Skim
Skim
1.6.3

4.5

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Skim for Mac

07 April 2021

PDF reader and note-taker for scientific papers.

What is Skim for Mac

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.

What's new in Skim

Version 1.6.3:
New Features
  • GateKeeper safe.
  • New document icons for Big Sur.
Bugs Fixed
  • Fix application icon on older systems.
  • Ignore useless spotlight search text from Finder.
  • Fix toolbar search field layout on older systems.
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Afmac
Afmac
Mar 16 2021
1.6.2
1.0
Mar 16 2021
1.0
Version: 1.6.2
1.6.2 has no icon in Mojave.
Gary-L-Gray
Gary-L-Gray
Mar 2 2021
1.6.1
5.0
Mar 2 2021
5.0
Version: 1.6.1
Skim paired with Sublime Text is the ultimate combination for using LaTeX!
breitpeterviola
breitpeterviola
Aug 12 2020
1.5.11
4.0
Aug 12 2020
4.0
Version: 1.5.11
Will try it out and comment. If from Adobe, I am confident
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Jun 27 2020
1.5.10
2.0
Jun 27 2020
2.0
Version: 1.5.10
Unable to change default print settings - app wants to print each page at 100% even if bigger than preset page size, so EVERY time I print something I have to manually check and set print settings wrt zoom/shrink/fit page size VERY annoying and getting to the point of ditching it - it's not hard to set preferences for an app to default settings, but not possible for this app
476429
476429
May 29 2020
1.5.9
3.0
May 29 2020
3.0
Version: 1.5.9
Skim is a great app, but it has one significant limitation. Search doesn't support wildcards or booleans. You can search for a word or a phrase. That's it. If you need to find a page where two words appear separately, then you are out of luck The other day I needed to find the title capitalization rules for infinitives. I needed pages that used the words capital, capitals, capitalize or capitalization. And the word "infinitive" also needed to appear anywhere on those pages. In Skim, you can find where any form of "capital" appears. If you type "capital", it will show pages that contain capital, capitals, capitalize, and capitalization. However, as soon as you hit the space bar, you are locked into a search for the exact word you typed. Any search for two or more words will be an exact phrase search. You can find where "infinitive" appears. But there is no way to find where it appears anywhere on the same page with some form of "capital". The exact phrases "capital infinitive", "infinitive capital", "infinitive capitalization", "capitalize infinitive", etc. produce zero search results And that exhausts the Skim search capabilities. I opened the document in Preview and searched for "capital* AND infinitive". It immediately found the exact page I needed--where the words "capitalization" and "infinitive" appeared in different parts of the page, about three sentences apart. I searched Skim's "Issues" page on GitHub and found that someone had brought this to the developer's attention a few years ago. The developer said Skim was using the search capabilities provided by Apple's PDFKit so if you want improved search, then you should talk to Apple. He then marked the issue as closed. In other words, it is unlikely Skim's search capabilities are going to get any better . . . at least not anytime soon. If you need to annotate PDFs, there is nothing better than Skim. If you require anything more than the most basic search functionality, you will need to use a different app.
Krupnix
Krupnix
Mar 24 2020
1.5.7
5.0
Mar 24 2020
5.0
Version: 1.5.7
After Apple Preview screwed up all my meticulous notes from a tutorial I was taking (losing some, changing colors, blanking them out in the highlight TOC), I looked around and found Skim. It works great! I have done several tutorials now, without a single issue in Skim. You can search either the pdf doc contents (left side), or your notes (right side.) Thanks to the developer!! And thanks for the new update, which allows for line returns etc.
Aargl
Aargl
Jun 9 2019
1.5.1
3.5
Jun 9 2019
3.5
Version: 1.5.1
v1.5+ crashes when closing a document's window.
Aljuk
Aljuk
Jun 4 2019
1.4.41
1.0
Jun 4 2019
1.0
Version: 1.4.41
As of version 1.5 it appears that Skim can no longer print documents.
ami.go
ami.go
Nov 15 2018
1.4.37
1.5
Nov 15 2018
1.5
Version: 1.4.37
Version 1.4.37 crashes on start. No Problem with Version 1.4.36.
Trance
Trance
Feb 11 2018
1.4.32
0.0
Feb 11 2018
0.0
Version: 1.4.32
The last couple of versions set off the "distnoted" process to use all my cpu when I open a pdf file.
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