PDF Nomad
PDF Nomad
2.4.2

3.9

PDF Nomad free download for Mac

PDF Nomad2.4.2

05 September 2015

PDF editor built for Mac.

Overview

Note: PDF Nomad is no longer for sale.

PDF Nomad is a modern, carefully styled PDF editor, built from the ground up for OS X 10.7 and later. It features a multitude of ways to take your PDF documents from one place to the next, through an easy-to-use interface. It provides often used operations like merging multiple documents, as well as more exotic ones like exporting the document's text as a spoken sound file.

Features
  • Scan documents directly from your scanner into PDF Nomad. Perform OCR on any document (whether scanned or not) to extract its textual contents. Create searchable pages or new pages with the recognized text.
  • Easily resize whole documents to a different page size with a single command, or resize individual pages with drag-and-drop, shifting page contents as needed.
  • Export individual pages as bitmaps (JPG, PNG, etc.) or create spoken audio files from the document's text. Split documents into even/odd pages, or explode documents into single-page PDFs or even into individual chapters.
  • Merge pages side-by-side or on top of each other. Split pages in half or tile them to print onto multiple pages to be assembled into posters.
  • Merge documents, interleave documents, and even overlay documents on top of each other.
  • Create and fill out PDF forms.
  • Markup text and annotate pages with rectangles, ovals, arrows, lines, and more.
  • Add watermarks.
  • Create books and magazines ready for printing. Add finishing/proofing marks if needed.
  • PDF Nomad is blindingly fast, even documents with thousands of pages are laid out in less than a second.
  • Measure line annotations and other shapes.

