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STDU Viewer v1.6.313

Checker on 21 Apr 2014

STDU (Scientific and Technical Documentation Utility) Viewer is intended to combine a variety of document, text, and graphics format viewers into one. The program includes a modern tabbed interface, search, rotate, thumbnail view, etc. The program can also export pages to an image file, create bookmarks, and more.

Primarily supporting formats used (as the program name suggests) for scientific/technical docs (TIFF, PDF, DjVu, XPS, and JBIG2), the program also supports a variety of others including FB2, Comic Book Archive (CBR or CBZ), TCR, PalmDoc(PDB), MOBI, AZW, EPub, DCX and both standard and specialized image formats (PCX, WMF, EMF, PSD).

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL only on Windows 2000
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for private or educational use -- commercial users must register.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch STDUViewerApp.exe.
What's new?
  • Fix problems with context in EPub documents .
  • Add options for setup colors of highlight.
  • Fix minor bugs.
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Craunch on 2013-10-03 11:06

I've just had an advertising bar appear occupying about 20% of the STDU window at the bottom of the window. I was using Installed STDU viewer version 1.6.284 unregistered. This suggests that the license is now Adware for private use, not freeware. Unfortunately I can't tell if this also affects educational use or the portable version; my guess is that it does.

I am Baas on 2013-10-04 01:30

@Craunch
Confirmed. Thanks.

Changed license to Freeware (ad supported).

Specular on 2014-07-22 08:38

Pretty decent PDF viewer, just the kind of lightweight app I was looking for. Unfortunately there is no 2-page face-to-face only layout view, as the 'face' layout it has scrolls down including any pages below. No idea why such an extra layout isn't included, as it's a better way to view books especially.

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Gwennel Doc v0.14

Emka on 15 Dec 2013

Gwennel is a lightweight word processor that takes an innovative approach to formatting options by separating them into a tree-like structure. This is useful for handling long documents with clear, organized formatting tools or for users who wish to focus on the text first and formatting second. Any style changes (such as headings, lists, or colors) are propagated throughout the entire document and, although only able to open and save OpenDocument (.odt) files, this makes the program a capable WYSIWYG editor. Additionally, users can open existing files and make rapid changes to the entire document.

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System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gwennel.exe.
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Cornflower on 2010-07-30 13:50

It is not at all intuitive, but once you play with it a bit, It comes together.
I probably won't use it on my own computers where Open Office Portable is much handier, but as I like to keep my usb key light, I keep it there. Hint: go over your Open Office documents and see what styles you like to use, and update the openoffice-style.gwen template. I found this makes it more user friendly, as I am dealing with my own tastes.

tpig on 2011-03-12 06:57

I've tested it. I does support Unicode.

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Universal Viewer Free v5.7.2.0

Midas on 24 Apr 2014
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • 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.

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System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MS Internet Explorer 4.0 and above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
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
Latest comments
Emka on 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 on 2014-01-07 03:15

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

the accountant on 2014-06-03 15:13

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

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yBook v1.5.32

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

yBook is a document viewer that has both single or dual-page view capability. You "turn" the pages by clicking on them. It supports ASCII, HTML, RTF and PDB/PRC files.

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System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and Pendrive Runtimes. Extract both to separate folders and combine the contents of their {app} subfolders. Launch yBook.exe.

On first run let the program check for update and download the update file (select "Download only"). Extract the update file located in the main application directory and merge the contents of its {app} subfolder with the main program files.

What's new?
  • 1.5.32 Now allows up to 144 point font. Don't forget you can press 1 and 2 for single/two page view.
  • 1.5.31 Added support for ePub files, fixed a formatting issue with HTML files
  • 1.5.29 Now includes a free copy of Hal Spacejock
  • 1.5.28 Fixed the yBookmaker problem with creating empty files.
  • 1.5.27 Fixed the 'open last file' checking/unchecking
  • 1.5.27 Fixed the bookmarking of filenames with commas in
  • 1.5.26 yBook will now reopen the file you last used. You can switch this off if you don't like it.
  • 1.5.24 Updated the Gutenberg downloader with the new URL
  • 1.5.20 Quick fix for texture misalignments in 1.5.19
  • 1.5.19 New texture tiles - should cover even the largest screens.
  • 1.5.18 New feature - Press H to toggle desktop hiding. Good with single page and broad margins (1000 all round)
  • 1.5.10 Fixed the conversion of [pb] formatting in plain text files.
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Simon on 2011-01-10 01:22

There are instructions on my website for putting the vb6 runtimes into the ybook program folder on the memory stick. The only sticking point is the rich text control, which has to be registered with the OS, but that just means you may not be able to open RTF files directly.

yBook2 is also available, uses dotnet (or mono) instead of vb6, and also works with unicode files.

grannyGeek on 2011-04-25 08:47

Installed this on my portable hard-drive, including the PenDrive runtimes into the default Temp folder inside the yBook folder. It does work on both my office pcs ( XP-Pro SP3, and Win7 Enterprise).
Only tested so far with the included free html e-book --- and it looks pretty good.
Nicely configurable, and seems nicely flexible.

It won't work on my home pc with XP-Pro SP3, when I try to advance to next page it freezes, and I have to kill it with Task Manager. Sadly, there seems to be no guidance for trouble-shooting, nor is any contact link provided, so I don't have a clue where to start trouble-shooting this to get it working at home. :(

Emka on 2013-12-16 14:42

.Net based v2 is out

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DIZzy v1.12 New

Checker on 6 Aug 2014

DIZzy displays DIZ, NFO and other confusing, ASCII-extended text files in a pleasing graphic format. It supports drag-and-drop, file associations and command line.

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System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch dizzy.exe.
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anonymous on 2009-12-04 19:31

a very simple nfo viewer without all the bells and whistles, and at only 9kb how could you go wrong?

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