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Software to edit, view and convert your PDFs

Software to edit, view and convert your PDFs

Vote: (12 votes)

Program license: Free

Program by: Nuance

Version: 8.1

Works under: Windows


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Nuance PDF Reader is a lightweight application designed to let users view, share, and convert PDF documents. Unlike the popular, resource-heavy Adobe Acrobat Reader, Nuance PDF Reader is a refreshing alternative that loads nearly immediately and sports a very simplistic interface that anyone can easily navigate.

A Promising PDF Reader Alternative

Upon Nuance PDF Reader's first launch, you'll notice all the usual reader features such as a zooming ability, full-screen and multi-page viewing, and also selection and highlighting tools. You can even convert your document from PDF to popular formats such as RTF, DOC, DOCX, and more. Sharing the currently opened document is as easy as clicking the "Email" button and providing the recipient's email address. Currently, it's not possible to edit PDF documents with Nuance PDF Reader, but there's a possibility this could be implemented in a future release.

Overall, those looking for a less beefy PDF reader will be pleasantly surprised by Nuance PDF Reader, and you'll also find it makes for a solid addition to any productivity suite.


  • View your PDF documents in multiple ways
  • Highlight and select any text
  • Convert to other popular file types
  • Share your PDF document with others via email


  • Lacks editing features