We normally have to deal with various kinds of files on our computers and this means that we have to install numerous applications as well to open these files. Installing lot of applications also hampers the performance of our system as it is overloaded, moreover managing these applications is also quite a hassle. So a unified application or a platform that can open files of any type will be of great assistance and this is what I have lined up for you in this post.
What is Open Freely?
Simply stated, it is a standalone desktop application that allows users to open any kind of a media, document or a compressed file on their systems. Just simply install this application and you won’t require installing additional PDF viewers, image viewers or media players even. The application can open almost 100 types of file formats including image files, popular audio and video formats.
How to Use Open Freely?
You can open files with Open Freely either by directly associating files with it, via Open With option or through Open button that is located on the applications toolbar. When you open a file like an image, certain other options associated with that file type becomes active like rotating or cropping in case of an image file. Same goes for document files, they become editable the moment you open them with Open Freely application. This means that you can get rid of resource heavy Office softwares and suites. Open Freely also acts as a full-time media player for audio and video files.
Though you have to install some codecs and certain other components like .Net Framework 4 for Open Freely to work. You might be wondering that installing too many components might overload the software but amazingly it is a very light application. Open Freely works fine on all the versions of Windows (XP/Vista/7).
Do try it out and let us know in comments that whether you liked it or not.