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Skim for Mac

By Skim Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Skim

  • Read, annotate, highlight and mark up PDFs. Designed for scientific papers
  • Last updated on 09/09/20
  • There have been 3 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 17, 2013

Finding a low-cost program that can edit or add notes to a PDF file can be hard. Finding one that can collate all of the changes as well seems almost impossible. However, Skim For Mac might be able to solve your dilemma, as it allows users to place marks and notes into PDF files and save all of those adjustments separately as well.

Skim For Mac allows for a variety of marking and annotations to be inserted into PDF files. This free program includes movable text boxes for notes as well as highlighting, underscoring and strike-through functions. You can even change the color of the different editing marks and the notes. Hiding the marks can be done easily and can be undone just as quickly. Notes and marks can be saved as separate text files which can be useful for editing and studying. The program also allows for text searches within the PDF file. Extra tools are available to help with reading longer PDF files, including bookmarks and reading lines. The interface is easy to use but lacks a comprehensive toolbar, so you are forced to use the drop-down menus at times.

Overall, Skim For Mac seems to be a useful tool for annotating and editing PDF files with few limitations and many options. This program would be suitable for both students and personal use with editing, noting and reading PDF files.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.5.11

  • Auto size circle and box notes around selection.
  • Hit '?' to view hidden shortcuts.
  • Change laser pointer cursor in presentation by hitting 'c'.
  • Support reading Skim notes in plist format.
  • New hidden preference to save Skim notes in plist format.
  • Support for Skim notes in plist format in skimNotes and SkimPDF tools.

General

Release September 9, 2020
Date Added September 9, 2020
Version 1.5.11

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion
  • OS X Snow Leopard

Popularity

Total Downloads 42,187
Downloads Last Week 5
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Developer's Description

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.