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Nitro PDF Pro Essentials
Nitro PDF Pro Essentials
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Nitro PDF Pro Essentials free download for Mac

Nitro PDF Pro Essentials

Edit and annotate PDFs with ease (formerly PDFPen).

3.6
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Nitro PDF Pro Essentials overview

Nitro PDF Pro Essentials allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics!

Features:
  • Mark up documents with highlighting, underscoring and strikethrough
  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocksMove, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
  • Copy and paste rich text; retain fonts and formatting when copying from PDFs, including columns
  • Preview and extract file attachments and annotations
  • Record and playback audio annotations
  • Add notes, comments, and cloud annotations
  • Snap objects in place with guides
  • Add page numbers, bookmarks, headers and footers, line numbers and watermarks

What’s new in version 13.3.0

Updated on Aug 05 2022

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
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Information

License

Demo

Size

222.7 MB

Developer’s website

https://pdfpen.com/pdfpen/

Downloads

132051

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.14 or later
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Performance
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Nitro PDF Pro Essentials qualities

Value
1.0
Ease of use
2.0
Features
2.0
Reliability
1.0
Customer support
1.0

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 25 2022
13.1
2.0
May 25 2022
2.0
Version: 13.1
v13.2.1 is the current version. Marketing at Nitro has renamed the PDFPen series, if only to confuse their customers. PDFPen is now 'Nitro PDF Pro Essentials'. PDFPen Pro is now 'Nitro PDF Pro.' The version numbers have stayed the same. - - I've personally moved on to PDF Expert as my goto PDF editing app. The price is more sane. The app is more reliable and easy to use. The updates are regular without being charged a gauging upgrade fee.
Afmac
Afmac
May 16 2021
13.0
0.0
May 16 2021
0.0
Version: 13.0
I will not be updating to 13.0, I find PDF PEN to be buggy and slow with jerky scrolling compared to PDF EXPERT which has very smooth scrolling and overall works much better.
Odysseus
Odysseus
May 27 2020
12.0.2
3.0
May 27 2020
3.0
Version: 12.0.2
I concur with the others who observe that PDF Pen is "buggy as hell." Not only that, it is much less easy to use than its less-full-featured competitor, PDF Expert. They keep adding features, but they don't seem to fix long-standing bugs or update the dated UI.
Cerniuk
Cerniuk
May 22 2020
12.0.2
5.0
May 22 2020
5.0
Version: 12.0.2
Supported by SME's not *Tear*-1 help desk script readers. Just had a great support experience and they even figured out what caused the problem (CleanMyMac corrupted the app when pulling localizations) with only a few small clues. Nice call Jeff!
nekton123
nekton123
Jan 23 2020
11.2.1
0.0
Jan 23 2020
0.0
Version: 11.2.1
In terms of price performance vs Acrobat, PDFPenpro is good value BUT it is buggy as hell when dealing with any complex PDF. I've sent numerous example of files that PDFprenpro cannot handle but none of the bugs seem to ever get fixed in the endless releases. A pet hate is how sometimes the text edit tool creates a duplicate of the text to be edited but leaves original ghost test behind. Checkboxes are another major fail.
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Nov 3 2019
11.1.2
5.0
Nov 3 2019
5.0
Version: 11.1.2
One of the ultimate PDF tools. The Pro version even better. This is a must have!
ahmedhatata-ah
ahmedhatata-ah
Apr 9 2019
10.2.4
5.0
Apr 9 2019
5.0
Version: 10.2.4
