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Product: QuickView Plus 6.01 Enterprise Edition
Company: IntraNet Solutions inc. / Jasc
Estimated Street Price: $59.00 for single user license from JASC
Review By: Julien JAY


Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Features
3: Advanced features
4: Conclusion

In Windows 95 Microsoft included a small tool named ‘QuickView’ that allowed a simple right mouse click to view 20 different file formats in a same unique place without launching the software the files were created with. It was an awesome revolution that changed the way files were shared. With the spread of the Internet the need for QuickView Plus has never been so strong! When I first used it in 1995 I wanted to know who made this fabulous software, and when I learned that there was a Plus release I purchased it right away to enjoy the benefits of a file viewer that were totally integrated with Windows 95. Now five years later, Inso published the release 6.0 of the software that includes some major new features such as the support of Project 2000 files and a build-in file explorer. QuickView Plus is definitely the most efficient way to access and manage information regardless of source and location.

New features of QuickView Plus 6.0 are:

  • QuickCompress: QuickView Plus can now compress any combination of files and folders, allowing you to create new ZIP files or add to existing ZIP archive files
  • Auto Zip Email attachments: QuickView Plus can now be configured to automatically compress files overs a specified size when sending attachments via Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes
  • New file navigation pane: QuickView Plus now provides an explorer-like navigation interface. It emulates your directory structure and allows to quickly see the contents of folders by merely scrolling through a display of individual files. For zip files, an additional pane displays the list of files in archive, with a view of each individual file displayed in a separate pane
  • New software integration:
    • Adobe Acrobat 4.x Reader
    • Lotus Notes 5
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5
    • Microsoft Outlook 2000
    • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
    • Netscape Communicator 4.5/4.6/4.7
  • New format support:
    • Adobe PhotoShop 4(PSD)
    • AutoCAD (DXF versions 12,13,14)
    • Corel Draw (Versions 6-8),
    • Corel Perfect Office 2000
    • Just Systems Ichitaro (Versions 5 & 6)
    • Kodak FlashPix
    • Micrografx Designer
    • Microsoft Office 2000 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Microsoft Project (Text view)
    • Outlook Message (MSG)
    • Progressive JPEG 
    • Microsoft Visio (Preview)


The setup of QuickView Plus 6.0 is a breeze: in just a few seconds the program will be installed on your system. You can customize the setup to install or not Adobe Acrobat Reader, or to choose if you want to install the QuickView Plus sample files. Best of all is the network-enabled installation for swift enterprise-wide deployment: during the setup users will have to choose between three different installation modes that are:

  • Standalone Full Client: The LAN Standalone Full Client configuration will copy QuickView Plus installation files on to a server for Full Client Deployment.
  • Server/Workstation Minimal Client: this configuration will install the server portion of QuickView Plus on a server, as well as installation files for Workstation Minimal Client deployment.
  • Single User: This configuration installs QuickView Plus on a local machine. 

At the end of the setup, users are prompted to scan their hard drives to find software in which QuickView Plus 6.0 can be integrated. Once the scan is finished, users can choose whether or not to integrate QuickView Plus 6 with the found software.


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