Adobe Flash Player for Mac

Adobe Flash Player for Mac

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 196 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
14.0.0.176
File Size:
11.04MB
Date Added:
August 12, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
2,103,915
Downloads Last Week:
1,420
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.4

    out of 196 votes

    • 5 star: 18
    • 4 star: 31
    • 3 star: 38
    • 2 star: 30
    • 1 star: 79
  • Current Version:

    2.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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    Results 1-10 of 194

  • 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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  • 1 stars

    "New one won't download!!!!"

    April 09, 2013   |   By vision4u

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 10.1.53.64

    Pros

    ABSOLUTELY NONE!!!!!!! Want 10.1 back.

    Cons

    Hate the new one won't download!!!! I deleted my 10.1 I want it back!! Is there any way to get it?

    Summary

    New Version is awful!!!!!!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "how can I download flash player for my mac pro?"

    March 17, 2013   |   By ardeshir bagheri

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180

    Pros

    how can i download adobe flash player for my mac pro os x 10.82?
    adobe flash is needed for mac,without it, how can we see videos?
    it,s not fair,we suffer for companies disagreements.please some one helps me.

    Cons

    this is a TALEBAN-BEN-LADAN act.cut it and solve this problem please.

    Summary

    i love adobe flash player all products

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  • 1 stars

    "extremely unfriendly dowloads"

    March 15, 2013   |   By Bruce R Nelson

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180

    Pros

    I have NEVER been able to make FLASH download to my Mac 10.6 for over 2 years now. All I get when flash pops up is "allow/disallow"" for which NOTHING EVER HAPPEWNS when I click "allow"

    Cons

    your site rejects donwload to MAC for over 2 years

    Summary

    if you can't make flash user friendly then why am I forced to deal with you?

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  • 1 stars

    "CPU melting piece of dog do-do!"

    January 17, 2013   |   By toadc69

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146

    Pros

    convenient way to let third party cookies, spyware onto your system

    Cons

    overheats and slows every CPU regardless of OS X or Windows. Even with 8GB of RAM, Adobe Flash player will crank up your CPU usage and slow your whole system.
    Also, every single video you play is going to make you want to punch someone - due to the proprietary "allow/don't allow" popup dialogue box that remains in center of your screen even after you've clicked "don't allow". This goes on until you configure some dumb Abobe Flash Player Global settings. Who ever though of this obviously didn't do well in school.

    Summary

    Soon HTML5 is supposedly going to make this jerkware obsolete. And I hope cause some layoffs for the dimwits employed by this firm.

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