Nitro Pro Review: Best Adobe Acrobat Alternative

a review of nitro pro, best alternative to Adobe Acrobat?

Looking for a class-leading PDF solution that serves as a credible alternative to Adobe Acrobat? A solution that delivers value for money without compromising performance and productivity? Nitro Pro could very well be the answer to your needs. In this post, I will take a look at Nitro Pro and give my thoughts. For the purpose of this Nitro Pro review, I used a Nitro coupon code that gave me a welcome discount on my purchase.

Nitro Pro

Nitro Pro comes complete with all the functionality that users will expect from a professional PDF productivity application. The software empowers users to convert PDF to Microsoft Office formats, to create industry-standard documents using tools such as OCR, to use e-signatures, and to integrate cloud services.

Key features

A powerful tool that can handle professional-level PDF tasks with ease, Nitro Pro simplifies PDF productivity. Those familiar with the MS Office user interface will find it easy to integrate into their workflow. Having spent some time with the product, I can say, confidently, that the company has succeeded in emphasizing the application’s speed and simplicity.

OCR and QuickSign

Key features include OCR (Optical Character Recognition), the editing of image properties within documents, and a comprehensive help section that has a number of handy tutorials. Using its QuickSign feature, users can add signatures to their documents either by drawing them or scanning them.

Convert with ease

Nitro Pro provides users with an array of conversion capabilities such as converting PDF and Microsoft formats, images, plain text, and optimizing your documents for online use. Users can also bulk convert files and combine multiple documents into single files with ease.

Extensive editing

Nitro Pro allows you to perform extensive document editing, from page numbering to inserting logos, comments, and watermarks. Additionally, users are able to add annotations to their documents, stamp them, and take measurements.

Share and collaborate

The software also allows easy sharing of documents and works well with several cloud services, including Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. Users can also collaborate by using a platform like Sharepoint.

Nitro Pro vs Nitro Productivity Suite

The Nitro Productivity Suite which was introduced in 2018 is a combination of Nitro Pro and Nitro Sign into one package. This post on Nitro Pro vs Nitro Productivity Suite provides an in-depth breakdown of the suite.

Nitro Pro vs Adobe Acrobat

a review of nitro pro, best alternative to Adobe Acrobat?

When comparing Nitro Pro vs Adobe Acrobat Standard DC they both share many useful features. Nitro Pro, however, has a number of exclusive advantages:

User interface

  • Suggestions for reducing printing
  • Ribbon UI similar to Microsoft Office® 2016
  • Smart Tips provide contextual assistance
  • Home Tab customization with the Add Tools feature
  • A Product Tour for faster user onboarding
  • Editing and revising tools readily accessible in a floating toolbar
  • Print, secure, and convert documents in bulk

PDF and form creation

  • Batch create PDF files

Convert and export

  • Convert any PDF file to PDF/A 1 & 2 for long-term archiving

Text and image editing

  • Edit image properties, such as brightness, colors, and contrast
  • Edit and insert Bates numbering/stamping


  • Easily compare PDF files to identify differences in content and visual appeal

Cloud connectivity

  • Add customized company branding to automated activity and signature request emails
  • Convert, compress, and combine PDFs in any web browser

See a full, updated comparative breakdown on the gonitro website here.

Is Nitro Pro a one-time purchase?

Unlike some other PDF solutions in the marketplace, I am pleased to say that Nitro Pro is indeed a one-time purchase. Once you’ve paid, it’s yours for good. At the time of writing the software retails at $159. I was, however, as mentioned above, able to get a discount on the software.

Wrapping up this review of Nitro Pro

Nitro Pro is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Standard DC. It has an array of additional features over the latter offering and retails at a lesser price. An absolute no-brainer purchase, I am confident that the latest version of the software will be a firm favorite among those who are in the market for a top-rated PDF productivity software solution.



James Williams
James is our Lead Content Publisher here at Feeds Portal. He has worked with many top websites over the years, including BuzzFeed.

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