Nitro Productivity Suite is a great PDF editor & alternative to Adobe
Updated October 18, 2022

Nitro Productivity Suite is a great PDF editor & alternative to Adobe

Austin Lin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Nitro Productivity Suite

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.
  • Positive - Cheaper than Adobe
  • Positive - Allows us to modify PDF documents from our clients to submit our proposals.
  • Positive - Allows us to convert PDF documents to MS Word to share with our consultants and others without a PDF editor who contributes to our proposals.
  • Negative - Need to upgrade to get the latest features/versions unlike something like MS/Office 365 where we just get updates automatically and free for the monthly fee. Maybe they will or need to move to a subscription solution versus a product price.
I think Adobe is probably the best PDF solution since they essentially developed and own the PDF format, but Nitro is a very good alternative and is more competitively priced.

If our clients didn't use PDF documents or sent us everything in MS Word, then our Office 365 would be all we need. The ability to convert PDF to MS Word is critical for our needs so it pretty much Nitro or Adobe it seems.
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.

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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.