How to Open WPS File on Mac: 4 Ways, Support macOS Ventura

Bianca Huang
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If you receive a WPS file on your Mac, how will you open it? By changing the extension to .doc or .txt for opening, but got messy format? There are several methods available to open a WPS file on Mac, we will look at existing popular app and online free tools that users can utilize to open their files easily.

What is WPS File?

In addition to representing Wi-Fi Protected Setup, WPS is also a file extension. It is created by Microsoft Works Word Processor but later replaced by Doc format. WPS is very similar to the DOC format, it contains thoroughly formatted text images, clipart and tables but not that versatile as DOC in formatting. Both macOS and Windows don’t offer native apps to open WPS files, users have to install a 3rd party program.

How to Open WPS File on Mac?

When it comes to how to open WPS file on Mac, we must have the aid of Cisdem Document Reader. It is an excellent and easy-to-use file opener and document reader, which helps users to read many files types such as DjVu, WPD, WPS, XPS, VISIO, PDF on it at the same time rather than installing many other file readers on your Mac. Surely, if there are some users have other demand, such as saving WPD, WPS, XPS, or VISIO as PDF, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, RTFD, Text, JPEG or print it, Cisdem Document Reader meet their requirements. The detailed steps of using it are as follows:

  • Step 1. Free download Cisdem Document Reader and launch it. 
    The most important thing you should do is downloading Cisdem Document Reader. DocumentReader provides a free trial for Mac users, only need to click the “Free Download” button blow or the hyperlink of “Download the free trial of Cisdem Document Reader Now!”. Users are able to try it for free, then you can test its value before buying it.
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  • Step 2. Open your WPS files on Mac. 
    After launching DocumentReader on your Mac, double click WPS file, it will be opened without any fuss. So you can view specific contents of the file. See, it really is that simple.
  • Step 3. If need, save your WPS file as other file format on Mac, including PDF, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, RTFD, Text, JPEG or print it.
    Some users may need to print their WPS files, don’t worry, you can print your files directly by Cisdem Document Reader. Of course, the premise is that your computer has connected to printer. What’s more, if you want to save your WPS files as PDF, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, RTFD, Text, JPEG. Cisdem Document Reader also can help you to do that easily.


Although Cisdem Document Reader is super easy-to-use, its features are far more than that.

  1. You can batch open WPS files on Mac.
  2. You can open DjVu, WPD, XPS, VISIO, and PDF files at the same time.
  3. A customizable toolbar is its outstanding feature, including table of content, page thumbnail, searching pane, page navigation, zoom, rotate, save, etc. In addition, you can customize the toolbar as you like.
  4. Keywords quick search function allows you to find word, character or phrase anywhere within the shortest time.

How to Open WPS File on Mac for Free

#1 Open WPS File in Word

WPS file and Word file share a lot in common, which makes Microsoft Office Word highly compatible for WPS format. In other words, we can open WPS files in Word app, but only in Word 2016 or later version.

This method is straightforward, however, the WPS file is converted to Docx format and it may not look the same as original anymore, if this is OK for you, continue with the steps to open WPS in Word on your Mac.

  1. Run Microsoft Office Word on your Mac.
  2. Go to File>Open, navigate and load the WPS file you want to open on Mac.
  3. Click Open button to view the WPS file on your Mac.

#2 Open WPS File on Mac Online

If you don’t have Word app installed on your Mac, there is an alternative to open WPS files, by using online WPS viewer, here we pick FileProInfo.

It provides multiple file tools, including converter, editor, viewer, merger, splitter, etc. Though it is free to use, there is a file limit of 150 MB, and there are annoying ads on the site, the greatest advantage is that you have to wait patiently in the process of file uploading, displaying.

How to open WPS files on Mac online?

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Select WPS file.
  3. Check the box before “I’m not a robot”.open wps online 01
  4. Click Open WPS File, then view the file on your wps online02

#3 Open WPS File in Google Drive on Mac

If most of your files are stored up there in the Cloud, like Google Drive and you get used to work with documents with Google apps, there is a free way to open WPS files on Mac with Google Drive just logged in.

In fact, there is no built-in or suggested apps in Google Drive to open a WPS file on Mac, but in the Google Workspace Marketplace, there are WPS viewers available, we can install and make them work in tandem with Drive to open a WPS file. 

How to open WPS file on Mac in Google Drive?

  1. Log into Google Drive.
  2. Upload the WPS file you want to open on your wps google 01
  3. Right click on the file and open with “Connect more apps”.open wps google 02
  4. In the Google Workspace Marketspace, search a WPS viewer and pick the one with a higher wps google 03
  5. Choose the WPS viewer and wps google 04
  6. Go back to the WPS file and right click to open with the WPS viewer you just installed into your Google Drive, view the wps google 05

Final Words

At fist glance, we all think the most straightforward way to open WPS file on Mac is using Word or online tool, but unfortunately, this usually doesn’t bring us a good reading experience. You do have other options, like Cisdem Document Reader, with the best reading experience and rich tool to view, markup, search and export your WPS files on Mac with ease. 

Bianca Huang
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Bianca is a senior tech editor and strategist at Cisdem with Over 10 years of experience on PDF related solutions which covers all document editing, annotating, converting and managing etc.

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  • Dmitry

    I needed an app to open WPS files on Mac. This app worked perfectly.

    7 years ago commonReply

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  • Priscilla

    This is a terrific program for opening WPS files on Mac. Free trial has provided with the program, it has amazing functionality.

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