PDFNut for Mac creates an easy-to-use library for your PDFs.

One of the features that I enjoy the most about my iPad is the ability to review PDFs through iBook. If you’ve ever used iBooks for this purpose, you will understand what I’m talking about. The interface is like books on a shelf. It’s easy to scroll through the PDFs on the screen and review the choices before you. Aside from simply scrolling through thumbnails in a Finder window, I have not had that same experience on my MacBook Pro. In my line of work, I look through PDFs on a daily basis and finding an application that can mimic the iBooks interface would be beneficial. Luckily, I stumbled upon PDFNut.

PDFNut-screenshotPDFNut is a simple, but well-designed app for Mac that allows users to load and view PDFs within the app. It has a drag and drop option for adding files and even utilizes the full screen mode for Mac. I had a lot of PDFs on my MacBook Pro for work – 39 files to be exact. I selected them all and dropped them into PDFNut. It instantly loaded them and made them available for review.

This isn’t Adobe Acrobat Pro. So, don’t expect to be able to create forms or make a lot of modifications. But, what you can do is view PDFs in a clean, elegant environment. Users do have the ability to make simple annotations, tabbed reading, bookmarking and document search.

According to the description on the Mac App Store, the main purpose of PDFNut is to read PDF documents quickly and efficiently and I believe that it succeeds in that mission.

While I haven’t used anything by this developer (Canoe Software) before, I really like that the developer included an email address for comments within the description on the Mac App Store. It’s refreshing to see a direct contact included so that issues can be dealt with directly.

PDFNut is available for download in the Mac App Store. It is currently on version 1.0.2 and was last updated on January 29, 2013.