CHM Viewer
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.chm file viewer   Shareware ($4.95)
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  • CHM Viewer has been discontinued
  • Developer
    JouleData Solutions
CHM Viewer is the first 100% native .chm file viewer for Mac OS X.

Features include:
  • Written in 100% Objective-C
  • Uses native Cocoa Framework
  • Leverages Safari browser component
  • Beautiful font rendering
  • Small, fast, efficient
  • Printing is fully supported
  • Intuitive and easy to use interface
  • Uses advanced features of Mac OS X 10.3 (Required)
What's New
Version 1.1.6:
  • better support for newer .chm files
  • fixed problems rendering images with illegal characters in their file names
  • fixed bug regarding text size menu item(s) state
  • added History menu with keyboard shortcuts for back, forward, and home
  • fixed illegal characters from appearing in table of contents view
  • added Home toolbar button
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later, G4 @ 800 MHz or faster recommended.

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CHM Viewer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Sep 2005
I agree that Chmox has almost the same amount of features as that of CHM Viewer. The one feature/bug where they differ is CHM Viewer's bug fix:

-fixed problems rendering images with illegal characters in their file names

I have a quite a few ebooks that have images that fail to render, under Chmox, that display fine under the newest CHM Viewer. That is worth the $5 to me until the next version of Chmox that hopefully fixes this.
[Version 1.1.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Sep 2005
As others have said, chmox does the exact same thing... for free.

I wouldn't mind paying the $5 for extra feature like a good search engine, custom bookmarks, window size and position sticking on a per book basis, etc... but right now this app offers absolutely nothing more than the free alternative.
[Version 1.1.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Aug 2005
why not just use CHMOX ? it's free

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15121
[Version 1.1.6]

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Anonymous commented on 09 Aug 2005
I've found this opens more files and displays them much better then the freebie tools out there. Heck, it's only five bucks.
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Anonymous commented on 14 Sep 2005
I cannot find any difference in function or feature between the 2, but one is free...
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Aug 2005
Exactly what is a CHM file anyway, and why would I need a viewer?
[Version 1.1.6]

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Anonymous commented on 02 Oct 2005
If you don't know, then why are you even reading this page, let alone posting here?

CHM is compiled HTML. Basically, it is a proprietary Microsoft eBook format. The CHM book I found is an electronic version of a programming book that I purchased, which i found on the CD in the back of the book.
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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Apr 2005
This is a nice little program which does what it says it does. It doesn't have any bells and whistles, but the basic features work just fine.

I would agree that the shareware nag dialog appears far too frequently, though. While waiting for my registration code to be sent, I had to click the dialog away a very large number of times!
[Version 1.1.5]

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Anonymous commented on 22 Apr 2005
Ha ha, I can't spell my own name. :P
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Nov 2004
I'm sure this application must have some useful purpose, unfortunately I couldn't find out what that was, because it prompted me to register 5000 times in the first three minutes. I was so busy telling it not right now, that I didn't have time to try it out on any .chm files. Secure delete for this one.
[Version 1.1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Mar 2004
http://www.nwrails.com/%7Ecwhite/

This is a precompiled binary of a CHM viewer. Costs zero too....
[Version 1.1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Mar 2004
This is really cool app.
But it's pity that it supports Chinese poorly, many chm files in Chinese just can not be opened by chm viewer.
[Version 1.1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Jan 2004
Cool! Version 1.1.4 now lets me read MSDN magazine .chm's from the Microsoft website... no other .chm utility I know of let's me do that...
[Version 1.1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jan 2004
I tried xCHM and found it equally good, however this one is really compact but you pay for it!!
[Version 1.1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 16 Jan 2004
xCHM works well, but I found the fonts to be horrible! xCHM is also ugly and looks more like a Linux app then a Mac app. CHM Viewer uses the same rendering engine as the Safari browser, and I've found the fonts to be *much* better looking and easier to read. If you spend time reading on a computer, it's definitely worth the $5.
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Fabro had trouble on 03 Sep 2006
Why the app is no longer available for download, neither from the developer's web site?
I needed it for a reinstall of my Mac (I paid for it) but I can't find it.
[Version 1.1.6]


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NadeemF had trouble on 09 Apr 2006
Links to download and see more info are dead; I'll give xCHM a try instead.
[Version 1.1.6]


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Downloads:45,559
Version Downloads:36,444
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:08 Aug 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $4.95
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CHM Viewer is the first 100% native .chm file viewer for Mac OS X.

Features include:
  • Written in 100% Objective-C
  • Uses native Cocoa Framework
  • Leverages Safari browser component
  • Beautiful font rendering
  • Small, fast, efficient
  • Printing is fully supported
  • Intuitive and easy to use interface
  • Uses advanced features of Mac OS X 10.3 (Required)


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