Open and view all kinds of files

runs on Windows
screenshot of Free Opener

It's a big world out there, and there are files everywhere. While that may be an interesting fact, for the most part the files that you can use are probably more interesting than the files that just are. Using a file means being able to open it. While there are some files, like many image formats, that conform to open standards, others are proprietary in nature, like the DOC format for Microsoft Word. And often having a file of a proprietary format means having a special tool to open it.

Free Opener is a tool that will open—and let you view—all kinds of files. You don't need a copy of Office to open that DOC or Excel XLS spreadsheet, or some fancy audio or video player to open and play multimedia files with this guy on the case. It can recognize dozens of different file formats and open them all, without you needing to have a Flash player or a copy of Photoshop on your system.

Free Opener is a free download for your Windows system.

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3 Responses to “Open and view all kinds of files”

  1. Paul Rutherford says:

    Another potential timewaster. OK – it opens all the usual file types – but so do other programs of this ilk.

    But what about the “80+ other file types” it is supposed to open. What are they? Why doesn’t the “Free Opener” website say so?

    In short, what is its significant “USP”?

  2. Paul Darragh says:

    Haven’t tried it yet but it does look good. Their web page does list all the files that it can open, click on the link “File Formats” to the left of the download button at the top of the page.

  3. Paul Darragh says:

    Oops! I should have said to the RIGHT of the download button.