Listing of September 1996 Reviews
By Serdar Yegulalp
KeyView is like Windows 95's Quick View on steroids.
This tremendously powerful utility not only lets you preview just
about every file format around, but also compress, encode or decode,
format-convert and mail files.
The Keyview viewer can be fired up on its own, and
can save examined files in all supported formats. It also maintains
an interface consistent with the type of data you're browsing.
Spreadsheets come up in a gridded format; HTML documents have
hotlinks. You can customize the viewer's look and feel. For instance,
you might change fonts for text files or rearrange images and
types of text (headers, footnotes and so forth) viewed in word
KeyView's Utilities submenu makes the program that
much more Internet-friendly (and when the name of the company
is FTP Software, it only makes sense). Users can encode and decode
zip-compress, UUEncode, Binhex-encode, TAR and Z format files
with a single right-mouse-button click. Once you specify the kind
of encoding you want, all you have to do is specify the target
file in a Windows 95-standard Save File As window.
Keyview isn't restricted to text documents-it also
supports viewing QuickTime, .AVI, MPEG, .WAV and MIDI files. The
program also integrates itself seamlessly with many other programs,
including Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes.
Additional document-format drivers are available
from FTP Software's Web site. Documentation is top-notch, loaded
with screenshots and explanations.
Pros: Application integration
Platforms: Windows 95, 3.1x, NT
Disk Space: 8MB
WinMag Box Score: 4.5