Adobe has released the latest Adobe Reader version, Adobe Reader XI. Adobe Reader is one of the most popular PDF reader which lets you view, print, sign, and comment on PDF documents. The latest Adobe Reader version comes with Windows 8 support, new features to improve productivity, security, and deployment of the program.

The latest version now allows you to save filled PDF forms to your hard disk. If you need to sign on a PDF document, you now have the option to do it either by typing your name or scribbling your signature or use scanned image. You can get access to the new sign button from the View menu. Commenting tools present in Adobe Reader XI lets you easily highlight, strike through, add comments or sticky notes to your PDF documents. You can directly send a PDF file from within the program to your friends or colleagues. Protected Mode, first introduced in Adobe Reader X, has been enhanced with data theft prevention capabilities.

Earlier, we have covered few promotions related to PDF converters including PDF to word converters. These promotions were mostly for Windows users. We did reviewed one for Mac owners but sadly it wasn’t free. Mac users who need to convert a PDF file to an easily editable file format can try out Simpo PDF to Word Converter for Mac from Simpo Technologies. This application can easily convert PDF to an editable Word file while preserving exactly the format, table, layout, graphics, hyperlinks, etc from PDF.

It is an easy to use software. All you need to do is run the converter, import the PDF file(s) you like to convert and click on theConvert button. The conversion process is completed in seconds. If you have a lot of PDF files that need to be converted to Word formats, this application also has batch conversion. You can even convert the PDF file to Text format if you like. For PDF files with multiple pages, the speed with which it converts the files is commendable.

JPG to PDF Converter is a software utility for Windows that can easily and quickly convert a set of images into a PDF document. It comes with an easy to use interface and supports most of the common image file formats including JPG, GIF, BMP, TIF, PNG, TGA, PBM, and PSD (Photoshop document format). You can further edit PDF title, create date, PDF subject, and PDF keywords, etc.

JPG to PDF Converter normally cost $29.95 for purchase. The developers of JPG to PDF Converter are now giving away a full licence for their product for anyone that wants it until 22nd March, 2011.  You can download JPG to PDF Converter along with your free giveaway product key from the giveaway page link given at the end of the article.

novaPDF is a PDF creator that let users convert any type of documents that is printable into standard PDF files. There are three editions of novaPDF available: Lite, Standard, and Professional. Thanks to Softland, the developers of novaPDF for sponsoring the giveaway of novaPDF Professional Desktop edition. At the end of this article you will see how to take part in the giveaway and win one of the 5 Pro licenses each worth $49.95.

Using novaPDF, you can able to create PDF documents and easily share them. The resulted PDF files can be viewed on any computer with a PDF reader installed. novaPDF is actually a PDF printer driver which is compatible with 32/64-bit editions of Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, Windows 7 operating systems. It doesn’t require any third-party tools to be installed to generate the PDF file (like Adobe Acrobat Pro or GhostScript).

Google Chrome web browser comes with an in-built PDF viewer for viewing PDF files. It comes very handy when you want to have a glance before downloading any PDF files. Many Google Chrome users finds the in-built PDF reader as a very good feature of the browser. As with everything in this world, you cannot please everyone. As like the users who loves this features, many users dislikes the PDF reader. These users wants to use their favorite PDF reader applications instead of the Chrome PDF Viewer to view PDF files. Whether you like or dislike the feature, this post will come handy for you all. If for any reason the in-built PDF reader is disabled in Google Chrome, here’s how to enable it again. If you fall into the second group of users who don’t want to use the in-built PDF reader, here’s how you can disable Chrome PDF Viewer plugin.

PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file type designed by Adobe System for document exchange and mostly used to represent bi-dimensional docs independent of software, hardware or operating system. PDF files can encompass text, fonts, images and even 2D vector graphics. This specific kind of document is used on a large-scale, and it stands tall as one of the best-made file types.

With PDFZilla, users will be able to convert a PDF document into Word with only 3 mouse clicks. The program preserves the original quality of the PDF files and converts both text and images. Users can convert the entire PDF or selected pages only and event convert multiple files in the batch mode, which may come in very handy when working with large book or document archives.

A quick heads-up for our readers. A time-limited giveaway of PDFTiger, a premium PDF creator and converter software is up and running now until 21 October, 2010. This promotional offer lets you grab a free genuine license key of PDFTiger, normally worth $40. So, hurry up and grab it before time runs out (Giveaway details are given at the end of this article).

PDFTiger is a Word To PDF Converter and PDF To Word Doc Tool. It lets you accurately create PDF documents from Word, Excel, Powerpoint, text or images. PDFTiger can also convert PDF files into editable Microsoft Word Documents, Rich Text Documents, Plain Text Files, Images, HTML Files, and Shockwave Flash SWF Files.

AnyBizSoft has recently released PDF Converter for Mac along with three new products for Apple Mac users. The product line-up includes PDF to Excel for Mac and PDF to PowerPoint for Mac. PDF to Word for Mac was already released. AnyBizSoft Studio provided us an evaluation version of AnyBizSoft PDF Converter for Mac for testing.

AnyBizSoft PDF Converter for Mac which normally retails at $69.95 (20% discount for My Technology Guide readers available, for more details see at the end of this review), is a 6-in-1 PDF converter application. PDF Converter for Mac provides Apple Mac users with a very good app for converting PDF files to any of the six document formats: Word (.doc), Excel (.xls), PowerPoint (.pptx), HTML (.html), Text (.txt) and EPUB (.epub).

We have previously shared here about AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter 2.5 Giveaway. Well, the giveaway is still hot and available, but the good news is that AnyBizSoft has launched a large-scale giveaway promotion today, that is free giving away of their Latest 3.0.0 version of PDF to Word Converter on AnyBizSoft’s Facebook page. Anyone who click Like button to become their fan can get a free license, which is worth $29.95.

AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter is an easy-to-use application, which is specially designed for converting PDF to Word 2007 (.docx) and 2003(.doc). You can convert encrypted and password-protected PDF files to Word documents with PDF to Word Converter. With just one click, you can convert your read-only PDF files into a fully formatted editable Word documents at a high-speed.

AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter is an efficient easy-to-use application. The unique feature of this application is that it is specially designed for converting PDF files to Microsoft Office Word 2010 (.docx), Word 2007 (.docx), Word 2003 (.doc). The original text, layouts, images and hyperlinks can be exactly retained in the generated Word documents.

Using AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter is very easy with its simple, intuitive and quite easy to use user interface. To convert a PDF file into a Word document, simply click on the Add PDF Files button, then browse to the file location and select the files. The application also provides you with the facility to partially convert a PDF file to Word format in-case you don’t need the entire PDF to be converted. To partially convert, you just select the pages you need to convert. To convert your files, just click on the big Convert button.