Hancom Office Hanword Viewer
By Hancom Inc.
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한컴오피스 한/글 뷰어(맥용)은 한/글 2010 기반으로 설계가 되어 MAC에서 한/글(*.hwp) 문서를 읽고, 관리할 수 있는 프로그램입니다.
What's New in Version 1.4
1. Finder 내 프린트 지원
2. 32/64bit(intel cpu) 동시 지원
3. 검색 기능 개선
This is probably one of the worst viewer app available in the market. And with some assumptions, I gather this app is only profitable due to its patented format, HWP, notoriously supplying Korean government and private businesses with their formats. Has anyone wondered, contrast to ALZ and EGG formats, which is also notorious among Korean Mac users, —I hope— why the reviews of this app are flooded with Korean and so postive towards a monopoly?
The general apperance and how it works reminds its users of Macintosh era (1980s), where everything was sluggish and patience was the virtue of all users. This is beyond slow. Compared to the speed of searching in Preview using a sample PDF files, searching a word does not give you the list of the results nor allow the users to navigate through them fast enough. We are living in the world where IE11 exists, not IE6, and the way the search in this viewer app functions is much similar to how IE6 functioned on PCs.
English support is somewhat doubtful as well. It says on the information that this app, or supposdely the developers, do support English, but the description, —I am reading this in US, by the way— is all written in Korean. I did not even notice its existence till my client suggested that I buy an office software suite made by a Korean company just to open this very format which decided to create this out of blue.
It works smoothly
From time to time, South Koreans send me "hwp" format documents, and it's just very difficult to work with it. This is a strict viewer, in the sense that it doesn't even allow filling in forms or any other editing, but at least I can read and search on the document. But still when I have to modify the content, I have to find a windows machine somewhere and that's such a pain.
I had a version that worked on snow leopard, and this one works flawlessly in mountain lion.
I live and work in Korea and am happy to have found this download available in the Apple store. Really makes a lot of things easaier.