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CHM Reader Alternatives

CHM Reader is described as 'An extension make Mozilla Firefox support Compiled HTML (.chm) file reading' and is an app. There are five alternatives to CHM Reader for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is xchm, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CHM Reader are Kchmviewer, Microsoft HTML Help, ChmFox and CHMPane.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Firefox

An extension make Mozilla Firefox support Compiled HTML (.chm) file reading.

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    xchm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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    Kchmviewer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    Kchmviewer is a free, open-source CHM (MS HTML help) and EPUB viewer written in C++ for Unix, Mac and Windows systems. Unlike most existing CHM viewers for Unix, it uses Trolltech Qt widget library, and could optionally be compiled for better KDE integration.

    ⚫︎ PortableKchmviewer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Microsoft HTML Help

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Microsoft HTML Help is the standard help system for the Windows platform. Authors can use HTML Help to create online help for a software application or to create content for a multimedia title or Web site.

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    ChmFox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    ChmFox is a Mozilla Firefox extension which brings the best CHM file reading experience to all platforms. CHM file could be viewed directly in Firefox using this extension under Windows, Mac and Linux.

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    Discontinued

    Extension is unavailable and is probably removed after the Firefox Quantum update requiring pure JavaScript extensions

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    CHMPane

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    CHMPane is a Java program to process compiled html (.chm) files. It has a stream based API for accessing CHM file content and provides a GUI to navigate and view the content.

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