In the past, PDF Readers are only for viewing/reading purpose which is still not changed with Adobe Reader, but that’s not the case with Nitro PDF Reader which is packed with full of features that no other no other PDF Viewer offers. Today Nitro PDF Reader got version bump to 3.0, yes Nitro PDF Reader 3.0 is a major release as the website of it has been redesigned with its launch and showing download counter.

To summarize what Nitro PDF Reader allows to do us till now is :

You can create customizable PDF documents from over 300 formats. Printing of PDF is so easy that all you need to do is drag and drop a file onto Nitro PDF Reader desktop shortcut icon. PDFs created with this reader are fully compatible with other PDF Readers and editors available on the internet.

Nitro PDF Reader with Intuitive interface offer Office type ribbon for quick access to tasks and tools.

Your team members can collaborate on a PDF file as they can “leave comments, address feedback, and answer questions. Highlight, underline, and strike out text. Place sticky notes anywhere. All while retaining a record of the entire review cycle.”

Signing on documents made easy with QuickSign feature. All you need to do is setup onetime QuickSign profile by adding scanned copy of your signature on paper once that done whenever you need to add electronic signature on a document click on QuickSign button which adds signature on a transparent background which you can email easily.

Read How to import & Stamp your Signature on PDF Forms using Nitro PDF Reader

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Without much ado here are new features of Nitro PDF Reader 3.0

  • Type Text Smart Alignment provides dynamic visual guides to accurately align typed text in reference to other text, form fields, annotations, images, shapes, and other page elements
  •  Auto Recovery automatically restores open PDF files, unsaved document changes, as well as view states and document focus after Nitro has terminated unexpectedly.
  •  Scanned Document Detection shows a notification when the PDF file opened is image-based, or scanned.

Extra pros when compared to other PDF Readers: apart from above mentioned features it doesn’t include toolbars, Evernote integration is a plus, automatically renders static text links  into clickable URLs , 64-bit support, extract images from PDF documents easily.


Currently version 3  offers web installer which we don’t like where in the past offered full installer.

You can download new Nitro PDF Reader 3 from Nitro Reader  website.

Update: Offline installer links for Nitro Reader 3 are added below

Nitro Reader 3 (32-bit)

Nitro Reader 3 (64-bit)