STDU Viewer

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STDU Viewer
STDU Viewer Icon
Developer(s) STDUtility
Initial release September 13, 2007 (2007-09-13)
Stable release 1.6.375 / April 27, 2015; 2 months ago (2015-04-27)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows[1]
Size 2.1 MB
Available in English / Russian / French
Type Universal document viewer
License Proprietary, free for non-commercial use

STDU Viewer is a compact viewer for PDF, WWF, DjVu, Comic Book Archive (CBR or CBZ), FB2, ePUB, XPS, TCR, MOBI, AZW, multi-page TIFF, TXT, PalmDoc (PDB), EMF, WMF, BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, PSD, PCX, DCX files.[2][3] It works under Microsoft Windows, and is free for non-commercial usage.[1]

STDU viewer is developed in the C++ programming language.


STDU Viewer has a tabbed document interface.[4][5] Current versions allow users save and restore sessions manually. It displays thumbnails of pages,[4][5] it can create users' bookmarks,[4][5] make color adjustments[6] and change text settings.[7] The program supports three types of search algorithms and all the search results can be displayed in a list.[4]

The rotation to 90 degrees option is useful for the portrait orientation of monitors.[7][8] The opened document pages can be exported to text or image.[6]

Versions history[edit]

The first version of STDU Viewer was the version 1.0.60, released the 13th of September, 2007. The program supported only PDF (including hyperlinks embedded), DjVu and TIFF formats.

The Unicode characters have been supported since the version 1.0.76. The Print document function first became available in the version 1.4.7.

Critical reception[edit]

STDU Viewer was appreciated for its feature to read a wide range of ebook formats and can be considered as a replacement to Adobe’s reader.[5][9]

STDU Viewer was included in the list of top 50 freeware of 2009[10] and best software for students.[11]

The program doesn't support online help CHM files, LIT,[5] DOC, and HTML.[12] When printing PDF document, a large temporary file is created, so the printing process is slow.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "STDU Viewer". 2012. 
  2. ^ Bart van Klaveren (April 4, 2011). "STDU Viewer 1.5.632" (in Dutch). 
  3. ^ Farshad (April 5, 2011). "STDU Viewer Opens Different Types Of Documents In Tabs". 
  4. ^ a b c d Adam Pash (October 6, 2009). "STDU Viewer Is an Impressive Tabbed Document Reader". Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "STDU Viewer: one-stop ebook reader for PDF, DJV, XPS, CBZ, CBR, TIFF, and TXT formats". October 5, 2009. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Raluca Burlacu (February 5, 2009). "STDU Viewer Review". Softpedia. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Юрий Меркулов (September 30, 2009). Обзор небольших утилит. Сентябрь 2009. [Overview of small utilities. September 2009.] (in Russian). Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ Maria José Carrasco Zamora (2010). "STDU Viewer Review". Software Informer. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  9. ^ CNET staff (September 3, 2010). "STDU Viewer". 
  10. ^ Michaël Monnier et Stéphane Ruscher (December 27, 2009). "Les 50 meilleurs logiciels gratuits de l'année 2009 !" (in French). Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  11. ^ Michaël Monnier et Stéphane Ruscher (September 6, 2009). "Rentrée : Top des logiciels étudiants et lycéens !" (in French). Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  12. ^ Matthieu Gagnot (December 2, 2009). "STDU Viewer 1.5.326 "PDF, XPS, CBS... Un lecteur pour tous!"" (in French). Retrieved September 8, 2010. 

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