Nitro Productivity Suite

Nitro Productivity Suite

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Nitro Productivity Suite


What is Nitro Productivity Suite?

Nitro Productivity Suite combines electronic signature and general PDF editing, from Nitro, Inc. It is built around capabilities such as getting approvals and esignatures in seconds and sharing and reviewing documents from anywhere.
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  • $9.99 per month per user
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What is Nitro Productivity Suite?

Nitro helps individuals and businesses streamline document processes, eliminate unnecessary printing, lower costs, and enable remote work. The Nitro Productivity Suite™ is the core solution, providing customers with: integrated PDF productivity via Nitro Pro™, unlimited eSigning via Nitro Sign™, and business intelligence via Nitro Analytics™ tools through a horizontal, SaaS, and desktop-based software suite.

The vendor presents the Nitro Productivity Suite as a document productivity solution that provides PDF editing and unlimited eSigning together in one affordable package. With Customer Success and Nitro Analytics, Nitro aims to help businesses accelerate user adoption, optimize document workflows, drive measurable digital transformation, and demonstrate ROI.

Nitro Productivity Suite Features

  • Supported: Document Management
  • Supported: Reminders and Expirations
  • Supported: Sign-In Process
  • Supported: Signature Workflow
  • Supported: Signature Document Creation
  • Supported: Enterprise Scalability
  • Supported: Regulatory Compliance
  • Supported: Signature History and Audit
  • Supported: Editing History
  • Supported: Integration APIs

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Nitro Productivity Suite Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationWindows Phone, Mobile Web
Supported LanguagesGerman, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish

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Nitro Productivity Suite combines electronic signature and general PDF editing, from Nitro, Inc. It is built around capabilities such as getting approvals and esignatures in seconds and sharing and reviewing documents from anywhere.

Nitro Productivity Suite starts at $9.99.

Adobe Acrobat and DocuSign are common alternatives for Nitro Productivity Suite.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of Nitro Productivity Suite are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
All users in our corporate office use Nitro. We use it to view and edit PDF documents that we receive from our clients. We also convert PDF documents to MS Word documents when we have to share parts of those documents to employees, consultants, and others who do not have a PDF editor like Nitro.
  • Editing PDF documents to complete blank forms
  • Viewing PDF documents
  • Converting PDF documents to MS Word
  • Providing e-signature functionality
  • Editing PDF documents to add page numbering
  • Editing PDF documents to remove text
  • Editing PDF documents to insert images
  • The font choices could be better and more robust.
  • Sometimes converting PDF documents to MS Word has formatting problems, like with some tables.
  • Converting MS Word to PDF can be slow sometimes, meaning it is faster to save the MS Word document as a PDF than selecting the file for conversion using the Nitro PDF convert option.
Nitro Productivity Suite is well suited for PDF viewing and editing and conversion of PDF documents to MS Word. It is also good for e-signatures and PDF post-processing, like page numbering, combining PDF documents, and inserting header and footer information on documents.

