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PDF Nomad
PDF Nomad
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PDF Nomad free download for Mac

PDF Nomad

Version 2.4.2

PDF editor built for Mac.

4.0
Based on 30 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$39.99
One-Time Purchase

PDF Nomad 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 version 2.4.2

Updated on Sep 05 2015

Version 2.4.2:
  • Bug fixes for increased stability

Information

License

Shareware

Size

44.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://sintraworks.com/

Downloads

18567

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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Ralphbln
Ralphbln
Nov 15 2020
2.4.2
0.0
Nov 15 2020
0.0
Version: 2.4.2
Real bummer they went out of business. Used to love this app for its automatic index and TOC generation feature. Haven't come across a replacement with that particular feature yet. If you know one, please reply! :)
mark-363
mark-363
Jan 25 2019
2.4.2
0.5
Jan 25 2019
0.5
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.
Mt-Saint-Michel-+-Saint-Michaels-Mount
Jan 7 2017
0.5
Version: 2.4.2
Discontinued? No updates for almost 1 1/2 years. Looks dead.
reltm
reltm
Nov 3 2014
2.4
0.0
Nov 3 2014
0.0
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
RickZeman
RickZeman
Aug 29 2014
2.3
0.0
Aug 29 2014
0.0
Version: 2.3
Has ceased to launch under Yosemite PB2.
Pusfarm
Pusfarm
May 5 2014
2.3
0.0
May 5 2014
0.0
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.
Bordwehr
Bordwehr
Jan 27 2014
2.3
2.0
Jan 27 2014
2.0
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).
markd1
markd1
Jan 22 2014
2.3
5.0
Jan 22 2014
5.0
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!
jackybrief2141
jackybrief2141
Nov 16 2013
2.2
5.0
Nov 16 2013
5.0
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!
mmac79
mmac79
Nov 11 2013
2.2
3.5
Nov 11 2013
3.5
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.
Ozron
Ozron
Aug 30 2013
2.1.1
0.0
Aug 30 2013
0.0
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.
protagonistic
protagonistic
Aug 5 2013
2.1.1
5.0
Aug 5 2013
5.0
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.
GaryPaca
GaryPaca
Jul 30 2013
2.1
0.0
Jul 30 2013
0.0
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.
esspii
esspii
Jul 30 2013
2.1
0.0
Jul 30 2013
0.0
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......
Cmoon
Cmoon
Jun 17 2013
2.0.1
5.0
Jun 17 2013
5.0
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.
elpito
elpito
Jun 12 2013
2.0.1
5.0
Jun 12 2013
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
Very good to add outlines using existing table of contents. I can recommend this app for everybody....
taja
taja
Jun 7 2013
2.0
5.0
Jun 7 2013
5.0
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.
sjk
sjk
May 23 2013
2.0
0.0
May 23 2013
0.0
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)!
Honey-Crenshaw
Honey-Crenshaw
Dec 6 2012
1.5
0.0
Dec 6 2012
0.0
Version: 1.5
I cannot download this.
dwp-1
dwp-1
Nov 7 2012
1.5
4.5
Nov 7 2012
4.5
Version: 1.5
PDF Nomad keeps getting better and better. Highly recommended for reading, editing and annotating PDF files.
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