Adobe Flash Player for Mac

Adobe Flash Player for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 200 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    17.0.0.169
  • Total Downloads:
    2,159,608
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 14, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Adobe Flash Player for Mac lets you access Flash content in Web sites when using browsers like OS X's Safari. The plug-in integrates seamlessly and through a preference pane, gives you control over the type of access each Web site has to your system. The only downside to using it is that it suffers from performance issues.

Pros

Configurable: The plug-in adds a new preference pane in System Preferences where you will be able to adjust your local storage, camera, mic and peer-assisted networking settings to either allow the feature for all Web sites, on a per-request basis, or to deny all requests.

Per-site settings: All the features listed above support per-site settings for even more precise control.

Advanced options: The app lets you delete all Flash-related data and settings as well as audio and video license files, deauthorize the computer, and access trusted locations for developer testing.

Cons

Performance issues: Despite its long history with OS X, this software tends to slow down your computer and drain your battery.

Bottom Line

If you're constantly visiting Flash-based Web sites, you will have to install either this plug-in, or a browser like Google Chrome, which has built-in Flash support. Generally, the better way to go would be to use Chrome since there will be a lower performance impact on your system. But if Chrome is not your kind of browser, then this plug-in remains a viable solution for enjoying Flash content on your Mac.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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    2.4

    out of 200 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 31
    • 3 star 38
    • 2 star 30
    • 1 star 83
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1 stars

"One star is an F right?"

April 19, 2015  |  By fiddlefern61

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.169

Pros

None! Everyone hates you, read above.

Cons

Fix these problems, above, and everyone will love you and give you more stars.

Summary

Isn't love a better thing!

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1 stars

"Endless and "updates" have become a royal PITA"

January 30, 2015  |  By bartbrown

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.296

Pros

There are NO "Pros" here, period

Cons

Endless and innumerable updates for a product that is an absolute necessity for web video SHOULD have been made to actually work correctly, and should have been incorporated into the Mac OS (and ALL others) LONG ago. Adobe is the most grasping and greedy software developer on the planet, followed closely by Apple (I've been a Mac-only user since 1989, and their price/performance numbers have been going down the crapper ever since).

Says Adobe: "...highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences" I don't know what Adobe flack pulled "expressive" out of his chuff, but it's meaningless. The one thing the blurb got right is "consistent user experiences": Adobe Flash is completely egalitarian -- it sucks on EVERY platform and EVERY browser. After all these years, Adobe Flash is still buggy, incapable, and unstable -- thus the constant stream of updates.

Summary

Why can't Apple (and all others) and Adobe sit down together and hammer out an agreement to make Adobe Flash integral with every major OS and every major browser. It either has to do with profit, or Adobe's inability to write code. Since Adobe makes Photoshop -- now more expensive than ever, BTW -- a mountain of an app that would take a proficient user 1000 years to even half-explore all its possibilities, so we know Adobe has (or maybe HAD) code writers who know their stuff, but no released version of Flash or Flash Player has been anything but an amateurish kludge more buggy than its predecessor. Nobody reads these comments anyway, so this is just blown' in the wind, but it's a miserable and too-oft-repeated intrusion to have to update Adobe Flush overtime I start up. GET IT RIGHT!

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1 stars

"I wish it would just go away"

January 22, 2015  |  By OJB

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.287

Pros

Not so much a pro but it is often required so I guess we just have to put up with it.

Cons

Often won't install. When it does install there are constant updates. Always seems to be suffering from security issues.

Summary

I wish this buggy, insecure piece of junk would just go away so we could get on with better alternatives.

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1 stars

"Downloaded Flash Player, but impossible to install."

December 21, 2014  |  By Itzdon32

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235

Pros

worked fine 3 years on mini mac, till Adobe began blacking out videos and instructing me to download 16.0, which I did. Nightmare from then on.

Cons

All the ways Adobe tells me to INSTALL Flash wind up at a dead end. Even the checkmark "Let Adobe install for you" doesn't work. I can't believe, after 28 years using a mac, that one company, with one program, could bring my computer to it's knees. Have spent many hours looking for the answer. I need help here! I'm 82 years old and love my mac, and all macs I've had before. Somebody?

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2 stars

"Difficult installation"

August 18, 2014  |  By M. Pitts-Campbell

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.176

Pros

Seems to work, when I finally got it installed.

Cons

Download was unable to upgrade/delete the previous version. I went back and forth to Adobe's Web site, always coming up with the same unworkable solution. I eventually had to god through my files, manually, and delete, manually, everything related to Flash. THEN it was happy to install, as a new installation rather than an upgrade.

Summary

Be VERY wary of downloading this.

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5 stars

"What is all this crap about it not working?"

February 22, 2014  |  By Mark Thornton

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70

Pros

I have 12 installed. I don't recall ever having a problem with any of them. Installation problems??? - It should be a no brainer automatic install, as Mac systems remind you of updates . . .

Cons

I don't know of any.

Summary

It never occurred to me that it would be a problem, especially with so many of the "reviewers". I have to guess there is something wrong with their Macs . . . .

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1 stars

"Adobe Flash Player on Mac is a joke"

December 21, 2013  |  By radrians

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170

Pros

None. If it doesn't work consistently and properly, then it ain't worthy of any stars. CNET...you need a minus-star above.

Cons

As with some many other reviewers, my MacBook Pro "hates" Adobe Flash Player. After repeated downloads over many months...it never has worked properly. Will hang up in the system, will not let me "allow" the Mac to load it, will disappear from the computer mysteriously. I think Mac hates Flash so much that it spits it out like a bitter pill.

Summary

Since Flash (and Silverlight player, forget it, it's Microsoft) are the only two players that Amazon Prime streaming video accepts, you might as well cancel your subscription to Amazon video streaming on your computer. The folks at Amazon should raise holy heck with Adobe AND Apple to get their heads out of their butts and settle their differences.

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1 stars

"Useless. Not needed."

November 15, 2013  |  By poseidon629

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152

Pros

0!!!!!!!! Forget this garbage.

Cons

Rated X. Site is frozen. This is nearly 2014 and the geeks can't get it right. Flash is over.

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1 stars

"Installer for version 11.8.800.94 hangs"

July 09, 2013  |  By KerryGinn--2008

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.8.800.94

Pros

(not applicable)

Cons

The version of the installer of Flash version 11.8.800.94 for Mac OS was available on July 9, 2013 froze at the Update step.
(AdobeFlashPlayerInstaller_11_ltrosxd_aaa_aih.dmg 943,382 bytes; Mac OS X 10.8.4).

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4 stars

"Works for me"

April 25, 2013  |  By rx_schlegel16

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169

Pros

I worked fine for me.

Cons

none that I found yet

Summary

Not sure what the problem people have is. it worked fine for me.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 17.0.0.169
  • The update dialog's download button should work for all languages (3951736)
  • Multiple security and functional fixes
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date April 14, 2015
Date Added April 14, 2015
Version 17.0.0.169
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.04MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,159,608
Downloads Last Week 1,402
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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