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Universal Viewer Pro / Free

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Universal Viewer Pro / Free

Universal Viewer is a lightweight and advanced file viewer to open any file format. It can open PDF files, Fonts, Flash Video, SWF animations, all MS Office formats, Images, Music and Video Files.

Application is fully Unicode-compatible and can be integrated into Windows Explorer’s context menu. So there is no problem to call it from anywhere in Explorer: right-click on a file and select “Universal Viewer” item. It can also be integrated into other popular file managers.

No  need additional software to view Word, Excel, PDF files. You do not need have installed Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, etc. at all. For multimedia files, no external codecs are needed too.

Supported view modes and corresponding file formats are:

  • Images: all major graphics formats: JPG, BMP, ICO, GIF, PNG, WMF, TIF,F PSD…, over 40 formats. Also RAW images from 400+ cameras are supported.
  • Multimedia: all major media formats: AVI, MPG, WMV, MP3, MP4, FLV, MKV…, over 170 formats.
  • Word: file types of MS Office Word: DOC, DOCX.
  • Excel: file types of MS Office Excel: XLS, XLSX.
  • PDF: Adobe PDF format, plus DJVU, XPS, CBR, CBZ.
  • RTF: Rich Text format.
  • Internet: all file types supported by MS Internet Explorer: HTML, XML, MHT…
  • Text: text view for unknown file types. Files of unlimited size can be shown (even 4Gb+ sizes are allowed). All major text encodings supported. Unicode/UTF-8 views are present.
  • Plugins: all file types supported by Total Commander Lister plugins.

Universal Viewer Pro additional features:

  • support for Word, Excel files (including DOCX XLSX). MS Office not needed.
  • preinstalled PDF plugin. Adobe/Foxit Reader not needed.
  • new multimedia player, which supports over 170 formats. External codecs not needed. (UV Free only shows multimedia files which are supported by Window Media Player engine).
  • support for complex RTF files (with images, tables…).
  • support for RAW-images (from 400+ cameras).
  • image panel with “Convert to” feature.
  • options added:
    • option “Fit window to media size” for media mode
    • search option “Highlight all matches” for text mode

Changes in Universal Viewer Pro (February 2020):

  • Added: Full-screen state is restored on start
  • Fix: Scaling toolbar buttons and Options dialog for High-DPI

Changes in Universal Viewer Pro (May 2019)

  • Added: High-DPI support
  • Fix: Crash on some .xlsx files
  • Fix: Missed localization strings
  • Removed leftover NavPanel toolbar icon
  • Removed leftover IrfanView options

Changes in Universal Viewer Pro (December 2018)

  • Removed support for outdated multimedia modes: Windows Media Player, MCI, Cubic Player; modern FFMpeg media player is still here
  • Removed commands “File – Create link”, “File – Send by email”, “Options – Edit config file”
  • Removed Navigation Panel addon; file commands [Delete, Rename, Copy, Move] and user tools still work
  • Removed support for external converter xdoc2txt (program has viewers for Word/Excel, so it was rarely needed)
  • Updated components: dcraw, SumatraPDF
  • Fix: minor issues with 2 monitors

Changes in Universal Viewer Pro (November 2013)

  • Updated components: dcraw, xdoc2txt, SumatraPDF
  • Added: option “Misc — Date/time format”
  • Fix: problem with window resize and MP3

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Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10.

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