PDF Nomad
PDF Nomad
2.4.2

3.9

PDF Nomad free download for Mac

PDF Nomad

2.4.2
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

Requirements for PDF Nomad

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later

31 PDF Nomad Reviews

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iPoopStore
18 June 2012

Most helpful

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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Version 1.4
mark-363
25 January 2019
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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Version 2.4.2
Discontinued? No updates for almost 1 1/2 years. Looks dead.
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Version 2.4.2
1 answer(s)
Jytx
Jytx
19 December 2018
Now its clearly mentionned on the editors' website
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reltm
03 November 2014
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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Version 2.4
3 answer(s)
reltm
reltm
03 November 2014
Darn it - accidentally added an "s" to the link as I hit comment:
https://www.sonnysoftware.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3528
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reltm
reltm
03 November 2014
Downloaded the trial to test: Saving a 2.7 MB document in PDF Nomad resulted in a 7 MB file so my guess is this program uses PDFKit to save and render PDFs.
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TomLoredo
TomLoredo
23 March 2016
I use PDF Nomad pretty much for only one thing: splitting scanned pages into two (i.e., splitting a 2-pages-side-by-side book scan into two separate pages). The resulting files are always a bit over twice the size of the original, even though the total image area (number of pixels) is the same before and after the split. I can't say whether it uses PDFKit, but it is a nuisance that it doubles the file size. I use Acrobat Pro for subsequent processing, and it dramatically reduces the file size without visibly reducing quality.
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Rickzeman
29 August 2014
Has ceased to launch under Yosemite PB2.
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Version 2.3
2 answer(s)
sintraworks-1
sintraworks-1
19 October 2014
Works fine under Yosemite.
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Iamdorian
Iamdorian
01 January 2017
Works fine under El Capitan as well
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Pusfarm
05 May 2014
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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Version 2.3
3 answer(s)
Pusfarm
Pusfarm
05 May 2014
I forgot one thing: open a PDF and try paging through it with the keyboard. It doesn't work until you click on the document. No, no, NO!
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sintraworks-1
sintraworks-1
14 May 2014
Open a document and press the down arrow key: first page is selected. Press down arrow key again: second page is selected and displayed. No need to click the document to page through it with the keyboard.
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Pusfarm
Pusfarm
18 May 2014
I reinstalled the trial to test this. At it's default with the left panel open, pressing the down arrow did nothing. I changed the setting in preferences to not open the left panel by default, but this time I got a pop-up with Text and Forms options. Not even page down works. Until I click the document. Sorry, this won't work for me.
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Bordwehr
27 January 2014
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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Version 2.3
3 answer(s)
Thyx
Thyx
25 March 2014
I read the same or a similar complaint on their forum. It sounds a little bit irritated that "static" is used in its dictionary sense …
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sintraworks-1
sintraworks-1
14 May 2014
If you want text boxes that remain editable, you should use dynamic annotations. That's what they're there for.
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Bordwehr
Bordwehr
14 May 2014
No matter what you call them, the fact remains that you need another piece of software to edit or delete PDF Nomad's static text boxes.
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markd1
22 January 2014
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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Version 2.3
jackybrief2141
16 November 2013
„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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Version 2.2
mmac79
11 November 2013
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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Version 2.2
3 answer(s)
sintraworks-1
sintraworks-1
26 November 2013
Updating from 2.1 to 2.2 is of course not a paid upgrade. Only upgrades from version 1 to version 2 are paid. You may want to contact us at our SintraWorks address if there is any confusion.
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sintraworks-1
sintraworks-1
26 November 2013
Oh, and version 2.3 fixes the edit mode issue that occurred in Mavericks.
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mmac79
mmac79
26 November 2013
Thanks at Sinatraworks for the clarifications! Meanwhile the edit mode is fixed: HURRA! And strangely enough it seems that my License for Version 1 worked until i upgraded from 2.1 to 2.2... so everything's sorted!
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Ozron
30 August 2013
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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Version 2.1.1
3 answer(s)
sintraworks-1
sintraworks-1
30 August 2013
There are PDFPen from Smile Software and PDF Editor from Wondershare. Note that this is by no means a recommendation, as I have very little experience with either. I suggest you read the user reviews on them here on MacUpdate, and then download and test them both and see if any of them meets your needs. Write to me directly on the SintraWorks contact email, if you want more info.
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Ozron
Ozron
30 August 2013
Thanks for the prompt reply. I have found a temporary workaround which appears to be working, although it's labour intensive. I'm cropping the pdf to include the text I want, and then using OCR extraction to rtf, which I'm then importing into Word. It allows me to edit and reformat the text. There are 33 pdf's which I need to process and then compile into 1 document, but at least I'm getting what I'm after. Will also check out the other apps you suggested. Thanks!
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sintraworks-1
sintraworks-1
03 September 2013
From your original comments, I understood that you already had searchable text in the PDF. If you are working from scanned images which need to be OCRd though, then you can edit the OCR results before finalising the OCR process. In that case PDF Nomad may be all you need. If exporting to RTF is fine for you, as you indicate, than also, no need to look further than PDF Nomad. You can export searchable PDF documents directly to RTF. No need to OCR first to get to that step.
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