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    WinCHM Alternatives

    WinCHM is described as '- 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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to WinCHM for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is xchm, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinCHM are HelpNDoc (Free Personal), Kchmviewer (Free, Open Source), KEL CHM Creator (Free) and HelpScribble (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 18, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      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. HelpNDoc is an easy to use yet powerful and intuitive tool to create html help files, help web sites, printed manuals and eBooks. Key features...
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      • 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.
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    2. 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.
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    3. HelpScribble is a full-featured help authoring tool for easily creating professional Windows help files from start to finish.
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    4. 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.

    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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      iChm for Mac, iPhone/iPod Touch [for Mac: * Fully built with Cocoa. No ugly window and slow rendering. * Tab browsing * Search. Result sorted by relevance.
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    6. 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...
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