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PDFView is a lightweight Mac OS X application to display PDF files.

What does it offers more than Preview?

  • By default, the main window will open up maximized, and the zoom level will be automatically the highest possible to fit the document into your screen - so that documents will become finally readable. Especially valuable if you are using a small size screen.
  • PDFView supports a powerful full screen mode, and a innovative "presentation" mode, in which nothing is displayed but your document, not even scroll bars. This mode is designed with Beamer user in mind, but not restricted to them. more...

What's New

Version 0.14.3:
  • Fixed a crash, that occurred randomly when the document was updated.
  • Restored search.
  • Slightly updated German translation.
  • Warning: the outline status is unpredictable, after an update: it may work, it may not work, it may crash, it may be out-of-date. I'm gonna work on it for the next release.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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LauraAshley4229 Member IconReview+2
LauraAshley4229
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Top app keep making for PPC

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Version 0.14.3
Theothertim Member IconReview+86
Theothertim
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I am sad to see this little gem out of development. Still, it is available and it works very well. It is fast and easy-to-use. I like that it opens the PDFs in full-screen view. And I like that it automatically adjusts the size of the text based on the size of the window. A great little utility.

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Version 0.14.3
BobbyKnox Member IconComment+5
BobbyKnox
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The best tool I've found for latex previewing.

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Version 0.14.3
John-P-Hughes Member IconComment+1
John-P-Hughes
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A quote from SourceForge:-

"PDFView is no longer in development. Thanks to all the people who supported it, but I have no time any more. You may wanna try Skim as a replacement/improvement."

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Version 0.14.3
Nicolas Goles Member IconComment+4
Nicolas Goles
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I really like this application. Thank you, I just hate preview for viewing PDF's specially in my small macbook screen. This has saved me a lot of headaches :D

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Version 0.14.3
EricB Member IconComment+2
EricB
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An incredibly useful app, with which I've had no problems and which frees me from the irritating habits of both Preview and Adobe Reader when I just want to take a quick look at a document. Many thanks for making it available-- and for free, no less!

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Version 0.14.3
ecull Member IconComment+0
ecull
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I was eagerly waiting for the updated version of pdfview. Unfortunately, the refreshing of the document is still seems to be broken: for me it refreshes the first time the document is modified on the disk, but afterwards it does not refresh (and sometimes even crashes). So, waiting for the next update...

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Version 0.14.2
ecull Member IconComment+0
ecull
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Hi,
I was looking for a long time for a pdf previewer like that for latex. The automatic resize feature is especially nice. Thanks for this new app.

There are some problems, though. In Texniscope, when a document is reloaded, not only the page is preserved but also a position in this page. It is inconvenient that PDFView jumps at the beginning of the page, especially, if you edit something in the bottom of the page and so, you have to scroll down to see the result.

I also was not able to make pdfsync work. Does it work for intel macs? There seems to be a problem with pdfsync in texniscope for intel. In my case, PDFViw does not even complain if the respective *.pdfsync file does not present (and it's presence does not change this behaviour). Texniscope has complained that "the document does not have a sycronization info" in this case.

I am on macbook pro 2GHz intel core duo, Mac Os X 10.4.8

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Version 0.14.1
ecull
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I have just noticed that in the "full screen" mode, the position remains the same after the document is reloaded.

Andrea Bergia (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Andrea Bergia (Developer)
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It's never gonna be, as it uses *exactly* the same component Preview uses for displaying the PDF. The bonus for using PDFView is the other features: auto-resize, LaTeX support, and so on.

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Version 0.14.1
bobster Member IconComment+15
bobster
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I tried opening various PDFs I had created, with varying levels of image content and resolution. I found that PDFView did not perform any faster than Preview.

Tech specs: PowerMac 1GHz MDD, 1 GB RAM, Tiger 10.4.7, ATI Radeon 9600 PC/Mac edition

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Version 0.14.1
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Downloads 28,862
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Date 17 Jan 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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