MacGhostView
MacGhostView
5.1

5.0

MacGhostView free download for Mac

MacGhostView5.1

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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15 Reviews of MacGhostView

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Anonymous
24 January 2004
Version: 2.9.4

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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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5
mbt
23 November 2014
Version: 5.1
Nice to see this still being maintained. I find it indispensible for EPS file production for my reports.
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5
Fizik
18 May 2007
Version: 4.4
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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Gshenaut
29 January 2005
Version: 3.2
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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Jimw
04 February 2004
Version: 2.9.5
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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Anonymous
24 January 2004
Version: 2.9.4
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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Steven-Penton
17 September 2003
Version: 2.8.1
I would buy this product, if it could open multiple .ps files at once (like MacGSview)
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Anonymous
17 September 2003
Version: 2.8.1
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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2.75
Joe Prusa
03 July 2003
Version: 2.7
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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3.75
Anonymous
30 September 2002
Version: 2.6
Slow, antique non-standard interface but it does the job.
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Anonymous
06 December 2001
Version: 2.4.3
i don't know!
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4.75
Charles3
28 September 2001
Version: 2.3.2
I don't understand the anonymous attacks either, and I also don't understand why you wouldn't want it for OS-X. This code works great.
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5
Mark Stevans
28 September 2001
Version: 2.3.2
What is this anonymous attack on this great program based on? I agree with reviewer James Pauls. I don't use it every day, and it's not superfast, but it works great, never crashes, what do you want?
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Anonymous
05 September 2001
Version: 2.3
A waste of a download.
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4.75
Anonymous
04 September 2001
Version: 2.3
Don't know what the last review was talking about -- perhaps he/she will clarify the reasons for trashing this program. I've been using this MacGhostView for months under MacOS 9.1 and now X, and it's a lifesaver. If you need documents that the creator makes available for download in PostScript only, and you want to view the docs onscreen instead of printing them, I don't know of any choices except buying Adobe software (very powerful but expensive), or converting the PS files into PDF with this much cheaper, yet very effective program. I for one am very glad I bought this product, and I use it almost daily.
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2.75
Anonymous
24 June 2001
Version: 2.1.2
Why do we need Ghostscript on OS-X???
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