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What is the Mac OS application that provides most similar function as PDF annotator in Windows?

I just want a program that enables simple annotating functions in Mac OS. Of course, freeware is preferred.

Add: Thank you for recommending Preview. But I need a little more advanced features than Preview. Any recommendation?

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    What specific features do you need? – Alan Shutko Sep 18 '13 at 2:58

You can use Preview to annotate PDFs, make circles, arrows, texts, and even sign it.

It comes with OS X.


Preview (which comes with OS X) will do simple annotations.

In the toolbar, look for the edit icon: edit icon

Click on this icon, and you'll see a new toolbar appear which lets you create squares, circles, speech bubbles, text notes, sticky notes, and more.


Then you can save the file as normal.

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