Adobe Flash Player for Mac

Adobe Flash Player for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 195 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
11.4.402.265
File Size:
11.04MB
Date Added:
August 21, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7
Total Downloads:
2,092,113
Downloads Last Week:
1,147
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.4

    out of 195 votes

    • 5 star: 18
    • 4 star: 31
    • 3 star: 38
    • 2 star: 29
    • 1 star: 79
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 1 votes

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