Free XLSX Viewer 1

XLSX Viewer makes it easier than ever before to view Excel files, a type that is notoriously difficult to open without specialty software

  • Category:

    Office Suites

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  • Works under:

    Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8.1

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    8.0 (1)

XlsX Viewer allows you to view all the types of documents you'd use in Microsoft Excel even if you haven't bought in to the Microsoft Office 360 suite. While XLSX is the new standard for viewing spreadsheet software, it's not the only sort of file on the market, and XlsX Viewer provides the flexibility to check out practically any spreadsheet or other document create in Excel or a similar platform without having to fret over the file type. In addition to XLSX support, this software can also translate file types like CSV, RTF, and XLS. Add in the ability to read plain text files and you have a software platform that could be useful to more casual users. Being free certainly helps earn its place on the hard drive of thrifty users, and its ability to stand alone from the larger Microsoft Office ecosystem is a nice relief. Just keep in mind that XlsX Viewer is a read only piece of software, so don't expect to be able to create and edit documents from scratch.

If a software should be judged on the merits of what it sets out to do, it's hard to assign XlsX Viewer anything but a top grade. Its limited range of features are set out for users in a clean and crisp design, and everything is so neatly laid out that you should understand exactly the options available to you in just a matter of minutes. Opening, reading, or printing a document compatible with Excel is as simple as dragging and dropping it within the software, but you can also go digging through files and folders in a more traditional manner. XlsX Viewer gives you a basic range of options when it comes to reading through these files as well. This allows you to shrink or expand the size of the document to accommodate the size of your screen, rotate or mirror the document to provide personalized results when printing it, or pan to get a closer look at smaller and more detailed writing. These features aren't exactly going to light the world on fire, but they suit the standards of the software's mission, and the user interface is cleanly designed without being ostentatious. You can find everything you need without much hassle.

XlsX Viewer works on versions of Windows going back to 2000 and covering all the versions following that, and it's available in five different languages. It doesn't need a copy of Excel to run. The only question is exactly who this software is for. While it could be used on dedicated machines just used for reading and printing documents, the ready accessibility of programs like Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel may make XlsX Viewer seem extraneous.


  • Completely free to use without the need for a license or subscription fee
  • Does exactly what it says on the tin, and lays all of the features and menus out in an accessible manner


  • Redundant in the face of the free spreadsheet editing tools available on the market

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