SOURCE: Nitro PDF Software

Nitro PDF Software

May 25, 2010 08:03 ET

Nitro PDF Software Announces the Release of Its Revolutionary Free Nitro PDF Reader

Premium Functionality in a Free PDF Reader -- Without Compromise

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2010) -  Nitro PDF Software, the company that transformed the PDF software space with the award-winning Nitro PDF Professional, today announced the release of Nitro PDF Reader, the only free PDF viewer to also offer free PDF creation. Users of Nitro PDF Reader can add comments, annotations and markups for digital collaboration, fill and save PDF forms, stamp signatures, extract text and images, and type text directly onto the PDF file. Users seeking a fast, fully-featured, free solution with no advertising and no compulsory registration can download Nitro PDF Reader today at: http://www.nitroreader.com

"Nitro PDF Reader aims to revolutionize the PDF reader category, second only to web browsers in world popularity, with class-leading functionality and a ground-breaking user experience," said Chris Dahl, Nitro's CTO. "This was the next logical step for Nitro as we continue to amass the largest user base of free PDF software outside of Adobe and the technology we've developed for our premium products. This is our vision to provide a no-strings-attached, truly free PDF reader that does everything we believe users want and nothing they don't."

Lonn Lorenz, Nitro's Chief Product Officer and globally recognized authority on PDF, added, "The digital document 'revolution' is yet to arrive because there is nothing easy or intuitive enough for a wider audience to use -- let alone something available for free. We developed Nitro PDF Reader for the people who might not need the depth of functionality Nitro Pro offers but still encounter PDF files on a regular basis. Simply stated, our goal is to make working with PDF files as easy as pen and paper."

The Nitro Reader interface is instantly familiar for Microsoft® Office™ users, with intuitive, visual representations of tasks and tools, devoid of onscreen clutter or drop-down menus. Fast and lightweight, the product also offers users customizable security controls, including the option to completely disable JavaScript™ and individually manage PDF files' interactivity with and access to the Internet.

Features include:

  • Familiar and intuitive MS Office Ribbon-style user-interface for uncluttered, streamlined integration with existing workflows.
  • 100% compatibility with other leading PDF readers and editors, including the Adobe® Acrobat® family of products.
  • Context-intelligent UI and tools to allow navigation panels to appear only when relevant to the PDF file opened, and move/select tools know when user is selecting text or images.
  • Fill-in and save forms to easily bypass the process of filling, printing and then scanning for electronic delivery or archival.
  • PDF File Creation from any existing software, using customized and preset output controls from within Nitro PDF Reader or instant, one-click drag-and-drop creation onto the desktop icon.
  • Typing tool to easily type text directly on any page, anywhere in a PDF file.
  • Premium collaboration tools for comment and review, using sticky notes and text markup capabilities such as highlight, cross out or underline, reply to individual annotations and comments and sort individual users' contributions.
  • Signature stamping with the click of a button using your scanned, handwritten signature. Sign PDF files in-application without the need to print and password-protect multiple users' signatures.
  • PDF Preview for email clients that integrates a preview window in Microsoft Outlook (Vista and later) to instantly view the content of PDF attachments without saving and opening the file.
  • Snapshot tool that copies a selected area on any page directly to clipboard to easily repurpose any PDF content for only what is needed.
  • Disable JavaScript functionality to prevent unauthorized access to your computer via malicious coding in PDF files.
  • Restrict web access capability that allows a list of specified web sites to interact with PDF files opened or completely restrict internet activity from within all PDF files.

System requirements:

  • OS Home: Windows® XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7 (x86 and x64 editions)
  • OS Server: Windows Server 2003, 2008 SP1, 2008 R2 (x86 and x64 editions)
  • RAM: 1024 MB system memory
  • Storage: 300MB of available hard drive space
  • CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 and above
  • Display: 1024x768 screen resolution

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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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