5 Top XPS Viewer for Mac(macOS Big Sur Included)

Jose Henline
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As the alternative of PDF, XPS was created by Microsoft and used in Windows. But it is different from PDF, there is no application to open XPS file on Mac directly for Mac users. How to solve this problem? This article will list top 5 Mac XPS viewer document reader, you can select the best one according to their requirement to view XPS files on their Mac. Besides the main features of XPS viewer Mac, its price, pros, cons, and XPS viewer download link are also included. Users can click the link to download XPS viewer easily.

What is the XPS file?

In general, XPS file is another form of PDF file, it is created by Microsoft to be compatible with Windows. Any file can be saved in the XML Paper Specification, or .xps file format. Just as PDF file, XPS file is a document which has a fixed layout. What PDF file allows users do, XPS file also supports, users also can do some operation to XPS file, such as digital signatures and DRM.

Now that there is a XPS file, we need to open it to check the file content. XPS file can be created by using any program supporting print by Windows, but you are not able to view XPS file without a XPS viewer. Mac XPS viewer is an application which allows Mac users to open XPS file on Mac and do some annotation to it, including view mode, searching pane, page navigation, zoom, rotate, save, copy, etc.

5 Top Mac XPS Viewer

Without a XPS viewer, you can’t open XPS file directly in Windows. I searched 5 XPS viewer Mac for Mac users, I will list the features of each one below, its pros and cons, price, XPS viewer download link are also included. Continue reading.

#1 Cisdem Document Reader for Mac

Cisdem Document Reader is a fully functional file and documents reader for Mac OS X, users can read, print, and save XPS, WPD, WPS, VISIO, PDF files on Mac.

The main features of Cisdem DocumentReader:

  1. Support open XPS file on Mac (Yosemite Included).
  2. Make sure all elements in your XPS documents are consistent with source file, including original text style, images, graphics, tables, hyperlinks, layout and formatting.
  3. Provide a comprehensive toolbar including table of content, page thumbnail, searching pane, page navigation, zoom, rotate, save, etc.
  4. Design toolbar in the way you favor.
  5. Print and save Files to PDF for further sharing.

Pros: Besides XPS file, Cisdem Document Reader also can open WPD, WPS, VISIO, PDF file, it is unnecessary to download other file viewers.

Cons: Only supports Mac OS X 10.8 or later.

Price: $14.99(Bundle)

XPS viewer download portal:

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#2 XPS-Reader

XPS-Reader is an application to read XPS and OpenXPS documents on Mac, which is very simple and intuitive.

The main features of XPS-Reader:

  1. Support read XPS and OpenXPS documents on the Mac OS X.
  2. Support full screen, quick look.
  3. Provide a toolbar, including single and two page preview mode, zoom, back/forward, page rotation, etc.
  4. Print and export to PDF, TXT or Images.

Pros: Supports to view OpenXPS document, export to image.

Cons: The Free Version can only read the first half pages of document.

Price: Free

XPS viewer download link: Mac App Store

#3 Pagemark XpsViewer for Mac

Pagemark XpsViewer for Mac is a XPS viewer which has small size, fast launch speed, high quality and rich feature set. It supports both Windows and Mac, and it is compatible with the now standard OpenXPS specification.

The main features of Pagemark XpsViewer for Mac:

  1. Open XPS file fast with high quality.
  2. Export to PDF, TIF, JPEG and PNG.
  3. Support copying text to clipboard, keyword searching, zooming, single, continuous, and 2-up page display.
  4. Support multi-platform: Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Pros: Supports export to image.

Cons: Single function, only can open XPS file.

Price: $34.99

XPS viewer download link: http://www.pagemarktechnology.com/products/scripts/dlmacviewer.php

#4 XPSReader

XPS Reader is an application which supports for OpenXPS to OS X.

The main features of XPSReader:

  1. Open XPS file on Mac OS X.
  2. Support bookmarking, Single & Double page modes, page Delimiter management
  3. Print and extract fonts and images.
  4. Require Mac OS X 10.6 or later.

Pros: Supports to extract fonts and images.

Cons: Single function , only can open XPS file.

Price: $14.99

XPS viewer download link: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/42681/xpsreader

#5 Lawbox XPS Viewer Pro for Mac

Lawbox XPS Viewer Pro for Mac is an application which allows Mac users to open, view, search, save, send and convert XPS and OXPS documents.

The main features of Lawbox XPS Viewer Pro for Mac:

  1. Open XPS and OXPS documents.
  2. Export documents as PDF or image formats.
  3. Require Mac OS-X 10.7 or above.

Pros: Supports to view OpenXPS document, export to image.

Cons: Single function and can’t make sure the file format is consistent with the source file.

Price: $1.99

XPS viewer download link: Mac App Store

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Jose has been a member of Cisdem since 2012. He specializes in reviews, how-to guides, top lists, etc. on PDF, data recovery and multi-media. On his spare time, he likes to travel or challenge some extreme sports.

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  • Ash

    Yes, DocumentReader is the best one to view XPS files. This will come in handy for people who do not have XPS viewer on Mac. Thank you!

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