PDFViewer
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Cocoa app views, scales, prints .PDF files.   Free
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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
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later






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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jun 2004
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!
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Jun 2004
I might use this instead of Acrobat Reader if this had searching and which page you were on (the searching is more important).
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Jun 2004
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.
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Jun 2004
Ditto on the auto-reloading. That would make this app absolutely sweet.
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Apr 2004
excellent !!!!
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jan 2004
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.
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Oct 2003
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.
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Sep 2003
Anonymous: Try PDF Browser Plugin 1.2 by Schubert It.
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Sep 2003
Can this be used as a browser plug-in? Or is there any chance it is coming in the future? This is so fast!
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Sep 2003
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.
[Version 1.2]


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Downloads:16,587
Version Downloads:7,656
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:21 Sep 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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