To compete with Adobe's PDF format, Microsoft created the XPS format (XML Paper Specification), which is used to share documents online as a write-protected medium. Although Mac users can directly open PDF file by using Apple's Preview, XPS file is not supported. How to open XPS file on Mac? There are 3 methods to do that, using the most efficient XPS program, web based tool, even to open XPS file on Mac without installing a XPS viewer.
There are several XPS reader for Windows on the market, but application which can open XPS file on Mac is not that many. Opening XPS file needs a third-party Mac XPS viewer, here according to affordability, features, performance and simplicity to use, we pick Cisdem Document Reader as the best XPS viewer for Mac users.
Cisdem Document Reader is a powerful XPS viewer Mac which allows users to batch open XPS files on their Mac, and other formats are also included, such as WPD, WPS, OXPS,VISIO, DjVu, PDF. Surely, the function of Cisdem Document Reader is far more than that.
1. There is a search bar on the top right corner, if you input your keywords, such as "Click", and enter, you will find all word, character or phrase anywhere within the shortest time.
2. The toolbar of Cisdem Document Reader allows users to do some operations on XPS files, including zoom, move, text, rotate, etc. Another highlight of it is its customizable toolbar. Users can customize particular toolbars according their requirement when viewing XPS file on mac.
Your first instinct to open XPS files on Mac might be to find an online free tool in Google Chrome. Actually there is a web tool to open and view XPS files on Mac, the ASPOSE XPS viewer.
It allows users to open and view XPS files that from your computer, from Dropbox or OneDrive. However, it can view files only, there is no extra features provided like other XPS viewers.
Google is always doing great to open and edit files online by offering a document suite in its Drive, including Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Photos, also adding in readers to view files in different formats, like XPS files. If you want to open XPS file on Mac even without installing any XPS viewer, just login into your Google account and use its recommended in-app reader to view the files.
It is free to open XPS files on Mac with Google Drive, but it will take some time to upload and open the XPS file. If you need to open XPS files on Mac very often, go to a XPS Viewer for Mac listed in Method 1.
These are the 3 highly recommended ways to open XPS files on a Mac. For user who pursue a reliable and efficient way to open XPS files and have a good reading experience, Cisdem Document Reader is your best option. If you just have one or two XPS to open and view on your Mac, instead of installing an XPS reader for Mac, web-based tools as recommended in this post worth a try.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.
It works easily with Cisdem !! Thanks
This Application works flawlessly, easily, and reliably. havent found any problems yet.
Works great! How much does the App cost?
This was of great help. Worked like a charm. I was done in 1 minute. Thank you.