xCHM
xCHM
1.20
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xCHM for Mac1.20

07 May 2014

Viewer for Microsoft .chm files.

What is xCHM for Mac

xCHM is an open source (GPL) viewer for reading Microsoft's proprietary .CHM (compiled HTML) files. xCHM can show the content tree if one is available, print pages, change font face and size, remember bookmarks, display a searchable index, and search for words in the current page and the whole book

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Version 1.20:
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Thewhiterabbit
Thewhiterabbit
Apr 23 2011
1.13
0.0
Apr 23 2011
0.0
Version: 1.13
I've finally managed to compile a new Mac OS X binary, using XCode 3.1 on a Mac OS X 10.5 system. If you want it, you can get it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xchm/files/xCHM%20for%20Mac%20OS/xchm-1.19/xchm-1.19.dmg/download Hopefully it will work for everyone.
Macsolu
Macsolu
Apr 21 2009
1.15
0.0
Apr 21 2009
0.0
Version: 1.15
Version 1.13 is the FINAL version that has been distributed as a Mac .app -- this version (1.15) is uncompiled and will be of NO USE to the vast majority of Mac users. Don't be confused when your download of 1.15 results in a folder full of misc. files.
Tekl
Tekl
Jul 30 2008
1.13
3.0
Jul 30 2008
3.0
Version: 1.13
I tried several CHM Viewers for OS X. iChm, xCHM and ArCHMock are the only one which I can recommend. But all are not perfect yet. ArCHMock 1.1: + Fast + Nice Interface + Good HTML rendering (Webkit) + Highlighting search results in Text + Good keyboard support (Cmd+G etc.) + Bookmarks + Automatically locates the current page in the table of contents + Good search results (can be sorted by relevance) + Zooming can be resetted + Remembers the last position + Open source - No Index - No options for searching - No "find in page" - No toolbar button for print (but Cmd+P works) - No tabs or multiple document windows iChm 0.9.1: + Fast + Nice Interface + Good HTML rendering (Webkit) + Tabs + Auto-update feature - No Index - Bad keyboard support (no Cmd+G) - No options for searching - You habe to manually 'locate' the current page in the table of contents - Only searchs for words (no partial search) - No home button (and no hotkey for that) - Because of the small tabs its hard to get the title of the current page (which is not shown in the window title) xCHM 1.13: + Contents/Index/Results on left side + Searchable index + Options for searching in titles only or partial + Automatically locates the current page in the table of contents + Bookmarks + Open source - Ugly interface - Bad HTML rendering - Does not support custom context menus (like in SelfHTML) - Slow (scrolling) - Search results are always sorted alphabetically - No tabs or multiple document windows - The binary of the Mac version won't be updated anymore At the moment ArCHMock has the best usability for me.
Thewhiterabbit
Thewhiterabbit
May 2 2008
1.13
0.0
May 2 2008
0.0
Version: 1.13
Unfortunately, I no longer have access to the MacMini machine I've been connecting to build xCHM. If you need pre-compiled xCHM binaries that you can drag-and-drop to install, I will continue to create them free of charge, provided that I manage to raise enough money to buy a cheap Mac machine to work on. If you would like to donate, you can use the "Support this project button" at the bottom of any page from http://xchm.sourceforge.net. All you need is a SourceForge.net account (which is free), and a PayPal account. The minimum donation allowed by the SourceForge.net system is $5, and I need to raise about 800 EUROs for the cheapest MacMini machine available here. This is, of course, if you prefer to have pre-built universal binaries. The source code is still available for free, and it is obviously possible to make Mac builds.
Raimondi
Raimondi
Nov 2 2007
1.13
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.13
It worked fine the first time I use it, after that I only get the splash window and can't open anything else. Any idea? it seems to be the best (unique)alternative to read CHM files...
Burro
Burro
Aug 24 2006
1.9
0.0
Aug 24 2006
0.0
Version: 1.9
Worked beautifully in earlier versions. Arghh! I threw them away on two machines before trying 1.9... which does not work at all, except to open its own splash page. I've tried it out on a 1.33MhZ G4 iBook, a brand-new Intel iBook, and 2 G4 733MHz towers. Same on each. Thanks for your continued efforts, Rabbit!
Thewhiterabbit
Thewhiterabbit
Jun 13 2006
1.9