What's new in PDF Nomad

Version 2.4.2:
  • Bug fixes for increased stability

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31 Reviews of PDF Nomad

iPoopStore
18 June 2012
Version: 1.4

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Thanks but no thanks. I'll stick with PDF Pen Pro. Too bad some developers are choosing to ignore users with 10.6. I will never update to 10.7 or 10.8. I'd sooner build a hackintosh or buy a older Mac than put up with those unproductive OSes laden with iOS junk.
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0.5
mark-363
25 January 2019
Version: 2.4.2
Why would I want to spend money with SintraWorks when I already paid for a PDF editor which they almost immediately abandoned and cant use. How dcan I know they won't do the same with this application? God Co trick Sintraworks what goes around comes around.
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0.5
Mt-Saint-Michel-+-Saint-Michaels-Mount
07 January 2017
Version: 2.4.2
Discontinued? No updates for almost 1 1/2 years. Looks dead.
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reltm
03 November 2014
Version: 2.4
Does this program use PDFKit to save PDFs? I find apps that use PDFKit (like Preview) typically increase the file size by 2x - 5x of the articles I read. This is a problem for syncing my PDF library because it gets too big. Adobe Reader preserves the original file size, but the interface is awful and buggy. I tried Skim and other alternatives, but they seem to use the same engine for saving as Preview and increases the file size (even when no annotations are made). See here for an example: https://www.sonnysoftware.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3528s
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Rickzeman
29 August 2014
Version: 2.3
Has ceased to launch under Yosemite PB2.
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Pusfarm
05 May 2014
Version: 2.3
After watching the tutorials, this app appears to have some great features. However, it succeeded in irritating me early and often. I configured the toolbar and preferences, then opened a number of PDFs, but couldn't get past the fact that there's no option for Fit Page, which is how I prefer to view PDFs. And no matter where you reposition the window it always opens in the same place at the same size (unless you've already opened a document in which case it remembers the last setting), and it's smaller than a typical document size. Rather than tweak the window of every PDF I open or use a window manager (I have Breeze, which has its own annoyances, and Stay which, due to its apparent ADHD, means I don't benefit from its roughly 60% success rate), I can do without this app for now.
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Bordwehr
27 January 2014
Version: 2.3
Contrary to the other reviewers, I'm not so impressed with PDF Nomad. Particularly not after discovering that its so-called 'static text boxes' can only be added but not subsequently edited or deleted (which means you'd need a program such as Acrobat to get rid of them again).
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5
markd1
22 January 2014
Version: 2.3
I picked up this app in July last year when it was the promo of the day, and just saw it was the promo of the day again today. I wrote a comment on that post, but thought I should come and do a quick review here too. I had a couple of issues when I first got the app last year, but the developer responded so quickly and had an update to me the same day which fixed the issue! Unprecedented level of support -- I'd never experienced anything like it. I've been happily using the app for annotating pdf's ever since. It's been stable and works perfectly for my needs. I have PDF Pen Pro also, but prefer PDF Nomad. This is the first review I've done here on MacUpdate, even though I've bought a bunch of apps from here. I know when I considered purchasing PDF Nomad last year, I was on the fence, so figured I'd review it to help anyone having trouble deciding. Great support. Great app. I definitely recommend it!
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5
jackybrief2141
16 November 2013
Version: 2.2
„Wonderful PDF - APP! This is exactly what I needed! The developer is a very nice person and has an unbeatable fast service! I had a question and the next day he offered me the perfect solution for my problem. This nice tool and the excellent service are thoroughly recommended!
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3.5
mmac79
11 November 2013
Version: 2.2
I just upgraded my pdfnomad version from 2.1 to 2.2 which seemed to be a paid upgrade. Unfortunatelly annotating pdfs doesn't work so well: - Textbox in "edit"-mode renders text way bigger than in "view"-mode (when textbox is defocused again) - Can't make fonts bigger in those text annotations at all! This sucks. Neither the font menu seems to work, nore the menu item has an impact. Dissapointed. BTW.: Using pdfnomad 2.2 with macbook retina on Mac OS X 10.9.
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Ozron
30 August 2013
Version: 2.1.1
I also purchased this through MacUpdate and was most disappointed to discover that I couldn't edit text within the pdf, which is my main requirement. OK my fault for not checking this out thoroughly first. It's got some nice features which I might eventually get around to using, but for now it's not of much use to me. So can someone please recommend an app which is not too expensive which I can use to edit text in a pdf? Thanks.
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5
protagonistic
05 August 2013
Version: 2.1.1
I just purchased this program through MacUpdate a few days ago and I have to say I am very happy with it. It is far and away the best at scanning to a searchable PDF of the programs I have tried. I tried Abbey, Prismo and several others and was disappointed with the results. Thanks for a great program and it was worth every penny I paid for it.
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GaryPaca
30 July 2013
Version: 2.1
Does PDF Nomad enable one to batch edit meta data? I'd like to be able to edit the meta data of several PDFs at once.
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esspii
30 July 2013
Version: 2.1
This looks very tempting - I am moving from paperport on windows to (potentially) this on mac. As I scan a lot of marked (dirty) documents it has been very useful to be able to delete marks and areas of the scan, for example page creases, in paperport. Can I do something similar here? If not, then my search for a comparable mac program continues, and windows stays......
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5
Cmoon
17 June 2013
Version: 2.0.1
I tried PDF PenPro before but it seems to have some performance problems. PDF Nomad works without any problem. Like it.
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5
elpito
12 June 2013
Version: 2.0.1
Very good to add outlines using existing table of contents. I can recommend this app for everybody....
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5
taja
07 June 2013
Version: 2.0
