Will try it and comment. If I come from Adobe, I’m safe
Can’t change default print settings – app wants to print each page by 100% even if it is larger than preset page size, so EVERY time I print something, I have to manually check and set print settings with zoom / shrink / pass on page size VERY annoying to get to the point of dropping it – it is not difficult to set settings for an app to default settings, but not possible for this app
May 29, 2020
Skim is a great app, but it has a significant limitation. Search does not support wildcards or booleans. You can search for a word or phrase. That’s it. If you need to find a page where two words appear separately, you’re out of luck. The other day I needed to find the title’s big letter rules for infinitives. I needed pages that used the words uppercase and lowercase letters. And the word “infinitive” also had to appear anywhere on these pages. In Skim you can find where some kind of “capital” appears. If you enter “capital”, it will display pages that contain uppercase and lowercase letters. However, as soon as you hit the space bar, you are locked in a search for the exact word you entered. Any search for two or more words will be an exact phrase search. You can find out where “infinitive” appears. But there is no way to find where it appears anywhere on the same page with some form of “capital”. The exact phrases “capital infinitive”, “infinitive capital”, “infinitive capitalization”, “capitalize infinitive” etc. Give zero search results, and it exhausts the possibility of Skim search. I opened the document in Preview and searched for “capital * AND infinitive”. It immediately found the exact page I needed – where the words “capitalization” and “infinitive” appeared in different parts of the page, with about three sentences apart. I searched Skim’s “Issues” page on GitHub and found that someone had brought the developer’s attention a few years ago. The developer said that Skim used the search features offered by Apple’s PDFKit, so if you want improved search, you should talk to Apple. He then marked the case as closed. In other words, Skim’s search capabilities are unlikely to improve. . . at least not anytime soon. If you need to comment on PDF files, there is nothing better than Skim. If you need something more than the most basic search functionality, you need to use another app.
After Apple Preview turned up all my thorough notes from a tutorial I took (lost some, changed colors, glossed them out in the highlight TOC), I looked around and found Skim. It works well! I have done several tutorials now, without a single edition in Skim. You can search the contents of the pdf document (left side), or your notes (right side.) Thanks to the developer !! And thanks for the new update, which allows for line return etc.
June 4, 2019
From version 1.5, it appears that Skim can no longer print documents.
November 15, 2018
Version 1.4.37 crashes at startup. No problem with version 1.4.36.
February 11, 2018
The last couple of versions started the “distnoted” process to use all my CPU when I open a pdf file.