0.0
Jun 13 2006
0.0
Version: 1.9
I've made a new build with the Unicode support disabled (my theory is that's what caused the crashes). Of course, I could be wrong. Please test it on i386 and let me know. You can get it from here: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/xchm/xchm-1.9a-universal.dmg?download
Thewhiterabbit
Thewhiterabbit
Jun 12 2006
1.8
0.0
Jun 12 2006
0.0
Version: 1.8
I've built an universal binary of xCHM for version 1.9. Not sure if it works properly on i386 though, I could only test it on a PPC-based machine. Thought you might be interested in that. Cheers.
Thewhiterabbit
Thewhiterabbit
Mar 24 2006
1.5
0.0
Mar 24 2006
0.0
Version: 1.5
Yeah the 1.3 version shown by get info is a slip-up (heh, sorry). Please update your links to the latest version (1.5-2) which is even friendlier for Mac OS X users (no more warnings if the locale is not set to default, toolbar buttons added for 'find in page' and 'copy selection', and now Cmd-C also works.
Kobalt
Kobalt
Mar 23 2006
1.5
0.0
Mar 23 2006
0.0
Version: 1.5
hmmm, the file that downloads when i click on the xCHM v1.5 link appears to be v1.3 (when checked with 'get info') ... what's up with that?
Tekl
Tekl
Mar 22 2006
1.5
3.0
Mar 22 2006
3.0
Version: 1.5
Doesn't show images with SelfHTML 8.1.1, SelfHTML 8.0 works. HTML-Rendering is not perfect.
Wlester67
Wlester67
Jan 17 2006
0.9.0
0.0
Jan 17 2006
0.0
Version: 0.9.0
The file will not let me download, or if I download the link, it will not mount.
Thewhiterabbit
Thewhiterabbit
Nov 30 2005
0.9.0
0.0
Nov 30 2005
0.0
Version: 0.9.0
Hello. As the old xCHM Mac OS package seems to have been orphaned, there's a new binary of xCHM built for Mac OS X 10.4 available for download on the SourceForge page. The link is: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=87007&package_id=171033 Cheers.
Guest
Guest
Aug 22 2005
0.9.0
5.0
Aug 22 2005
5.0
Version: 0.9.0
please backup your claims with reasons
Guest
Guest
Jul 5 2005
0.9.0
5.0
Jul 5 2005
5.0
Version: 0.9.0
You can find it at: http://www.dur.ac.uk/durmac/index.php?pageid=software_uni
Guest
Guest
May 18 2005
0.9.0
5.0
May 18 2005
5.0
Version: 0.9.0
the download link is broken.. please fix it.
Guest
Guest
Sep 6 2004
0.9.0
5.0
Sep 6 2004
5.0
Version: 0.9.0
I'm torn between this and chmox - the other one is faster and way smaller. xCHM is huge and slow, but offers searching and bookmarking. Hm. A collaboration would produce a great package...
Guest
Guest
Apr 26 2004
0.9.0
5.0
Apr 26 2004
5.0
Version: 0.9.0
Very nice... I wanted to compile myself but this is allot easyer. Many thx to the coders
Guest
Guest
Apr 11 2004
0.9.0
5.0
Apr 11 2004
5.0
Version: 0.9.0
Does exactly what I needed. Dude, you rock!
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2004
0.9.1
0.0
Apr 8 2004
0.0
Version: 0.9.1
I need this program but the url is broken
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2004
0.9.1
5.0
Apr 8 2004
5.0
Version: 0.9.1
Great app..!! Installation was a clean shot and app works without problemz Many thanks for the coders.
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2004
0.9.1
5.0
Apr 8 2004
5.0
Version: 0.9.1
Hmmm. Download link is broken: file not found. This version fixes the font problem? Kudos
Guest
Guest
Mar 1 2004
0.9
5.0
Mar 1 2004
5.0
Version: 0.9
Unfortunately, in this new version the pop-up menus of the font preferences don't work :(
Guest
Guest
Jan 21 2004
0.8.10-2
5.0
Jan 21 2004
5.0
Version: 0.8.10-2
Having tried other OS X .chm viewers without success, I was surprised and delighted when this little app blinked open immediately and displayed the files I needed to access. I really like that it doesn't just translate the .chm docs into a pile of .html files, too. Thanks!!
Guest
Guest
Jan 16 2004
0.8.10
5.0
Jan 16 2004
5.0
Version: 0.8.10
I prefer a new app that just came out called CHM Viewer. Much smaller in size, faster, and better font rendering. It's $5, but worth every penny.
Guest
Guest
Jan 8 2004
0.8.10
5.0
Jan 8 2004
5.0
Version: 0.8.10
Doesn't seem cto work on Jag ... (even Disk Utility "strikes out" while opening the disk image ... there's something wrong!) ... I'm sorry about this ... I'd like this app :(
Guest
Guest
Jan 7 2004
0.8.10
5.0
Jan 7 2004
5.0
Version: 0.8.10
Works great! Thanks for putting getting this binary out for us double-clickers. I could not coax panther and fink into compiling it for life of me.
Free
3.0
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
License: 
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