SOURCE: Nitro PDF Software

May 06, 2008 16:33 ET

PrimoPDF Soars Into Coveted Top 20 Position on CNET's

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - PrimoPDF, the world's #1 free PDF creator, has recently been ranked by CNET among the top 20 downloads across all software categories on, surpassing even Adobe® Reader® in its popularity. Currently averaging over 100,000 downloads per week on alone, with approximately 15 million users worldwide, PrimoPDF also continues to hold the top position as the most downloaded business software choice for Windows® users on the immensely popular site.

This achievement comes a mere 8 weeks following the announcement of the partnership between activePDF, the company behind PrimoPDF, and Nitro PDF Software, the creators of Nitro PDF Professional, the first true alternative to Adobe Acrobat®. The partnering of these two PDF powerhouses has already yielded significant results, with Nitro PDF achieving record company revenue in the first quarter of 2008 and monthly sales continuing to climb. "This partnership has already surpassed our initial expectations in terms of enhanced awareness and sales growth," stated Sam Chandler, CEO of Nitro PDF. "We are seeing tremendous cross-selling opportunities between PrimoPDF and Nitro PDF Professional. The response from our customers has also been encouraging as users are thrilled to finally see a unified offering of both free basic PDF creation with a more full-featured offering, all under the same roof," Chandler added.

In addition to continued product enhancements, the companies have begun working on auxiliary PrimoPDF partnership opportunities, including a monthly mailing of helpful tips and tricks which is already growing at a rate of over 2000 new subscribers per day.

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®. Competitively priced, Nitro Pro gives 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 industry awards, and are used by millions of people worldwide.

About PrimoPDF

With several million users worldwide, PrimoPDF is a free tool for high-quality PDF creation introduced by activePDF, a leading provider of server-based PDF tools and solutions, as a simple means of making basic PDF generation available to everyone free of charge.

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