CNET Editors' review
Net Viewer describes itself as an opportunity for users to expand their ability to surf the Web. This program gives users a wealth of options for customizing their Internet experience, but many of these may hinder and not help Web surfing.
Net Viewer instantly tries to help users get familiar with the program. Two windows immediately open up, one being Net Viewer, and another providing helpful tips to getting started. Net Viewer has a basic interface that looks a little dull, since it lacks sleek graphics. It includes a large empty area for showcasing saved Web sites and a short bar of icons for various commands above that. Users are shown a list of the different windows they have saved once they begin, up to 50, in fact. In addition, there are filters and queries that can be run once the Web sites begin piling on top of one another.
While the program does easily and intuitively open multiple Internet Explorers, the additional options are quite confusing. The query option has many boxes and parameters that will not make sense to most users and will probably go unused. The program does offer helpful tips to move forward for those intent on using Net Viewer, but this isn't a program most users will pick up in a few quick sessions.
Net Viewer is a program with a limited appeal to online surfers. Most Web browsers allow users to open multiple windows and save them as favorites. This 45-day trial's lone unique feature, its filters and queries, prove so confusing that we cannot recommend this download except to users with a lot of patience and knowledge on the subject.
From Accessory Software:
Organize thousands of Web Sites by Categories, Priorities, Search Words, and Users in a Secure Database. Collect Web Sites while browsing the internet, while simultaneously using any number of Browser Windows. Add the results of an internet search or the accessible links on a web page to the organizer database. You can view all your collected web sites by category, priority, web site name, and any of three search key words. Select a web site on the table and automatically go to that web site. You can create any number of Web Site Lists, and quickly browse the internet using your list with the click of your mouse. You can send and receive messages with web site list attachments or Zip File attachments by email. Internet Explorer Favorites can be selectively imported to the Net Viewer database showing the list of Internet Explorer Favorites. Any Web Site Page address can be exported back to Internet Explorer Favorites. You can save Web Sites with passwords in a separate table and associate with another Web Site. The HTML source code for a Web Site page can be viewed, and the web site and multimedia links extracted. The web site links can be executed and added to the database. Picture links can be viewed with Internet Explorer. Net Viewer provides complete database functions as search, query, browse, and print functions. You can create and maintain separate databases of bookmarks for different users, and export bookmarks to another user. Databases can be saved offline and restored. Optional Password security is provided for a Web Site database. You can view Web Site Locations by Icon that you can select. Web Site Locations can be displayed in a Hierarchal Diagram by Group or Search Words. Save Sent and Received Email for years and quickly pull out an EMail using Query or Search Functions.
What's new in this version: Version 9.0.4 represents a new interface.
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