MacGhostView
MacGhostView
5.1

5.0

MacGhostView free download for Mac

MacGhostView

5.1
21 November 2014

Postscript and PDF viewer.

Overview

MacGhostView is an application for previewing Postscript and encapsulated Postscript files and converting them to other formats. It implements the command line tools gv (ghostview) and gs (ghostscript). Multiple files can be previewed at the same time, each one displayed in its own gv window. Unlike Apple's Preview program, MacGhostView does not convert Postscript files to PDF format and then display the PDF file.

What's new in MacGhostView

Version 5.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Anonymous
24 January 2004

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It is quite similar to the ghostview program found on Unix BUT IT IS NOT FREE. Anyway why use this paying and slow application when Apple Preview works faster and Acrobat Reader is free? POINTLESS
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Version 2.9.4
mbt
23 November 2014
Nice to see this still being maintained. I find it indispensible for EPS file production for my reports.
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Version 5.1
Fizik
18 May 2007
The included macps2pdf is extremely useful: converts ps->eps, fixes eps, does other conversions (handy for TeX, etc). The author gave me an unlock code, after I paid my shareware fee, in 2003 and it still works, two full versions later! PS Viewing is immediate, unlike Preview and Xwin, and zooms in on parts of the figure with a click of the mouse. For my work, the package has been indispensable.
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Version 4.4
Gshenaut
29 January 2005
I don't see the advantage of this over the "gv" ports in Darwinports and Fink, which work great and are free.
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Version 3.2
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
06 April 2005
To some, like me, it may be an advantage that MGV is OSX native :)
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Version 4.0
Jimw
04 February 2004
If you don't need the Postscript stuff, you might want to take a look at PDFpen before buying this. It is done by the same people who did PageSender, that brilliant piece of Fax software that finally brought a supported working Fax product to Mac OS X - until Panther came out and stole some of its thunder. For a few dollars more ($30), it not only does what this, Preview and Acrobat does, but allows you to insert text into PDF files, such as to fill out forms. That IS something none of the rest do.
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Version 2.9.5
2 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
01 December 2004
Acrobat does allow you to fill out forms, just not save them
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Version 3.1
Jan-rybar
Jan-rybar
18 February 2008
PDFpen is extremly expensive + you must pay upgrade and can't see any new feature in a new version. :(
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Version 4.5
Anonymous
24 January 2004
It is quite similar to the ghostview program found on Unix BUT IT IS NOT FREE. Anyway why use this paying and slow application when Apple Preview works faster and Acrobat Reader is free? POINTLESS
Like (1)
Version 2.9.4
2 answer(s)
Wormwood
Wormwood
04 February 2004
MacGhostView also views PostScript documents, not just PDFs. Especially under shops still using OS 9 workflows, it allows end users to more easily get an accurate preview without bothering with Distiller. Even under OS X, Quartz only renders PDFs; being able to hand edit or read a PostScript can be handy in some business sectors.
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Version 2.9.5
Anonymous
Anonymous
15 December 2004
Acrobat isn't free and adobe reader can't view postscript
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Version 3.1
Steven-Penton
17 September 2003
I would buy this product, if it could open multiple .ps files at once (like MacGSview)
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Version 2.8.1
Anonymous
17 September 2003
Wouhou! This version solves the nasty bug that transforms quotation marks into two commas when you use Times New Roman font in your postscript file.
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Version 2.8.1
Joe Prusa
03 July 2003
I just tried out MacGhostView 2.7 for OS X. Sorry to say it is very slow - not really useful for large ps graphic outputs from scientific computations (with scores of frames). Would be OK for an occasional look at small ps files I suppose. Really needs an order of magnitude boost in speed. GUI for controls would also be nice - like the real UNIX ghostview.
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Version 2.7
Anonymous
30 September 2002
Slow, antique non-standard interface but it does the job.
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Version 2.6
Anonymous
06 December 2001
i don't know!
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Version 2.4.3