Adobe Flash Player for Mac

Adobe Flash Player for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 196 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.0.1.152
  • Total Downloads:
    2,126,301
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 04, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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There should be no doubt that Apple's decision to block Flash from iOS in favor of HTML5 has spurred Adobe to make sure that its media-rich content-building tool and player Flash remains competitive. Flash Player 11 brings hardware-accelerated graphics support to the platform.

According to Adobe, the new Stage3D technology in the new Flash Player brings combined 2D and 3D acceleration that is up to 1,000 times faster than the previous Flash iterations. While currently Stage3D is supported only for personal computers, it should make its way to mobile devices in future Flash releases. The advancements offered by Stage3D should bring far more complex graphics development for the player, and allow some developers to use it as a viable alternative for their projects, especially for cross-platform efforts.

In addition to accelerated graphics, Flash 11 now is natively in 64-bit code on all supported platforms, which will allow it to better integrate with browsers and plug-ins that are coded in 64-bit. This along with a slew of new enhancements for developers in terms of security improvements, media handling, and better JavaScript integration will enhance the player's use for future development. Flash also comes baked into Google Chrome, and therefore the Chrome OS that powers Google's Chromebooks.

Mac users take note: Flash requires OS X 10.6 or later running on an Intel platform since Adobe removed support for PowerPC Macs in Flash 10.

Although it's possible that HTML5 will at some point unseat Flash as the dominant code for media on the Web, that won't happen for a while yet since HTML5 standards haven't even been finalized. The Flash Player is a must if you want to experience the Web at its fullest, so users at any level of expertise should have no qualms about installing or upgrading.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    2.4

    out of 196 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 31
    • 3 star 38
    • 2 star 30
    • 1 star 79
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Results 1–8 of 8

3 stars

"Annoying Notice"

November 02, 2011  |  By seedcake

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152

Pros

To be quite honest it does not bother me in the least.

Cons

This what annoys me the most this warning notice that pops up Allow or Deny I clicked on it once and it took me to the Adobe site to explain what it was all about. I might be as thick as a brick wall,and i still do not know what its about. About a year ago it did not come up,so if somebody can in ABC language explain to me what it means.

Summary

To sum it up if it disappeared off the the internet altogether i would not miss it?

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3 stars

"Works like it's supposed to."

October 15, 2011  |  By pclagett

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152

Pros

As I said above.

Cons

I have no cons

Summary

Works like it's supposed to.

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4 stars

"As advertised"

October 15, 2011  |  By Meyenet2

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152

Pros

It seems to run faster than I remembered

Cons

No Cons to mention

Summary

The price is definitely right

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5 stars

"Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.15"

October 11, 2011  |  By mbmac1

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152

Pros

The people at Adobe make really great products for the mac user, and this latest flash player proves it.

I know that it causes some programs to freeze, but since I switched to a mac mini 2 years ago, I have never had any problem using this program

Cons

It does freeze once in awhile depending on what site you go to, but you have t o remember that every mac program has it pro's and cons

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4 stars

"lets me watch videos"

October 11, 2011  |  By tappy727

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152

Pros

Lets me watch a lot of online videos.

Cons

Sometimes it makes my fan come on.

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4 stars

"NIce flash player"

October 08, 2011  |  By Starrysky8

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152

Pros

Nice.. it is work with all browsers.

Cons

Nothing that I can see compared to previous version.

Summary

It's very fast. The new version of adobe flash player is really cool more than other old versions.

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1 stars

"Google Video Chat Don't Work"

October 07, 2011  |  By AdamElmquist

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152

Pros

I don't see one yet from this release.

Cons

Google Video Chat in All browers fail to work.

Summary

I control multiple Macs all running OSX 10.7.1 Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari all latest releases, with newest Flash plugin Google video fails to load. Had to uninstall / reinstall older version of Flash to Get Google Talk Video to work again. Google Chrome since handles own plugin mangment as of right no Google Talk Video, only works in FF, and Safari. Please check out http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=68585#c15

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1 stars

"This version causes Firefox to freeze"

October 04, 2011  |  By kc1ihlmw

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152

Pros

Nothing that I can see compared to previous version.

Cons

This version caused Firefox 7.0.1 to freeze several times, disabling plug-in fixed problem.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date October 04, 2011
Date Added October 04, 2011
Version 11.0.1.152
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.04MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,126,301
Downloads Last Week 1,431
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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