MacGhostView is a application for previewing Postscript and encapsulated Postscript files and converting them to other formats. It implements the command line tools gv (ghostview 3.6.4) and gs (ghostscript 9.02). Multiple files can be previewed at the same time, each one displayed in its own gv window. Unlike Apple's Preview program, MacGhostView does not convert Postscript files to PDF format and then display the PDF file.
MacGhostView is a universal binary and requires Mac OS 10.5 or later and the X11 application must be installed. The program will run under 10.3 and 10.4 with X11 but, due to limitations in Apple's implementation of X11 in 10.3 and 10.4, the display of some Postscript files can be rather crude.
MacGhostView is shareware with a one-time registration fee. If you pay online through PayPal the registration fee is $15 (US). If you pay online through Kagi Shareware the registration fee is $20 (US). When you register you will receive a registration key via email that will dismiss the annoying startup window reminding you to register.
MacGhostView is a 30 Mb download and can be downloaded by clicking here.
Last updated: August 2013