Nitro PDF Reader

Quickly view and scan PDFs with ease

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    7.1 (103)
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  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

Nitro PDF Reader is a powerful PDF editor capable of performing multiple functions. It allows you to perform basic as well as advanced editing tasks on PDF documents.

It has a well designed interface. Over time, the release of new versions has made the program more stable and user-friendly.

In addition to reading PDF documents, Nitro PDF Reader gives several editing options. For instance, users have the option to annotate documents, highlight selected text or insert comments and notes. You can also batch extract images in a PDF document. It allows users to convert a PDF document into plain text, simplifying the editing process.

Virtual Printer is also a useful feature of Nitro PDF Reader. Using the virtual printer, you can convert and save any document to PDF format. From the printing options, select Nitro PDF Creator, a virtual printer driver, to process the conversion. Using this option, you can create PDF documents from any Windows program that has printing capabilities. Additionally, there are more than 300 formats that you can convert to PDF.

It also supports a simple drag and drop method to create PDF files. Drag and drop the files you want to convert to the desktop icon of Nitro PDF Reader to process the conversion.

It offers numerous conversion options to choose from. For instance, you can customize the colors, font, quality of output, and page size and orientation from the options.

The program is fairly easy to use and doesn’t require any technical expertise. It offers enhanced options to users but doesn’t really make it complicated for users to avail those options.

It offers a variety of tools and buttons on the top menu options. You can get more information about these buttons and options by hovering the mouse on them.

It is an intuitive program capable of telling text from an image. It will automatically open the relevant pane when PDFs with additional features, such as comments and signatures are opened.

PDF applications have so far lacked a free alternative that offers features just as powerful as a paid program. Nitro PDF Reader provides the answer to this problem, creating a program that is just as professional as paid software but at no cost to users.

Nitro PDF Reader makes it simple to sign digital documents. You do not have to print a PDF only to sign it before mailing it to the concerned person. With Nitro PDF Reader, you create your ‘QuickSign’ profile and upload an image of your signature. It can then be used to sign documents instantly.


  • Attractive interface
  • Extract text/image from document
  • Convert documents to PDF in multiple ways

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