Nitro PDF Express
California-based Nitro PDF Software, the PDF tool vendor, has announced the release of Nitro PDF Express. A bargain basement deal that put some nifty PDF tools at your fingertips for less than US$ 50. The software unleashes a new set of PDF tools including utilities for creation, conversion, extraction, file combination, file splitting, batch processing, and PDF security. Users can now create PDFs quickly and easily from over 200 different file types, and will have complete control over the documents' security. According to Sam Chandler, COO, Nitro PDF Software, "Until now there has been no product as feature rich as Express, at such an affordable price.” “Our vision of ‘PDF for the people and PDF for business’ has truly been recognized, with this latest release. We were first to market with our Acrobat alternative, Nitro PDF Professional, and again we are the first to market with Nitro PDF Express. Simply put, at $49.99, there isn’t another solution that compares on the market, today.” Product highlights include: One-click PDF creation Nitro PDF Express enables users to create PDF files directly within Microsoft Office applications with a single click. Additionally, Express is multi-format compatible, allowing users to create PDF files from any printable format. Edit with ease Editing existing PDF content is now, “one-click” easy by converting the PDF into Word, users can edit content and re-convert into PDF. Additional PDF editing capabilities include, easily extracting pages individually, or in a batch, and the ability to shuffle pages with in a document. Make presentation-ready files in a flash Enabling presentation-ready documents in a flash, users can now effortlessly, and instantly, combine a wide range of different files, including text, images, and charts into a single self-contained PDF file. Batch Document Processing Nitro PDF Express offers a convenient batch processing functionality. Users can run batch sequences across collections of PDF files to reduce repetitive tasks. In addition, users can create batch sequences from any number of commands, including securing and optimizing documents, splitting, deleting, inserting and rotating pages. Security The built-in security features guard against disclosure of sensitive information in the case of loss or theft. Capabilities enable users to encrypt files, prevent unauthorized access, and restrict sensitive operations. Additionally, users can set permissions, which provide control for document viewing, printing, editing, and copying and can all individually be turned on or off, or secured with password protection. We've covered PDF generation utilities previously, including the open source PDFCreator project. Yet, we do have to agree that Nitro Express hits a consumer software sweet spot at what appears to be a near perfect intersection of price and features. Nitro PDF Express can be purchased directly from Nitro's site, or a host of other corporate resellers. Alternatively, if you think PDF's are bad news all the way, you'll want to read this article by Gerry McGovern.