Nuance Communications introduced a free PDF reader and conversion tool, Nuance PDF Reader. The tool serves as an alternative to Adobe Reader and is designed to be smaller, more secure, and take advantage of cloud-based PDF-to-Microsoft Office conversion. The reader also includes features such as the ability to save information from forms and annotations, as well as compatibility with Microsoft SharePoint.
The Nuance PDF Reader's conversion utility allows PDF files to be turned into fully-formatted Microsoft Office files, including the Word, Excel, and Office XML formats. The entire utility is only 18 megabytes and occupies 20% of the space required for Adobe Reader. It is available for download at the company's site.