PDFViewer
PDFViewer
1.4

4.2

PDFViewer free download for Mac

PDFViewer1.4

22 September 2003

Cocoa app views, scales, prints .PDF files.

Overview

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 in PDFViewer

Version 1.4 adds the following
  • Added Spanish localization

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20 Reviews of PDFViewer

3.25
Anonymous
04 June 2003
Version: 1.0

Most helpful

It is fast. But until there is a way to automatically (with one click) set the zoom to 100%, this won't work for me. It sucks to have to hit the zoom out button 20 times to get the PDF to display at 100%. Acrobat Reader and Apple's Preview.app are free, and offers so many more features vs. PDFViewer who's only real selling point is its speed. A great effort, but there is no need for this app in OSX, and without more features it really isn't worth having.
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4.5
Anonymous
16 June 2004
Version: 1.4
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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Anonymous
14 June 2004
Version: 1.4
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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Anonymous
10 June 2004
Version: 1.4
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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Anonymous
09 June 2004
Version: 1.4
Ditto on the auto-reloading. That would make this app absolutely sweet.
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4.25
Anonymous
02 April 2004
Version: 1.4
excellent !!!!
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4.5
Anonymous
21 January 2004
Version: 1.4
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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4.75
Anonymous
13 October 2003
Version: 1.4
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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Richard Liu
12 September 2003
Version: 1.3
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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Anonymous
12 September 2003
Version: 1.3
Anonymous: Try PDF Browser Plugin 1.2 by Schubert It.
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4.5
Anonymous
11 September 2003
Version: 1.3
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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4.75
Anonymous
10 September 2003
Version: 1.2
I couldn't find a bug link on the developer's site, so I thought I'd leave this here: When trying to print a single page of a multipage PDF, it always prints page one regardless of what other page number you enter.
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4
Acrappa
31 July 2003
Version: 1.2
Whoa, this is fast. There aren't many features at all, but it's so much faster than Preview and Acrobat that it's worth the switch anyway.
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3.75
Anonymous
29 July 2003
Version: 1.2
Notable; works with OSX.1.5 ...
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4.5
Anonymous
17 June 2003
Version: 1.1
Ah, finally, a pdf viewer I can actually use! It's really fast compared to that slow one that's preinstalled on Mac OS X. Now we just need a fast Help Viewer!
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Danskinnyman1
17 June 2003
Version: 1.1
its the exact same speed as preview, i don't see the big whoop
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4
Anonymous
04 June 2003
Version: 1.0
Almost there. It's fast indeed. Just need some minor improvements: a "fit to page" zoom, possibility to pan the page with the mouse if it's bigger than the window and the option to alternate between continuous or single page scrolling. ;)
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Anonymous
04 June 2003
Version: 1.0
With these latest improvements, PDFViewer can now become my default application for viewing PDFs. Very useful and a welcome alternative!
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3.75
Anonymous
04 June 2003
Version: 1.0
For older Macs running OS X 10.2 (PowerBook G3 Lombard here), speed IS important. Longer PDFs with graphics take a long time to view from page to page. The interface for this app is clean & the page layout with shadow is also attractive. The developer Object Craft's Web site is quite clear about their vision & objectives, & this app fits users with similar desires or needs.
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Greg Hamilton
04 June 2003
Version: 1.0
MacGizmo, the zoom problem(s) are fixed in version 1.0. I've fixed a bunch of other problems too. I think you might have downloaded the old version.
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3.25
Anonymous
04 June 2003
Version: 1.0
It is fast. But until there is a way to automatically (with one click) set the zoom to 100%, this won't work for me. It sucks to have to hit the zoom out button 20 times to get the PDF to display at 100%. Acrobat Reader and Apple's Preview.app are free, and offers so many more features vs. PDFViewer who's only real selling point is its speed. A great effort, but there is no need for this app in OSX, and without more features it really isn't worth having.
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