WinDjView

WinDjView

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    164,421
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 04, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    100
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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DjVu, pronounced "deja vu," is an advanced image compression technology that simplifies the difficult process of scanning and digitizing paper documents in a format that captures enough detail to be useful but in files small enough to distribute online. Developed by AT&T Labs in 1996, it's since been advanced by an open-source forum of the same name. It's gaining in popularity since it promises to make available tons of books, magazines, and other important stuff that otherwise would come in files much too large to be hosted by anyone but the likes of NASA.

One of the free DjVu viewers on the scene is WinDjVu 1.0.3, which decodes DjVu files in all versions of Windows from 98 to 7. It's like all utilities should be but rarely are: fast, compact, competent, and a bit elegant, considering how much it packs into a 3.29MB image viewer. It has a tabbed, browser-like interface with a typical Windows toolbar and a scrolling side panel displaying file thumbnails. The top tabs function like browser windows, displaying selections, while side tabs access functions like Search Results and Bookmarks. A minimalist Help file links to considerable online documentation. Some printing options round out the package. You have to see DjVu images to appreciate them, but you'll be seeing more of them soon, so you might as well be ready.

WinDjVu is freeware. It installs and uninstalls easily. But with DjVu files sure to proliferate online, chances are you'll have plenty of use for it.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Works Great; No Problem With Adware or Brower"

April 13, 2014  |  By turveydrop

 |  Version: WinDjView 2.0.2

Pros

Very simple and easy to use. I'm not particularly savvy about software, but I had no problem using this straight away.

The other user who had problems with the browser redirect and adware did not read the download instructions correctly. The browser/adware options are part of the CNET downloading options, *not* part of the software itself. If you use the direct download link and option, you will not have this problem.

Cons

Nothing experienced so far.

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4 stars

"Works fine BUT installs unwanted ADWARE w/o Permission."

January 15, 2014  |  By KDC128

 |  Version: WinDjView 2.0.2

Pros

Works as described.

Cons

Contains Adware.

Summary

Upon instillation(I declined to install the two extra programs the installer offered) my browser(s) reset with a new home page and a couple extensions added without my permission. Although not difficult to undue, it was unwanted. Running a scan to be sure nothing else came in unnoticed.

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4 stars

"it does what I need it to do"

September 08, 2012  |  By suzyi1

 |  Version: WinDjView 2.0.1

Pros

Works automatically - I don't have to think about it. Just click on djvu file and it opens.

Cons

none as of yet

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4 stars

"All you need to read DjVu files"

July 31, 2011  |  By timho123

 |  Version: WinDjView 1.0.3

Pros

DjVu document. it is all you need.

Cons

Nothing. it is nothing

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4 stars

"Good at what it does"

November 02, 2010  |  By alien_by_will

 |  Version: WinDjView 1.0.3

Pros

Does what it should

Cons

Painful integration with print-to-PDF function

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5 stars

"perfect .djvu viewer"

September 10, 2010  |  By shikhar44

 |  Version: WinDjView 1.0.3

Pros

easy interface , works perfect for conversion to pdf and above all its free

Cons

no at all......................

Summary

must for those who likes ebooks bcoz there are many that are in djvu format

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5 stars

"Works great, no adware"

November 25, 2009  |  By Skylark88

 |  Version: WinDjView 1.0.3

Pros

Works like a .pdf viewer except for DJVU files. Very happy with functionality.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

I didn't want to install a DJVU "browser" just to view DJVU files. Then I found the WinDJView on download.cnet.com. This viewer works great either from my Firefox brower or viewing a saved DJVU file from Explorer. Only had one review on download.cnet so made it a point to post my positive review. Good program!

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5 stars

"excellent very good"

September 27, 2009  |  By siranm

 |  Version: WinDjView 1.0.3

Pros

light, simple and beautiful

Cons

i have found none yet

Summary

100% recommended

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5 stars

"so fast, very eazy"

April 21, 2009  |  By zzai21

 |  Version: WinDjView 0.5

Pros

very fast and easy to use

Cons

fast, easy to use

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5 stars

"very good - just like adobe"

April 09, 2009  |  By z4mental

 |  Version: WinDjView 0.5

Pros

very good - just like adobe

Cons

very good - just like adobe

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1
Version 2.1 adds restore last open tabs on startup feature.
General
Publisher Andrew Zhezherun
Publisher web site http://windjview.sourceforge.net/
Release Date March 04, 2015
Date Added March 04, 2015
Version 2.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.8MB
File Name WinDjView-2.1-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 164,421
Downloads Last Week 100
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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