1.85M PDF file!? When I examined the contents in Notepad, I found so much unneeded inserted spaces and other unnecessary characters, I found out why PrimoPDF isn't so primo! I'm sticking with my tried and true Adobe Acrobat 6.0.6! I know Acrobat works!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.1
Version 4.0.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Nitro PDF Software
Publisher web site http://www.nitropdf.com
Release Date April 02, 2008
Date Added April 02, 2008
Version 4.0.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 7.2MB
File Name InternationalPrimoPDF.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 33,449,453
Downloads Last Week 37,337
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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