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Top 3 free PDF viewer for MAC

1.Adobe Reader for Macintosh

Adobe reader is the famous PDF viewer on Windows. It also has Mac version. Adobe Reader for Mac enables users easily view, print, and search Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on Mac (Snow Leopard, Lion included). Adobe reader for Mac allows users:

  • View, search, and print PDF files
  • Create PDF documents from any application that prints
  • Scan paper documents into PDF using optical character recognition (OCR)
  • Compare and highlight the differences between two versions of a PDF document
  • Save PDF files as Microsoft Word documents to facilitate reuse of content
  • Manage and track shared document reviews that allow review participants to see one another's comments
  • Create fillable PDF forms and track their status to collect information
  • Review documents using familiar commenting tools
  • Fill and save PDF forms locally

  • The interface of Adobe Reader for Mac

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    Preview is Mac OS X's application for displaying images and Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. If the PDF editing requirements are not very complicated, I would like to show some cool features that we're going to walk through today:

    Combine Two PDF Files
    It is very easy for combining two PDF files in preview. Users just need to open both the file side by side and drag pages from one document's sidebar to the other's. And users can change the order of the pages by dragging the pages in the sidebar. The second page below is dragged from other PDF by me:


    free PDF viewer for MAC

    Delete pages from a PDF file
    Preview lets users delete pages from PDF directly. This feature is useful when users just want to keep the pages he is interested in. To delete a page, just open the PDF and highlight the page that want to delete, press the delete button and save the file.

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    Encrypt a PDF
    Preview allows users encrypt the PDF they want to protect. Open the PDF file, click the "Save as" from "File" menu. Tick the checkbox "Encrypt". Enter the password and rename the PDF file, click "Save".

    free PDF viewer for MAC


    Skim is a PDF viewer and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help users read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file. With Skim, users can:

  • Viewing PDF
  • Bookmarks PDF
  • Adding and editing notes
  • Highlighting important text, including one-swipe highlight modes
  • Export notes as text
  • Automatic download of remote PDFs
  • Support for Apple Remote Control

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    The above PDF viewers for Mac are totally free and each of them has its cool features. Users can choose the one according to their needs.