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Best Skim Alternative for Mac OS Sierra

It seems to many people that Skim is a great PDF reader and note-taker for Mac OS since it can help users to read and add some annotations in PDF. The latest update of Skim was added by Genda in November 2014. And it is totally for free, that’s why so many people choose it. But Skim isn’t perfect, there are also many users are not satisfied with it. So they are going to find a Skim alternative for Mac. What is the best alternative to Skim? Users don’t have a conclusion. Today, I will make all-round comprehensive comparisons between Skim and other Skim alternative for Mac.

In my view, the best Skim alternative for Mac is Cisdem PDFManagerUltimate. Cisdem PDFManagerUltimate is a powerful application that will give you a complete PDF solution. It allows you to organize, view and edit PDF files, add annotations and signature to PDF, convert normal and scanned PDF files to other formats. Surely, the features of it are far more than that.

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Next, let us compare Skim with Cisdem PDFManagerUltimate for Mac:


Notes: make explanations on some features of the form above.

Organize PDF files: Cisdem PDFManagerUltimate for Mac proudly provides a smart PDF management system for users, which can quickly categorize your PDF document mess. You don't need to rummage files through your emails or folders anymore. With this application, you can find them in an instant by the tagging and collection system. Cisdem PDFManagerUltimate also provides the build-in search box for users, you can search for PDF files directly in the program.

Best PDF Editor for Mac: PDFManagerUltimate undoubtedly is the best PDF editor for Mac since it has a full set of tools, which makes users to edit PDF files on Mac as easy as in a Word processor. Users can add texts, comments, notes, or shapes (Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Circle,) to the PDF, highlight, cross-out, underline text, and draw an arrow or a line by using the PDF annotation tools.

Add Signature to PDF on Mac: Without printing, signing manually, and then scanning and sending PDF file back, you can directly add signature to PDF on Mac now!!! PDFManagerUltimate allows users to sign a PDF document electronically. It provides an intuitive signature drawing pad, users can add signature with mouse or track pad.

Convert PDF to other formats: PDFManagerUltimate's top-of-the-line OCR technology allows users to convert normal or scanned PDF to other formats, including Word, Excel, Text, PPT, Keynote, Pages, HTML, EPUB, Rtfd, and image formats. What’s more, extracting text contents from scanned PDF and images is also supported by OCR PDF tool, you can use those contents in other popular file formats.


Skim is excellent for its free and easy-to-use, but the features of Cisdem PDFManagerUltimate are more comprehensive. It is quite clear that Cisdem PDFManagerUltimate is more powerful than Skim as it not only can view and do some edition to PDF, but also can organize PDF, add signature to PDF on Mac, and convert normal or scanned PDF to other formats. Although you need to pay some money for it, it provides a free trial for all of you. And if you have any question of it, Cisdem’s after-sales service is great. In short, Cisdem PDFManagerUltimate is the best Skim alternative for Mac.

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2016-09-21 17:46:56 / Posted by to PDF Editor Mac Follow @ Megan

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1 Responses

  • Walt

    I use Skim cuz it is free, but actually., it is not with good performance, the one you recommended, cisdem PDF Manager Ultimate is much better.

    9 months ago REPLY

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