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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

  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Buggy. After many years of using it, am switching back to Preview. For those who are interested: the app version whose bugs least bothered me is 1.4.4.

    Posted 01/29/2014
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This is in reference to SKIM. Since one of the last updates the free hand drawing tool now lags behind the actual writing using a WACOM table. It is so slow you can't see what you have written or where it is written until a significant time lapse. It use be that you wrote as if you were writing on paper. Now it is basically useless to use as a note taker. Is there some setting that controls this or can you revert it back to the way it use to work.

    Posted 04/09/2013
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Nice PDF reader

    Posted 02/12/2013
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Ok it's the best PDF reader for Mac and very ergonomic with its multiple types of annotations.... but the annotations are not displayable in other pdf viewer software (adobe, pdf-xchange viewer) including the one that is freely included with a Mac (Preview). So collaboration wise, not interesting.

    Posted 08/26/2012
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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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