Easily view the properties and content of your files with this lightweight application that supports text, spreadsheets, email, databases and image formats.
- Fast Document Viewer
- Version:1.9 Build 5.61
- License :Demo
- OS:Windows All
- Publisher:Scalabium Software
Fast Document Viewer Description
Fast Document Viewer is an application designed to open text, spreadsheet, Office, OpenOffice, email, database and graphic files without external libraries. It offers support for DOC, DOCX, XLS, PPT, ODT, EML, MSG, BMP, ICO, JPEG and other types of files.
Portable tool with a familiar interface
The entire program’s wrapped in two files that can be copied to a preferred location on the disk or to a USB flash drive, in order to directly launch the .exe on any computer with minimum effort. It doesn’t make any changes to your system registry or create files on the HDD without asking for permission.
As far as the interface goes, the main window looks familiar, thanks to the built-in file explorer that gives you the possibility to navigate disk directories and locate Office files open.
Analyze file properties
It’s possible to toggle the view mode between large and small icons, list, and detailed, just like in Windows Explorer, as well as check out the name, type, size, date of last modification, and attributes of all files.
By selecting an entry, you can get additional details such as document title, subject, author, keywords, comments, template, last author, creation date, last saved and printed date, revision number, edit time, page, character and word count, as well as category, presentation target, note and slide count, among others.
How to view files
Files must be filtered by content type in order to view them in a frame embedded in the main window. It’s also necessary to toggle between file properties and content type mode (bottom part of the window). Although there’s an “Open” entry in the right-click menu, this doesn’t trigger any reaction from the tool.
Compatibility issues with newer Windows
Fast Document Viewer hasn’t been updated for a long time and we’ve experienced compatibility issues on newer Windows. Although it launched without any problems, it kept displaying error messages whenever we tried filtering files by content type. In our case, this was resolved by launching the executable file in compatibility mode for Windows XP SP3.
To sum it up, Fast Document Viewer offers a simple solution for viewing various types of files without additional software, but it’s old and unstable on modern Windows.