Welcome to Nitro's Free PDF Reader

Download free to create, review, sign, and share PDFs.


Download Free
A Free PDF Reader for Windows Only*

Looking for a more robust PDF solution? Try Nitro Pro 10 instead!

Scan, edit, convert and secure your documents like a pro. We're talking major PDF performance with a minor price tag.

See what all the buzz on Nitro Pro is about...

Nitro Pro integrates so well with MS Office, it's the solution we needed for everything PDF related.

Sam Whitney
IT Support Specialist
360 Federal Credit Union

Have you ever thought of a centralized location to do everything you've ever imagined to a PDF file? Well Nitro Pro is the answer!

Amir Orandi
IT Support Specialist
Agropur

Nitro PDF Reader

  • View, print, email, and share PDF files
  • Convert to and from PDF, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint formats
  • Highlight, underline, cross out, and add notes to text and pages
page iconDownload

Nitro Pro 10

Everything that comes with Nitro Reader PLUS:
  • Make scanned PDFs searchable and editable with OCR technology
  • Edit: insert, delete, crop, replace and reorder pages
  • Combine multiple files and file types into one PDF
  • Permanently and securely redact sensitive information
  • eSign, collaborate, and share seamlessly with Nitro Cloud integration
Try Now

Nitro PDF Reader

Download

Nitro Pro 10

Try Now
View, print, email, and share PDF files
check mark
check mark
Convert to and from PDF, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint formats
check mark
check mark
Highlight, underline, cross out, and add notes to text and pages
check mark
check mark
Make scanned PDFs searchable and editable with OCR technology
check mark
Edit: insert, delete, crop, replace, and reorder pages
check mark
Combine multiple files and file types into one PDF
check mark
Permanently and securely redact sensitive information
check mark
eSign, collaborate, and share seamlessly with Nitro Cloud integration
check mark

What can Nitro's Free PDF Reader do for you?

Learn about the best Free PDF reader on the market and the #1 Adobe PDF reader alternative.

Create

  • Create PDFs from virtually any Windows application and from over 300 formats.
  • Drag and drop files to instantly create a document.
  • Customize your PDFs with tools like custom colors, font-embedding, page size, orientation and output quality or keep it simple with preset options.
  • Learn More »

Create

  • Create PDFs from virtually any Windows application and from over 300 formats.
  • Drag and drop files to instantly create a document.
  • Customize your PDFs with tools like custom colors, font-embedding, page size, orientation and output quality or keep it simple with preset options.
  • Learn More »

Review

  • Join the collaboration process-leave comments, address feedback, highlight, underline or strike out text.
  • The intuitive user-interface makes it easy to view PDFs, add text and collaborate with others.
  • When you open a PDF with digital signatures, comments or bookmarks, the relevant pane will automatically display-making it easy to know what to review first.
  • Learn More »

Review

  • Join the collaboration process-leave comments, address feedback, highlight, underline or strike out text.
  • The intuitive user-interface makes it easy to view PDFs, add text and collaborate with others.
  • When you open a PDF with digital signatures, comments ore bookmarks, the relevant pane will automatically display—making it easy to know what to review first.
  • Learn More »

Sign

  • QuickSign any document in seconds, without leaving your desk.
  • Just scan or take a photo of your signature to quickly create your John Hancock.
  • Add password protection to your documents to keep signatures safe and secure.
  • Learn More »

Sign

  • QuickSign any document in seconds, without leaving your desk.
  • Just scan or take a photo of your signature to quickly create your John Hancock.
  • Add password protection to your documents to keep signatures safe and secure.
  • Learn More »

Share

  • All PDFs created with Nitro Reader are 100% compatible with other readers, so you can share securely with anyone, anywhere.
  • Colleagues can also create multiple QuickSign profiles, making it easy to share back and forth between teams and businesses.
  • Learn More »

Share

  • All PDFs created with Nitro Reader are 100% compatible with other readers, so you can share securely with anyone, anywhere.
  • Colleagues can also create multiple QuickSign profiles, making it easy to share back and forth between teams and businesses.
  • Learn More »

Need to edit, convert or combine files?

Learn more about PDF Editing