Universal Viewer

Universal Viewer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 35 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.7.3
  • Total Downloads:
    64,925
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 26, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    118
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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In terms of design, this free file viewer isn't much to look at, but once you spend some time customizing the interface, you'll find it suitable to view different file formats.

Universal Viewer Free's user interface consists of a single display window. The generic menu and toolbar commands at the top of the window will look familiar to you, but it lets you customize it by adding buttons or hiding toolbars. By adding the different view modes and a few other buttons to the toolbar, we found the overall flow of the program much improved. Viewing a file was simply a matter of browsing for, and selecting, the file. Using the View menu, we were able to switch back and forth between such formats as Text, Binary, Hex, and Unicode. We went through the program's various menu commands and printed, copied, and saved the file in view. We were also able to zoom in and out of the window display, and expand the window for full view.

Should you need any help navigating the program, it does include a built-in Help file. We recommend this program for anyone in search of a no-nonsense file viewer.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"compact & flexible. Does what it says on the tin."

April 08, 2014  |  By cholly67

 |  Version: Universal Viewer 5.7.3

Pros

opens many file formats whilst taking up minimal space on the pc

Cons

None with the program, though you have to be careful to click 'Decline' 5 times on the other junkware that Download.com slips into the installation. Once you become adept at declining the junkware this isn't a problem.

Summary

It had no problem opening word docs, wordpad, jpeg, excel & even videos. A handy utility to keep in case you are stuck on a pc without the right software to hand.

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1 stars

"M-Bam identifies as malware!"

February 13, 2014  |  By jgparmele

 |  Version: Universal Viewer 5.7.3

Pros

None; malware.

Cons

Malewarebytes blocked this program as malware - did not install

Summary

Malewarebytes blocked this program as malware - did not install. I miss the old, reliable CNET!

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1 stars

"Could not rate this product."

December 09, 2013  |  By GNGraziano

 |  Version: Universal Viewer 5.7.3

Pros

Did not try this product.

Cons

Vipre anti-virus would not allow the download, so I did not try it.

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1 stars

"This is spamware: installs 4 other unnecessary programs"

June 17, 2013  |  By MattiMattiMatti

 |  Version: Universal Viewer 5.7.3

Pros

None. I don't recommend this at all.

Cons

Automatically installs 2 toolbars, a "disc cleaner" and something else I didn't ask for. They require multiple use of the Control Panel and reboots to remove.

It couldn't read the document I wanted to view.

Summary

Don't do it.

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3 stars

"I like universal viewer and am impressed with it"

December 27, 2012  |  By Force_Eight

 |  Version: Universal Viewer 5.7.3

Pros

What is there to say.

Cons

Universal viewer is a great product and is so helpful, but ESET Security will not allow the download on my system. There is something in the download that keeps tripping ESET Security. So what ever you decide to do, be careful....

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher UVViewSoft
Publisher web site http://www.uvviewsoft.com
Release Date November 30, 2012
Date Added December 26, 2012
Version 5.7.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.58MB
File Name universalviewer_1191.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 64,925
Downloads Last Week 118
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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