By Vacata AG
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
XPS Reader is the only App available on the App Store which brings support to OS X for documents in the .xps format.
XPS (Open XML Paper Specification, also referred to as OpenXPS) is an open specification for a page description language and a fixed-document format originally developed by Microsoft.
Features & functions include:
• Displaying document properties
• Extracting fonts
• Extracting images
• Outline Mode View
• Single & Double page modes
• Page Delimiter management
• + more customizable preferences
XPS Reader is an App from Software Solutions & Technologies AG (SST) in Switzerland, and is fully supported. We will continue to develop all of our Apps until we think they're perfect. And we have very high standards. New features we are working on for future updates to the App include:
• Text Selection
• Search function (for text based documents)
If there are any features you would like to see to make the app even more useful to you, please let us know.
It saved me in a pinch
I had an XPS file I created on a Windows machine that showed process threads that I had to get to a tech support guy and he had no way to read XPS on his machines. So I quckly grabbed the first program I could find (this one) and opened the file. Then saved it as a PDF file and got it to the support guy literally minutes before they closed. I can say that I have explore all the capabilities of the app, but it does everything I need it to do. It opened the file rather instantly, but I only had to convert a simple four page text only XPS file.
Well, this reader is really more good-looking and cheap than other XPS readers, and works great with most documents… However, when trying to open a document with lots of elements (e.g. a big diagram), you need to wait rather long time. Taking into account that developers usually fix such issues quickly, hope that next update would be more fast and stable.
More accurate for images perhaps?
Had an xps with a 60+mb image and text labels. The image was fine but the labels were a bit blurry due to being rasterized. It seems the PDF export was a touch clearer. I opened it in XPSView and the image was not at the correct scale but the text was clear and also exportable. So in the end I needed to use both XPSView, for the text, and XPSReader, for the image.