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iSwiff for Mac OS X

Full Screen Flash outside the browser

Play Flash games, animations and movies without your web browser.

Enjoy full screen experience, uncluttered by browser toolbars and ads, when you find Flash you want to keep on your hard drive.

iSwiff plays more .SWF files than QuickTime player, as it uses Adobes's Flash web plugin for playing the movies. The Flash plugin comes with Mac OS X, but you can also find the latest version on MacUpdate or VersionTracker.

Playing Flash files

Drag the Flash file onto iSwiff, or open it from the File menu.

Full Screen

Resize the window to the size you like, and choose "Full Screen" from the "Window" menu. After 5 seconds, the menu will hide.
To exit "full screen" move the mouse to the top of your screen and the menu will reappear. Or hit cmd-F.
You can also just hit cmd-Q to quit iSwiff.

Finding Games

blinky Flash games are often designed to be played from your browser, but many are downloadable. Google is useful for finding Flash.

Double-clickable SWF files

Open With iSwiff If you select a SWF file in Finder and use "Get Info" (control-click the file), you can choose which application will open it. You can even let iSwiff become the default application for all Flash files.

Export To QuickTime

This function has been removed from QuickTime 7.1.3 so it does no longer work in iSwiff. Some Flash files can be exported to QuickTime, as QuickTime has built in support for all Flash features up to Flash 5. Flash files which use newer features may not work well, and Flash files which depend on a network connection may not convert well either. If the Flash file depends on keyboard control like the space key, this export option may work, but the QuickTime Player will intercept the space key and stop the playing of the file.