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5 CHM viewers for the Mac

CHM stands for Compiled HTML, and it’s used by Microsoft Windows for help files, documentation, magazines and eBooks.
There are a lot of eBooks – some Mac-related – in .chm format while Mac OS X does not come with any built-in .chm viewer.

There are some 3rd party CHM file viewers for the Mac, though, and some of them are absolutely free:

Chmox

Chmox

Chmox is a viewer for Microsoft Help “CHM” (aka Compiled HTML) files on Mac OS X. It is open source, free, fast and efficient, 100% native Cocoa (uses Safari engine) application.

License: Free, open-source (GNU)

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xChm

xCHM is a cross-platform GUI front-end to chmlib, with borrowed bits from Pabs’ chmdeco project.

Originally written for UNIX systems (Linux, *BSD, Solaris), xCHM has been since ported to Mac OS X and Windows. 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.

License: Shareware (The author of the software is broke and can no longer afford a Mac, so support him to get a Mac to continue his development on the Mac)

ChimpChimp

Chimp lets you view all those pesky CHM files that are floating around. CHM stands for Compiled HTML, and it’s originally used by Microsoft Windows. Chimp lets you open these files with the elegance and ease you’d expect from OS X.

Features:

  • Document-wide searching
  • Document-wide printing
  • Editable bookmarks

License: Shareware

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iChm

iChm is an ebook reader for CHM (Microsoft Compiled HTML Help) files.

  • Features
  • Fully built with Cocoa. No ugly window and slow rendering.
  • Tab browsing
  • Search. Result sorted by relevance.
  • Text encoding detecting/switching
  • Find in the page
  • Tag powered bookmark
  • Index
  • Back/Forward
  • Text zoom
  • Export to PDF
  • Continuous reading with Page down/Page up

iPhone & iPod Touch version also available. See the author’s web site (link below) for more information.

License: iCHM is open-sourced under MIT license. Check the project page at code.google.com for the source code.

ArCHMock

archmock-iconArCHMock is another CHM viewer / reader for Mac OS X hosted on Google Code – the source code is also available.

License: Free (MIT License)

Bluecouch TubbyTubby

Tubby is a CHM file expander. It opens Combined HTML Help files and outputs their contents in a folder of the same name.

License: Shareware (The author of the software is broke and can no longer afford a Mac, so support him to get a Mac to continue his development on the Mac)

Bluecouch Tubby

Tubby

Tubby CHM dosyalarını Stuffit gibi bir kalsörün içine ayrı ayrı belgeler halinde açan bir program. Kombine HTML yardım dosyalarını her sayfa ayrı bir dosya olacak şekilde aynı isimde bir klasör içine atıyor

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