ExtraCHM Alternatives

    ExtraCHM is described as 'A fully featured reader for Compiled HTML (chm) documents' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ExtraCHM for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is xchm, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ExtraCHM are Clearview (Paid), Kchmviewer (Free, Open Source), WinCHM (Paid) and CHM Reader Pro (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 28, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      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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    1. Easy-to-use tabbed style ebook reader, equipped with library shelf, supports popular ebook formats as PDF, EPUB (DRM free), CHM, and MOBI. You can make annotations, insert bookmarks, and do searching freely. What's special with Clearview reader?
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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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      • Windows
      WinCHM - Help authoring software (CHM,WebHelp,Single HTML - Word, PDF) WinCHM is a very easy-to-use help authoring tool. Not needing to learn too much, you can be master of creating HTML help(CHM), Web help, PDF manual and Word documents.
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    2. CHM Reader Pro is can read CHM file and Convert CHM to PDF.
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    3. 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
      • Mac
      Chmox is a free (of charge), open source application for OS X which lets you read Windows Help Files (CHM files).

      Discontinued

      Last version, 0.3, released on February 2005, is still downloadable from the official website.

    4. Read CHM is ultimate CHM (Compiled HTML Help) file reader. Its FREE!!! Get it now and spread the word, Its fantastic CHM reader application. Simple and intuitive tab view reading. Sidebar to show CHM file Contents, Index and Search results.
    5. CHM Decoder may decompile your CHM file (Compiled Windows HTML Help) or e-book and extract all source files. This tool free for use and work easily and quickly. Want to convert CHM to HTML and view that in your PocketPC or in your web pages? CHM Decoder can help to you.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • 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.

      Discontinued

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

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