I frequently need to split and crop PDFs of scanned books, as well as adding outlines (permanent Bookmarks) to break them up into easily navigable chapters. I also read and annotate lots of journal articles. Post-Snow Leopard, Preview has been a buggy, constantly crashing mess, so its useless even for reading and annotating. Skim is great, but offers no PDF editing features. I wanted one PDF app that could do all the above: I tried Adobe Acrobat Pro and PDF PenPro. Acrobat Pro is hopeless: clunky, slow to scroll and with a counterintuitive non-standard UI. PDF PenPro has significant stability problems. PDF Nomad, on the other hand, works great. The UI is attractive and carefully well thought out, and the dev is friendly and responsive to feature requests. Most importantly, its very stable – can’t remember it ever crashing on me – and fast. Much faster to perform editing (rotating, deskewing, saving) functions than the above apps, actually. It’s also the only app I’ve found that allows splitting pages vertically en masse; very useful when you have book scans consisting of double pages. You can edit PDF metadata very easily, which is rare, and again, very helpful for academic researchers. It’s also excellent value: the latest version 2.0 adds OCR, which though I rarely use (I normally get documents already scanned off colleagues), is good to have and normally entails a much more expensive app. PDF Nomad normally $50, but is $25 till the end of June; 1/2 the price of Prizmo (the slick scanning app that was in the last Macupdate bundle), 1/4 the price of PDFpenPro, 1/12 of the absurd Adobe Acrobat Pro. Ideally, I’d like the OCR function to be faster, and to use less RAM, and to have some example Applescripts provided for batch processing documents, but I can’t find much to fault. More generally, I’m excited to see an efficient PDF editing app that gets the basics right (speed and stability), has lots of features and is in very active development. I don’t normally post long reviews, but I really think PDF Nomad deserves more exposure. And more selfishly I hope this leads to an even better app.
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sjk
23 May 2013
Version: 2.0
I couldn't find any info about v1 to v2 upgrade pricing but on the http://sintraworks.com/index.php/sintraworks/purchase_pdfnomad page it says: The regular price is $49.99 (€39,99), but until the end of June 2013 PDF Nomad 2.0 can be purchased for the introductory price of $24.99 (€19,99)!
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Honey-Crenshaw
06 December 2012
Version: 1.5
I cannot download this.
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4.5
dwp-1
07 November 2012
Version: 1.5
PDF Nomad keeps getting better and better. Highly recommended for reading, editing and annotating PDF files.
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5
Ferdoe
03 September 2012
Version: 1.4.2
I just purchased PDF Nomad instead of upgrading PDF PenPro 3.x. My job sometimes demands that I edit pdf files for clients. I'm not a power user but the nature of the work demands that what I produce appear very clean--much cleaner than I know how. I never had the inclination (read $$) to upgrade Adobe AcroPro 7, nor the time to master its counterintuitive interface. I also found PDF Pen's UI a little quirky. It made me click on the tool I had been using every time I stepped back to see what the final product would look like. PDF Nomad has a mellow learning curve and a real user friendly UI. It is the most elegant app I've come across for editing pdfs. No one will regret buying this app. Disclosure: I am in no way related to the developer or the company.
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iPoopStore
18 June 2012
Version: 1.4
Thanks but no thanks. I'll stick with PDF Pen Pro. Too bad some developers are choosing to ignore users with 10.6. I will never update to 10.7 or 10.8. I'd sooner build a hackintosh or buy a older Mac than put up with those unproductive OSes laden with iOS junk.
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dwp-1
15 May 2012
Version: 1.3
I am very impressed with PDF Nomad. It provides all the features I need to edit, annotate and read all my pdf files. You can even watermark pages with PDF Nomad. It is very feature rich for editing and is even nice just for reading pdf files. I actually switched PDF Nomad to open as my primary PDF application instead of Preview. With PDF Nomad I no longer have to install the bloated Adobe Acrobat anymore. The developer is quick to answer questions and with so many developers giving poor customer service these days it is great to have a developer who actually responds to your questions in a timely manner. Give PDF Nomad a try, I believe you will be very happy.
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4.5
Flawwwless
09 May 2012
Version: 1.3
I'm building a digital archive of all my personal and business administration in Evernote. That means scanning a lot of documents. I do this by scanning large paper stacks into PDF's and cutting them into smaller bits. I tested PDF Nomad for cutting the documents up and found it to work well. What would really make this a killer app for me personally is the ability to send a selection of pages as one document to Evernote directly. It's pretty stable up until now, so I don't recognize it's buggy as others have mentioned. I made it my default PDF viewer on my Mac.
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5
Prince-Isaac
08 May 2012
Version: 1.3
I took advantage of the MU Promo and would like to share my very positive experiences with this app and its developer. I had a couple of questions regarding a function that I needed and Antonio responded within an hour - and that was evening his time! We exchanged several emails to pin down my needs and it turned out that PDF Nomad was just the thing for my work. I'm currently putting together a book comprised of three sections; each section is a separate Pages doc. When finished I can export to PDF, then assemble everything in Nomad, do the ToC, set up the page numbering, and then export it as a booklet-sized document ready for a physical print shop to print. Nomad has an outstanding feature set and has within one day become an indispensable tool for me. This is highly recommended if you create small editions, directories, catalogs, whatever. Developer support is top-notch. I couldn't be happier.
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Odysseus
07 May 2012
Version: 1.3
How does this compare to PDFPen, which has been around a very long time?
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tatami
27 February 2012
Version: 1.2.1
I've been experimenting with PDF Nomad since early this year. During that time I've been in regular contact with the developer, highlighting shortcomings and suggesting ideas. I've found hi to be courteous, helpful and responsive. I've now bought the application and made it my default .pdf viewer. I recommend it.
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Istra
20 February 2012
Version: 1.2
does this app. allow importing from the scanner?
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chowza
20 January 2012
Version: 1.1
Functions well and provides the capabilities I need. Oddly, nowhere within the app (inc. under About, Prefs., Help, etc.) have I been able to find a payment/registration link, or for that matter, even a link to the owner's site. I had to search for the product on MacUpDate, then click on the developer's link there to get to it. Guess you folks aren't too eager for us to buy your product, huh?? ;-)
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ScienceGuy
19 January 2012
Version: 1.1
Tried it and found it very, very buggy. Crashed several times in a few minutes on pretty innocuous operations on a small PDF. I found the program limited - customization of the toolbar, ability to fill annotations, the inability to add individual pages from an external file without adding the whole file, etc. I was unimpressed.
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4.5
Phylo
13 January 2012
Version: 1.0.1
Tried it, does what it says, efficient . Bought it to fill my subscriptions.
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Lumac52
12 January 2012
Version: 1.0
Looks excellent. I tried loading a 5000+ page PDF and I am delighted to report that it loaded and handled briskly (much faster than other PDF software I've tried). Saving changes to the document also suprisingly quick. My only criticism so far is that the demo version adds an obtrusive watermark upon save without any warning (that I could discern). Luckily I edited a backup copy. But no matter --- this looks like good, solid software that would probably be worth buying.
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$39.99

3.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
License: 
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