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:
    11.2.202.235
  • Total Downloads:
    2,122,635
  • Date Added:
    May 03, 2012
  • File Size:
    11.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,467
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7

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

    3.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • 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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1 stars

"Doesn't work well"

May 22, 2012  |  By Thetan1--2008

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235

Pros

None to mention

Cons

It still hangs up with a Mac Mini.

Summary

Stick with an older version.

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3 stars

"It downloads and installs easily."

May 20, 2012  |  By a_drian

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235

Pros

No obvious negative changes from previous versions.

Cons

I have not noticed any so far.

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5 stars

"Five stars for Mac, zero stars for iPad2"

May 14, 2012  |  By bill c

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235

Pros

Useful for MacBook

Cons

Doesn't work on iPad 2

Summary

Useful

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3 stars

"Fine when it works but keeps disappearing."

May 09, 2012  |  By allenortep

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235

Pros

It works fine when it's working,

Cons

but it keeps disappearing and needs to be reloaded. Can't figure out what's happening.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date May 03, 2012
Date Added May 03, 2012
Version 11.2.202.235
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.04MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,122,635
Downloads Last Week 1,467
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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