Nitro Pro 11 vs. Adobe® Document Cloud®

See why more than 650,000 customers—including over half of the Fortune 500—prefer Nitro.

PDF software comparison review

Create, convert, edit, fill, sign, and secure PDF files. Nitro Pro equips you with all the tools you need—without the steep learning curve or the hefty price tag.

Adobe DC Standard Nitro Pro 11

User Interface

IMPROVED User-friendly Microsoft Office® 2016–style ribbon UI
NEW Smart Tips provide contextual help
NEW Add Tools feature enables customization of Home tab
IMPROVED Multi-window management enables many windows to be created
NEW Drag-and-drop individual pages between open documents in different windows
NEW Drag-and-drop tabs to view documents in a new window
NEW Product Tour for faster user onboarding
Tab-based file handling
Microsoft Outlook® plugin to create PDFs from email
Floating toolbar for easier access to editing and revision tools
Batch processing: Print, secure, and convert hundreds of documents at a time

PDF and Form Creation

Create PDFs from 300+ file types (with source application installed)
One-click drag-and-drop creation (desktop or application window)
Drag-and-drop a combination of multiple file types into one PDF
PDF form creation and editing
Batch create PDF files

Convert and Export

NEW CAD support enables high-quality rendering of computer-aided design (CAD) drawings
IMPROVED Convert PDFs to and from Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as image formats
NEW PostScript-based document conversion to optimize PDF output quality
Extract text and images
Convert any PDF file to PDF/A 1 & 2 for long-term archiving

Edit Text and Images

Insert and edit text, including font, size, color, and more
Edit images and pages
Edit image properties, including brightness, contrast, colors, and more
Insert and edit Bates numbering/stamping
Optimize, shrink, and repair PDF files
Measurement tool (distance, area, and perimeter)

Print, Scan, and OCR

IMPROVED Customizable layout and printing options, including Booklet and Multiple Pages
NEW Large format printing support for large page sizes
IMPROVED High-fidelity OCR for better accuracy in document layout and design
Create searchable, editable PDFs from scanned image text
Scanned image detection

Review and Markup

Highlight, cross-out, and underline text annotations
Attach files as annotations
Sort, manage, filter, and summarize comments
Apply Dynamic Stamp annotations, including auto-populating author, date, time, and more
Spell check
Compare PDF files to easily identify visual and content differences


IMPROVED Mobile signing experience
Digitally sign, certify, and QuickSign® PDF files
Create Digital Signature Profiles for one-step application of digital signatures
Capture signatures with webcam

Cloud Connectivity

NEW Convert, compress, and combine PDFs from any web browser
IMPROVED Save and store documents online to Google Drive, DropBox, Box, and OneDrive Not Google Drive
IMPROVED Add custom company branding to automated activity and signature request emails
IMPROVED Integration with Worksite Document Management System Requires plugin
Request and receive secure, legally binding electronic signatures (eSignatures) Requires subscription add-on
Invite others to review and mark up online
Share documents securely with others online

Document Security

NEW Microsoft RMS 2.0 support to secure CAD drawings
IMPROVED Microsoft RMS 2.0 support for protected PDF and PPDF files
Add password protection and permissions to PDF files
Redact content and document metadata from PDF files
Support for 64-, 128-, and 256-bit (with R6 Support) encryption
Batch security: Specify and execute a set of security commands to multiple files at once


Windows devices
Mac & iOS devices
Install within thin environments (Terminal Server)
Install within virtualized environments (Microsoft App-V and VMware® ThinApp®)
Install size less than 450MB > 4.5 GB