Best way to view PDFs on MacBook Pro?

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  1. gc15 macrumors regular

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    I use adope but I'm just not a big fan of it, I feel like it lags. Are there any other PDF viewers?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Preview (included with OS X) has had great performance for years.
     
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    Preview which is part of OS X is probably the best one.
     
  4. gc15 thread starter macrumors regular

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    But can I modify the PDF in preview? For example write notes on it?
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    You can add annotations, highlight, arrows, and more.
     
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    You can't edit the original content, but it does have annotation capabilities.
     
  7. gc15 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought so, alright does anyone know of any alternatives I can use to edit and anicdote PDF files?
     
  8. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    The App Store literally has tons of apps if you search for "pdf editor", just be sure and read the reviews. :)

    Adobe Reader can't edit PDFs either, so perhaps your initial question/subject were a little misleading if you were also wanting something that could edit them. :)
     
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    It's expensive, but it's probably the best PDF editor out there.

    PDFpen 6
     
  10. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I'm lucky with Adobe Reader performing like a champ on my 2011 MBA i5/4GB/128GB. It's silky smooth even with 1000+ pages of colored textbooks and a file size of 100+ MB. I can also annotate with Adobe Reader and no slow down or anything. You probably need SSD on your MBP since I notice that really large PDFs loads a lot slower and a bit choppier on my friend's cMBP. My only gripe with Adobe is that it uses a lot of RAM (400 MB or more) when a large PDF is opened for a while.

    I use preview sometimes but prefer Adobe's interface.
     

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