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A native mode Mac OSX version of our Javelin secure PDF reader is available for free download - PDFs work brilliantly and look beautiful in this version of Javelin. The screenshot below provides a sample PDF displayed within the Javelin for Mac reader, with the Outline tab area displayed. As can be seen, this version of the reader is based on the standard Apple Mac PDF reader software "Preview". The main difference is that when a DRMX or DRMZ file is opened it will ask for an authorization code before the secured PDF is displayed (on the first occasion). For a video demo of Javelin for Mac please see the demos page. Once Javelin has been installed on a Mac the drmx and drmz files are recognized as being Javelin files and can be opened by double-clicking these or by using the Javelin File menu, Recently opened files option

There are currently three versions of Javelin for Mac: (1) for old Mac OS 10.6 systems, (2) Mac systems with OSX 10.7-10.11 and (3) a version specifically for OSX 10.12.4 and later - now called Javelin3. All versions available as a downloadable DMG file from this websitehere, or for the older version (2) direct from the Mac APP Store facility

To use the Mac reader open it on your Mac OSX system. Drag the Javelin file icon to your desktop or wherever you want to keep it, and double-click it to run. The Javelin Mac OSX User Guide in PDF format can now be downloaded. In addition to the standard facilities for security and PDF reading, the app includes advanced features such as markup (highighting, strikeout, underlining plus graphic markup), plus bookmarks and text annotation (notes).

Sample Javelin for Mac OSX screenshot

Apple Mac and Linux users can use DrumlinPublisher and associated software tools (notably our AdminApp program) with the help of virtualisation software or dual-boot solutions (such Apple's Bootcamp) that allow Windows to be used on Apple or other hardware. The Parallels Desktop virtualization software works well and is the option we now recommend.

As Apple state: "Boot Camp comes with every new Mac, and it lets you run Windows natively - as if your Mac were a PC. If you want to run Mac OS X and Windows side by side, you can purchase Parallels Desktop for Mac or VMware Fusion. Install one of these applications, along with the Windows Installation CDs, and you can run the occasional Windows program right next to your Mac applications, without having to restart." source: Apple Corp website

Users have reported working with:

Apple (Intel Macs):

Apple (PowerPC G3-G5 models):

Linux platforms (such as Ubuntu):