The most convenient and reliable pdf software for mac , with many outstanding features and reliable results , annotation , OCR , merge and rearrange with powerful tools to create a beautiful pdf , finally a reliable application with stunning design. My daily use in my study and work , it make me have fun while study and working .
Novascotian
Novascotian
Jun 22 2018
10.1.1
5.0
Jun 22 2018
5.0
Version: 10.1.1
Finally, an app that does precisely what it is supposed to. I love to be able to search PDF documents that arrive without a search facility and the OCR seems to be very accurate. Further, being able to scan and save a signature is great -- something I had struggled to achieve in other ways. Good stuff.
kfr3
kfr3
Nov 2 2017
9.2.2
5.0
Nov 2 2017
5.0
Version: 9.2.2
I am not using this in a business; strictly personal use. I use PDFPro mainly creating and editing PDF's on my geneology work. If you are using this for business, I cannot express an opinion.
Mac512k
Mac512k
Jun 7 2017
9.0.2
1.0
Jun 7 2017
1.0
Version: 9.0.2
Can't download older versions you paid for. What a scam and waste of money. Now corrupt version don't work and i don't want newer version.
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Apr 12 2017
9.0
1.5
Apr 12 2017
1.5
Version: 9.0
Getting tired of the annual upgrade procedure and limited new functions. I'm switching to PDF Expert now. PDFpen hasn't improved much for me (at least in my workflow) over the last years and still has the same layout as earlier versions.
just-dream-on2
just-dream-on2
Dec 9 2016
8.3
0.5
Dec 9 2016
0.5
Version: 8.3
Watched the video and thought, "This will do nicely." Unfortunately, the actually software, as has performed on Mac at least, seems to have vague similarity to the videos/written instructions. I'm sorry I wasted my money on this awkward, counter-intuitive mess.
anonymous-skink-4599
anonymous-skink-4599
May 2 2016
8.0
5.0
May 2 2016
5.0
Version: 8.0
Just a note about Smile Software's customer support. I'd bought PDFpen 7 in February this year from the Mac App Store, but v8 insisted that I'd bought it before January and would have to pay upgrade price. I raised a support request on Smile's website, and sent them a copy of the email receipt from my original purchase. Within a few hours, I had a complementary licence in my inbox. What a nice change from having to deal with the 'support' from a certain large company whose name and competing product both start with 'A'.
Gary30
Gary30
Apr 27 2016
8.0
0.0
Apr 27 2016
0.0
Version: 8.0
I am still on PDF Pen 6 and it works fine on El Capitan. This is an app I use often enough that I would normally upgrade. However, I mostly find myself wanting to modify existing text in PDF files. For some reason, the process of actually selecting text and then modifying it seems clumsy and ill-conceived. I have really worked at mastering this procedure, but a pleasant experience eludes me. I saw others who found this app clumsy with regard to manipulating PDF elements when I looked into it a while ago. Does version 8 offer improvements in this regard? Otherwise, the new features of recent versions don't seem compelling to me.
willowski
willowski
Jan 18 2016
7.3.4
5.0
Jan 18 2016
5.0
Version: 7.3.4
Excellent service and a product that simply works. I especially like the iOS PDF Scan Pro, but having the Mac App too helps for integration etc. Good luck with the future dev work. Willow.
bhaslett
bhaslett
Jan 12 2016
7.3.4
5.0
Jan 12 2016
5.0
Version: 7.3.4
In my 30th year of computing I have in the past been stuck with Adobe Acrobat to manipulate and process my PDF files. I have finally found a software package in PDFpen Pro that provides all the tools I have been looking for to replace the very expensive Adobe product. Smile has put forth a fantastic program at a fantastic price and is the best MAC PDF manager. Thanks for the development excellence.
Esky212
Esky212
Dec 9 2015
7.3.2
5.0
Dec 9 2015
5.0
Version: 7.3.2
Awesome piece of software!

