CHM Reader Alternatives

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

    This page was last updated Jul 23, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • 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.
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    1. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • 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.

      Discontinued

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

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      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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