Powerful PDF Editing On Your Mac

Add signatures, text, and images. Make changes and correct typos. OCR scanned docs. Fill out forms. Proofread OCR text!
Proofread OCR results
Nitro PDF Pro Essentials does Optical Character Recognition (OCR): turn those pictures of scanned text into words you can use, then proofread them for accuracy.
Export in Word Format
Need some major changes to your PDF? Export your PDFs in .docx format for easy PDF editing and sharing with Microsoft® Word users.
Correct it
Select text in your PDF, click “Correct Text,” and edit away! Editing a PDF on your Mac has never been easier.
Sign it
Sign PDFs on your Mac! Sign with your secure and trusted digital signature. Scan in a signature and drop it into your PDF. Or, scribble your signature with a mouse or trackpad. Signed, sealed, delivered: no fax, no fuss.
Store PDFs in the Cloud
Now you can edit your PDFs wherever you are. Use iCloud or Dropbox for seamless editing with Nitro PDF Pro for iOS. Reduce file sizes for sharing or archiving.
Power over pages
Need a new page? Insert one. Need to remove a page? Delete it. Pages out of order? Just drag and drop to re-order. Even combine PDFs with drag and drop.

Features

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Draw, Highlight, Scribble, Correct Text
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  • 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
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Scan & OCR — Preview Text
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  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR text layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or any Mac-compatible scanner
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Context-sensitive popup-menus enable quick edits
  • Compress PDF documents for smaller file sizes
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Redact Personal Information
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  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Password protect a document with up to 256-bit AES encryption
  • Full screen mode, as well as zoom to document width and zoom to actual document size
  • Print notes and comments with or without the original text
  • Print a list of all annotations along with the document
  • Add (and print) notes and comments
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Sign & Fill Forms
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  • Validate digital signatures for authenticity and trust of digitally signed documents
  • Digitally sign documents using AATL or create a self-signed certificate
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Apply business-related and sign here stamps via the Library
  • Save frequently-used images, signatures, objects and text in the Library
  • Sync Library items with Nitro PDF Pro for iOS via iCloud
  • Use iCloud or Dropbox for seamless editing with Nitro PDF Pro for iOS
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Reorder & Delete Pages — Merge PDFs
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  • Insert page numbers and specify positioning and format, including Roman numerals and Bates Numbering
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag & drop; combine PDFs
  • Measure distances with the measurement tool, including scale within architectural documents
  • Export to Microsoft® Word (.doc, .docx) format (must be licensed user)
  • Automate PDF manipulations with AppleScript and JavaScript Automation
  • Save PDFs directly to Evernote
Its abilities compare well with Acrobat Pro, and yet Nitro PDF Pro Essentials comes in at roughly a tenth of the cost.
Macworld, Rob Griffiths

Go Pro

Nitro PDF Pro has all of Nitro PDF Pro Essential's features and more. Powerful form-building tools, more export options, control over permissions and tables of contents are just a few extras.