Apple Mac OS X Open And View .chm File

I know how to open .chm files under Linux, but how do you open and view .CHM files under Apple Mac OS X?

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Application To Open .CHM Files Under Mac OS X

You can try the following applications:

  1. 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.
  2. chmox is another GNU based free good program to view .chm files under OS X.
Chmox in Action

Fig.01: Chmox in Action

You can simply download chmox from the official website and install on your OS X computer.

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4 comments… add one
  • M.S. Babaei Jan 29, 2010 @ 15:55

    You forgot to mention iChm:
    http://www.robinlu.com/blog/ichm

  • Agus Foead Sep 9, 2010 @ 15:57

    I use iChm to view chm files. But some chm files consist succession of mht files, iChm fails to read. Do you have any suggestion. Thanks.

  • mveplus Jan 6, 2012 @ 2:32

    Thanks for the TIPs – guys!
    Chmox 0.4b and iChm both works fine on Mac OS X 10.6.8!

  • Nick Sep 28, 2012 @ 20:28

    Works in OS X 10.8.2 as well!

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