Nitro PDF Reader, recipient of a 2010 CNET Editors' Choice Award, has officially jumped to version 2.0. After spending 12 months in beta, Nitro PDF Reader 2.0 comes to us with a host of big-time features, several bug fixes, and other minor enhancements. Some of the most important additions to 2.0 include:
Web browser integration
Now you can preview PDF files from within Firefox, Chrome, and IE.
Nitro PDF Creator 2
As if the original built-in PDF creator wasn't enough, now you can pump out PDFs at four times the speed and with a 50 percent reduction in file size.
With this nifty new feature, you can say goodbye to the annoyingly tedious Print-Sign-Scan-Send workflow. QuickSign lets you import a scanned image of your signature and paste it onto "Sign Here" fields.
XFA Form Support
Again, another feature that lets us do away with printing physical copies. With XFA Form Support you can fill out paperwork digitally.
If you're on Windows, and you're still using Adobe Reader, you should strongly consider at least trying Nitro's offering. It's free, it has a built-in PDF creator, and now it comes with a host of features that many of its competitors can't match. Nitro PDF Reader 2.0 is available now on Download.com, and you can get the full run-down of new features here.