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Skim

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.

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Avg rating of 4 (3)| 5 comments

What is Skim?

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.

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Skim Features

  1.  LightweightSkim consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  PDF annotationSkim support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc

Skim information

  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4
  • Alternatives74 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 5 comments and reviews about Skim, and it has gotten 88 likes

Skim was added to AlternativeTo by genba on and this page was last updated .

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Craigo
  
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Skim is an excellent PDF reader & annotator. From Skim's entry, here on alternativeto, it looked as if it hadn't been updated in years. Visiting the logs show that the project is alive and well. Good thing!

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jendk3r
  
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Perfect for reading scientific papers in PDF

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brucelgrubb
  
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Something has changed in the way this displays certain PDFs. Old PDFs that displayed properly under old versions have large sections of text missing (the same parts missing when viewed through Preview) that display properly via Foxit PDF Reader or Adobe's PDF reader.

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mmfoodforthought
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Regularly updated. Very easy to use. Excellent for reading PDFs and making notes.

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AttkBeast
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I really like Skim. My ebooks look great on it. It has opened all the .pdf's I've thrown at it. There's plenty of viewable options and is very clean. The only problem is there is not a windows version. I have and iMac that I use this software on but cannot use it on my laptop PC's.

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