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PDFViewer is a simple, small (less than 250kb) document based Cocoa application which can view, scale, and print PDF files. It's really fast.

What's New

Version 1.4 adds the following
  • Added Spanish localization

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Anonymous
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I like it! I want to echo what others have said about having PDFViewer.app as the default PDF viewer... save for a couple of things:

SELECTABILITY
+ ability to select text
- ability to select column of text
- ability to select graphics

SEARCH
- search

ZOOM
- fit-to-window
- click & drag magnify a region
- spacebar changes 'cursor'/pointer to hand for 'drag-scroll' a la Adobe

HELP
- Help System (although it's pretty simple, for completeness it should have something when you choose PDFViewer Help from the Help menu)

Actually, the only show-stopper is the lack of ability to select (and copy!) text!

It didn't crash on me!

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Version 1.4
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Anonymous
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I might use this instead of Acrobat Reader if this had searching and which page you were on (the searching is more important).

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Version 1.4
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Anonymous
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Excellent ! Simple, fast, lightweight.

Especially interesting for Jaguar users, since the corresponding version of "preview" is awfully unfriendly for PDF viewing, and since Acrobat 5 or 6 is too slow.

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Version 1.4
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Anonymous
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Ditto on the auto-reloading. That would make this app absolutely sweet.

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Version 1.4
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Anonymous
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excellent !!!!

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Version 1.4
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Anonymous
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Unfurtunately, PDFViewer doesn't update the display after the PDF file has changed on disk. It even doesn't update it if it's reloaded with File->Open. Such an "auto-update" feature would be very useful for TeX typesetting.

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Version 1.4
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Anonymous
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I have been looking for a program like this for a *long* time. Apple never got their act together with their "Preview" application - it sucks. Takes way too long to open files, trys to make previews of every page in the file (no way to turn this off by default, you have to close the drawer EVERY TIME), and it never opens things to a reasonable size by default, so you always have to resize.

Adobe Acrobat reader works fine once you have it open, but it's kind of a beast - large and takes a long time to launch.

PDFViewer 1.4 is much nicer. ;-) It opens things to a nice viewing size by default, doensn't waste time creating previews, and is damn fast.

My only suggestion so far would be to allow the user to click and drag the on the image like you can do with most other PDF viewers. Thanks for writing such a nice simple application which really serves a need of the Mac community.

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Version 1.4
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Richard Liu
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Well... it is really fast. But I have trouble reading Chinese/Japaness PDF files. All characters are rendered with doubled width. And It can not view password protected files.

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Version 1.3
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Anonymous
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Anonymous: Try PDF Browser Plugin 1.2 by Schubert It.

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Version 1.3
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Anonymous
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Can this be used as a browser plug-in? Or is there any chance it is coming in the future? This is so fast!

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Version 1.3
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Downloads 16,627
Version Downloads 7,696
License Free
Date 21 Sep 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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