PostView
PostView 1.9.2
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Viewer for PDF, Postscript, and image files.   Shareware ($9.95)
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PostView is an OS X viewer for PDF, Postscript, and image files. PostView was created because all of the existing viewers lack crucial features, such as text searching or Postscript support, or simply are a pain to use, maybe because they are designed as marketing tools rather than for their users. PostView, on the other hand, was designed from the ground up to make document viewing as pleasurable as possible, with many powerful and useful features:
  • View PDF, Postscript, EPS, TIFF, JPEG, GIF, and a wide variety of other image formats
  • View facing pages
  • Easily set
What's New
Version 1.9.2:
  • Improvements in Postscript display: handling of non-standard Type 1 fonts, fallback font.
  • Text search improvements: highlights for non-embedded, invisible fonts now draw.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.5 or later







  • Skim
    +5

  • MacGhostView
    +2
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ver. 1.x:
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Thyx commented on 15 Feb 2010
I'm really curious… what are the unique features for (Snow) Leopard?

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[Version 1.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 May 2003
I'd have to agree with the last post: this is a rock-solid piece of programming, and is identifiably better in both functionality and speed to Preview. Searching for and cutting and pasting text is worth us$22 to me (a student - try reading Hansard for specific references without it...), and as soon as the RTF stuff is incorporated, this will have everything I need and more.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 May 2003
I've been using Postview for a couple of weeks (get a temporary key from the author to get rid of the big DEMO text). This is a pretty good PDF viewer, much more functional then Apple's barebones Preview. It defaults to making pages fit the screen and can display 2-up as well. Postview will display the outline for PDF's that have been created with one, which lot's of technical documentation has. The search feature alone is fast and _extremely_ useful and I like how it highlights the line in yellow. It also displays additional information on the document, such as fonts used, creation date, etc. The only things I wish it did (which the author is working on) is to copy the PDF text to clipboard as formatted RTF (his TextLightning program does this) and that it had the option to display thumbnails in the document outline). It also handles PDF's that have landscape/portrait format pages, which I have had problems with in Preview. Postview can also render plain postscript files. I certainly haven't experienced any stability issues and have made it my default PDF viewer as well. Adobe Acrobat might do some of these things, but takes forever to launch and isn't a cocoa native application, which Postview is. I was skeptical at first, but quickly found that I use PostView daily now and have registered. If you need to read lot's of documentation and other PDF's on a regular basis it's well worth the price.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Apr 2003
If it was free, I still wouldn't pay for it. You already have this on your computer - it's called Preview... (although Preview doesn't display a huge red watermark on top of your file)

And, not to imply that it will for everyone, it crashed the first time I launched it.
[Version 1.0]


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Version Downloads:1,328
Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Shareware
Date:22 May 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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PostView is an OS X viewer for PDF, Postscript, and image files. PostView was created because all of the existing viewers lack crucial features, such as text searching or Postscript support, or simply are a pain to use, maybe because they are designed as marketing tools rather than for their users. PostView, on the other hand, was designed from the ground up to make document viewing as pleasurable as possible, with many powerful and useful features:
  • View PDF, Postscript, EPS, TIFF, JPEG, GIF, and a wide variety of other image formats
  • View facing pages
  • Easily set a convenient viewing size
  • Navigate via PDF outline
  • Search for and copy text from PDF and Postscript files
  • Print EPS/Postscript files on non-Postscript OS X printers
  • View paper boundaries overlayed on document


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