Nitro is not perfect and can have issues converting complex items into MS Word, particularly with some tables and special formatted forms. It also doesn't have all the fonts and document editing features that MS Word has.
Nitro checks all the boxes for what we need. It is fairly priced, it allows us to read and edit PDF documents, convert PDF to MS Word and convert MS Word to PDF. It allows us to combine multiple files and do all the post processing like adding page numbers and adding headers and footers.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In our organization, Nitro Productivity Suite is used to create, edit and digitally sign documents. Over the last two years, the pandemic has caused many of us to work remotely. Hence virtual document sharing became more of a priority, especially the signing of important and urgent documents. The scope of my use entailed getting the relevant authorizations for specific financial documents as well as communicating and working with the external auditors.
  • Documents are converted easily to PDF.
  • The creation of documents signatures.
  • Edits and completes blank PDF forms.
  • Converting from PDF to Microsoft Word can be complicated at times. Some parts of a document such as tables are not converted properly.
  • Sometimes it appears to be easier to save MS Word documents to PDF rather than using NPS to convert. It can be a bit slow to convert at times.
  • In my view, it wasn't user friendly at the beginning.
Being a Nonprofit organization that produces a lot of publications on various projects, NPS allows us to create, edit and convert documents to suit the needs of our International Donor Partners and other stakeholders. In my own experience using this software, it is used less in our finance department since most of our documents originate from our accounting system and hence there is limited need for PDF management internally.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We needed an inexpensive PDF editor for our 2 person department and Nitro was recommended by our IT consultant.
  • Easily converts .doc to PDF
  • Makes PDFs editable
  • Unbundles PDF pages
  • Steep learning curve [in my experience]
  • Edited fields tend to overlap
  • [I feel it has a] clunky interface
If you need full PDF editing functionality, Nitro is likely not for you but if you need a PDF editor for minor changes to PDF, it's probably OK.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our office uses NitroPro v12 primarily to view and sign PDF documents. A limited number of staff use the tool to edit PDF documents and the PDF print driver to generate PDFs. It works on 90% of the PDF documents we receive. Some PDFs still require Adobe Acrobat to view properly. The key features we use are:
  • View PDF
  • Sign PDF
  • Edit PDF
  • Redaction tool
  • Prefer the perpetual license purchase vs subscription/SAS model.
  • Digitally sign
  • Edit and redaction
  • Generate PDF with print driver
  • Improve viewing/compatibility with all PDF formats.
Nitro is well suited for the common tasks we use like include viewing and editing. The redaction tool is very useful when sharing documents with sensitive information. The downfall is we still must use Adobe Acrobat on occasion. Some PDFs will not open, view, or print properly in Nitro.
Matthew McGinnis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Nitro Productivity Suite is an intuitive product that allows us to read and modify PDF's. OCR feature will scan a document and make it editable. I love being able to combine several documents into one as well as convert PDFs to word, excel, etc. Also love that we can make up a document for contract discussions and the ability to request signature.
  • Document conversion from PDF to word, excel, ppt, etc
  • Comparing documents
  • Password protecting documents and sharing with specific users only
  • A little challenging to mark up a document w/ comments
  • The search function is good but not great when using keywords in large documents.
Nitro Productivity Suite is a lot more user-friendly than Adobe products, as well as not costing nearly as much. I have used Nitro Productivity Suite is a company with 50000+ employees as well as my new company, which is much smaller. Very robust with great capability to scale up and down.
Only needed support for purchasing the product. Everything went well
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are currently using Nitro Productivity Suite as the all-in-one solution for managing the documents in our marketing department. We use it all the time, to sign forms using the e-signing feature electronically and we also use it a lot to OCR many handwritten documents and surveys that we use in our campus with students and faculty members.
  • Easy to use
  • The fasted product in combining and converting files
  • No mobile app available for IOS
Nitro Productivity Suite is the best productivity tool to manage documents files on the computer. The software product is very suitable for editing pdf files with nitro. Also, merging, combining, and converting files works fast and well-using nitro. Signing electronic files is very reliable and easy for our department.
Never contacted Nitro Productivity Suite customer support. The software is straightforward and straight forward and doesn't need any prior experience.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We found this to a more powerful alternative at a lower cost than Acrobat. This gave us a lot of similar functionality, plus more features than Acrobat was offering. The cost was the largest reason we went to this. PDF conversion and e-signature are our most used products in this software.
  • Low cost.
  • E-signature capability.
  • Edit PDFs.
  • Could use a more user-friendly format.
  • Not as well known as competitors.
  • Doesn't offer something completely unique.
This is a great alternative for an SMB company. The cost is fantastic, the features you are looking for are there and a few you may not have known about. If you're looking for a full-blown Acrobat type program, this is an alternative, but if you're using any other Adobe cloud features, I would go with that.
Francis kimani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Nitro is very effective for our organization as we deal with a lot of PDF and Word format documents. It is fast and rarely does it have bugs. All the departments in the organization use Nitro on a daily basis. We used to have another application but it was not as essential as Nitro. On purchasing Nitro we have not changed the use of the application since.
  • It is fast
  • Bug free
  • Integrates with other software easily
Nitro is well suited for all organizations dealing with PDF and Word document conversion.
