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Mac users can now easily view PDF files and documents using various software programs available online. Users can benefit in numerous ways from these programs, as they not only allow users to view PDFs, but also manipulate PDF documents and fill simple forms. In this article, we'll list the top 7 PDF readers for Mac and outline their various features.

Top 7 PDF Readers for Mac

1. PDFelement for Mac

PDFelement for Mac is an excellent PDF reader for Mac users. It provides various modes to view PDF documents, and many other options to adjust view and zoom settings. When reviewing a PDF, you can use sticky notes, text boxes, highlight tools, links, drawing and many other annotation tools to edit your PDF.

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Besides viewing and annotating PDF documents, you can convert, edit, create, OCR and use many other features that are integrated within the software. You'll have an excellent editing experience. You can use this program to edit text, images and manage pages in your PDF document. Signing documents is an easy task as well. PDFelement not only provides the option to add a customized signature image, but also provides the ability to add digital signatures to encrypt your PDF document. Your PDF files can also be converted into various other format files like Excel, Word, PPT, TXT, or EPUB etc. The following features are included in this great PDF reader for Mac:

  • Enables users to underline, highlight, or strikethrough text;
  • Allows users to view PDF files with different display mode;
  • Enables you to edit PDF text while maintaining the original layout;
  • Allows you to add shapes to PDF files;
  • Supports cropping, rotating, and replacing of images, merging and splitting PDF files, and adding and deleting watermarks;
  • It is compatible with macOS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14 Mojave.

2. Adobe® Reader for Mac

Adobe® Reader for Mac provides a host of affordable features for viewing and editing PDF documents. PDF documents can be created from a variety of sources and edited according to user requirements. Its key features are:

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  • Ability to create PDF documents from a variety of sources
  • Allows editing, sharing, adding comments and different views of PDF files
  • Supports scanning through OCR

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3. Skim for Mac

Skim is a powerful PDF reader for Mac which allows the users to view PDF documents and edit them in a user-friendly manner. The application can also be customized according to users’ requirements. Main features of this PDF reader for Mac are:

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  • Enables editing, viewing and highlighting of PDF text;
  • Allows snapshots of documents for previews;
  • Allows password saving in Keychain;
  • Enables full screen preview;

4. Preview

Preview is an extremely user-friendly PDF reader for Mac which has a ton of options for viewing and editing PDF documents. This PDF reader for Mac has the following key features:

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  • Makes viewing and working with PDF applications easy;
  • Enables digital signatures, bookmarks, and adding comments to PDF files;
  • Allows customization of preview toolbar;

5. Chrome

Google Chrome comes with a built-in PDF reader for Mac which enables users to view PDF web documents within their browser. It allows readers to control various functions of their PDF document with easy to use functions. The main features of this best PDF reader for Mac are:

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  • Includes the option to save PDF documents from within the browser;
  • Enables printing a PDF document from within the browser;
  • The PDF viewer can be enabled and disabled manually;

6. Soda PDF

Soda PDF is a Free PDF converter and reader available for Mac OS. You can read any PDF document and browse through catalogues, magazines, eBooks, and any other reading materials in amazing 3D with its top-notch technology. Using Soda PDF, you are also able to review your documents using notes and markup text tools, fill and save forms, copy and search text, and more.

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  • Open, read, and print PDF files
  • Read any PDF file in 3D without converting the file
  • Read digital comic book files
  • Create PDFs

7. Haihaisoft Reader for Mac

Haihaisoft PDF Reader lets you read PDF files effortlessly. You are able to open a document using your browser, as the "drag and drop" feature isn't available. It also allows you to rotate pages, view in full screen mode, make a presentation, skip to the first, last, next, or previous page, use the search function, zoom in and out, or create a favorites list.

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  • Print and Read PDF documents
  • It takes up less space than Adobe Reader
  • Haihaisoft PDF Reader can be launched instantly
  • High privacy and security settings
  • DRM-X platform protected PDF documents are supported
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