Universal Viewer Free v5.7.2.0

billon on 8 Dec 2020
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by dasfx

Universal Viewer can open many different formats including text, binary, rich text, images (including Photoshop), videos, audio, etc. Many office formats including PDF, DJVU, and MS Word / Excel. The program can open large text files, such as log files, very quickly and without eating memory.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the Portable ZIP package to a folder of your choice
  2. Create empty text file and name it Portable.ini in that folder
  3. Launch Viewer.exe
What's new?
  • Added support for CHM + 5 e-book formats
  • Added Unicode filelist handling

35 comments on Universal Viewer Free  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

ripu 2015-12-24 06:46

Ignore my previous comment. I am an idiot. It actually uses an old version of Sumatra, which was faster and lighter.


ripu 2015-12-24 06:22

This is the fastest PDF viewer. Awesome for high graphics magagine kind of PDFs. I have a lower mid range laptop. Universal viewer throws sumatra, pdfxcange, foxit out of water when it comes to speed of loading one after another high graphics page. And it's the lightest of all the PDF viewers I have tested, uses minimal CPU unlike others I have mentioned.


Midas 2015-07-07 12:43

@Checker: fair enough, let the discrepancy between releases stand... :)


Checker 2015-07-06 18:43

@ Midas: The 'portable version' download link gives you a v5.7.2.0 only.


Midas 2015-07-06 08:22

UV latest free version is v5.7.3.0 -- payware Pro is v6.5.6.1...


the accountant 2014-06-03 15:13

Its great for browsing pdfs in a folder as you would do with an image viewer.


webfork 2014-01-07 03:15

Emka: yeah, it's still ad-free, posted something in forums about that.


Emka 2013-12-15 17:19

v5.7.3.0 is out. According to the website, the installer is bundled with adware; is the portable version adware-free?


webfork 2011-10-14 20:31

gurp99: that's an important topic I'd be happy to address, but could you move it over to the forums?


gurp99 2011-10-13 23:15

I am writing a research article on the importance of universal viewers and how they can be used in the preservation of digital records (ie. computer files).

Can you please tell me the technical basis of how the universal viewer works? How does it identify the various supported file formats and view them in the viewer?

Any information would be very helpful, I am having a tough time finding information on how universal viewers actually work.

Thank you



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