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Adobe Flash Player for Mac

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Key Details of Adobe Flash Player

  • View Flash content in your Web browser
  • Last updated on 09/15/20
  • There have been 4 updates within the past 6 months
  • Also available on Android and Windows
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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Adobe Flash Player for Mac lets you access Flash content in Web sites when using browsers like OS X's Safari. The plug-in integrates seamlessly and through a preference pane, gives you control over the type of access each Web site has to your system. The only downside to using it is that it suffers from performance issues.

Pros

Configurable: The plug-in adds a new preference pane in System Preferences where you will be able to adjust your local storage, camera, mic and peer-assisted networking settings to either allow the feature for all Web sites, on a per-request basis, or to deny all requests.

Per-site settings: All the features listed above support per-site settings for even more precise control.

Advanced options: The app lets you delete all Flash-related data and settings as well as audio and video license files, deauthorize the computer, and access trusted locations for developer testing.

Cons

Performance issues: Despite its long history with OS X, this software tends to slow down your computer and drain your battery.

Bottom Line

If you're constantly visiting Flash-based Web sites, you will have to install either this plug-in, or a browser like Google Chrome, which has built-in Flash support. Generally, the better way to go would be to use Chrome since there will be a lower performance impact on your system. But if Chrome is not your kind of browser, then this plug-in remains a viable solution for enjoying Flash content on your Mac.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
September 16, 2020
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Version
32.0.0.433
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Mac
Operating System
Mac OS X
Additional Requirements
macOS Catalina | macOS Mojave | macOS High Sierra | macOS Sierra | OS X El Capitan | OS X Yosemite|
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
2,336,433
Downloads Last Week
1
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Developer's Description

View Flash content in your Web browser.
Adobe Flash Player is a lightweight, highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones, and devices. Adobe Flash Player software is a cross-platform browser plug-in that delivers breakthrough web experiences and is installed on more than 98% of Internet-connected desktops. Flash Player introduces 3D effects, custom filters and effects, advanced text support, and more.