SOURCE: Nitro PDF Software

Nitro PDF Software

October 25, 2010 10:01 ET

Nitro PDF Software Celebrates Milestone as PrimoPDF Passes 20 Million Downloads

World's Most Popular Free PDF Creation Tool Downloaded by Five Million People in Past 12 Months Alone

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) -  Nitro PDF Software, the company behind the award-winning Nitro PDF Reader and Nitro PDF Professional, today announced yet another milestone achievement for PrimoPDF as it passed 20 million downloads on CNET®™, cementing its #1 position in the 'PDF Software' category. The success of the ubiquitous utility is indicative of significant, global demand for free, high-quality PDF creation, prompting Nitro to include PrimoPDF's functionality in Nitro PDF Reader, the world's only free PDF reader and creator.

"We've always believed that providing our users with a means to create PDF files -- even those who may never purchase a full-featured solution -- is crucial to the format's future, creating a truly bi-directional means of information exchange that's not restricted to users who pay," said Nitro CEO, Sam Chandler. "We extended this functionality to Nitro Reader for this exact reason. We love PDF, and something so vital to its wider adoption and usage simply needs to be free."

Nitro Reader's lauded feature-set transformed expectations within the category, delivering unsurpassed and unrestricted functionality in line with Nitro's vision -- to empower people to do more with digital documents.

"We encourage Primo users to consider Nitro Reader, if they haven't already," added Chris Dahl, Nitro's CTO. "We actually extended the functionality, providing intelligent PDF creation -- Nitro Reader users generate the same high-quality PDF files, but are able to retain elements such as hyperlinks and bookmarks that would otherwise be lost using Primo."

Nitro PDF Reader delivers a feature set still not available in any other free solution, offering unlimited PDF creation and the ability to type text or stamp a handwritten signature directly onto the page, as well as unrestricted file saving (including PDF forms,) and enhanced collaboration functionality, allowing users to not only add comments and sticky notes, but also highlight, cross-out, and underline text. Its unique and powerful functionality earned a corresponding list of awards, including the coveted CNET Editors' Choice.

Nitro PDF Reader is free and available for download:

PrimoPDF is free and available for download:

About Nitro PDF Software

Nitro PDF Software is one of the world's leading PDF software vendors and the company behind the first true replacement for Adobe Acrobat, Nitro PDF Professional, and the award-winning free Nitro PDF Reader. Nitro PDF Software's Free Family of PDF products have been downloaded more than 35 million times, and include the world's #1 free PDF creator, PrimoPDF, and the world's #1 free PDF web browser extension, PDF Download.

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 "Editors' Choice" and "Product of the Year" awards and are used by millions of people worldwide, including a significant number of Fortune 500 organizations.

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