Nitro PDF just released Nitro PDF Reader 2.0 – the second version of its free PDF Reader software. Fresh out of a one year beta, the new version is faster, more intuitive, and packed with new features including web browser integration and support for OCG layers.
Not familiar with Nitro PDF Reader? You should be. It is the only FREE PDF reader that reads and creates unlimited PDFs from over 300 different formats. It’s about as fully-functional as paid software but there are no annoying ads or pop-ups typically found in free products. In addition, Nitro PDF Reader 2.0 is more secure than some of the other PDF readers out there with the ability to disable java script, restrict Internet access and specify a list of trusted sites.
New features include:
- QuickSign – import a scanned image of your handwritten signature to sign documents electronically in just seconds
- Microsoft Office Interface – Unlike other PDF Readers, the Nitro PDF Reader uses the same interface as Microsoft Office products, so you know exactly where to find things
- Nitro PDF Creator 2 – all-new PDF creation engine enables you to create PDF files up to 4 times faster, with 50% reduction in file size
- Browser integration –open and save PDF in popular browsers like IE 9.0, Firefox 4.0 and Google Chrome without having to switch back and forth between software programs
- Optimized Rendering Engine – draw and display PDF files on-screen faster with crisp rendering of text and graphics
- Optional Content Group (OCG) Layers – show and hide content layers within PDF files with support for printing layer views and scripting OCG interaction in form controls
- XFA Form Support – fill-in and save static XML Form Architecture (XFA) forms
And that’s just some of the new features – there are more enhancements including an updated Ribbon UI, workflow refinements and improved performance (to name a few).
“We’ve added new functionality, but what this release really represents is a quantum leap in performance, quality, and overall usability,” said Nitro CTO, Chris Dahl. “We had no intention of shedding the beta tag until we were genuinely confident in the product – confident it would stand up to the test of deployment at scale and easily handle pretty much anything a user might throw at it. Our biggest priority in the past twelve months has been establishing a real dialog with our user community. We’ve actively sought their feedback and opinions throughout the process, and it’s something we’ll always do. In the end, they know better than anyone how we can continue to improve.”
Nitro PDF Reader 2.0 is free, with Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish language versions available for download at www.nitroreader.com