With the acquisition of PDFpen, we have found the perfect complement and addition to extend the Nitro Productivity Platform to even more customers and users.
Today, I’m excited to announce Nitro’s acquisition of PDFpen, the much-loved suite of PDF productivity apps for Mac, iPad and iPhone developed by Smile, Inc.
When Nitro went public on the ASX in late 2019, I recalled then how much our founding vision — to make document productivity easy, powerful and available to all — would continue to drive us forward in our next chapter. In fact, our mission to help customers along their digital transformation journey has only further solidified over the last 18 months with the revolution in remote and hybrid work, where streamlining and digitizing business processes and workflows is now more important than ever.
During the pandemic we watched as the usage of our PDF productivity tools soared, with over two billion documents opened in Nitro Pro during 2020. In that same time, Nitro Sign also logged over one million eSignature requests (and counting!) as customers replaced paper and pen with a newer, faster, more cost-effective alternative.
With the acquisition of PDFpen, we have found the perfect complement and addition to extend the Nitro Productivity Platform to even more customers and users. The PDFpen team has deep roots in developing intuitive, easy-to-use and highly popular apps for Mac, iPad and iPhone users, and we’re thrilled to be adding their expertise to expand Nitro’s core capabilities across those platforms. And, we’re just as excited to welcome the phenomenal PDFpen team to the Nitro family. Together, we share common values, an intense focus on the customer and a relentless passion to transform how the world works with documents.
For our valued customers and partners, this means getting even more from the Nitro Productivity Platform, and the ability to easily extend PDF productivity to all users natively on Mac, iPhone and iPad devices everywhere.
As the world continues to embrace new and more efficient ways of working, Nitro will remain hyper-focused on our vision of 100% digital document workflows and powerful productivity for all. In so many ways, and especially as we welcome PDFpen to the Nitro family, we feel like we’re just getting started!