xCHM
xCHM
1.20

3.0

xCHM free download for Mac

xCHM1.20

07 May 2014

Viewer for Microsoft .chm files.

Overview

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

What's new in xCHM

Version 1.20:
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26 Reviews of xCHM

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Tekl
30 July 2008
Version: 1.13

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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.
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Thewhiterabbit
23 April 2011
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.
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Macsolu
21 April 2009
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.
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Tekl
30 July 2008
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.
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Thewhiterabbit
02 May 2008
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.
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Raimondi
02 November 2007
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...
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Burro
24 August 2006
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!
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Thewhiterabbit
13 June 2006
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
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Thewhiterabbit
12 June 2006
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.
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Kobalt
23 March 2006
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?
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Tekl
22 March 2006
Version: 1.5
Doesn't show images with SelfHTML 8.1.1, SelfHTML 8.0 works. HTML-Rendering is not perfect.
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Wlester67
17 January 2006
Version: 0.9.0
The file will not let me download, or if I download the link, it will not mount.
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Thewhiterabbit
30 November 2005
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.
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Anonymous
22 August 2005
Version: 0.9.0
please backup your claims with reasons
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Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 0.9.0
You can find it at: http://www.dur.ac.uk/durmac/index.php?pageid=software_uni
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Anonymous
18 May 2005
Version: 0.9.0
the download link is broken.. please fix it.
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Anonymous
06 September 2004
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...
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Anonymous
26 April 2004
Version: 0.9.0
Very nice... I wanted to compile myself but this is allot easyer. Many thx to the coders
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4.75
Anonymous
11 April 2004
Version: 0.9.0
Does exactly what I needed. Dude, you rock!
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Fred
08 April 2004
Version: 0.9.1
I need this program but the url is broken
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5
Anonymous
08 April 2004
Version: 0.9.1
Great app..!! Installation was a clean shot and app works without problemz Many thanks for the coders.
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Anonymous
08 April 2004
Version: 0.9.1
Hmmm. Download link is broken: file not found. This version fixes the font problem? Kudos
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Anonymous
01 March 2004
Version: 0.9
Unfortunately, in this new version the pop-up menus of the font preferences don't work :(
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Anonymous
21 January 2004
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!!
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3.25
Anonymous
16 January 2004
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.
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Anonymous
08 January 2004
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 :(
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Anonymous
07 January 2004
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.
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Free

3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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