Ariel Dunay | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Nitro is used as our main document viewer and signing tool. We use it to secure files to send to external partners, send around for edits within the internal team, and to collaborate on multi-team tasks. It's being used by all facets of the organization. I would say the biggest business problem it addresses is the speed in which things can be accomplished. It's much easier for someone to review something on Nitro, maybe attach a few documents, and sign it rather than have to print re-scan, etc.
  • Ability to combine files SEAMLESSLY and order them around as necessary (so underrated)
  • Signing not only for yourself but for others. Helpful for those who have been granted the authority to sign for VPs and directors
  • Much easier to use than some other PDF viewing services
  • There have been times when saving certain figures has been lost, could be made clearer
  • Multi-language support would be helpful! Our teams abroad sometimes struggle with the advanced features that have a lot of prompts
  • Being able to combine multi media files! Emails, PDFs, JPGs, etc. would be really nice.
Well suited for anyone and any company, honestly. It's just one of the tools everyone should have. It would be less appropriate I guess for teams that don't use signing features or who already rely on a cloud software with the same functionality.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We needed a solution to modify PDF files and were looking to initially buy a couple of full version Adobe licenses but when I found out what the cost was for something that really wasn't used all that often I knew I had to look further. In doing research I found Nitro Professional could do everything we needed it to do for a fraction of the cost. We purchased our licenses immediately and began utilizing the product right away.
  • Able to modify PDF files easily without having to stick a lot of money out.
  • Customer service has been good when we needed them.
  • Software was easy to use and I know this because I don't get many calls on it from a support standpoint.
  • The version we have which is a little older had features in odd places such as adding pages to a PDF was kind of buried.
  • Product seems to run a little slow in a Citrix environment. I believe it would run better on a dedicated PC.
  • I'd like for them to try and mimic Adobe more as that seems to be laid out a little better for end user features.
Regardless of features that may be hard to find or missing, for most people, this product is going to meet all expectations that they are needing at a fraction of the cost. We purchased 8 licenses for the same amount as 2 full version Adobe licenses at the time. Price can't be beat.
John Plecki | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Nitro mainly for the PDF aspects of the suite. In construction it has been an asset when viewing and editing prints and admin has used it regularly when editing contracts.
  • PDF editing for construction - call outs, measurements, line editing, clouding, and many more
  • PDF editing for Admin - moving pages within documents, highlighting and call outs
  • Personally I have used it several times to convert documents
  • Set a default print size
  • Ability to create a size for opening a new document
As a new home builder we have found Nitro to be the perfect choice.
Benjamin E. Jerew | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As a freelance automotive writer, most of my research and writing is done in Microsoft Office, but sometimes I need to interact with PDF files beyond simply reading them. I use Nitro PDF Pro to extract and remix PDFs, as well as publish eBooks and documents I don't want others to edit. Nitro PDF integrates well with Office as an export plugin, and also supports PDF conversion to Excel and Word formats.
  • MS Word Export-to-PDF Plugin can export one page or a hundred pages flawlessly.
  • One-Time Purchase is better for my business' bottom line.
  • Complete PDF suite allows me to do everything I need with PDF files.
  • Buying current version included next major upgrade (When Nitro PDF 11 went to Nitro PDF 12)
  • Familiar MS Office-style UI.
  • OCR doesn't work very well (honestly, does ANY optical character recognition work?)
  • Conversion sometimes results in artifacts and corrupted sections, but on the whole is pretty good.
  • Nitro PDF 11 wasn't very stable, but that seems to have been fixed with Nitro PDF 12
If you only need to publish PDFs, MS Office does it well enough, but a PDF plugin is better. If you only need to read PDFs, you don't need anything more than MS Word or maybe Adobe Acrobat. On the other hand, if you need to extract pages, convert PDFs, or remix PDFs, then you need the features Nitro PDF provides. Nitro works well for my one-man-army, and could be implemented easily into small companies, too. The full Nitro Productivity Suite offers document management across multiple users where collaboration is required.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[It's] Being used organization-wide. Made the decision to leverage Nitro as a feature rich and cost reduction effort vs. current investment in Adobe. The product has been well received. Nitro as an organization has a very strong customer support team which has proven valuable in the implementation and adoption of the tool.
  • Modern user interface
  • Easy to use editing functionality
  • Form-based template design is still a bit lacking over Adobe
Strong competitor to Adobe across the board.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In my previous role, our organization used Nitro PDF and then Nitro Productivity Suite as our primary PDF creation, editing, and management tool. We owned licenses for just over half of our 150 staff members. Nitro was used for prepping content to be posted online, generating and signing of contracts/agreements and editing historical PDF files where the originals were no longer available.
  • Formatting of PDFs is a strong point. Nitro contains all of the features that my organization needed and is very strong in comparison to Adobe, especially at what was a much lower cost for us.
  • Nitro performs very well with electronic signatures, which allowed me to move my procurement work into the digital space.
  • Securing of PDFs is another feature we used to help ensure that once the files left our control, the message could not be changed.
  • OCR functionality was also very useful to turn an image PDF into editable text.
  • For the on-premises version that we were using, the integration into Microsoft Office applications was not always reliable. Add-ins would lock up occasionally.
  • The software wasn't updated as regularly as I would have liked. Perhaps it didn't need it, but we would usually only be notified of one or two patches per year. That could have been our issue, though.
The only place where I can think that it would be less appropriate is if you are working in an Adobe Creative Cloud shop. If you need tight integration to other Adobe tools, using Nitro won't help you.

It is useful for any other organization that creates, manages and edits PDF documents.
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