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Nitro PDF Software

June 09, 2010 16:31 ET

Acclaimed Nitro PDF Reader Awarded CNET Editors' Choice, Receives Five Stars

Nitro PDF Software's Revolutionary Free PDF Reader Is Deemed Best-in-Class by Leading Technology Portal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2010) -  Nitro PDF Software, the company behind the award-winning Nitro PDF Professional, revolutionized a long-staid category on May 25, 2010, launching Nitro PDF Reader -- the only free PDF reader to offer PDF creation, in addition to a category-leading feature set. Two weeks following the public release, resoundingly positive reviews and a vocal, highly supportive user base have firmly cemented its position as the free PDF viewer of choice -- a category spanning over a billion users worldwide.

Seth Rosenblatt, Senior Associate Editor for CNET, awarded Nitro Reader five out of five stars and concluded that "Nitro PDF Reader 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."

Speaking to Nitro's vision to offer a truly free product with real-world usability and high-value functionality, he added "... there are no hidden tricks. There's no watermarking, no toolbars to install to get added functionality, no restricted saving. Combine the lack of limitations with Nitro's smart interface and smooth performance, and there's no reason not to give the PDF reader an Editors' Choice award."

"We really believed in the relevance and importance of Nitro Reader, and the need for a product like it," said Lonn Lorenz, Nitro's Chief Product Officer. "To see the tremendously positive reaction from the industry and users alike really validates our vision for Nitro Reader and feedback so far has been pretty amazing. CNET is a leading authority in technology, and to join in the company of Firefox and Google Earth, among other reputable brands -- the kind of applications we get excited about -- is incredibly rewarding."

Validation from CNET comes alongside widespread media recognition for the release. Preston Gralla of PC World, 25+ year mainstay and the world's largest circulation computing print publication said, "Nitro PDF Reader is the most powerful free PDF reading and creation tool you can find... if you're looking for a free PDF tool, Nitro PDF Reader is the one to get."

Angus Kidman, Lifehacker Australia Editor, simply stated, "There are lots of free alternatives for reading PDFs, but the newly-released (and equally free) Nitro PDF Reader gives them a serious run for their money... I have to say I'm very impressed."

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About Nitro PDF Software

Nitro PDF Software is one of the world's leading PDF software vendors and the company behind Nitro PDF Professional, the first true alternative to Adobe Acrobat. Headquartered in San Francisco, Nitro PDF Software has operations spanning North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Competitively priced, Nitro PDF Professional provides users full control over PDF documents, including commenting, form-filling and authoring, digital signatures, text editing, one-click creation from Microsoft Office and more. Nitro PDF Software products have won multiple "Product of the Year" and "Top Buy" awards, are seen in retail stores around the globe and are used by millions of people worldwide including a significant number of Fortune 500 organizations.

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