Many computer users have thousands of digital photos (aka pictures, images) and so, they need a tool like ACDSee or IrfanView or XnView, this is, a Photo/Picture/Image quick/rapid viewer/browser/explorer Rather than manually click on each picture to launch a new instance of a viewer (what would be thousands of loads), this tools allow an extremely rapid, easy and comfortable viewing, sparing a lot of clicks, time consumed, CPU/RAM loads.
My project is not about photos, it is about eBooks/eArticles... I have thousands and thousands of PDF, CHM, DJVU, RGO, PDB files, and I need to see them rapidly (to delete the junk, and store the good ones). Well, I cannot imagine myself loading on Adobe Reader 10000 times, nor Microsoft [url removed, login to view] (Windows CHM Viewer) nor WinDjView (DJVU Viewer) nor RepliGo nor iSilo... Thus, I need something like ACDSee/IrfanView/XnView but for PDF, CHM, DJVU, RGO, PDB; rather than photos (such as JPG, GIF, TIFF, BMP)...
My idea is NOT to build an app "from zero"/"from scratch"; my idea is to build an easy/simple app which acts as a "front-end"/"wrapper" to launch automatically instances of already-built viewers. So, I attach the portable versions of the viewers:
*) Foxit PDF Reader(as PDF viewer)
*) WinDjView (as DJVU viewer)
*) xCHM (as CHM viewer)
*) RepliGo Viewer (as RGO viewer)
*) iSilo (as PDB viewer)
The app would have a main window with a lateral/side bar with files' list and a main rectangular area, the viewing zone, which would run an embedded instance of the respective .EXE viewer app. It is also very important to have a way to configure the paths of each .EXE viewer and their association with each extension.
Please download the ZIP containing the viewers at:
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