SEP Reader

SEP Reader

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,990
  • Date Added:
    October 22, 2010
  • File Size:
    4.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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What's SEP? If you Google the SEP file extension, you might think it's an enhancer for The Sims, the popular game. Or maybe it's a TIFF, or maybe a printer separation page. For our purposes, SEP stands for Sursen e-Paper. It's a proprietary digital document technology that competes with Adobe's PDF format, especially in China, where it holds a substantial market share, according to the developer. So, sooner or later, a lot of people will probably need to open and read SEP files. That's where Sursen's SEP Reader comes in. It's a free SEP file reader that also opens PDF files. It's pretty basic, with limited options, but whether it does the job, we just can't say.

SEP Reader has an attractively skinned interface with Vista-style highlighting and colorful icons and menus as well as a full suite of controls. However, the only option we could find was the ability to select or deselect which toolbars to display. We clicked open, browsed to a folder of PDFs, and clicked one at random, a product manual with color images. We were able to view it, expand it, export it as a text file, and do most of the things a free PDF viewer should do. What it won't do is save PDFs as SEP files, which is how we'd hoped to get one to open in SEP Reader after repeatedly failing to find an example of a SEP document online, even at Sursen's somewhat limited Web site. Apparently, the format is still scarce in Western markets, and our searches turned up "everything but" Sursen e-Paper. Unfortunately, Sursen didn't think to provide a sample SEP file to view, even in its own documentation, and the Help file crashed when we tried to open it in Windows 7. These are two issues that need immediate attention before we can recommend SEP Reader.

Sursen claims various advantages for SEP over Adobe's PDF format, but until we can see a SEP file, we can't judge for ourselves. SEP files may or may not become common outside of the Chinese software market, but SEP Reader isn't quite ready for the show, either.

 
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  • 2 stars

    "Not what it says"

    November 29, 2008   |   By swedishcalhoun

    Version: SEP Reader 1.2

    Pros

    It installs easily.

    Cons

    There is no "automatically scrolling" there, which was why I downloaded it.

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    General
    Publisher Sursen Electronic Technology
    Publisher web site http://www.sursen.com
    Release Date October 22, 2010
    Date Added October 22, 2010
    Version 2.1
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Me
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 4.43MB
    File Name sep-reader.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,990
    Downloads Last Week 1
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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