I use it several times every week for editing invoices and creating other documents for work. Very powerful and to me easier to work with than with Acrobat. However Acrobat has probably a steeper learning curve, for me PDFpenPRO 7 is absolutely sufficient and gets the job done. Easy and faster in my opinion :-)
Aetnaria
Aetnaria
Nov 19 2015
7.3.2
0.0
Nov 19 2015
0.0
Version: 7.3.2
Be aware that this $75 software does NOT include the following features: Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms Add interactive signature fields to forms Create and edit Table of Contents Correct typos in OCR text layer Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable Export in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive If you want those, you need the Pro version for $125. Make sure you research the features you need before making your purchase.
Jimge
Jimge
Nov 17 2015
7.3.2
0.0
Nov 17 2015
0.0
Version: 7.3.2
This is for PDFpen 6.3.2. Based on my experience, I would not upgrade. I did buy it as part of a StackSocial deal, so I am philosophically resigned to the issues. Maybe it is a bug. I wanted to edit text on a PDF. I selected the text, then went to the Correct Text button. It actually duplicated the selection, which I then could edit easily. But how to get rid of the original text. The Help section was not helpful. So I found the workaround. I was able to select the text, then go to Format Text in the Menu Bar, and select Redact Text Erase. But I was only able to do it once. To do another piece of text I had to save the document, reopen, then repeat the process. Is this a bug or a deficiency? Plus, the interface is somewhere between Windows XP and Mac OS9. Seriously.
Jimge
Jimge
Nov 17 2015
7.3.2
0.0
Nov 17 2015
0.0
Version: 7.3.2
This is for PDFpen 6.3.2. Based on my experience, I would not upgrade. I did buy it as part of a StackSocial deal, so I am philosophically resigned to the issues. Maybe it is a bug. I wanted to edit text on a PDF. I selected the text, then went to the Correct Text button. It actually duplicated the selection, which I then could edit easily. But how to get rid of the original text. The Help section was not helpful. So I found the workaround. I was able to select the text, then go to Format Text in the Menu Bar, and select Redact Text Erase. But I was only able to do it once. To do another piece of text I had to save the document, reopen, then repeat the process. Is this a bug or a deficiency? Plus, the interface is somewhere between Windows XP and Mac OS9. Seriously.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 25 2022
13.1
2.0
May 25 2022
2.0
Version: 13.1
Odysseus
Odysseus
May 27 2020
3.0
May 27 2020
3.0
Version: null
Cerniuk
Cerniuk
May 22 2020
5.0
May 22 2020
5.0
Version: null
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Nov 3 2019
5.0
Nov 3 2019
5.0
Version: null
ahmedhatata-ah
ahmedhatata-ah
Apr 9 2019
5.0
Apr 9 2019
5.0
Version: null
Novascotian
Novascotian
Jun 22 2018
5.0
Jun 22 2018
5.0
Version: null
kfr3
kfr3
Nov 2 2017
5.0
Nov 2 2017
5.0
Version: null
whateveryoulike
whateveryoulike
Aug 5 2017
1.5
Aug 5 2017
1.5
Version: null
zt-1
zt-1
Jul 26 2017
0.5
Jul 26 2017
0.5
Version: null
Mac512k
Mac512k
Jun 7 2017
1.0
Jun 7 2017
1.0
Version: null
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Apr 12 2017
1.5
Apr 12 2017
1.5
Version: null
just-dream-on2
just-dream-on2
Dec 9 2016
0.5
Dec 9 2016
0.5
Version: null
anonymous-skink-4599
May 2 2016
5.0
Version: null
willowski
willowski
Jan 18 2016
5.0
Jan 18 2016
5.0
Version: null
bhaslett
bhaslett
Jan 12 2016
5.0
Jan 12 2016
5.0
Version: null
Esky212
Esky212
Dec 9 2015
5.0
Dec 9 2015
5.0
Version: null
j-ham
j-ham
Nov 4 2015
1.5
Nov 4 2015
1.5
Version: null
Philmiler
Philmiler
Nov 2 2015
0.5
Nov 2 2015
0.5
Version: null
neilticktin
neilticktin
Oct 5 2015
4.0
Oct 5 2015
4.0
Version: null
Jeremyan
Jeremyan
Sep 29 2015
3.0
Sep 29 2015
3.0
Version: null
Ujpesti
Ujpesti
Sep 23 2015
5.0
Sep 23 2015
5.0
Version: null
tomatosoup
tomatosoup
Jul 14 2015
0.5
Jul 14 2015
0.5
Version: null
Beauzer
Beauzer
Jun 22 2015
0.5
Jun 22 2015
0.5
Version: null
anonymous-chameleon-5381
Apr 29 2015
0.5
Version: null
siestaguy
siestaguy
Apr 23 2015
0.5
Apr 23 2015
0.5
Version: null
paul-41
paul-41
Mar 2 2015
5.0
Mar 2 2015
5.0
Version: null
Mcr
Mcr
Sep 4 2014
0.5
Sep 4 2014
0.5
Version: null
Rgator
Rgator
Sep 3 2014
1.0
Sep 3 2014
1.0
Version: null
Noivad
Noivad
Sep 3 2014
0.5
Sep 3 2014
0.5
Version: null
C-e09005c6
C-e09005c6
Aug 16 2014
3.0
Aug 16 2014
3.0
Version: null
Robodba
Robodba
Jun 11 2014
5.0
Jun 11 2014
5.0
Version: null
Dbleagle0
Dbleagle0
May 6 2014
0.5
May 6 2014
0.5
Version: null
anonymous-rabbit-5199
May 2 2014
1.0
Version: null
GianMarco.Tavazzani
GianMarco.Tavazzani
Apr 7 2014
3.0
Apr 7 2014
3.0
Version: null
Anthony-Hell
Anthony-Hell
Jan 31 2014
4.0
Jan 31 2014
4.0
Version: null
EarlaFern
EarlaFern
Jan 2 2014
3.5
Jan 2 2014
3.5
Version: null
streblov
streblov
Dec 12 2013
3.0
Dec 12 2013
3.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Nov 3 2013
5.0
Nov 3 2013
5.0
Version: null
VitoLT3403
VitoLT3403
Oct 31 2013
5.0
Oct 31 2013
5.0
Version: null
Krag Surtur
Krag Surtur
Oct 16 2013
4.0
Oct 16 2013
4.0
Version: null
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