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Microsoft HTML Help Alternatives

Microsoft HTML Help is described as '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' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Microsoft HTML Help for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Okular, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft HTML Help are xchm, Kchmviewer, WinCHM and KEL CHM Creator.

Microsoft HTML Help alternatives are mainly PDF Readers but may also be Code Editors or PDF Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft HTML Help.
This page was last updated May 11, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Microsoft HTML Help is the standard help system for the Windows platform. Authors can use HTML Help to create online help...

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  1. Multi-platform, fast and packed with features, Okular allows you to read PDF documents, comics and EPub books, browse images, visualize Markdown documents, and much more.

  2. xchm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

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



  3. 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.

  4. WinCHM

    • 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.

  5. KEL CHM Creator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    KEL CHM Creator a is flexible, powerful and freeware CHM creator that uses Microsoft HTML Help Workshop to combine your HTML files into one compressed and compact CHM (Compiled Help Modules) file.



  6. CHM Decoder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

  7. 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.

    Discontinued

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

  8. MadCap Flare

    • Windows

    Whether you need to create technical documentation for online Help, software and API documentation, policy & procedure manuals, knowledge bases or user guides, MadCap Flare allows you to create, manage and publish content to a variety of formats, including print, online...

  9. Help+Manual

    • Windows

    Help & Manual from EC Software is the favorite authoring tool for writing online help and technical documentation. Thousands of software developers and technical writers enjoy working with the most powerful single-source publishing tool on the market.

  10. Adobe RoboHelp

    • Windows

    Adobe RoboHelp is an easy-to-use authoring and multichannel, multiscreen HTML5 publishing solution.

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