PDF files can be both incredibly useful and incredibly frustrating at the same time. On the one hand, it’s the best file format for sharing documents because users can’t just make changes to the file. On the other hand, trying to view PDF files without using dedicated PDF readers can be extremely difficult. For users of Mozilla Firefox, PDF Download by Nitro PDF is a tool that can make downloading and opening PDFs easier. While it’s not set to dethrone any major PDF readers out there, it can still offer more convenient PDF processing for Firefox users.
Requirements and Interface
PDF Download by Nitro PDF is a browser add-on for Mozilla Firefox. It is free and requires no registration to use. The tool’s interface is simple. The window has three tabs. The first has options for opening PDF files while the second has options for PDF conversion. The third just offers more details. While PDF Download’s interface is intuitive, its uses and features are sadly limited.
PDF Download’s primary function is to make downloading, viewing, and converting PDF files easier. If you want to download PDFs, PDF Download will automatically display how big file is. Once you’ve downloaded the file, you can now choose how the file will be opened.
With PDF Download, you’ll be able to set which PDF viewer to use when opening a PDF file. This makes viewing PDFs faster and more streamlined. You can choose your system’s default viewer or a PDF viewer that you downloaded and installed yourself. Additionally, if you have the Firefox PDF plugin, you’ll be able to open the file directly on your browser. Users can set PDF files to open in the same tab, in a new tab, or in a new window.
The final feature of PDF Download is conversion. PDF Download can convert files to PDF, but it doesn’t support a lot of other file formats, so this feature is a bit limited.
It should be pointed out that PDF Download is not a PDF reader or editor. To edit PDF files, you will still need to download and install a dedicated PDF editor. PDF Download can just make accessing PDF files easier and more convenient.
What PDF Download offers is too simple to be worth it. Of course, this doesn’t mean the software doesn’t have any merit. It would still be useful for people who download and access PDF files a lot from their Firefox browser. However, if you’ll need 3rd party PDF readers and editors to work anyway, then PDF Download might just add to unnecessary bloat in your system.