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Skim

A PDF Reader and Note-taker for OS X

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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. Skim requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.

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Features

  • Viewing PDFs
  • Adding and editing notes
  • Highlighting important text, including one-swipe highlight modes
  • Making "snapshots" for easy reference
  • Navigation using table of contents or thumbnails, with visual history
  • View all your notes and highlights
  • Convenient reading in full screen
  • Giving powerful presentations, with built-in transitions
  • Handy preview of internal links
  • Focus using a reading bar
  • Magnification tool
  • Smart cropping tools
  • Extensive AppleScript support
  • Bookmarks
  • Saving passwords in Keychain
  • Export notes as text
  • Automatic download of remote PDFs
  • Support for Apple Remote Control
  • Interaction with LaTeX, SyncTeX, and PDFSync
  • Integration with BibDesk and other third party applications
  • Spotlight support
  • Highly customizable
  • And much more...

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User Reviews

  • leon-geyer
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    Working on MacOs 10.11 Capitan Ok, so far

    Posted 07/22/2015
  • cogitoxin
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    I found that every time I tap with 3 fingers a snapshot will appear but actually I just want to look up a world in dictionary. Can the snapshot function be turned off?

    Posted 01/28/2015
  • sdsmpie
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    Better then build in os x viewer, if only there was a night reading theme Needs one more thing that build in viewer is missing! The ability to change the background color of the paper to any RGB color one want's

    Posted 05/14/2014
  • holly2014
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    I on ask for one more FEATURE: Please add the option to HIGHLIGHT the text with several COLORS! Instead of having that one sign only, every user should be able to add different colors of markers - like in realy life ;) This would make my life so much easier and totally unnecessary to print documents anymore! Thanks in advance! Your making a great job!

    Posted 02/27/2014
  • poisonn00
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    I now am using Emacs with Skim viewer for TeX editing. As I said before, there is an annoying bug or lack of function in Skim viewer; "forward search" with emacs is not good. I always have a fixed window size for Skim viewer, and use "Zoom in" option in Skim, because there is much vaccum space in usual PDF file after texifying, so that, I need an appropriate font size and often try to fit manuscript to my fixed window size. But, whenever I use "forward search" with emacs, this keeping position in Skim is broken - I think that this is a lack of function in Skim. In contrast, for Xdvik, there is indeed such a function; the hotkey is "k" in Xdvik which stands for "Keep position". I strongly hope to add this function to Skim, too.

    Posted 01/03/2014
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Additional Project Details

Languages

French, Dutch, Italian, English, German, Spanish, Russian

Intended Audience

Science/Research, Education

User Interface

Cocoa (MacOS X)

Programming Language

Objective C

Registered

2007-03-28
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