Adobe Flash Player for Mac

Adobe Flash Player for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 197 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.1.102.55
  • Total Downloads:
    2,126,301
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 10, 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

    2.6

    out of 8 votes

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

    2.4

    out of 197 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 31
    • 3 star 38
    • 2 star 30
    • 1 star 80
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2 stars

"Doesn't work on non Intel Mac's"

February 01, 2012  |  By epic1

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.55

Pros

None that I know of.

Cons

This is not backwards compatible. It leaves a lot of people wanting something they can't have. In my opinion this newest version of Flash is poor since it is limited to alienating people from its use.

This is why Apple didn't want to use it on its portable operating systems.

Summary

I'll be glad when CSS3 will be standardized for the video and audio over the Web.

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3 stars

"Glad I have it"

January 29, 2012  |  By domminasi

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.55

Pros

Works like a charm

Cons

Wish there was a newer version for Mac OS 10.4.11 PC

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1 stars

"Adobe doesn't support Power PC any more."

January 04, 2012  |  By Fear624

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.55

Pros

Who cares? I can't use it.

Cons

Adobe won't support real Macs any more. I'm not sure why. There's still a ton of us out there. A very poor decision.

Summary

I hope Adobe is reading this.

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3 stars

"Works well when it's working well"

December 14, 2011  |  By kikolei

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.55

Pros

smooth and efficient

Cons

but crashes often -- I like to browse with Firefox and have a Mac

Summary

so I'm in search of another app

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3 stars

"oesn't work"

November 27, 2011  |  By duxcrucis

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.55

Pros

Very extended app all around the net.

Cons

This app doesn't work fine with Firefox in a Mac OS Lion.
For example in this URL
http://blogs.elpais.com/la-voz-de-inaki/

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3 stars

"Installs a lot faster that it used to."

November 19, 2011  |  By terryl

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.55

Pros

Works OK, so far, and installs a lot faster that it used to, so I guess that is an improvement.

Cons

Haven't had any complaints with it so far, so I guess I would say thats a good thing.

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4 stars

"Great product"

November 17, 2011  |  By fitzt

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.55

Pros

Works with every site I have tried

Cons

I hope they continue to support it!

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2 stars

"Some issues with Safari 5 in Lion"

November 11, 2011  |  By jscott418

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.55

Pros

Uses less memory most of the time. 64 bit is a plus

Cons

Some flash content hangs now and did not in previous version.

Summary

This for me is causing some problems in Safari. I am just about ready to give up on Flash.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date November 10, 2011
Date Added November 10, 2011
Version 11.1.102.55
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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