October 10, 2012 08:00 ET

Nitro Launches Nitro Reader 3.0, Makes Powerful PDF Tools Available to Anyone

New Version Enables Users to Create, Review, and Sign PDF Files More Easily -- and It's Still Free

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) - Nitro, the company that redefined the "PDF reader" category with the original launch of Nitro Reader, a free replacement for Adobe® Reader®, today announced the release of Nitro Reader 3.0, the latest version of its award-winning PDF viewer and creator.

With over 30 million downloads since its release in 2010, Nitro Reader is the only free PDF viewer and creator that enables users to easily create, read, sign, secure, and collaborate with digital documents.

"We started out with a mission that was as simple as it was ambitious," said Nitro CEO, Sam Chandler. "We wanted to build a product that met and exceeded the needs of a billion-user category by making the basic things that 99% of users need to do with documents -- like creating, reviewing, and signing -- incredibly easy to use, and free."

Nitro Reader 3.0 includes a number of key feature and functionality updates:

  • Auto-save and recovery: Silently back up and save open documents at user-defined intervals, automatically recovering in the unlikely event of a system crash or power outage.
  • Smart Alignment for Type Text: Make filling in scanned or static (no active fields) forms easier, and add text to pages neatly with perfect grid alignment.
  • Smaller file sizes: New annotation compression technology results in significant file size reductions after commenting, marking up, signing, form-filling, etc.

To download and learn more about Nitro Reader, please visit

About Nitro
Australian-founded and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Nitro develops intuitive solutions that enable people to work smarter with digital documents. From companies like Boeing® and IBM® to small and home businesses, millions of people worldwide use Nitro products -- like the award-winning Nitro Pro and Nitro Reader -- to create, edit, and share information using PDF.

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