I have been following this thread with some amusement.
There is no real optimal answer to this question short of developing
a dedicated pdfviewer for ConTeXt. But, is this the best use of our resources.
Furthermore, how about a dedicated editor? ;-)) (just joking, but I am
sure somebody would come with the idea eventually, once we start down this
As a Mac user, and one that shys away from using X. I use TeXShop.
TeXShop has a multiplatform counterpart TeXWorks, distributed with
TeXLive. It has a integrated pdf viewer with SyncTeX functionality.
Its pdf viewer is based on Poppler. How good it is I can not say. But,
it should not be two hard to extract it and turn it into a standalone.
I think it could work as an adequate viewer. If someone then needs
to use something better they can write the scripts they need themselves.
Maybe, the TeXWorks guys could help.